I came here a few months after it was set up.....

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Posted by Barb D on October 24, 2001 at 20:58:35:

In Reply to: DJ, Barb D, Paco... whom do I ask? posted by annemarie on October 24, 2001 at 17:36:57:

For some of us, maybe it just seems like we've been here for longer. I really didn't remember how long it had been here. Just that I found it and thank goodness for that.

Back in the OLD days, when I arrived in Clusterville, it was a small town, just about two or three dozen people (regulars that is) not the booming metropolis it is today. Don't remember that we had many overseas visitors coming by to visit. Maybe one or two from the United Kingdom every now and then, but not really a lot. Just us old regulars.

Then we started getting more and more people moving in and the place started growing with alarming speed. D J started putting in new street signs and changing the roads up and pretty soon some of us old people didn't even recognize the place anymore. In fact, I look around today and it doesn't even favor what it did a few years ago.

There are actually people here who don't even know who KIP is - oh, everyone knows what the KIP-scale is, but don't know KIP. He's been feeling kinda poorly the last month or so and hasn't posted real regularly lately, so there are people who don't know him. Imagine that!

And a lot of folks have moved out of Clusterville for one reason or another. Some got better and just didn't come back. They're missed. Some aren't with us anymore. They're really missed. Some just come back when they need us. That's ok, we're happy to see them when they come to visit. The ones we really miss are the ones who just went away and we don't know what happened to them. Those we wonder about. Maybe someday they'll come back and let us know what they've been up to.

But we've had so many new people move in over the years that it's hard to keep up. Just about the time I think I know everyone, there are so many new ones that I'm already behind again. I'm glad they're finding us, but hate to see so many having to come here.

But as long as Clusters are with us, I hope Clusterville will be here to welcome those that suffer. For those of us Oldtimes who've been members of the Chamber of Commerce in Clusterville from almost the beginning we Welcome one and all.

Barbara D. Henderson

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