Posted by Donna (184.108.40.206) on February 25, 2001 at 23:15:15:
We are so glad you are here. Pretty soon you will be an elder, and here will come more and more newbies. Time marches on.
So, please be patient with the elders and try to understand that we have grown to know, understand and love one another. And when a Carl D. comes along with his story of dismay, we know where he comes from, where he's been and where he is today. Don't be so sensitive. Don't be so quick to judge ( you know the old story about "walking in anothers shoes). Don't think that you are being picked on or that you are being asked to leave.
Take it easy. Take your time to get to know us. You will, with out any doubt, learn to love us. We are one great bunch of many personalities and we love each other. We know each other quirks ( hee hee), short comings (ooops!) fuses ( long and short), tempers, language, etc.
Just sit back, relax and observe for awhile. And when you see old timers defending someone, there's a reason, so step back and listen. You'll learn more that way then slamming someone. We don't take kindly to anyone hurting other family members. You are one already by just being here, but let's get to know each other first before we shoot our mouths off.
Missed you Carl and am glad to see you posting. I'm praying that things will get better for you soon. Keep fighting!
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