Last Day


SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Jul 5, 2001
Savannah, GA
Tomorrow is essentially my last day in Framing for the time being.

As of June 10th I will be moving to Savannah, GA to work at one of the largest Environmental Laboratories in the USA. My first day is June 13th.

I will still visit the G as time permits but STL frowns on using the company Internet for personal use.

Unless there is a Recertification Class in Atlanta this year, my CPF will lapse, if there is make it on a Saturday or Sunday.

My family will remain behind in Louisville for at least a year, the shop will remain open and operational until it is sold.

I do this with a heavy heart, and upset stomach. I hope to someday return to framing but only framing.
If anybody is coming through the area email me so we can say hay.
If this were a piece of paper I'd be getting it wet, right now,


A very heartful sincere letter. Savannah is a very beautiful area. Good luck.

Dave Makielski
Wow, big changes.

Please don't be a stranger to the boards.

A friend moved to Savannah a few years ago and absolutely loves it there.

Best wishes.

Good luck in your new vocation.What exactly does an eviornmental laboratist do? The things I might imagine make my blood run cold. Maybe you could frame from your basement?
Wow, Jerry - the world of framing and the Grumble will surely miss you! Please drop in and visit us now and again!!!

And best of luck in your new position - kind of enviable - a regular paycheck - LOL!
We'll miss you Jerry and your bad jokes too.

Good luck in Savannah!
Best of Luck to you, Jerry. Please do drop in here whenever you get a chance. Your experience and suggestions are always helpful.
I guess the hardest part will be living away from your family for so much of the time. Hope you get frequent visits.
Don't forget your family here on the G. You'll be in our thoughts.
Hope to hear from you soon.
:cool: Rick
And remember, ya gotta go through Tennessee to get back and forth from Georgia and Kentucky! Give me a call sometime.

Best wishes, Jerry. It's gonna be tough to be away from your family, but you must be getting a pretty good deal to relocate to Savannah!

I know it isn't relevant, but I remember reading in, 'Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil', which was, by the way, a true story, that everybody in Savannah uses "Let me fix you a drink, son" as a greeting.
The very best to you!!

Jerry, we hope to see you, here, in the future...
preservation needs all t he scientific literates
it can get.

All best,

Well, at least we have that wonderful (LOL) photo of you in the archives. Gonna miss you and your bad jokes. Place just won't seem right w/out you.

Hope your new work situation is great for you Jerry. Stay in touch.
Stole this from another thread!

Originally posted by jvandy57:
I need a helmet that I can put on to impart my framing knowledge onto someone else from long distance.
Find that helmet! You have alot of knowledge that will be missed by many of us.

If the helmet does turn up, maybe that could be the prize passed from "winner" to "winner" of the bad joke contest! Kind of like the Stanley Cup for Grumblers.

Mike, maybe the winner could have the VanderHelmet be their atavar for the year?! That way we can keep Jerry with us.
I like that idea!!!

Jerry -

Best luck and please keep in touch!

Best of Luck to you. I know this must have been a tough decision for you to make.

I hope that you will be able to come to Atlanta regardless. (When you get a chance, call PPFA about your other options for recert--you might be able to work something else out).

Drop in here when you can; we'll save a seat for you!

Jerry, Savannah has no idea what they are in for! I wish you and your family the best and hope you will stay in touch. It will be very interesting to hear the stories that come from your new ventures. You will be missed!!!!!!!

Most Sincerely,

Thanks for all the good wishes, I will certainly be through here more than I realize, I'm sure. Everyone here has become a friend to me, even though you think my Jokes Suck.

I will be remaining with the Foamboard Committee for a while longer, I'd like to see it finished because FACTS is important to the industry. The TV only has an antenna so I won't be watching as much of the FOOD Channel in my skivies. Can't get Pay Per View Porn either!

Charles I hope to GOD that is how they greet you!

I know that I'll be around I just will really miss framing. Maybe I'll find somebody in the area that would like and ocassional weekend off or something.

I've had a steady Paycheck for years, it's just been a kinda crappy one, this one will be lots better.

If ANY of you know someone that would like to take over a relatively successful shop, let me know.

Thanks Again,

Jerry V, I thought of you the other day.

