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Has it really been three years ago today ...

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Member Rara Avis
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0 posted 04-30-2003 07:12 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

... since Kit joined the forums?

Being Kit, she should enjoy knowing that 12,568 posts spread over three years averages out to 11.48 posts every single day, or one post every two hours (125.5 minutes to be exact). But, as impressive as the quantity of Kit's posts might be, they don't hold a candle to the quality of those posts. More than any other person, our Kit has helped to define and build the character of this place into something I am proud to call home.

I'm luckier than most, though, because I actually "met" Kit more than a year before she joined the forums, on March 13, 1999, when she submitted her first poem to the main site. In a very real sense, she was helping me build that part of Passions before the forums even existed. Today, her poetry is still among the most read and most appreciated at For good reason.

Kit, we could never have done it without you. And I, for one, wouldn't ever want to try.  
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1 posted 04-30-2003 07:40 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Its been wonderful having you, your writing, and your committment to this site around, Kit Lady.

You could hurt me with your bare hands. You could hurt me using the sharp edge of what you say. JEWEL

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2 posted 04-30-2003 07:50 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Kit you are one wonderful lady !!

Many Hugs, Chris
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3 posted 04-30-2003 07:53 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

She has always reminded me of you Ron. You have the same qualities that make this site the best site on the Internet. She is one person who can't be replaced..except by a team of 57!!
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4 posted 04-30-2003 08:55 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Thank you for this post, Ron.
She is a Rock of Gibralter for all of us.
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5 posted 04-30-2003 09:20 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Ron...I sure appreciate seeing this here from you, about Kit.  I have seen her strength and compassion so many times displayed..we are lucky that she is part of this family...a big part.  
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6 posted 04-30-2003 09:58 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

As wonderful as she appears on these pages, she is much more impressive in person. Knowing her will always be a highlight of my's to you, Kit, for all you are and the inspiration you give to others
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7 posted 04-30-2003 10:23 PM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

Kit was the one who sent me my welcome email... and from the start of my time at piptalk I think she's the one person I've always felt welcomed by.  Any time I screwed up here, said something wrong, did something wrong... lost my temper, lost my wits or let myself get carried away... she was always patient, compassionate and loving.  I really don't like to gush but, in all honesty... if not for her then I would have left piptalk a long time ago, just out of fear of not being accepted.  And as a result I wouldn't be half the poet I am today...

I owe my talent, my work and some of my closest friendships to piptalk... and therefore, to Kit, for being a constant reminder that I am in fact welcome here, that there are people like her, who care and will always have their arms open.

Every DM rotation I ever took (first under my old username), Kit worked with me on quite a few matters, helped me to get the hang of things and put forth my very best effort... always with that same professional, yet warm and friendly disposition of hers.  

I can never thank this woman enough for all she's done for me personally, let alone for all of piptalk... I can only imagine what this place would be like without her.  But I don't really want to...

Thank you for posting this, Ron.  I needed an excuse to express my gratitude to Kit... this fits very nicely.  

We all love you, Kit... I hope you realize that.  Your hard work has changed lives and will continue to change lives for what I hope is years to come.  Piptalk has a bright future ahead of it, and I intend to be a part of that future...

And I sincerely hope that you are also a part, but I doubt you would want it any other way.

Sorry if this is a little mushy, I get like that at times.  Not too often, just when the occasion calls for it.  

Thanks always for the hugs, the smiles and the smilies...


God becomes as
we are that we
may be as he
~William Blake

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8 posted 04-30-2003 11:17 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Well now, tributes should only go to worthy people. Kit you are eminately qualified for a tribute. How appropriate that it comes from Ron. Jealousy has not been a part of my life's experience. But I felt just a tinge of it in ready this tribute and its responses. You have touched many lives and I am delighted that mine is one of them. Here's to many more poems and posts...
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9 posted 04-30-2003 11:42 PM       View Profile for HopeS   Email HopeS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HopeS's Home Page   View IP for HopeS

Yes a wonderful fitting  tribute to a most wonderful lady , I also posted poems way back then in early 1999 from Febuary onwards at Netpoets before the forums existed
yes three years have flown , but many wonderful friendships have grown
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10 posted 05-01-2003 06:42 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

For a person who enjoys statistics,
you couldn't have presented this in
a better way, Ron!  Kit, for all you
do...this is for you!
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11 posted 05-01-2003 07:53 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Kit - I love ya...

Your contributions to this Passionate Place are unsurpassed.  We wouldn't be "smiling" nearly as much around here without you.. Knowing you both on and offline is truly an asset in my life...

