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GaryHibbert

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Remember me? I haven’t posted in a while because I have been caring for my wife. After 32 years together she passed on August 3ed after a 3 year battle with cancer.
I have yet to pull myself together and move on. The missing her never seems to end but accepting it gets easier every day and I should be back smoking up a storm soon.
I'm really saddened to hear about your wife. I lost my little brother to cancer a year ago and know how hard that is. But my sorrow is nothing compared to the loss of a wife. God willing, I'll never have to go through that.
Miss Linda and I send our heartfelt prayers. May you find peace in the coming year.
Gary
 

5GRILLZNTN

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Hi All,
Remember me? I haven’t posted in a while because I have been caring for my wife. After 32 years together she passed on August 3ed after a 3 year battle with cancer.
I have yet to pull myself together and move on. The missing her never seems to end but accepting it gets easier every day and I should be back smoking up a storm soon.
I did a Cajun turkey for thanksgiving on my Holland grill using the 12” A-Maz-N Pellit smoker after a 24 hour brine, Followed by a garlic butter injection and Cajun rub. It didn’t get as much smoke as I would have liked, but it was very juicy very tender and tasty, sorry no pictures.
My sincere condolences remsr! Like Gary, I send my prayers.
 

KrisUpInSmoke

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Hi All,
Remember me? I haven’t posted in a while because I have been caring for my wife. After 32 years together she passed on August 3ed after a 3 year battle with cancer.
I have yet to pull myself together and move on. The missing her never seems to end but accepting it gets easier every day and I should be back smoking up a storm soon.
I did a Cajun turkey for thanksgiving on my Holland grill using the 12” A-Maz-N Pellit smoker after a 24 hour brine, Followed by a garlic butter injection and Cajun rub. It didn’t get as much smoke as I would have liked, but it was very juicy very tender and tasty, sorry no pictures.
I'm so sorry to hear about your wife. Sending you love, warm hugs and sending up prayers for you and yours.
Glad to see you're back on the forums!
 

SonnyE

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I recently had a PayPal hack into two separate banks and bank accounts through PayPal.
PayPal puts me on "Hold" for an account specialist, which NEVER gets picked up. Called a few times, same routine.
So PayPal, in their infinite denial, is of zero help to resolve this.
My banks have secured our funds, and are investigating.
But I have Zero trust in PayPal, or their security.

So I would like to update my Membership, but refuse to do so if the page displays PayPal on it.
I am not apt to give PayPal access to any of my banks or credit cards.
Need a different method.
Wrote a couple of inquiries. Waiting in the wings.
 

pushok2018

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Count me in - just upgraded my membership. I learned a lot on this forum and will be learning more... Thank you everyone!
 

bmudd14474

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If you do not feel comfortable with Paypal PM TulsaJeff or myself and we can get you another option.

Brian
 

SonnyE

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If you do not feel comfortable with Paypal PM TulsaJeff or myself and we can get you another option.

Brian
As they say Brian, the checks in the Mail. :rolleyes:o_O
Jeff got back to me as well.
And Thank You for your help!
Merry Christmas!
 

wbf610

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I recently had a PayPal hack into two separate banks and bank accounts through PayPal.
PayPal puts me on "Hold" for an account specialist, which NEVER gets picked up. Called a few times, same routine.
So PayPal, in their infinite denial, is of zero help to resolve this.
My banks have secured our funds, and are investigating.
But I have Zero trust in PayPal, or their security.

So I would like to update my Membership, but refuse to do so if the page displays PayPal on it.
I am not apt to give PayPal access to any of my banks or credit cards.
Need a different method.
Wrote a couple of inquiries. Waiting in the wings.
I dropped PayPal after a $700 hack. I was actually able to get in touch with PayPal reps, and they were very helpful. However, I deleted my info and will not use them either.
 

SonnyE

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I dropped PayPal after a $700 hack. I was actually able to get in touch with PayPal reps, and they were very helpful. However, I deleted my info and will not use them either.
I made two attempts with PayPal where I was on hold for over an hour each.
One time might be a fluke. Twice is deliberate.
PayPal is blacklisted to me. If there isn't another way, then I don't need that vendor, seller, or item.
Tulsa Jeff and Bmudd both gave me another way. Thank You very much, both.

And the hacker is going to lose, Big Time. Strong Banks do not take lightly to thieves attacking them.
Everything on the web is traceable. Everything.
And ISP's chop them off as well.

But, Smoking Meat Forums.com is straight up, and extended me an alternative to PayPal. :emoji_wink::emoji_thumbsup:
 

Catfish61x

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I'm in Thanks to paypal.
Thanks for a great forum.
Lots of great people
Lots of great info
 

sandyut

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this is the most helpful and supportive forums I have used. thank you for all the support, recipes, guidance etc. The world needs more people like those found here! Just upgraded to continue my support to the great people running the site.

Seriously, thank you!
 

jokensmoken

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Just bit the bullet a couple days ago...
I lurked for a long time before joining and have gained invaluable insight, recipies, had numerous questions answered and made a handful of new friends...
SO...I figured it was time to give a little something back.
Thanks everyone for the invaluable information, friendship and advice
Walt.
 

TulsaJeff

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We've had quite a few of you complaining about the ads and I do understand.. it's a fine line we try to walk but ads are an unfortunate necessity.

It's especially annoying on mobile🙄

A good while back we created a way to allow people to remove ALL of the ads for a small fee (I prefer to call it a donation). Most people who do this are very glad they did and it makes the experience so MUCH more enjoyable.

There's also several other nice perks😀

Read the details below:


We are now offering SMF Premier Memberships for those who have asked for this! As always, the forum is absolutely FREE and there is no requirement or expectation, but when you "chip in" it is greatly appreciated.

This forum comes at a cost and we try to offset this with ads and some affiliate links. The premier memberships help to defray the remaining amount.

With a premier membership, you are not only supporting this forum but there are PERKS involved too.
  • You get to turn off the Ads
  • You can post a link to your website, facebook, etc. in your signature area
  • You get a badge on your profile letting everyone know that you "chipped in".
  • Notification emails contain the full text
More than anything else, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting the forum that you love.

Once you get to the "account upgrade" area, you'll see the following (4) options:
  1. 1 year membership for $15
  2. 2 year membership for $25
  3. 3 year membership for $40
  4. Lifetime membership for $100
Choose the one that you like and click on the "Purchase" button to go to Paypal where you can use your Paypal account or a credit/debit card (no paypal account or login required) to purchase your account upgrade.

Upgrade Your Membership Now

Once your payment goes through, a badge will appear below your username on every post that says "Premier Member".

Let me know if you have any questions about this.
 

TulsaJeff

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TulsaJeff TulsaJeff Is there an app where your forum can be used?
We do not have an app per se however, the forum does go into app mode when it's viewed on a smart phone and should work exactly like an app would within that more limited space.
 

wildman9136

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I joined this group in 2012 and this the first time I have noticed the upgrade! I feel so dumb!
Sorry Jeff. I have upgraded as of now and thank everyone here for all that you do and information that you provide.
 

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