I was walking through another part of the building I work in (probably lost) when I noticed a big, handwritten sign above somebody's cubicle. It said, "Loopy Diapernose." *

I looked around and noticed everybody on that team had a similar sign. I almost stopped and said, "Hey! You know Jerry Vandergriff?"**

But I didn't.

Take care, my friend. You're one of the few Grumblers I've actually met face-to-face and I have to say - after sharing a few drinks and a few laughs and a few cabs - you're not nearly as bad in person.

* If you have NO idea what this means, you simply MUST check out this thread. It remains Jerry's greatest single contribution to The Grumble and is the reason I recently voted for him as Greatest Living American.

** ieSpell wanted to change 'Vandergriff' to 'Dandruff.'
Hey Jerry,

Would you "lift" the statue from the "Garden Of Good and Evil" and send it to me. I'll trade it for an Amana ham and or can of sauerkraut.

Good luck!

Oh, Jerry...we will miss you so much.
Originally posted by jvandy57:

Charles I hope to GOD that is how they greet you!
We tend to greet you like that here in Alabama, too. You wouldn't believe how many friends I've made that way! Good luck, best wishes,

Take care & enjoy yourself!

Buttercup Gizzardsquirt ;)

[ 06-09-2005, 12:55 PM: Message edited by: Mecianne ]
The very best wishes to you and your family as you begin a new adventure!

I loved your jokes!!! You have to come back once in a while and post - we all need a Jerry fix in our lives!!

We will miss you - so keep in touch and let us know how you are doing!

You will be missed. I know this must be hard.

I wish I had a shop down there, I would be thrilled to hire you for week-ends. I would love to have your wealth of knowledge in my shop for a couple of days a month.

Anyway, Good luck and May God bless your decision.

Zippy Wafflebiscuits
AKA Jennifer
Originally posted by jvandy57:
personal use.

If this were a piece of paper I'd be getting it wet, right now,

Jerry - and you would have to hinge it so that the wrinkles show as part of the character of the piece!!! As you have been part of the character of tg.

Best of luck on your new endeavor... to both you and your family.

Best of everything in your relocation. Check out Palmer's Seafood for a low country boil and Elizabeth's on 37th when you get that expense account. There are some fine framers in there will be one more.
Stay in touch.
Originally posted by Mecianne:
Oh, Jerry...we will miss you so much.
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by jvandy57:

Charles I hope to GOD that is how they greet you!
We tend to greet you like that here in Alabama, too. You wouldn't believe how many friends I've made that way! Good luck, best wishes,

Take care & enjoy yourself!

Buttercup Gizzardsquirt ;)
</font>[/QUOTE]Buttercup Gizzardsquirt, gotta love it, I do believe at the time that became the longest thread ever.


Loopy Diapernose
Noooo! You're one of like, three grumblers I've actually met!

Jerry, I wish you the very best. I have recently discovered Savannah's charms, and I know you will love it. If you are forced to be separated from your family and friends, it's not too shabby a place to hang out.

Barb is right- hopefully you can take care of your recert. in Atl this year, and we can have one proper farewell party for you!

Best of luck to you, and please don't be a stranger to the G.
Dear Jerry -

You were my very first Grumbler friend - remember the haylcon days of foamboard off-gassing discussions?

And you gave me my very first Grumbler job.

I am going to cry....

I'll miss you

Hey Jer, sorry to see you leaving KY. Tell mom that if she needs anything, I'm just an hour(ish) away and I mean that. If there is anything I can do to help them or the shop please don't hesitate to ask.
Jerry, I'm so happy for you because I know this job is a big deal. But, yikes, who is going to be my memesis around here? You are the coolest. No way that you won't be around for the worst joke contest. You were the first winner, in fact, you remain undefeated, not counting the year you ran it of course. Nobody tells a worst joke than you and I mean that!

Good luck to you and your family.
Jerry, I had a time a few years ago that I was not actually framing. (I was working for the State of Maryland.) But during that time, I was on the Grumble every night, reading and answering every question that I could. Then when I was lucky enough to get back in to framing I felt like I never had left it.

Hope you find time to get on line at least two to three times a week. It is better than theropy.

