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Old Nov 25 2011, 04:47 AM   #1
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Default Seven Fat years...

Of course non of us feels like celebrating in these sad times but I couldn't help but notice that tomorrow, November 26th, our dear A Meeting of Minds forumboard exists seven years.

I also couldn't help seeing the analogy... We've had seven fat years with our favourite author, the reason of this board's existence, still alive and some of us here had the incredible pleasure of meeting her and presenting us as a group from MoM. That was something that Anne's appreciated very much and just as international attention was waning somewhat because of her inactivity induced by health problems and other things WE were able to celebrate 40 Years of Pern with her when we attended Eurocon 2007 in force with members from Europe and America. I can assure you she enjoyed that very, very much!

And I will never forget how pleased she was when I presented all the stuff at her birthday, last April. She positively glowed when I told her that the Dragonsong play had gotten a UK premiere.

In a sense, we are now approaching a great many number of lean years, with our friend and beloved author gone.

But I hope that interest in Anne's legacy, her books and writings, will live on and that we will be able to keep this small community thriving.

Cheryl, my friend, right from my heart I thank you for A Meeting of Minds which lives up to its name so admirably. And I also thank all of you, active members that make me return to these pages again and again.

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Old Nov 25 2011, 07:19 AM   #2
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I haven't been here from the beginning, but I thank you, one and all, for the friendship and kinship shown to me over the years. Here's to the future.
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*Shares around Tankards of Bloodwine*

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7... wow. Hardly seems like it's been that long.
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Old Nov 25 2011, 06:57 PM   #11
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I wasn't here when you started this, but here, muiled cider, and wine, for those who don't drink, and other drinks to toast MoM a cup, or mug of what ever you like, this board and group has given me much suport when I needed it.
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I've only been here almost 4 years, but I appreciate this forum. Thanks Cheryl, and also all those who contribute.
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I have heard it said that when in Ireland, Do as the Irish, So I choose not to Mourn for the passing of Anne Mccaffrey, Instead, I will celebrate the life of Anne Mccaffrey. I will Read her books, Some over and over again, I will pass them to anyone who wishes to try them and see if they are their "cup of Tea" . And even though I am a very new MoMer, I will still come here to see who is up to what. Someday, I may even decide to read the books of AM's I haven't had the desire to partake of. This is all part of that celebration. So Happy Birthday MOM, and may there be many more ahead, There is still a purpose under heaven!
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I am new here, but I really feel like part of this community, at least the on-line part of it. thank you to everyone here, and to the future too!
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Old Nov 26 2011, 12:01 AM   #15
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Happy Birthday MoM...

Lord...even I've been hanging around here for five out of the seven of MoM's years...
how time flys when you're having so much fun.

Thank You Cheryl, Hans, Anneli and Pam for the most wonderful place to call home
away from home.

For all the friendship, laughter, fun, shared tears and the amazingly wonderful adventures...
where I've been able to meet with so many of you and especailly with Anne...

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You and Thank you again...

LOVE to All...Lin
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Thank you for starting this up, for without it, I wouldn't have "met" all of you lovely people. Especially the opportunity at AussieCon4 with Kesal, Flinx and KC so my thanks in finding follow fans
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Old Nov 26 2011, 01:53 PM   #18
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I'll take the thick OR the thin, just as long as I can call this place my online HOME
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As long as it's here.. I'll be here. Can't get rid of me that easily!
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Old Nov 26 2011, 11:00 PM   #20
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We're not trying to be rid of you, Kat, or anyone else!

I can hardly believe it's been that long. I was trying to remember the other day when someone was asking, and gave a much lower answer. :P

Cheers to all to who come and make this a wonderful community. I may own the virtual space we meet in, but it would be nothing at all without the contributions of each one of you!
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Hip hip! Glad I found all of you like minds. This is a truly wonderful internet community (which is rare!).
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And let's raise a glass to many more!
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I regret never having met Miss Anne, but I feel richer for being here with like minded people...
To the celebration of Anne's life and for 7 years of MoM!
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Old Nov 27 2011, 08:28 PM   #24
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To the wonderful people on this forum, I've never been on any other forum where everyone is so nice! Cheers!
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Happy Birthday to MoM! It is really wonderful to be able to celebrate this now of all times. The irony is not lost on me.

To Cheryl, thank you for this forum and the community you have created here.

And to said community - a wonderful bunch of people - I to look forward to many more years with you all!

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I may come and go some, but this place is always in my heart and thoughts. Here to stay.
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Sorry this is recycled from last year, but haven't had much time to do anything lately. You guys do a great job here. Congrats on another year.



When I get some time, I'm going to try and do a tribute piece to Anne, so if anyone has any nice pictures of her, particularly one from the side and one from the front, I would greatly appreciate it.
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Here's to many more years of MOM, and loving Mrs. McCaffrey's works.
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Of course non of us feels like celebrating in these sad times but I couldn't help but notice that tomorrow, November 26th, our dear A Meeting of Minds forumboard exists seven years.

I also couldn't help seeing the analogy... We've had seven fat years with our favourite author, the reason of this board's existence, still alive and some of us here had the incredible pleasure of meeting her and presenting us as a group from MoM. That was something that Anne's appreciated very much and just as international attention was waning somewhat because of her inactivity induced by health problems and other things WE were able to celebrate 40 Years of Pern with her when we attended Eurocon 2007 in force with members from Europe and America. I can assure you she enjoyed that very, very much!

And I will never forget how pleased she was when I presented all the stuff at her birthday, last April. She positively glowed when I told her that the Dragonsong play had gotten a UK premiere.

In a sense, we are now approaching a great many number of lean years, with our friend and beloved author gone.

But I hope that interest in Anne's legacy, her books and writings, will live on and that we will be able to keep this small community thriving.

Cheryl, my friend, right from my heart I thank you for A Meeting of Minds which lives up to its name so admirably. And I also thank all of you, active members that make me return to these pages again and again.

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I am so grateful to have met you and Anne and to be a part of this forum since Eurocon 2007. I am not such a frequent guest here anymore, but I return again and again to check up on different aspects of Anne's books and the discussions I know are stored here.

I am grateful that Anne McCaffrey has been in this world and has given us so much.

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I know I haven't been on here for a few years-since July 2008-time sure does fly. But I want to say thank you for having this board. And I'll be back more often now,
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It's kinda amazing and a little sad that Annes passing has brought a lot of missing and LTNS Members have come back, but it is nice to see some old faces that we haven't seen around here for a long, long while, so kinda sadly at those peeps we haven't seen around in a while.
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While I dont post much.. I DO lurk ~smile~ And am glad for an online forum in which the celebrate a great woman!! ~smile~
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