A hug and a pinch for you, my dear friend...
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12 posted 05-01-2003 09:00 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Thank you, Ron... for giving us an opportunity to express our gratitude for all she does, our admiration for her wonderful poetry... and our gratitude for the chance to know such a remarkable lady through these blue pages. *S*

Kit, you must have thousands of fingers... for you touch us all. *S* Happy Anniversary and many, many thanks. *S*
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13 posted 05-01-2003 09:07 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

She is the quiet of the circle~

Thank you for the many word-thoughts that have inspired me to reach deeper into my inkwell~

So glad to see Ron post this tribute to a fine lady~


~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~

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Somewhere in time~

14 posted 05-01-2003 09:33 AM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Congratulations and thank you dear Kit!!
You are such a sweet person and give so freely of your time.
For all that you are, and all that you do..
Thank you, thank you...thank you!!
~Hugs & Cheers, Nancy~
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15 posted 05-01-2003 09:43 AM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

It is simply a blessing having you be one of the cornerstones of this temble of poetry and family Kit.


Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.
Nil Desperandum, Fata viem invenient

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16 posted 05-01-2003 10:42 AM       View Profile for regards2you   Email regards2you   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for regards2you

Can only add my sincere thanks for having helped create a wonderful site with your hard work and love with every action you take.

A blessing to all of us.

Hugs, Pat

..without surrender, be on good terms with all persons..

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17 posted 05-01-2003 10:54 AM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel

(big hugggssssssss) Oh Kit, God Bless You, we all love you so much and I just want to share exactly how much your friendship means to me!

You are one of the best friends I've ever had and every time I read your beautiful poetry about life in general and compassion and the duets with Balladeer about family values, it always brings tears to my eyes knowing a wonderful loving golden heart you have!

You also were one of the main reasons I did not leave Passions when going through obscurity. When I joined in December of 2000, few ever read my poetry at first and I couldn't find my identity there, and when a few in the forums got me down, you were one of those special friends who helped me rise up again and get where I am!

I don't think we can ever thank you enough for all the love and commitment you bring to making Passions a special place, both in poetry, friendship, and the Deputy Mod Squad! As Ron is the creator and a heart of Passions, you definitely are the lungs that keep the soul of poetry breathing on, bringing life of poetry and song!

God Bless You, dearest Kit, yay, Happy 3rd Anniversary!!! (does happy dance)

Noah Eaton

Underneath your clothes, there's an endless story


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18 posted 05-01-2003 11:28 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel


Dear One, you put the "Purr" in Passions! You are true blue!--and we love you! You give so much and it has been truly  appreciated by us all! --as is evident by the wonderful replies to Ron's caring words!

--and your poetic talent?--Well, let me put it this way--it's POETIC TALENT!!!

Congratulations on three wonderful years of passionate service and participation!

Warm hugs,

Kit McCallum
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19 posted 05-01-2003 11:39 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Oh my goodness!  It really has been three years - I wrote a note yesterday and said it was about three years, but I honestly didnt look at the date!

Well, youve all officially got me in tears, lol.  Ive been feeling like Ive not had enough time here at Passions lately, and have been missing my morning reads so much while peeking out from a mound of office work, and look what I found on a morning when I actually had part of the day at home (working, but at home) before heading in to the office!  You wonderful people just know how to make a ladys day!

Thank you Ron, for thinking of me, and for such a lovely note.  Yes, I DO love statistics, lol, and had you not worked that all out for me, you know what Id have been doing next, rofl.  You know me well, and Im so glad of that.  

Oh boy, youve got me thinking and reminiscing now.  Little did I know 4 years ago, when I first found the main site and submitted a few poems, what wonderful things would follow.  So many friendships so much personal satisfaction and so many people whom Ive come to know and love so dearly through the main site and the forums.  

You are a wonder, Ron and are included ever so sweetly as one Ive come to know and love.  Whatever I am able to give back to this community and to everyone Ive come to know here, I am so happy to do so, for I am the one who has gained immeasurably by being a part of Passions.  Working with you these last three years has taught me so much about myself and my own world - even outside of Passions. Its given me room to grow, room to think and to be creative, room to voice my opinions without retribution, and simply an avenue to learn and to participate in such an incredible community.

I owe a great deal to you, my friend more than I could possibly say. Thank you Ron.


OK, now I cant go back to work without thanking each of you individually

Temptress:  Thanks so much for the kind words Jenn.  Its been wonderful knowing you these past few years as well.

Nightshade:  The feelings are mutual Chris I happen to think youre pretty wonderful yourself.

Poet deVine:  It really is a welcoming site and I found it so easy to fit in when so many people have the qualities that I am drawn to Sharon you are one of those who has those wonderful traits my friend.

Midnitesun:  Awwww, thank you for that Kacy.  On the days this rock doesnt feel too solid, I always know I can come here to shore myself up. You and everyone here are a blessing to me.

