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Every 3-4 Months I repost this for those who have not seen it
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JoeK    Posted 09-04-2002 at 20:25:15       [Reply]  [No Email]


We sit and we type, and we stare at our screens
We all have to wonder, what this possibly means.

With our mouse we roam, through the rooms in a maze
Looking for something or someone, as we sit in a daze.

We chat with each other, we type all our woes
Small groups we do form, and gang up on our foes.

We wait for somebody, to type out our name
We want recognition, but it is always the same.

We give kisses and hugs, and sometimes flirt
In rooms we chat deeply, and reveal why we hurt.

We form special friendships,but-why we don't know
But some of these friendships, will flourish and grow.

Why is it on screen, we can be so bold
Telling our secrets, that have never been told.

Why is it we share, the thoughts in our mind
With those we can't see, as though we were blind.

The answer is simple, it is as clear as a bell.
We all have our problems, and need someone to tell.

We can't tell real people, but tell someone we must
So we turn to the 'puter, and to those we can trust.

Even though it is crazy, the truth still remains
They are Friends Without Faces, and odd little names.

Patria    Posted 09-05-2002 at 08:56:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
FRIENDS WITHOUT FACES brought so many memories...
About two years ago my son gave me a link to download Napster.I didn't download it right away and he kept pushing me to do it.I love all kinds of music so I did.It was Napster.

I entered my real name as the 'nick' for the site,but it didn't work because all kinds of 'gentlemen' would drop by uninvited and wanted to know if I were as sweet as my name and also offering all kinds of sugestions for an 'internet relationship'.So I uninstall it and entered again with a 'unisex' nick; Islander_PR.And from then on acted as if I were a man.I wasn't there to flirt or find a man,just wanted to download music and get some info about interpreters etc. And then it got really funny, the way men react to another men, you know? talking can I say this?...interesting general issues, if you will?,"nice play list Islander"..."where's that band from?","did you read what Clinton's up to now?" and so on[i learned about computer a lot!!LOL.

One day my daughter was at the computer downloding music from my program and this guy went to her "hey Islander,long time no seen!!", to what my daughter replys...MY MOM IS NOT HERE TODAY,SORRY,BYEEEEE and he went WHAT??!!,she were not allowed to chat.Period.That day my computer would be moved to my new home.I was getting divorced.Weeks later I had the phone connection ready and my internet running again.So the first message I received was from 'one of the guys' asking me what the !@#$% was that about MOM??!!
So I had to do some explaining about my reasons to pose as a man, before that we hadn't talked much anyway,but from then on we would be chatting all our free time,when the 'time' was right because he lived in Holland and I live in Puerto Rico so the time difference is 5-6 hours.

Months later he came to PR for the first time and two months later I went to Holland to meet his family.He moved to PR and we got married last October and looking foward to our first wedding aniversary.Planning to spend the rest of our lives together.

Thank You JoeK

PS:i'm gonna foward your message to my husband,he will like it.

Burrhead    Posted 09-05-2002 at 10:51:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like it all worked out for the best. Happy anniversary

Did that feller bring some tulips and a windmill with him from Holland?????

Nahhh he didn't bring tulips but....    Posted 09-05-2002 at 16:37:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
...the first time we ever saw each other's faces,[we had seen pictures of one another though], was at the airport,I went to pick him up and when I saw him,wow,he had a rose in his right hand and a big smile on his face.I will never forget that moment!

Two months later he sent me a plane ticket for a trip to Holland and then I had the chance to see the windmills; no tulip season though.We went together back to Holland in December but tulips.Maybe next year.

He just asked me to tell you that he'll built a windmill for me here in PR.Water system in the mountains is not reliable,one day we have water and the next we won't, so for the other house we own we need to built a well [if that's what it's called?,gotta check the dictionary,my english you know?] and maybe the windmill could run it?

Later Burrhead

Hogman **Patria    Posted 09-05-2002 at 12:54:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
It just proves that some of tha BEST things that ever happen in Our lives were planned not by Us but by someone with a little more power.
Call it fate or whatever You like,but------
Lord love Ya Child!

Somebody up there.....    Posted 09-05-2002 at 17:16:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
...that's what he told me in one of our chats before we met in person,and I fully agree.You know? I have a bit of an inpulsive soul, I believe I have an angel or something ,guarding me.I'm like the cats,no matter how high is i'm 'jumping' from? I always land on my feet.So yes, there's a greater power looking out for me.When I thought I was bound to live the rest of my life alone I crashed into this wonderful man.

Oh my God,I shouldn't have another beer!!! For the night that is...

Later Hogman

Burrhead-Amen Bro    Posted 09-05-2002 at 14:29:41       [Reply]  [No Email]

Burrhead    Posted 09-04-2002 at 20:54:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Joe who has "odd little names"????

I've met some super fine folks around here in person and keep in touch with some by emails and phone calls.. Some of um don't even get excited and cuss ye too easy for cutting up a little.

Grove r    Posted 09-04-2002 at 21:47:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Big 10-4, on that Burr.....while I agree with most of the above......there is still room for correction, faceless? not realy....a lot of these people, have at one time or another, posted their pictures, somewhere, which I find gives a real personal touch....and even in our "handles" there lies a lot of personality, true, a voice would be more personal...but I am sure that if I asked, most would indulge their phone numbers, privately. And, I'm sure that there are LOT of different reasons for posting on these forums.....mine?? well....lets see.....makeing quality new friends that do not stand on the soapbox of ridicule, who enjoy just having "fun", and not at the expense of others.....gender slamming is out! as is social climbing.....and therein lies the we are all equal.... doesn't matter if I have one more cow than the next person, or drive Ford instead of Chevy, at least these are a few of my personal guidlines. As far as not being answered all the time, doesn't realy matter, I know my posts are being read, the same as I read others... sometimes a topic does not particlularly interest me, so, I pass by, as others far as meeting these people? you bet! in an instant! have had the impossible dream of being able to bring everyone together, at a certain point, to be able to sit down and chat in person, that would be the crowning glory of true friendship!! and, just maybe, someday, it might become a reality! maybe, right here on the internet??? Have a gooder, R.E.L.

Burrhead    Posted 09-05-2002 at 07:59:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's right.

When I was a lad I had 11 1st cousins just down the road and 3 brothers.

Them cousins and my brothers and me would argue, fist fight, take sides with each other and pull pranks on anybody or anything that moved.

We pooled our money (what little we had) back and forth, and rotated out on a community car for courting or just slipping off to town to hunt wimmin or shoot pool.

Losing them boys to ever thing from Nam to cancer the herd started thinning. Now there's only my baby brother, 1 cousin, and myself left out of the pack.

I guess these folks is kinda like them boys were to me. I don't have to agree with you to like you, and I don't have to dislike you just to argue the fine points. I'll still remember the folks at prayer time or when I need a chuckle in bad times.

Hogman **** AND THATS WHAT    Posted 09-05-2002 at 13:03:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
makes it all worth while Cousin Burr.

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