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My Recent Absence from TC
TikiGardener
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1361
From: 1st website dedicated to Tiki Gardens
Posted: 2005-12-05 1:39 pm   Permalink

Ok,
I've clued a few people in on why I haven't
been posting on Tiki Central with my usual frequency.

Well now that things have settled slightly,
I can tell part of the story.

And its an involved one.

18 years ago, the girl I had been seeing a few months earlier, notified me that she was pregnant.Well long story short, she had a daughter, and she was put up for adoption.

Fast forward to the begining of November this year. I basically got the internet version of the
knock on the door.

I have been spending the last month getting to know my daughter Sharie. The process was mostly via internet, but last week, we arranged to finally meet.

I've documented the meeting and the few days that we spent togehter.

She has her fathers flair for the melodramatic. As she wanted to meet at the fountain at Balboa Park. And she added the flair of standing facing the fountain, so she wouldn't see me walking up. Because she said she wouldn't know how to react if she saw me from a distance.

So anyways, heres a link to the photo album

http://mygirl.shutterfly.com
the password is devildoll

so there you have it. as you can see, i've been
a little preoccupied!

be dropping in from time to time....



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Formikahini
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 1499
From: Houston, Texotica
Posted: 2005-12-05 2:52 pm   Permalink

Wow, TG, you got some strong genes there!! Mouth, nose, eyes - everything!!
You'd probably have known she was your daughter from across the room, even if you weren't planning on meeting her, so strongly does she favor you!!

I'm so happy that it was a happy ending for her, especially - that her father wanted to meet her and treated her with love. That will make a HUGE (positive) difference in her life, I predict.

Congrats on gaining a beautiful (grown) daughter
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Did you give her a tiki?


 
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Matt Reese
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 1150
From: San Diego
Posted: 2005-12-05 3:15 pm   Permalink

Congrats. The pictures tell a wonderfull story. Good for you.

 
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3620
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2005-12-05 3:42 pm   Permalink

What a thrilling, and emotionally riotous thing, to be going through! She is darling. TG, you are such an open and caring person -- I cannot put myself in your daughter's shoes, but if I were going through a crazy life circumstance like that, you're exactly the sort of guy I would hope to find on the other end of it. Congratulations on your new family!

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rodeotiki
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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
Posts: 1513
From: calgary
Posted: 2005-12-05 4:30 pm   Permalink

From those photo's I get a sense of family from the 2 of you already. Congrats and best wishes on what the future holds for you and your daughter.

Thanks for thinking enough of us to share.
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Satan's Sin
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Joined: Jun 13, 2004
Posts: 729
From: Imperial Beach, CA
Posted: 2005-12-05 5:28 pm   Permalink

What a beautiful girl. Speaking as a father, I find kids to be the sweetest when they are really small and then when they are really big. Congratulations.

 
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mrs. pineapple
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Joined: May 12, 2003
Posts: 611
Posted: 2005-12-06 3:34 pm   Permalink

I love stories like this that have a happy ending!

 
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Tangaroa
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Joined: Apr 25, 2002
Posts: 1558
Posted: 2005-12-07 07:27 am   Permalink

Amazing photos TG... I can't imagine what that must have been like for you! Very touching...
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11141
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2005-12-08 09:30 am   Permalink

Scott, congrats. That is the best excuse to not be on TC I ever saw. you're a Big Daddy now!

 
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purple jade
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Joined: Feb 19, 2003
Posts: 1450
From: New Orleans
Posted: 2005-12-08 11:52 am   Permalink

Boy is Formikahini right about the resemblance!
Look at the identical expressions, especially the set of the lips!
What a cool story...


 
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TikiGardener
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1361
From: 1st website dedicated to Tiki Gardens
Posted: 2005-12-09 01:34 am   Permalink

Well to be fair, she really does look a lot like her mother also.
Amazingly so. Its nice, she turns one way and I see myself, and
the angle changes just slightly and its all her mother.

She wears both of us very well.



 
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tiki_kiliki
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Joined: Apr 01, 2002
Posts: 1000
From: Hamtown USA
Posted: 2005-12-11 11:37 am   Permalink

What a fanstastic experience! I wish you both such a wonderful future together. And yes, the resemblance is remarkable.
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Rain
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Joined: May 27, 2002
Posts: 431
From: Providence, RI
Posted: 2005-12-11 2:55 pm   Permalink

man, how cool is that? congrats.

 
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TikiGardener
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1361
From: 1st website dedicated to Tiki Gardens
Posted: 2005-12-17 12:15 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-12-05 14:52, Formikahini wrote:

Did you give her a tiki?





No but I did end my multi year boycott of Disneyland and took her to the
tiki room.





http://mygirl.shutterfly.com
the password is devildoll

More photos being added for that and the Star Wars closing day party at FIDM.


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TikiGardener
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Posted: 2005-12-31 4:08 pm   Permalink

Added xmess pics.... No tikis sorry...

 
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