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OT-CHAT: Where are you?

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: OT-CHAT: Where are you?
  • From: "John I. Jones" <jijones@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 21:41:06 +0000
  • References: <l03130300b1a64841e9a4@[]>

J. Michael, Celia or Ben Storey wrote:
> >Anyway keep the posts coming, I will keep on keepin' on.
> You're a true servant, John. My hero! Thank you for being
> a) educated enough to know how to keep us more or less in touch,
> b) dedicated enough to keep plugging, and
> c) more than thoughtful enough for two or three computer gurus combined.
> Plugging into Iris-L at any time of the day or night and reading the
> conversations of people who have begun to seem like particular friends has
> been such a habit over the past year and a half that I find myself at loose
> ends this week. I plop down at the monitor, pop up my dialer and sit back
> expecting to watch 1,670 messages downloading slowly, ever so slowly while
> I frown at their passing subject lines and wonder whether I shouldn't just
> blanket delete the entire lot. Don't these people have gardens to weed?
> But now comes this void, these lonely hours of no mail or only the few
> messages you have so considerately passed along. I've learned I really miss
> my iris pals, even the silly ones who never remember to post their
> locations and who insist upon me-too'ing every pun or aside until Art Bern
> is fit to be tied.
> Where is everyone? What is happening around Rima's pond? Has Anner gone for
> a stroll through the alleys of Richmond without inviting me? Shouldn't
> Walter be disgruntled about something? Doesn't Ian or Bill or Rodney or Tom
> or John or Juri or Gunnar or Arnold or Carl or -- here lately -- Steve,
> don't these guys have anything curious to report about some unpronounceable
> species iris they aren't sure deserves the name? Where is Griff's
> erudition? Where is Jeff's puckish wit? Where are the irrepressable
> Australians with their topsy-turvey seasons and their clever ways with
> words?
> Where is today's magnificently impenetrable genetics lesson from brilliant
> Sharon, today's wild and crazy storytelling from Kathyguest, today's
> to-the-point expertise from Superstition's Rick Tasco? Claire's and Ellen's
> Yankee ingenuity, Rusty's exuberance, Diana's auctionitis, Dennis' wish
> list, Amy's bugs?
> How is Dahliaman's new garden blooming? Will Linda Mann ever refine her
> rhizome purchase strategy to zero-in upon plants fit for the rigors of her
> famous frost pocket torture beds, and only those plants? Has Dorothy
> Frisbie's kitty recovered from his liver disease? Is Dana being plagued by
> snakes? Did Sharlyn ever catch that gopher? Will Sterling(not Innerst)'s
> fans rebound?
> And most of all, what does Mark think about all of this weather?
> I miss all the people who may not post often but whose presence surrounds
> me daily, because I know they are listening along, laughing along or
> gritting their teeth along with me. Where are you Phyllis and Tammy, Sally
> and Christa, Mary, Gloria, Annette, Tina, Fiona, Jim, Greg, Graham, Dr.
> Zurbrigg, irisbuff and Chad, Judy, Monica, Julie, Scott, Bob and Bob and
> Bob and Bob and Pat and Pat and Dennis and Dennis and Merrily?
> Where are you guys?  I miss you all. Come back to me.
> celia
> storey@aristotle.net
> Little Rock USDA Zone Too Darn Hot

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