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Digest - 2 Nov 2012 to 3 Nov 2012 (#2012-211)

Sat, 3 Nov 2012

There are 6 messages totalling 173 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Sandy
  2. List Anniversary and Sad News (5)


Date:    Fri, 2 Nov 2012 12:09:20 -0700
From:    Walt Doherty <wdoherty5@c.......>
Subject: Re: Sandy

Hey, Congrats on the 50th!
That's quite a milesstone!


.From: <KnghtWtch@a.......>

> All is well here in Queens NY>  my house is on a big hill 368 above  sea
> level so we didn't have any flooding.  We lost two trees and our TV
> antenna.
> We were her celebrating our 50 Wedding Anniversary,so now we want  to go
> back home to Fla and the Caddy but gas is the problem since we are
> driving.


Date:    Fri, 2 Nov 2012 17:34:42 -0400
From:    Jean Prior <phoenix@s.......>
Subject: List Anniversary and Sad News

Two pieces of information for everyone today.

The first is a rather astonishing and humbling bit of good news.

Next month, on December 9th, FORKNI-L will officially be 20 years old.
TWENTY. In this day and age, the longevity of things isn't what it used
to be.  The fact that the list has survived this long, and has been
pretty much a poster child for how people on the internet can and /do/
behave civilly to one another, is extremely gratifying.  Back in 1992,
when I first petitioned Penn State's listserv postmaster, Bill Verity,
for a list, I never could have imagined the places it would take us.
Some of you have been here from the very beginning.  Many have found us
along the way.  You have been an amazing group of people to have met,
read about online, laughed with, cried about, thought such hopeful
things for in times of trouble.  We have been blessed with actors who
have gone on to other things, but yet still seem to be gratified when we
meet them and tell them that we are fans of this show and that we still
participate in fannish activities for it.

Thank you all for taking what was once a mere whim and turning it into a
place where anyone who could be respectful was welcome, where we stayed
reasonably on-topic, and folks didn't really give our listowners too
much hassle (compared to some of the drama-filled sites out there for
other things).

My eternal thanks for my successors as listowner, because they took my
vision and kept the good ship on the course I'd originally charted.  Our
current listowner, McLisa, and list gardener, Don Fasig, are awesome
awesome folks, and I'm proud of their work with this little seed I
planted so long ago.

It has, unfortunately, not always been happy times for us. We have lost
several who have been near and dear to us, like our beloved Susan
Garrett.  It is my sad duty to inform everyone that while I was
searching for an address so we may send thank you notes to Bill Verity
for letting us stay on Penn State's servers 15 years after I
graduated... I came across his obituary instead.  Bill lost his
courageous battle with lung cancer back in September.

A celebration of his life will be held tomorrow at the State College
Presbyterian Church.  I don't recall if any list members are in the area
anymore who could attend, but I'd like to ask that everyone raise a
glass or say a prayer or whatever you feel comfortable doing tomorrow to
thank and honor the memory of the man who gave us a home when he didn't
have to, and let us keep it long after he should have actually asked us
to leave.

Thank you.

Jean Prior
List Founder and Elder Stateskitty.


Date:    Fri, 2 Nov 2012 16:41:33 -0500
From:    Steph <s.hand@a.......>
Subject: Re: List Anniversary and Sad News

Sorry, that we have lost a dear member. I started with the list when I was
battling an illness. I will always remember the great stories that took my
mind off of the pain and started thinking about creating stories.
Thank you everyone for your great kindness and creativity.

On Nov 2, 2012, at 4:34 PM, Jean Prior <phoenix@s.......> wrote:

> news.


Date:    Fri, 2 Nov 2012 17:16:18 -0700
From:    fkforever <fkforever@y.......>
Subject: Re: List Anniversary and Sad News

Yes we've had may wonderful times and a few said ones along the way. I found
Forever Knight on TV mid to end Season 2...  and joined FORKNI-L@l.......
in 1997, when I got my first computer.

The list and friends that I've made have been very beneficial in my life...
Both helped me get through a very difficult time when I was the sole caregiver
for my elderly parents.

So many fond memories...  Gertherings, LCA, and WARS!!!!
The WARS have been so much fun.

Jean:  My gratitude to you, McLisa, and Don for your years of caring and
devotion  to the list and the community of friends that you have helped
to create.



Date:    Fri, 2 Nov 2012 16:46:53 -0500
From:    Theresa Ramseyer <tlr280mp@g.......>
Subject: Re: List Anniversary and Sad News

Wow.  These 20 years have gone by in a flash. I appreciate Jean and
McLisa and Don, and all the other list members.  I do a lot of
lurking, but you do a lot of good writing, and I've never been made to
feel uncomfortable.  Bill sounds like a wonderful man, and I'm sorry
for his passing.



Date:    Fri, 2 Nov 2012 21:12:18 -0700
From:    Laurie of the Isles <laudon1228@y.......>
Subject: Re: List Anniversary and Sad News

To Jean, McLisa and Don, and to all the FORKNI-L family, thank you.

The FK fandom was my first online fandom home, and the standard to which I
hold all others I encounter.

I am sorry to hear of Mr. Verity's passing.

Laurie of the Isles
Om Tare Tutarre Ture Soha

From: Jean Prior <phoenix@s.......>
To: FORKNI-L@l.......
Sent: Friday, November 2, 2012 2:34 PM
Subject: [FORKNI-L] List Anniversary and Sad News

>Next month, on December 9th, FORKNI-L will officially be 20 years old.



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