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wildeoscar
05-04-2008, 05:13 PM
this event was as good as it could have been given the circumstance. Impressive location and one heck of a spread. My deepest thanks to Bawb's family and friends, the pod squad, et. Al. For sharing with your audience

Peace be with you all

mommyceratops
05-04-2008, 05:15 PM
this event was as good as it could have been given the circumstance. Impressive location and one heck of a spread. My deepest thanks to Bawb's family and friends, the pod squad, et. Al. For sharing with your audience

Peace be with you all

Glad you went! WildeOscar.... :hug:

NC Belle
05-04-2008, 05:18 PM
WO, I'm glad that you could make it.

WaltD4Me
05-04-2008, 05:28 PM
Glad you made it there WO.

Were there alot of people there? Alot of DIS'ers? I was thinking about it today and was hoping alot of people were able to make it.

wildeoscar
05-04-2008, 05:43 PM
my new park peeve is the people with blue tooth ear gizmos... Are you really so important that you need one of those in your head @ mk? I mean really? At the happiest place on earth on vacation pushing you kid in a 31$ stroller do you need that distraction?

DisDarling
05-04-2008, 05:45 PM
Thanks for sharing. Any other details? I thought of you all today...

Amy

wildeoscar
05-04-2008, 05:46 PM
the gaylord is a cool hotel, very pretty... Though you need a Sherpa and the rosettastone to find your way out.

UrsulasShadow
05-04-2008, 05:48 PM
my new park peeve is the people with blue tooth ear gizmos... Are you really so important that you need one of those in your head @ mk? I mean really? At the happiest place on earth on vacation pushing you kid in a 31$ stroller do you need that distraction?

And don't they look dumb, walking through the parks, talking loudly to themselves?



Actually, I do that without a bluetooth.....

wildeoscar
05-04-2008, 05:50 PM
I never would have recognized will from the pic ursula sent me.

BRobson
05-04-2008, 05:51 PM
And don't they look dumb, walking through the parks, talking loudly to themselves?



Actually, I do that without a bluetooth.....

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

They do look ridiculous - I sometimes wish there was no mobile phones (well apart from i phones of course!!!)

wildeoscar
05-04-2008, 05:54 PM
I foresee a trip to mini golf, poly for dole whip & AC for ore pod cruise excurtions!

IWISHFORDISNEY
05-04-2008, 05:57 PM
Thanks for sharing with us. I am glad you could make it down.

WaltD4Me
05-04-2008, 06:05 PM
my new park peeve is the people with blue tooth ear gizmos... Are you really so important that you need one of those in your head @ mk? I mean really? At the happiest place on earth on vacation pushing you kid in a 31$ stroller do you need that distraction?

Oooooooo, I hate those things. I am always thinking the person is talking to me cuz you can't see the darn thing, at least with a cell you can see the person holding it to their ear. Course I'm not really fond of cell phones either. I just got one a couple months ago and it is turned off most of the time....Personally, I LIKE it when people can't reach me...and that is especially true when I'm at WDW.

safetymom
05-04-2008, 06:13 PM
It was great getting to meet so many people. They had a display of Bob photos. His wife was there along with his kids.

I got to meet many DIS'ers. It is always so great to put a face to the name.

The food was fabulous and the company was the best. There were plenty of stories about Bob.

safetymom
05-04-2008, 06:13 PM
That was one awesome hotel. I will have to go back and enjoy it again.

DisDarling
05-04-2008, 06:24 PM
That was one awesome hotel. I will have to go back and enjoy it again.

Thanks to you and everyone else who has shared about how it went today. I so wish I could have been there.

AMY

dpuck1998
05-04-2008, 06:45 PM
ohh...i hate those little buggers also. My favorite is when someone has one and they hop into their 87 Yugo that cost about the same as the headset. Really...too lazy to hold a phone to your ear? Keep it in the car where in belongs.

mandymommy4
05-04-2008, 07:38 PM
It was so nice to meet Wildeoscar, Safteymom, Deb, and other posters! And of course Kevin, John, Julie, and Corey. It was almost surreal to look around and not see Bawb, I forgot for just a second and then had to remind myself..... Bob's wife Dianer (it was actually written that way on her name tag :) ) was very gracious allowing "strangers" to express their sympathies and share time with her less than a week after he passed.

Thank you, Podcast team for allowing us to share time with you and sharing your great memories of your dear friend, Bawb. He will be missed, and sadly it has finally hit home.

Mandy

wishspirit
05-04-2008, 07:38 PM
i always think they are talking to me too! :lmao:

Keep the office at the office not at the magic kingdom thank you!

