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Episode #23... Wild Willy's Deal of the Century!

Willy's Place » The Further Misadventures of Wild Willy
by Wild Willy on October 31, 2005 08:08 AM
I'm sorry but the Willy seeds are no longer available!
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Be the first on your block to be the proud owner of this highly desirable, very limited first edition Wild Willy Collectible! [clappy]

We can only guarantee that the first 25 forum members who respond and take advantage of this rare opportunity will ever know the joy of owning this small piece of Cedar Hill, so act fast! (There are only 46 in existence, so their value is certain to increase!) [dunno]

Wild Willy's autograph has a value in excess of $5! Ask Garden~Mom!
Other rarer Willy collectibles are Priceless... Ask Cindy how much she wants for hers!
Just imagine the potential value of this new, rare find, autographed by Willy himself!!!! [shocked]

We could easily charge $29.95 for this treasure...

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You can own your OWN autographed, special collectors edition packet of mixed seeds harvested from the Columbines of Cedar Hill! What more could you ever ask for?? [Cool]

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Maybe I could let them go cheaply... say $9.95 a pack?

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Naw.....

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I'll tell ya what I'm gonna do....

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Go make a donation of $5 or more to Jenn's Relay for Life campaign and I'll send you a packet of my special seeds.

(I ONLY have 25 packets available so this offer is only open to the first 25 of our forum's members. There is a limit of one packet per member.)

Support the American Cancer Society and next spring you'll have pretty new flowers to thank you for it!! [angel]

I thank you too!

by afgreyparrot on October 31, 2005 08:58 AM
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Other rarer Willy collectibles are Priceless... Ask Cindy how much she wants for hers!

$1,500,000.00 for Bill's ponytail
$1,000,000. for the first (possibly ONLY) "Garden Helper" t-shirt in existance...
...worn by Mr. Bill. [shocked]
Donate that much money and I will give you the item! [shocked]
(I think I will safely get to keep them!) [tongue]

So...are my seeds in the mail? [dunno]

Cindy Sue

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by Bill on October 31, 2005 09:03 AM
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So...are my seeds in the mail?
Very soon! [kissies]

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first (possibly ONLY) "Garden Helper" t-shirt in existance...
You own two one-of- a -kinds...
I got the t-shirt as a bonus when I first registered my domain name!
The pony tail took a long time to grow and a lot of Jack Daniels to cut off! [nutz]

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by loz on October 31, 2005 09:20 AM
[thinker] You know, a little off subject but it would be sort of neat to have an official Garden Helper T-Shirt, or Coffecup(since we're all self confessed coffee addicts)...... [thumb]

For 2 million bucks I'd expect you AND Bill to both come with the t-shirt Cindy..... [Big Grin]

So come on you guys, who's gonna be the lucky members to get their official Cedar Hill seeds? [dunno]
by plants 'n pots on October 31, 2005 10:44 AM
all kidding aside...
I think it would be a terrific idea to have t-shirts or coffeecups! [thumb] [clappy] [thinker]

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by afgreyparrot on October 31, 2005 10:47 AM
I second that! [thumb]

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by tkhooper on November 01, 2005 04:48 AM
I did it! I think the t-shirt idea would be great but I couldn't pay over ten dollars for it and that would even pay for the shipping.

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by gardenmom32210 on November 04, 2005 02:05 AM
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Wild Willy's autograph has a value in excess of $5! Ask Garden~Mom!

I'll have you know the price went up!!! It's now worth $5.25,up from $5.15 [thumb] [Big Grin]

I think the idea of T-Shirts is GREAT [thumb]
by 4Ruddy on November 04, 2005 09:29 AM
I'm in for a t~shirt as well! Or a Coffee house coffee mug...what ever...

This is a great gesture of your kindness Mr. Bill...offering the seeds...

Thanks for helpin Jenn...(who is helping a lot of others)

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May life give you more than you can ever eat...
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by Bill on November 04, 2005 10:36 AM
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I'm in for a t~shirt as well! Or a Coffee house coffee mug..
I keep hearing that! What did you all have in mind? What would you like? How much will this grand idea cost? You know that my main aim is to keep you all happy! [angel]

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by catlover on November 04, 2005 11:24 AM
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You know that my main aim is to keep you all happy!
Uhhh ohhhhh Bill....you are asking for twubble now. [perplexed]

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by Bill on November 04, 2005 11:50 AM
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Uhhh ohhhhh Bill....you are asking for twubble now.
I think that is commonly referred to as the "foot in mouth" disease... but you know me... I tend to thrive on (or get into a lot of) twubble at times! [Embarrassed]

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by catlover on November 04, 2005 10:27 PM
[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] Okay I will be good!

