amen to my boy robert to paraphrase the great Miiiissssstttttteeeerrrrr Kennedy.. Kennedy
You know, and Brian feel free to chime in, I remember a time back in TCC infancy when guys like brian, Bob and myself, stumbled over ourselves and threads just for fun.. WHY??? Because we made this home. We hung are hats and became a band of brother and sisters.
Im still here, Brian is still here too.. and we got dwight and cody and richard and shawn and Ken and Brandon and Matt and well hopefully you get the picture.
What does that sentence say??
IT SAYS VOLUMES! IT SAYS WE ARE COMMUNITY WHETHER WE ARE TWO OR A THOUSAND OR 30,000!
Dont take this the wrong way, I dont come here for the trades, or the show and tell or the contest. I come here to participate in my community. We could talk about the weather, music, fuel prices..No wait , lets not talk about that
, The fact is, I just enjoy the company of each and everyone of you.
END OF STORY!
So, that being said, Im not stressing on who aint here or who aint trading, or why is there only 12 new posts tonight or... Why? Because we as a community have been there done that and there isnt a darn thing any of us can do to control what is outside of our control.
I know.. NO I REALLY KNOW.. that this is my home, this is my comfort food, my Linus Blanket if you will, volume means nothing, quantity does NOT equal QUALITY never has never will.
If it takes a contest to draw back old faces then what is there to really gain, a few short term posts and boom back to just us.
I say everyone comes back around. We just need to be here when they do!
I could make a thousand more trades with Robert and be thrilled for the rest of my life.
I could sit and talk Hockey hobby with brian/dwight for days on end and die happy.
I can discuss the beauty of the Quaker Oats guy blowing bubbles on the back of Ginter with Richard and be satisfied.
I can set and read old posts all night and laugh till I cry.
I can chat with my boy ken anytime.
I can enjoy the excitement thru mr 264 show and tell as his volume grows.
I can keep tabs on Capt Courageous over in the sandbox and pray for him, his wife and child every night.
I can relive my youth talking to Cody.
I have friends for life Like Luke2411 I can drop a call to and discuss the beautiful Lydia with!
Heck the election for '12 will be just around the corner so I can get on my political soapbox
But I wont! well maybe.. just a little!PS I dont mean to forget anyone but my fingers are tired and Ive said a mouthful already
Cause there are 100 times more I didnt mention that I did who are just as important to me as the particulars I mentioned.
I have all I need and more, just look around and you may see what I see!