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Happy Birthday PIP (and a letter to Ron)!

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Jeffrey Carter
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0 posted 05-26-2004 04:30 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter


Dearest Ron,

I read in another post that this month celebrates the 5th anniversary of these forums. I must say that if it had not been for this haven, I might not be alive today. Before I joined the ranks of wonderful poets and friends here at PIP I felt I had very little to live for, but you (RON) gave me a voice, an avenue in which to speak that voice, and a couple thousand people who understood what I was trying to say, but most of all, Ron, you gave me hope.

It was through my writing and the reading of others' writings that I finally felt I belonged in this world.

We ALL take for granted, everything you do for us here at PIP and I, personally, want to appologise for that. It is truly remarkable that you put up with us all for so long.

If not for you and your vision for this place, I don't know where I might be (if I still existed at all). So, for that I want to say Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are a kind and gentle soul. Don't ever lose that quality.

Sending heartfelt hugs,
Jeff
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1 posted 05-26-2004 07:22 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Jeffrey - Seeing sincere gratitude such as yours for the gifts these blue pages offer our poets is very, very special.

You're right - Many do take this place for granted.  That's pretty insignificant, though, in light of those who DO appreciate what Ron does for them.  

These forums, following an earlier and less effective version, opened with Ron's membership on May 19, 1999 - Here's the first poem that he posted in these pages.  
http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum2/HTML/000002.html

Well, we couldn't have such a wonderful place devoid of other poets for long, so we began inviting others to join as well.  Check the dates next to their names to see some who were around at that time...

Poet deVine, Balladeer, Sunshine, and lots of others are still with us... Happy Birthday all...

Ron - You ARE the bestest friend I could ever hope for...
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2 posted 05-26-2004 08:24 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

WOW FIVE years!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RON!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVERYONE!


And Ron, Thank you so much...for piptalk, for everything you do.

The clouds never expect it when it rains, but the sea, changes colour, but the sea, does not change.
~Stevie Nicks~
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3 posted 05-26-2004 08:28 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

I already gave my mothy emotional version on the other thread, so I'll just say Happy Anniversary/Birthday PIPS and thank you for all you do for us Ron, as well as the administrators and mods.
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4 posted 05-26-2004 08:41 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


I think you know
how appreciative I am...
but another Thank You
can't hurt!
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5 posted 05-26-2004 09:25 AM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Yes...Thank you Ron for opening your home to us.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO PASSIONS!
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6 posted 05-26-2004 09:46 AM       View Profile for Greeneyes   Email Greeneyes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Greeneyes

I post at a few different sites, but there is only one place I call HOME, with true caring family and friends....thank you for letting me share parts of my heart and soul among these pages.....

~~**~~
le vent chante avec le calme doux
calme de nuit
sien beauté sur mes lèvres
~~**~~
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7 posted 05-26-2004 11:43 AM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

What a wonderful post.. I don't reply very often, and I post less often than that, but I still love you all very much and appreciate this place. I came here when I was 15 and the people I met here have helped me through some of the toughest times of my life, including those scary adolecent teenage years!! I'm 19 now and I really credit PIP and the people here for helping me to become who I am today. Happy birthday PIP, and thanks to Ron and everyone who makes this possible.

Oh, make me Thine forever
And should I fainting be
Lord, let me never ever
Outlive my love for Thee
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8 posted 05-26-2004 12:49 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

this made me all misty-eyed

indeed a home that I will live in forever, good Lord willin' and the creek don't rise

Thanks Ron and everyone who makes this place beautiful!
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9 posted 05-26-2004 01:45 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Thank you Jeffrey for this post. Your message is very touching.
I thank Ron too for these blue pages, where I have found beautiful poetry and beautiful souls.
Happy Birthday Pip!
Love, Margherita
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10 posted 05-26-2004 02:02 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade



HAPPY BIRTHDAY PASSIONS !!


Many grateful hugs to you Ron !!

Chris/Nightshade ~
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11 posted 05-26-2004 02:25 PM       View Profile for muted   Email muted   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for muted


too late at night for me to shout..so i'll send a silent clapping instead...
yes, thank you for 5 years of home and haven
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12 posted 05-26-2004 03:01 PM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

Dear Ron:

I've only been a member for a bit over 3 years, but PIP has become a big part of my life. Thanks to you! Your generosity is amzing!  Happy 5th anniversary!

Betty Lou

Betty Lou Hebert

Susan Caldwell
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hmmmmmmmm...

5 years?

Impressive...

I read the other thread and was a bit taken aback by your response Ron (C).  

This place isn't perfect (what family is?) but it's blood to me...and I love it.

Thank you.

"cast me gently into the morning, for the night has been unkind"
~Sarah McLachlan~

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14 posted 05-26-2004 06:30 PM       View Profile for *Alli4000*   Email *Alli4000*   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for *Alli4000*

Thank you so much Ron....I've only been here about 2 months, but I don't know what I'd do without Pip! Thanks again!

~Alli~
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15 posted 05-27-2004 08:47 AM       View Profile for scorpio   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for scorpio

Thank you Ron.  This is a wonderful gift to all of us from you.  

believe in what your heart feels...

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16 posted 05-28-2004 12:33 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Jeff, I am glad to hear you found this site and it made a difference to you.  

I for one take nothing for granted that our kind benefactor does, and thank him silently every single time I walk through the forums and see people from all over the world writing.  In an age where other priorities pull us in all directions, it is nice to know that someone cared enough to create a haven for us to escape to where writing poetry is the common bond, and so graciously at his own expense.  I want to wish Pip a big Happy Birthday, and once again, thank Ron for all that he is and does.
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17 posted 05-28-2004 01:58 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Jeffrey, that was a wonderful letter.

~*~

Ron?  
Thank you, always ...
from the bottom of this old heart.
Jeffrey Carter
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18 posted 05-28-2004 04:35 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Oh Yeah! Can't forget the Admins and the Mods, this place would not run as smoothly as it does without all of your help, so Thank you all as well.
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19 posted 05-28-2004 05:41 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Five years already? Oh my...I never intended to stay so long at this party!!

Thanks to Ron and Nan, Kit and Karilea and all the wonderful Mods and DMs who make this a haven..and thanks to everyone who shows up to read or write or just browse. For those who were here but are gone (but not forgotten) I wish them all happiness. For this seeking a place to call home, I hope they join PiP soon.
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20 posted 06-01-2004 06:54 PM       View Profile for Paul Wilson   Email Paul Wilson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paul Wilson

Jeffery...A wonderful salute to the man that that made all of this possible.

Thanks Ron for all you do, I remember when my first poem was posted here, I never thought it would happen, but you made it all possible.

Many have come and gone but the truly sincere people that have dedicated their time and energy to PIP deserve a special thank you also. They are the ones that keeps things running so smooth, but Ron is the reason why...Paul

~~To share my poems with you is to share my heart with you~~
Paul

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21 posted 06-04-2004 06:56 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Happy belated birthday, Ron -- and may you share many, many more with us!   Much appreciation sent your way.  .....jo

Jeff, thanks for reminding us.  
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