This time!!!!!
[kitty] [devil]

Now can I get a mug and several T-shirts?

I think that is a great idea about the coffee cups and shirts....but I want to make sure you aren't out any money making them.
My guess is buying a significant quantity at one time would probably be less expensive overall than to make just a few several times.

Maybe artistic Cindy could help in the design????
I really don't know how they go about making them so I wouldn't be of any help!

Idea's Wild Willy???...the rose???

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by 4Ruddy on November 04, 2005 10:38 PM
There are several places that you can get stuff printed at a resonable price....I sure like the Wild Willy idea...and/or Cindy Faye might have a lot better idea! I know we don't have a lot of men on the forum...but I don't know how they would feel about wearing a rose....

I would love a T~shirt...but man, drinking out of a GH mug every morning while yapping in the coffee house would be pretty darn neat as well!

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May life give you more than you can ever eat...
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by gardenmom32210 on November 04, 2005 11:04 PM
I'd like to see Wild Willy or the Hummingbird House on a shirt...and of course it would have to be signed by Willy too [thumb]
by afgreyparrot on November 04, 2005 11:16 PM
Hmmm...I might be able to come up with a screenprinting "connection" from my sign business days. I used to have hats, t-shirts, mugs etc. with my sign company logo printed on them. I found a box of my old ball caps the other day. [Roll Eyes]

I used to get that stuff pretty cheap...

Cindy [angel]

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by loz on November 04, 2005 11:40 PM
Yay, Cindy has connections maybe...that's great! [clappy]

I agree with what Karen said, about not wanting you to be out of money doing this...I'd scrape the money together for a shirt or two...and a mug or two....I wouldn't be able to pick between mugs or t shirts.... [Big Grin]
by weezie13 on November 04, 2005 11:53 PM
My sister in law does mugs and T~shirts right now..
She's got a business out of her basement....

She does the shirts that have them right into
the fabric, not ironed on..
Very Cool!!!

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by afgreyparrot on November 04, 2005 11:56 PM
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My sister in law does mugs and T~shirts right now..
She's got a business out of her basement....

She could make them for us cheap then! [grin]
Does she give you a "family discount"?

Cindy [angel]

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by weezie13 on November 04, 2005 11:59 PM
I will have to ask her....

What would the stuff say?

Have you ever heard of a T~shirt company
called Carolina T's??
I used to order shirts from there,
a long, long time ago..*sounds like there's a
song in there somewhere's*
And they had the best, very reasonable shirts??
They had a company in Calif.. and Indiana too,
I think..
*the best long sleave T~shirts too*

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by loz on November 05, 2005 12:44 AM
You know, I'm just thinking that it would be kind of cool if there were a couple of choices made up for the T's/mugs for us to pick from.....then if we found a good company we could choose which picture we wanted and pay for it ourselves--that way Bill wouldn't be taking on any cost, and I know it's cheaper to buy in big quantities, but I'm just thinking 0 cost to Bill is probably best......Cindy you're fantastic at graphics.....I'll bet you could think up a few really cool things.

Just my recent thoughts on it all.....although Weezie, if your SIL could do it to where she'd still make a profit, but below full price that would be fantastic too!
by 4Ruddy on November 05, 2005 02:45 AM
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I'd like to see Wild Willy or the Hummingbird House on a shirt...
I'm likin that idea really well!
Yep...nobody (especially Mr. Bill)needs to be out any money on the project! We have enough members here that I think we could get a bunch to order to make it worth doing!
And you know..it would be great advertisement!!! [thumb]

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by weezie13 on November 05, 2005 04:01 AM
I will ask her tonight!!

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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by catlover on November 05, 2005 01:59 PM
"it would be great advertisement"
*Vanessa has a good point there....so it would also need the www. addy big enough to read from a ????? distance.

*It would really be nice if it had designs on both the front and back.