Martie:  I think Im the lucky one Martie knowing people like you as been one of the things I have always loved and appreciated about Passions.

Balladeer:  Knowing you, and writing with you is a forever highlight for me as well Michael thank you for all the inspiration you have brought me through these years.  I have enjoyed every moment of knowing you.  (ps I think I hear a duet calling me now )

Local Parasite:  I love mushy, and youve given me a great big hug over these internet lines Brian, that has me positively lighting up like a Christmas tree.  You are a very special young man one whom I admire for many reasons, both for who you have become over these years, and who I know you will become in the future.  Some day I will definitely say I knew you when. Thank you for taking the time to let me know all of these wonderful thoughts. I am so very appreciative to hear this.
Larry C:  You have touched my life as well, Larry.  To know your strength in overcoming such difficult times has given me pause to reflect time and time again on how precious life truly is. You are an inspiration to me in many ways. Thank you.

HopeS:  Its amazing how far weve come since 1999 Hope, and how far the forums and main site have grown. Thank you so much for the kind words.

Sunshine:  Me and my statistics, lol.  If you knew how many Ive been piling over in the last 48 hours for the office, youd know why this was so absolutely delightful to read this morning.  Thank you for the beautiful flowers Karilea   and for being such a wonderful friend.

Nan:  Awwww now howd you know Id need a pinch, lol?  You know me well Nan, and I wouldnt have it any other way. Your friendship is a treasure to me I hope you sincerely know that.

Southern:  You have always encouraged me with your lovely comments, Ruth and this is no exception. Thank you for such beautiful thoughts. * S *

Marge Tindal:  And you are the gentle spirit of the circle, my friend. Thank you for always being an inspiration for me as well. Huglets back to you.

Enchantress:  Thank you so much for this Nancy now if I only had more time to give, you know Id be here and reading like the old days, lol.  Soon, soon?  

JP:  What a lovely thing to read, JP many thanks to you for letting me know.

Regards2You:  I would like to add my sincerest thank you to you, Pat I am very appreciative, thank you very much.

MistleToe Angel:  You are one of the sweetest people, Noah. Your enthusiasm, optimism and vivaciousness just bubble off the page, and I am ever so grateful to know you too. Thank you for these very beautiful words. Im so glad you stayed and found your niche here within Passions.

Earth Angel:  Thank you so much for these beautiful words. I am so very appreciative, truly.


OK, now this ladys going to have one more cry, and then Im off to the office. Thanks so much everyone. This has come at a time when I really needed some hugs and your words were them.  

With much appreciation to all,  
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20 posted 05-03-2003 11:29 PM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

Wow!!!  It's amazing isn't it!!!  So much has happened in three years!!!  Kit you are a sweetie and I have always enjoyed your presence and your poetry!!!!  I hope we all continue to read more from you!!!!

"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again.  To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown

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21 posted 05-04-2003 03:40 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Well Kitster, I met you last year in Cape Cod, and you and I shared 10 days this year together, and it seems that every year like a good wine, you just get better.  There is not another poet alive that stirs my emotions as you do, (but you know that  as you are "framed" on my wall).  There are few people that warm my heart the way you do, or care about folks the way you do that I have met anyway.  As Mike says you are the real deal and better in person, so until next time, know this lady, I love you to bits, and you are welcome to return to load my diswasher any time you want to.
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22 posted 05-04-2003 08:58 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Thanks for posting this 3 years already..... Kit.. Happy Anniversary and thank you so very much for all you do here.. we are so lucky to have you.


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23 posted 05-04-2003 09:55 AM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Kit, your poems were some of the first that I read when I happened upon the main site of Passions In Poetry. You and Sharon (PoetdeVine)were the ones I read most. At that time I hadn't had the internet for very long, but loving poetry the way I do, I looked for it to read. Your poetry was so good and real that I kept going back to it. I have felt "heart" in every poem of yours I've read.

Well, not knowing exactly what to expect with forums on the internet, I stayed away from them for a long while. Then, one day I decided to just read in the forums. As most of you who are here know, I can't seem to stay away now. LOL  

I said all that to say that though I'm sure it's probably a surprise to you who have gotten to know me and my big mouth, but there are times when I can't express myself the way I want to in words. Well, guess what I express myself with. Uh-huh....your smilies, Kit. I'll bet the word "kit" has been typed on my keyboard as much as any other words besides "Gary" and Love".  LOL And now, I'm getting long-winded trying to tell you how much I apprciate you and all you do here.

Oh, I've also noticed that even though you may not be visible on the forums as much as some of us, you are always there watching over us in the background. I've really noticed this lately.....

We all really do love you, Kit, and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being YOU.

Heart Hugs to you, dear Lady  
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24 posted 05-04-2003 09:49 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Just an old man sending his love and saying I am proud to have you as a friend.
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