Snotty Diaperbrains (thanks for the laughs)

Ain't it like family to be the last to say so long. I actually posted earlier, but it did not make it through the backup that was running at 5:30. So I will try again.

Please know that you will be missed by all of us in the Kentucky-Tennessee Chapter. For those who may not know, Jerry served as our president, and gave me the most humorous bus ride I have ever had (during the 2002 Chapter Leaders Conference). If you are going cross country in a bus, you need Jerry.

As to the family thing...well Jerry is my love child. We established the paternity thing at one of those Chapter Leaders meetings and on an earlier thread here on the Grumble. Betty keeps bringing it up every few months, so it must be true. Now as the spawn of a Dairy Queen (Bowling Green, KY) tryst, he sure turned out well and I am real proud of him.

Call when you can, and remember, if you need money, call your mother (Jamie Sue) cause I sent her the check last week.

William Parker (The DNA Test Came Back)
Ambiance By Parker
Nashville, TN (South Of Jerry & West Of Betty)
Well, what a surprise, Jerry! The whole framing community will miss you. All these framers, going 'straight'. Makes you worry about the industry...
Hi Jerry, We'll miss you, but don't forget to send us postcards from Savannah. You won't be able to stay away from the Grumble. It's an addiction, you know.

Please keep us posted on your new career and locale. Best wishes.
I'll miss you too, my friend, but as much as new and better salary + bennies is a boon, framing tends to stay in the blood (as well as glass shards, mat bevels, razor blade shrapnel, etc). You'll be missed, but you'll be back...heh heh heh...nobody escapes The Grumble. Bawaaaa haaaa haaaa!
Well I'm in Savannah, the first thing I did when I got the puter up and running was read the G! Don't worry folks I'll be around to taunt you and make snide comments. Right now it's raining and I don't have anything else to do.

Let me know when you're coming this way and maybe you can show me around this place, WOW!
Savannah will be alot of fun, with you there. I know the rest of the state pretty well and you are in for the time of your life. Southern Hospitality at its finest. Almost as good as never leaving home at all. Good luck, and we will be watching for you on the Framers Grumble.
Jerry Good luck and here are a few helpful tips!~

They will treat you like a northern if do the following:

Instead of referring to two or more people as
"Y'all," you call them "you guys," even if both of
them are women.
....You think barbecue is a verb meaning "to cook
....You think Heinz Ketchup is really SPICY.
....You would never stop to buy something somebody
was cooking on the side of the road (e.g., boiled
....You don't have any problems pronouncing
"Worcestershire sauce" correctly.
....For breakfast, you would prefer
potatoes-au-gratin to grits.
....You don't know what a moon pie is.
....You've never had an RC Cola.
....You've never, ever eaten okra -- fried,
boiled, or pickled.
....You eat fried chicken with a knife and fork.
....You've never seen a live chicken, and the only
cows you've seen are on road trips.
....You have no idea what a polecat is.
....You don't see anything wrong with putting a
sweater on your dog.
..! ..You don't have bangs.
....You would rather have your son become a lawyer
than grow up to get his own TV fishing show. You
drink either "Pop" or "Soda"- instead of "Cokes."
....You've never eaten and don't know how to make
a tomato sandwich.
....You have never planned your summer vacation
around a gun-'n-knife show.
....You think more money should go to important
scientific research at your university than to pay
the salary of the head football coach.
....You don't even have one can of WD-40 somewhere
around the house.
....The last time you smiled was when you blocked
someone from getting on an on- ramp to the highway.
....You don't have any hats in your closet that
advertise feed stores.
....You have more than one professional sports
team in your home state.
.....You call binoculars opera glasses.
....You can't spit out the car window without
pulling over to the side of the road and stopping.
....You don't know anyone with at least two first
names (i.e., Joe Bob, Faye Ellen, Billy Ray, Mary
Jo, Bubba Dean, Joe Dan, Mary Alice)
....You don't know any women with male names (i.e., Tommie,
Bobbie, Johnnie, Jimmie)
....You don't have Maw-maw's & Pawpaw's.
....You get freaked out when people on the subway
talk to you.
....None of your fur coats are homemade.