*And a nice thicker t-shirt please...the kind that if they are white don't show every design of the bra!!! [perplexed]

*Thought... ghelper magnets for our vehicles.???? Big enough to read from at least a car length behind....They stick the way the support our military ribbons do.

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by Wild Willy on November 05, 2005 11:13 PM
I have been pondering the idea of having T-shirts, coffee mugs and bumper stickers printed up for quite a while now. My thoughts leaned more toward giveaways and contest prizes more than selling them but the cost has kept me more or less quiet.

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"it would be great advertisement"
*Vanessa has a good point there....so it would also need the www. addy big enough to read from a ????? distance.
The advertising aspect would be great, but in my mind, I would rather that you wore a Gardener's Forum shirt as a matter of pride and unity in belonging to such a great group of gardening friends and family.

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*It would really be nice if it had designs on both the front and back.
My original vision was of a fairly small monogram (4"x4"?) GH rose with The Gardener's Forum arched over the rose and www.TheGardenHelper.com in a straight line beneath. I like the Wild Willy in place of the rose as well (did someone say "vanity, ego and a swoolen head"?)
When we find out what kind of pricing is involved, we may be able to offer options for the two designs. My own tastes in T-shirts would make my preference be just the monogram on the front, but Hummingbird House might look nice as a larger print on the back too!

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*And a nice thicker t-shirt please...the kind that if they are white don't show every design of the bra!!!
I HATE those thin T-shirts! I would insist on nice thick, highest quality shirts. Another question that has come to mind is the color of the shirt. A standard color (white?) would probably be cheaper to produce, but I'd hate to dictate that you had to wear my color choice!
Same thing for the coffee mugs... Big and Bold! When you are having your morning cup of coffee you gotta be thinking "mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm GOOD!" about both the coffee and your cup!

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*Thought... ghelper magnets for our vehicles.???? Big enough to read from at least a car length behind....They stick the way the support our military ribbons do.
I thought about peel and stick bumper stickers but magnets never crossed my mind... This is something that we could look into. (I heard there is a bird around here that used to make a living printing commercial, magnetic truck signs... Maybe she would consider giving us a price quote for a couple different sizes)

Another possibility that I started to explore last week was printing out some of those "iron on" appliques. The cost would only be about $2.50 for a 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 sheet (could be 4 "monograms" or a single giant Hummingbird House.) The cost of mailing would be next to nothing. I've never tried them so I don't know about the quality compared to screen printed shirts, and that is why I hesitate to suggest that option... but there IS that option.

It makes me very proud to think that you all would like to own a forum T or mug! Thank you!!! [grin]

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by Jiffymouse on November 05, 2005 11:14 PM
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Originally posted by catlover:
...*And a nice thicker t-shirt please...the kind that if they are white don't show every design of the bra!!! [perplexed]

*Thought... ghelper magnets for our vehicles.???? Big enough to read from at least a car length behind....They stick the way the support our military ribbons do.

i have to second the above two motions! [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [thumb]
by 4Ruddy on November 05, 2005 11:34 PM
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My thoughts leaned more toward giveaways and contest prizes more than selling them but the cost has kept me more or less quiet.
If you did that...then we would be looking at you being out the cost of purchase...and I think we all agree that is the one thing we don't want, I think you have been more than generous with the forum being free and providing us with the new server. As much as we would LOVE to win an item...I would rather have the oppertunity to buy as many as I would like. THEN...if you wanted to purchase a "different" smaller item...(like maybe the car magnet things or cups) to use as gifts or prizes that would be your choice.

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by Merme on November 06, 2005 12:35 AM
I personally love the idea of a mug!

Merme

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by Jiffymouse on November 06, 2005 12:55 AM
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Originally posted by Wild Willy:
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*It would really be nice if it had designs on both the front and back.
My original vision was of a fairly small monogram (4"x4"?) GH rose with The Gardener's Forum arched over the rose and www.TheGardenHelper.com in a straight line beneath. I like the Wild Willy in place of the rose as well (did someone say "vanity, ego and a swoolen head"?)
When we find out what kind of pricing is involved, we may be able to offer options for the two designs. My own tastes in T-shirts would make my preference be just the monogram on the front, but Hummingbird House might look nice as a larger print on the back too!

... Same thing for the coffee mugs... Big and Bold! When you are having your morning cup of coffee you gotta be thinking "mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm GOOD!" about both the coffee and your cup!

