Oh, Denise, this is wonderful!! It brought back some great memories...I was posting poetry on what used to be MiningCo.com poetry forum. Ron was posting there too. He replied nicely to my work, with words of praise to my surprise. I admired his work and lo and behold, he told me he had started a site that would take poetry submissions. I checked it out..read all his work...and was amazed at this man's talent! I submitted one poem...and it was accepted...!!!
Then Maria submitted. I had talked to Michael on MiningCo.com and when he posted, it was like the beginning of a family.
I haven't posted many poems there..but have so enjoyed reading the others...there are so many good ones! I still get fan letters about some of them.
Then in March, Ron created a forum on the site. I wasn't secure enough in my talent to post then...when he opened a second one, I did join in..and that one progressed into the site you see today.
I am so proud to have been a 'founding' member so to speak. And I've made so many lasting friendships from being here.
I would like to add a special thanks to Ron. For without him, my life be different. I would not write as much as I do...I've gained more confidence in my work and myself. I appreciate all he's done for me and know that there is nothing I can ever do to repay him....
Thank you, Denise, for this small tickle..a wonderful reminder of where we all began...
[This message has been edited by Poet deVine (edited 01-29-2000).]