Im glad the meet went well!

OKW Lover
05-04-2008, 08:40 PM
Wow, Somehow Val & I missed meeting some of the folks that were there. It would have been nice to put a face with some more of the names. We certainly enjoyed chatting with the folks there - I guess we should have made more of an effort to "work the room".

Thanks to the Podcast crew for setting this up. It was a great opportunity for all of us to come together.

parrotheadlois
05-04-2008, 09:38 PM
my new park peeve is the people with blue tooth ear gizmos... Are you really so important that you need one of those in your head @ mk? I mean really? At the happiest place on earth on vacation pushing you kid in a 31$ stroller do you need that distraction?

We went to see Cheryl Wheeler (a folk singer) and she talked about those kind of things and how people look like they're walking around talking to themselves, like crazy people (:

WO, I'm so glad you made it there. After your Bob encounter and winning the cruise - you epitomize all of us Dis Unplugged fans.

kab407
05-04-2008, 10:18 PM
I foresee a trip to mini golf, poly for dole whip & AC for ore pod cruise excurtions!

Count me in!

Stroller Boy
05-04-2008, 10:23 PM
my new park peeve is the people with blue tooth ear gizmos... Are you really so important that you need one of those in your head @ mk? I mean really? At the happiest place on earth on vacation pushing you kid in a 31$ stroller do you need that distraction?

Sorry about that WO! It's actually my auto Q-tipper! ;-)

Glad you could make the Podcast get together, from the pictures it appeared to be as nice of a time as it could have been. I tell ya, this community feels more like a family through all of this.

djlexus
05-04-2008, 11:16 PM
Yea everything was incredible I have to say totally not what I was expecting. It was very nice to get to know all of u and Kevin and John very nice to meet u. Thank all of u who put this together.

Dim
05-04-2008, 11:43 PM
My wife and I attended the memorial today. We were walking through the Gaylord Palms and it was our first time there. We stopped to check the map to see if we could find the room that we were supposed to be in. There was a woman in front of us at the map and we overheard that she was looking for the same room as we were. We started walking towards the room right behind her and her party. She stopped to look at the live alligators and we stopped next to her to check them out as well. One gator was especially active swimming around and she commented to us that they are usually just lying around.

I was in a bit of a somber mood because I was anxious about going to the service. I was wearing a lime green Disney shirt and after looking at the gators for a few minutes the woman asked if we were DISers. We said yes and she said "Oh, I'm so glad you decided to come, I am Bob's wife Diana."!

She was so happy that we were there for Bob and she gave us each a big hug. We walked into the room with her and she took us up and showed us all of the pictures of Bob and his family that were on display.

The room was beautiful and the food and service were excellent. We got to talk to Kevin and John, Corey & Julie and we also sat at a table with and got to meet fellow DISers safety mom, okw lover, grumpy0711 and others.

We talked to Diana 2 more times before we left and when we were saying our goodbyes to her she was so thankful that everyone showed up and she was so happy that so many people showed up to celebrate Bob. I started to cry as we said goodbye and she told me to only greive for a short time and then be happy and celebrate Bob. She was truly wonderful and strong!

Thank you Diana for everything and we wish you all the best. You are in our prayers. Stay strong and thank you for sharing Bob with us!

miss missy
05-05-2008, 12:24 AM
My wife and I attended the memorial today. We were walking through the Gaylord Palms and it was our first time there. We stopped to check the map to see if we could find the room that we were supposed to be in. There was a woman in front of us at the map and we overheard that she was looking for the same room as we were. We started walking towards the room right behind her and her party. She stopped to look at the live alligators and we stopped next to her to check them out as well. One gator was especially active swimming around and she commented to us that they are usually just lying around.

I was in a bit of a somber mood because I was anxious about going to the service. I was wearing a lime green Disney shirt and after looking at the gators for a few minutes the woman asked if we were DISers. We said yes and she said "Oh, I'm so glad you decided to come, I am Bob's wife Diana."!

She was so happy that we were there for Bob and she gave us each a big hug. We walked into the room with her and she took us up and showed us all of the pictures of Bob and his family that were on display.

The room was beautiful and the food and service were excellent. We got to talk to Kevin and John, Corey & Julie and we also sat at a table with and got to meet fellow DISers safety mom, okw lover, grumpy0711 and others.

We talked to Diana 2 more times before we left and when we were saying our goodbyes to her she was so thankful that everyone showed up and she was so happy that so many people showed up to celebrate Bob. I started to cry as we said goodbye and she told me to only greive for a short time and then be happy and celebrate Bob. She was truly wonderful and strong!