It makes me very proud to think that you all would like to own a forum T or mug! Thank you!!! [grin]

ok, willy and i were posting at the same time, but here is my take at this point.

when i worked the g8 summit, a local supplier (someone i have several different contacts with) was able to do embroidered golf shirts in 3 colors with the g8 logo on them for $26 per shirt (i know the cost, i bought 3 of the "extras"). these were top of the line, ping brand golf shirts (kinda like what i used to call a polo shirt). the only caveat to the whole thing was that we had to take the colors they had in stock. the good thing was that they were a very nice butter cream yellow.

now, from what i know, the biggest thing that will hinder us is whether we have "camera" ready art (oh cindy [lala] )

we could get something like what willy suggested, a rose (or willy) with the arched letters over the top and the web address underneath.

i'm sure i have a picture of me in the shirt (or one of matthew) i'll find it right now and post it.
by Jiffymouse on November 06, 2005 12:58 AM
i should have said, this supplier can do other stuff as well, and the reason we had to go with the shirts in stock was that we were in a hurry. if we had wanted to wait, we could have had any color.
by catlover on November 06, 2005 01:17 AM
Now you all see why I get myself in twubble in the hostess lounge....the thoughts just keep getting bigger and bigger!!!ROFL

Uhhhh Cindy what is your thoughts on this whole thing....we keep "suggesting" you for things...LOL We can keep you real busy and out of twubble in those ponds of yours.ROFL

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by Jiffymouse on November 06, 2005 01:59 AM
ok, not the best picture, but, you can see the shirt ok.  -
by afgreyparrot on November 06, 2005 03:00 AM
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Uhhhh Cindy what is your thoughts on this whole thing....we keep "suggesting" you for things...
That's fine with me...I'll do whatever needs done...camera ready art, divided into separate screens, etc.
My first t-shirt screenprinting job was a "four color" of two chickens playing volleyball [lala] [Big Grin] ...started with a pencil and blank piece of paper, and ended up with the final product separated into 4 color screens.

Here's my resume ..... [grin]
I'll do whatever you need.

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by Jiffymouse on November 07, 2005 11:14 AM
ok, i've cleaned this up and got it back on topic. the "unedited" version is in area 51 for those who would like to continue (i've really enjoyed it, but...)
by Bill on November 07, 2005 11:26 AM
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Originally posted by Jiffymouse:
ok, i'm cleaning this up and gettingit back on topic. the "unedited" version is in area 51 for those who would like to continue (i've really enjoyed it, but...)
Thank you! [kissies]

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by melcon6 on November 08, 2005 05:19 AM
Which topic are we now getting back to? [nutz] Is it the seed packets for Jenn's Relay for Life or the t-shirts and coffee mugs? [dunno]

seed packets: I got mine in the mail today! Thank you , Bill! [thumb] [kissies]

t-shirts and coffee mugs: I am so excited about this ! [clappy]

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CINDY!!!!!!!
by duckie on November 08, 2005 12:19 PM
[wavey] hey palies,

just my 2 cents.
I want 'em all!!!!And if Cindy does the artwork?
I definatly have to have them.

hisgal/Jenn's efforts for Relay for Life is a great cause.
I'm late Jenn,sorry.Tommorrow I'm keepin' bankers hours.

[Love] Shari

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by Xetox on May 18, 2006 07:01 AM
are there still seeds available?

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I hate those dang rabbits [Smile]
by Wild Willy on May 18, 2006 07:07 AM
I still have a few packets left!
Please support Jenn's "Relay for Life" campaign... [thumb]
by Xetox on May 18, 2006 08:31 AM
I have donated 10$ to the cause!

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by Xetox on May 19, 2006 02:02 AM
So can I get some seeds? [Smile]

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by Bill on May 24, 2006 05:30 AM
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So can I get some seeds? [Smile]
Your signed seed packets should be there by tomorrow! Thank you! [thumb]

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by Xetox on June 01, 2006 02:12 AM
Got the packets! Thanks so much!!!!!

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by slredmond on June 01, 2006 04:50 AM
I'm WAAY signing up for a mug and shirt! Love the idea.

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by plantqueen on July 13, 2006 10:14 AM
Any seeds left?

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by Bill on July 14, 2006 07:25 AM
I have a few packs left! [grin]

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