2017 North Florida Gathering

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I'm sorry to say there will not be a Gathering at our place in 2017 I had to have major surgery and am still recovering. I found out last week that when I get "close to 100%" they will be cutting on me again. Sorry again but I don't really have a choice trust me after over 30 days in the hospital the last time I'm not looking forward to going back for more.
Sorry to hear that Jerry!

I know how much the gathering meant to you.

Here's wishing you a speedy recovery!

Get well quick, Buddy!!


Speedy recovery to you. We enjoyed your gatherings, your health is more important.
Jerry... We are praying everything works out for the better... As said above... health is more important ... We've had some great times there and hopefully will again in the future ... Tell Ms Karen we said Hi and y'all take care ... Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ...

Prayers, Charlotte and Keith
Get well soon Jerry. Your in good hands with karen by your side. Prayers
Joe and Vicki
Sad news but life makes it changes. Hope everything goes well along with the many others on this forum wish you the best and a speedy recovery.

Sad news but hoping the best for you and your family Jerry! Can't wait for the 2018 gathering!! :)
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Best wishes for a speedy recovery on both counts!  I just spent 3 days in the hospital for pneumonia and it was not fun, plus all the hospital stays for strokes.  I know what it's like and I don't envy you at all, hope you get better real soon!
Thoughts are with you Gerry and I wish you a complete recovery.Please try and listen to your Dr. and fallow Your nurse's orders.
Thanks y'all it has been difficult for both Karen and I.
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I really sorry to hear that but we want you better. I know how being in the hospital can wear on you. You just take your time and get better
Jerry, so sorry to hear the news. As strong as you are I'm sure you'll be better than ever. Our Prayers will be with you, Van & Phyllis
Sorry to hear about the surgeries. Hopefully they can get you up and running. Thoughts and payers for a speedy recovery. Hopefully see ya for 2018!
Hope ya get to feeling better soon. I've been praying for ya. I was sure looking forward to seeing everyone after missing last year. Let me know if I can help ya with anything out there.
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