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Old 12-31-2004, 06:47 PM   #1
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A bit of a reminice and good wishes for a great New Year, 2005.. (sound)

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New Year's Eve, an opportunity to say thanks for a good year, best wishes for the year ahead.

Thanks for being here this year for my family, Marie, the kids, Natalie and Vince, Doc, myself. Oftentimes coming here, asking for prayers, good wishes, for the problem, dilemma or concern of the moment. Thanks for sharing the good times, the tough times, the happy times, the sad times, the triumphs, the failures.

Coming here, almost every morning, weekdays at least, doing the morning riddle, always a nice start to the day. Well, usually not doing it on my own, but with help from the riddle mistresses (they like to be referred to as goddesses). The riddle folks are always full of smiles, even at that early hour. If you have never stopped by, give it a try, you’ll probably like it.

Throughout the day, if I am by a PC, it is great to stop by the DIS here, getting the pulse of the world. We have gone through another tough year, the war on terrorism overseas, on several fronts, the very heated campaign and subsequent election, here locally, 4 devastating hurricanes, within an unbelievable six week period of time in Florida, and just this week, the horrific earthquake produced tsunami over in the Indian Ocean and Asia, so many, many people affected.

In the evening, sometimes a quick latenight checkin, sometimes relaxing for a couple hours with friends, family, the world over.

We have seen some good people pass on; a musical genius, Ray Charles, the French chef, Julia Child, the man who always claimed he could not get any respect, but I think he really did get it, Rodney Dangerfield, Gordo, Gordon Cooper, one of those with the Right Stuff from Mercury days, the beloved Captain Kangaroo, Bob Keeshan (hey, who said I look like the Captain?), the Godfather, Marlon Brando, the Gipper, President Ronald Reagan, heck, even Superman, Christopher Reeve. And many more. Sad, all of them.

Stopping by the DIS, at times I have felt like this , though most often like this . We do come here to revel in our own good happenings or those of others. We do come here for comfort, seeking it and receiving it, as well as giving it to so many. We rightfully toot our horns over our families’ accomplishments, as well as our own. We congratulate, we cheer, we say goodbye to those trekking down to that place that brought us here in the first place, welcome them home when they return, help them plan for the next trip. Individual hugs, group hugs, all good.

We’ve had a lot of new baby DIS’ers born here this year, with lots more in the ovens at this moment. We have shared some heartbreak too, in that part of life, and do hope everybody’s dreams do come true in the future. We have shared deaths here, in our real life families, as well as our DIS family. We remember them all. Good times, bad times, happy times, sad times, we do it all here. We hope and pray (those that do) that those in harms way overseas are kept safe to someday return home again.

We are here, for each other, supporting each other, enjoying each other. We have our disagreements, but that’s life, families always do. But in the end, all said and done, family.

Hope everyone here has a great New Year, 2005. Happiness, health, joy, dreams come true. Hope all those who are aching, body and soul, in ill health, themselves or family, are well in the days ahead. The blessings of God (if you believe, or whoever or whatever, if you don’t) be with you throughout the coming year. Let’s enjoy life. :thewave:

Happy New Year, all the DIS Family.

And please, do drive sensibly and safely.
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Old 12-31-2004, 06:51 PM   #2
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thanks Dan
I'm and at the same time!

Happy New Year to you and yours, and our whole DIS family!
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Old 12-31-2004, 06:58 PM   #3
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Thank you for your words!! And for sharing the song, I love it!

Happy New Year to all DISers! See you next year!
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Old 12-31-2004, 07:02 PM   #4
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Thanks Dan. Beautiful sentiments to usher in a new year with. Best wishes of health and happiness in 2005 to you and all the DIS families out there.

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Old 12-31-2004, 07:05 PM   #5
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as always

eloquently said..nothing more to add but "Thanks, Dan" for saying it for all of us..may 2005 find everyone in better health, may it find the World more at Peace, and may Love continue to shine on the DIS!
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Old 12-31-2004, 07:11 PM   #6
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Thanks Dan for that wonderful sentiment! I think you have just said what many of us here feel.

Happy New Year to you and yours and a wish for a healthy 2005!

I, for one, am happy to be part of the DIS family!!!
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Old 12-31-2004, 07:23 PM   #7
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Thanks for the wonderful post Dan! Most eloquent, as usual!!! When this year began, I was fighting through a rare and life-threatening disease and with the help of my family and friends, both at home and here on The Dis, I can safely say that I am back to about 99.9%. I have spent this past year realizing that the little things are just as important as the big things and learned that nothing should ever be taken for granted. I'm looking forward to a healthy, happy and safe New Year and I wish all my friends on The Dis the same!
Please take a moment tonight and remember those sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, dads and moms who are away from their families, helping to keep our families safe and free!
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Old 12-31-2004, 07:23 PM   #8
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Thank you for writing for all of us and for the song. It makes me miss WDW even more where life is simple and our dreams come to life.
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Old 12-31-2004, 07:28 PM   #9
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Thank you for such an eloquent statement. To you and yours, and all of those on the dis I wish you a New Year filled with Joy, hope, health and most of all, PEACE. :D
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Old 12-31-2004, 07:32 PM   #10
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Thank you Dan for all the wonderful and very heartwarming posts. When I read your nice posts, it always make me smile. I know I found a friend in you, especially those times when I was really down, you were there to comfort me through PMs. Thanks for being a special friend.

May the Lord always be with you and your family. "Happy New Year to you and your family."

All I wish for this New Year is "World Peace" and may everyone find happiness and good health always.

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Old 12-31-2004, 07:33 PM   #11
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Thanks a lot Dan, for those good wishes and the song! :D

I hope that you and all of the other fellow DISers have a healthy, happy 2005, and I'll talk to you people again next year!!!!!!!

I'm happy to be part of this great family!!!!!
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Old 12-31-2004, 07:35 PM   #12
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Thank you Dan :D

To everyone, Happy New Year! Hope the new year is so much better than you ever thought it could be.
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Old 12-31-2004, 07:39 PM   #13
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Dan....From Our family to yours...Have a great & happy New Year with lots of love....2005... have a good year....xxxx
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Old 12-31-2004, 07:41 PM   #14
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Thanks a lot Dan, for those good wishes and the song! :D

I hope that you and all of the other fellow DISers have a healthy, happy 2005, and I'll talk to you people again next year!!!!!!!

I'm happy to be part of this great family!!!!!
Ditto...Ditto...Ditto...H N Y EVERYONE...XXXX
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