Thank you Diana for everything and we wish you all the best. You are in our prayers. Stay strong and thank you for sharing Bob with us!


:grouphug:

SamSam
05-05-2008, 08:25 AM
It was a beautiful way to give tribute to, and celebrate Bawb's life. I met many other disser's and Kevin, John, Corey, Julie, the elusive Will and Dianer. We had met many at the Dec. 6 meet and they welcomed us as if they had known us forever. Very warm, loving group. It was very moving and rewarding to sit and visit and share Bawb stories. Thank you Podcast Crew for allowing your listeners the opportunity to share in celebrating Bawb's life with you. Sharon

kimbac3
05-05-2008, 09:46 AM
Thanks for sharing about the memorial. It helps those of us who couldn't be there.

Bob's wife sounds like a wonderful person. May God bless her:hug:

Kim

MODisFan
05-05-2008, 01:24 PM
Mandymommy4 - I like your new family picture!

Jennygt
05-05-2008, 01:27 PM
Sorry about that WO! It's actually my auto Q-tipper! ;-)

Glad you could make the Podcast get together, from the pictures it appeared to be as nice of a time as it could have been. I tell ya, this community feels more like a family through all of this.

I could not agree with you more!! I am happy that you all in Fla were able to comfort each other and give Diana a big hug from her Dis family.

iuki
05-05-2008, 04:02 PM
my new park peeve is the people with blue tooth ear gizmos... Are you really so important that you need one of those in your head @ mk? I mean really? At the happiest place on earth on vacation pushing you kid in a 31$ stroller do you need that distraction?

My husband wears the blue tooth in his ear because he only has one arm and is hard of hearing. It's difficult for him to hear the phone ring and difficult to handle the phone. We carry the phone so that we can communicate with our children and their families when we can't find each other in those theme parks. I believe most people wear the blue tooth to keep their hands free, especially if they have children. Personally, I don't like talking on the phone, so our family call my husband when they want to get in touch with us.;)

iuki
:surfweb:

mommyceratops
05-05-2008, 06:38 PM
i always think they are talking to me too! :lmao:

Keep the office at the office not at the magic kingdom thank you!

Im glad the meet went well!

DS5 and I were out running errands today and this woman had one...she had her hand over her ear (you couldn't see it at first) but she was talking super loud...

He says "mom she's talking to herself" It made me chuckle and think of the thread.

Roxy217
05-05-2008, 07:12 PM
my new park peeve is the people with blue tooth ear gizmos... Are you really so important that you need one of those in your head @ mk? I mean really? At the happiest place on earth on vacation pushing you kid in a 31$ stroller do you need that distraction?

LOL! :rotfl2: My husband & I wre just talking about this the other day! Then God forbid you pass them and they are talking to someone! I can't tell you how many times I said "Excuse me?" I thought they were talking to ME! How embaressing!


PS Thanks for lightening the mood. Bawb always loved a good peeve:hug:

amyhughes
05-05-2008, 07:28 PM
I had a similar incident today at the Optometrist. Fellow was sitting there and all of a sudden goes, "What time is it?" I immediately look at my watch and look up at him, mouth open, ready to say "It is 9:15" and he is rattling on about a meeting then I see the little blue light.

It's a total PSYCH half the time. Then if they are speaking to you, you don't realize it cause you think they are on their bluetooth thingy. I can understand if you are driving, or cooking or something. But sitting down reading a magazine?:confused3 You just have to chuckle because half the time the guys look like Lando Calrissians droid helper in Empire Strikes Back, 4-LOM.:cool2:

winotracy
05-06-2008, 08:12 PM
It was great to meet so many of you on Sunday. The room was so elegant and the food was fantastic. I just wish we could have been there for a podcast taping (because that would mean that Bawb would have been there). :grouphug:

OKW Lover
05-06-2008, 09:55 PM
It was great to meet so many of you on Sunday. The room was so elegant and the food was fantastic. I just wish we could have been there for a podcast taping (because that would mean that Bawb would have been there). :grouphug:

It was good to meet you and Bill also Tracy. Quite a coincidence that you also know Scott & Lynn. How did you happen to connect us?

You're right - it would have been such a fun time to have been there for an actual taping. Maybe the crew will try setting one up at a later date.

winotracy
05-07-2008, 01:09 PM
It was good to meet you and Bill also Tracy. Quite a coincidence that you also know Scott & Lynn. How did you happen to connect us?


Believe it or not, food! We were talking about the food at the meet and I was talking about how nice Gaylord Palms is and Scott said they had friends who were there. He mentioned your names and I immediately knew who he was talking about!