Let me start out with a big, giant, apology everyone. I truly thought that I had done this, but it seems that I totally dropped the ball here. I take for granted that with such an amazing group of people, and a great team of moderators, that I still need to be present once in a while. I do not want to make the same mistakes as other forum owners by being completely absentee.
That being said, I want to thank every single one of you that participated in the big site auction, and especially Walt for organizing it. The amount of money raised to help the forum keep the lights on was beyond my wildest expectations. It will go a long way toward helping us keep this amazing place humming along. I am truly grateful.
Also, everyone that continues to contribute any time they make a sale on this site. It's not a requirement at all to give a portion of your proceeds, but it seems it has become a standard for many. It's a true testament to the people we have here.
I'm sorry that I don't get to acknowledge everyone individually all the time, but I will make a better effort in the future. Thank you all. I am truly humbled by the people we have as a part of this community. I couldn't be any luckier.
"People are not made better by a briar. An idiot before smoking a pipe is still an idiot after smoking a pipe, they're just more likely to speak less drivel with something in their mouth. For that, all society should be grateful."
Drawing of my beloved Daisy by my mom from picture my wife and daughter took for father's day
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It really is nice to see a group come together in such a supportive way, and to frequent a forum that is ran in the way that it is.
"Governments may think and say as they like, but force cannot be eliminated, and it is the only real and unanswerable power. We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose."~Sir Adrian
Post by sperrytops on Jul 11, 2019 12:21:26 GMT -5
Indeed, I think we are all grateful to haven the Patch as place to share with people who share our hobby/pastime/etc. And thanks to Legend Lover (Paddy) for his continuous presence and support. The Patch is a great group of folks.
Last Edit: Jul 11, 2019 12:21:40 GMT -5 by sperrytops