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Old 09-02-2005, 04:56 PM   #1
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Unhappy Just when was the last time anyone saw ME!

I'm tellin ya'll it's been OVER 6 months and nobody said anything {I even checked the archives}

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Old 09-02-2005, 05:00 PM   #2
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wow, I'm so sorry. I'm still not real familiar with some of you, just the ones that are on here all day everyday. I hope you will forgive everyone!!
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Old 09-02-2005, 06:25 PM   #3
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I'm sorry too!!!
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Old 09-02-2005, 07:31 PM   #4
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Sorry, PT; how have you been? Don't like to lose track of any of the 'family' here.
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Old 09-02-2005, 07:52 PM   #5
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I'm too new...but welcome back!
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Old 09-02-2005, 07:57 PM   #6
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Polished Topaz,

Please try not to feel hurt. I'm sure no one meant to hurt your feelings. Maybe we should have a thread to let people know if we have to be away for a time..And we can also go there and ask about anyone we've missed..I'm never sure just where to ask most times I miss someone, so that might be the case here. I'm sorry PT...
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Old 09-03-2005, 10:55 AM   #7
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Hey PT! Good to see you back. I have to admit, I have been so caught up in my own life that I haven't thought much about who was missing on the boards this last while. My apologies.
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Old 09-03-2005, 12:20 PM   #8
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Topaz, I'm fairly new and don't really know that many here. I don't know if anyone would miss me or not, but that isn't the reason I'm here. I enjoy the ideas - some of them I use and some I see aren't for me. Hope you enjoy the time you spend here tho - great ideas - and fun things also.
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Old 09-03-2005, 12:31 PM   #9
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Actually it has been 3 1/2 months, but I feel bad that nothing was said. I was in the process of ending the school year then and beginning classes for my master's degree and have only been here sporadically myself. I hope everything is going well with you. I hope you were away for good reasons, like a vacation, and not because something bad happened. Welcome back!

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Old 09-03-2005, 12:52 PM   #10
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PolishedTopaz, don't feel sad. We are just glad to have you back. Hopefully, all is well in your life.

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Old 09-03-2005, 07:56 PM   #11
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topaz i think we've all been busy over the summer on our own ways. please don't take it personally. it's just great to have you back
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Old 09-03-2005, 09:42 PM   #12
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PT; You and I go back a while, all the way back through TFN. And I've enjoyed your postings as much through that time. But I have to tell you, though you are a valued friend, I don't realy know how to contact you, or even know you well enough to really miss you.

Everyone on this site is important to me, but I don't actively search when someone is gone. Unless a person specifically tells me they are going, well life is way too busy to keep up with everyone.

I'd like to have a more personal freindship with everyone here, but it is cyberspace. I don't even know your real name, what you look like, or much of anything about you, except the postings we have shared.

I'm sure its the same for nearly everyone here. And I know there are some who are more emotional and worry more than do I. I'm just not that kind of person. And it's not that I don't care, it just isn't in my personality to fret about things. Maybe it's because I was in the Navy, and most of my freinds moved away on a regular basis, usually never to be heard from or seen again. You build up a protective mechanism of sorts, at least I do. It keeps it from hurting so much.

And yes it's true. While perusing through old posts, I occasionally came accross some of your posts, and wondered where you were. And I'll always remember when I asked if Tuboe came back, as you use his line after your posts. You told me that you used it to remember him.

You are a friend, but a freind in cyberspace, a place where only minds and ideas meet. Your mind and your ideas have taught me things, have helped me grow. In that way, we are freinds. I wish it could be more. Distance and resources make that impossible.

Don't feel sad because a great fuss wasn't made about your absence. This cyber-community is glad to have you back. At the very least, I am glad to have you back. But when you decide to leave, for whatever reason, that is your choice. And the site will go on.

I hope that when my life is too busy for me to check in here frequently, no one worries about me. I am just a visitor who enjoys the fellowship of like minded people. I try to help where I can, learn knew things, and convey freindship. But this is cyberspace. It is almost a spiritual thing. And it is kept in perspective relative to my life. Eveyone has to do that, keep things in perspective relative to their lives.

Think of me, and the others here as a resource, not your family, or close set of freinds. Should you desire greater freindship from me, I will be glad to open dialogue through something less public, such as private messages, or email. Then when an investment of trust is made, and an investment of self, and even emotion is conveyed, that is when a fellow poster becomes something more than a casual aquaintance over the internet.

Don't get me wrong. I value the freindship of every poster on this site, and offer my own in return. This is a great place to visit.

But there is so much to do that I'll never get done. So much to learn, and so much to give. I have a son getting married in a couple months. I have two daughters in university, and another son who needs to know that his dad is there for him, though he is a young adult living on his own. And my wife, she is and has to be the focus of my life. I made her a promise when I married her that nothing would get between her and me.

There is only so much of all of us to go around. And that includes you, PT.

Don't feel hurt, feel welcomed back.

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Old 09-03-2005, 11:32 PM   #13
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Hey now!!!!!!! Im NOT sorry! In one of the "Discuss Cooking Bed & Breakfast" postings, I asked where you were. Im not better than anyone but I DID notice you werent around. Lord knows how the "search" thing works on here. But things I KNOW I wrote cant be found. I missed ya. Glad your back!
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Old 09-03-2005, 11:43 PM   #14
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PT - good to see you!! You are always gone for long stretches - but we do get excited when you return!!!
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Old 09-04-2005, 05:13 PM   #15
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Thanks Guys ...........And very nicely stated Weed

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Old 09-04-2005, 05:24 PM   #16
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(((((((((HUG))))))))) Plus you have the best avatar! How could I not notice you werent around!
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