AOL Journal Community. aka: J-land ... The end of an era ...
The above photos were some of the first I posted in this AOL journal. They will be permanently deleted on October 31st. Not by choice, mind you.
Ahh, look at 'em up there. It was Fall of the year. October, 2003. Stephen was so much smaller. Patches was still alive. ::sigh:: During this time, I was in the midst of making some of the best friends I'll ever know. I've already lost touch with many. My first bestest buddy, SloMo. Sigh ... How I still miss that girl. If I just knew she was OK. ~ Armand ... where are you? I miss your political reports (even when we didn't see eye to eye all the time) and Stephen misses his Army-Man-buddy. And... Vivian ... dear, sweet Vivian, how I miss you. Lets not forget those who, in the beginning made AOL J the community that it is. Pam. Frank. May you two always rest in peace. I'll never forget the impact y'all had on my life and I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say, "we'll never, ever forget you.
There are more. Many more friends I've sadly lost touch with. Most of which happened after the split a few years ago when AOL began posting ads on our journals. I have to say now that I am thankful in a small way that AOL imposed the ads on us because it was then that I moved to Live Journal. And today I still have that journal and most of the time, I copy my journal entries and post over there. It, too, is private. SO I don't have as much to back up as I normally would. I just don't trust AOL to move everything for me to blogger so I will manually copy most of my entries posted in those first 2 or 3 years.
Those of you who are not AOL members and are a reader of this journal, you may not be aware that AOL is shutting the doors to the AOL journal community and also closing our FTP webspace where we have SO MANY photos and memories saved. Stay tuned. After this is all over, you can find me at blog spot. Same user name and email only, (it's at gmail dot com) my journal will again be named none other than, Daily Gratitudes and Attitudes.
The last five years and two months have been special and I look forward to keeping in touch with all of you!
Till we meet again!