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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:09 PM
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5 years on DU.
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 01:10 PM by greatauntoftriplets
I first found DU in February of 2001 while searching for jokes about *, and a Google link led me to the always hilarious Top 10 Conservative Idiots. Though I immediately became a devotee, I didn't join until the following October (thanks invasion of Afghanistan for getting me off my butt) for two reasons. One is that I only had an internet connection at work (where I was supposed to be doing work vs. surfing cyberspace) and the fact that I had never previously posted in a forum environment and was a little afraid of doing so.

The last five years is history, and my DUing changed in January of 2002 when I bought a home computer with internet access. :)

I have made some great friends (you know who you are, drinking buddies ;) ) in real life. The late Andy Stephenson became one of the best friends I will ever have. I still miss him terribly and when his loss starts to hurt, I remember his last Christmas spent with me and my family.

I even met my :loveya: here. Although he no longer posts here, I am happy to say that he is not as lone as his user name indicated anymore. :D

Thanks to Skinner, EarlG and elad for making all of this possible.

:toast:

On edit: Fixed wayward smiley.
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:21 PM
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1. Hear! Hear!!
:toast:


and those wayward smilies ;) :pals:
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:48 PM
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2. Glad you're here.
Congratulations on your DU anniversary! :hi:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:01 PM
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3. My dear greatauntoftriplets........
Your being here makes this board a really fine place.....

Thank you for your very thoughtful and moving post today!

Congrats on being here so long.........

I hope I can come close to your record, and your intelligence......

And to your heart as well....... :hug:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:06 PM
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4. So glad you've been here.
:loveya:
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:11 PM
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5. It's been nice getting to know you.

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