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Old Oct 12 2010, 01:55 PM   #1
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Twelve years ago today was when I launched my first website, Sariel's Guide to Pern. I don't think I would have predicted that it'd still be up this many years later, or that I'd have added other McCaffrey websites to the fold in the time since.

*raises a glass* Here's to the joys of fandom, and the places in life it takes us.
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Old Oct 12 2010, 04:01 PM   #2
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Raises his glass (which, of course, contains Benden Red) and salutes both Master Sariel and Cheryl.

Folks, I propose a toast to our webmistress, not only for what she did for Anne McCaffrey fandom but for the haven she provides and from which we derive so much pleasure. Had it not been for her and her deeds my life would have been A LOT poorer in friends, experiences and adventures all over the world!

To Cheryl!



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Old Oct 12 2010, 04:15 PM   #3
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Ataraxia!
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Old Oct 12 2010, 05:43 PM   #4
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:;raises glass to Cheryl::
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Old Oct 12 2010, 06:17 PM   #5
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To Cheryl (with Benden red, of course )

And also to Master Sariel who was my very first online acquaintance, Pernese or otherwise, very nearly 12 years ago (23 January 1999, to be exact )
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:::raises glass of Benden red:::
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Old Oct 12 2010, 08:07 PM   #7
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Ginny raise her mug of klah, I don't real care for wine or beer, , Also it don't go good with and !

That my :rolf:

PS this is for all to share from over at MoM headquarters to here!
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It's been an interesting time. Ups and downs, but I wouldn't have missed a moment of it. I wasn't in at the beginning, but I'd have to say I learned a LOT about the internet, about who to trust and who not, and about myself. I've made some very good friends along the way.

Just finished a glass of orange juice. That'll have to do.
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Old Oct 12 2010, 09:31 PM   #9
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To Cheryl
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Old Oct 12 2010, 09:39 PM   #10
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And here's to many more years!

Late 2006 / early 2007 was when I joined in the fun, I believe. Hard to imagine that it's already been 3 years, and that it's only been 3 years. I've had a wonderful, wonderful time here...and I've made some brilliant friends, as well as learning a lot about myself.

So I'd like to offer another 'thank you' to the pile, if I may.
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Old Oct 12 2010, 09:53 PM   #11
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I joined about the same time as Priscilla and it certainly been an interesting 5 years. Thanks Cheryl.

My tipple is a glass of water - having just woken up, feeling a bit groggy already and I haven't had any alcohol
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Old Oct 12 2010, 10:28 PM   #12
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What a wonderful thing you've done for all of us!! Thank you!!!
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As Bob Hope would say (sing), "Thanks for the memories!" It has been a wonderful time!!
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four and a half years for me

Thankyou dear lady.













(But, I DO wish we still had our little chatroom)
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Cheers Cheryl! Thanks for all the good times.
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Congratulations Cheryl! 12 years... wow! And it's the same day as my birthday.

Thank you for all the time you put into making these sites so special for all of us! I too would like to raise a glass of Benden Red, and wish you all the best for the next 12 years! Cheers!
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Old Oct 13 2010, 11:27 PM   #17
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I was poking around on the Internet at work sometime in 199-something. As near as I can remember I was trying to figure out this strange thing called a search engine. At random, I decided to search the name of the author of a book I was reading. What popped up was Sariel's Guide to Pern. I was astonished by the site and thrilled to think I could reach out into the wide world and find other people who enjoyed the same "weird" books I so loved. The rest, as they say, is history.

Cheryl, after all these years, I can't figure out the right way to say thanks to you for doing what you did and for doing what you still are doing. I think I'd better stop before I get too maudlin but I think you and most members here know what I mean. I can't imagine how different all the years would have been without the interactions with my "Anne=fan" friends.

and a glass of Benden's best!
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Twelve years ago today was when I launched my first website, Sariel's Guide to Pern. I don't think I would have predicted that it'd still be up this many years later, or that I'd have added other McCaffrey websites to the fold in the time since.

*raises a glass* Here's to the joys of fandom, and the places in life it takes us.
And the wonderful people you come across..........Congratulations Cheryl! And thank you, I enjoy this website very much.
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For me, it has been a great year. This was the first forum I took part in and spend more than a couple of weeks on, and that thought me about working on forums. Thank you Cheryl! (Still feeling the cold that put me in bad last week, thus the tea cup).
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