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When did this board start???
Posted by: kim (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: June 22, 2010 08:25AM

There is a post on TTOL that they have been up for 10 years, this board shows I have been a member since 2005? But wasnt then when the board changed? When did it officially start? I remember thats how I "met" barbara, trying to get Island updates after one of the storms, any idea which storm?

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Re: When did this board start???
Posted by: Barbara1 (Moderator)
Date: June 22, 2010 08:36AM

wow, that's a good question Kim
didn't this board start in 1995 after Luis?
It definitely started because of a storm , to provide updates.
I have to think it was Luis.
and I think you are right.. I think that Gert changed the board and re registered everyone in 2005.
that's why we all show 2005, I think
anyway, I met you and Enzo, and Gert, and Neil and a few others because of this board.

[barcann.livejournal.com]

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Re: When did this board start???
Posted by: kim (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: June 22, 2010 09:09AM

okay, good, I'm not loosing it completely!! I knew it was because of a storm for updates! And yes, that is how we met, all from the board, you and Enzo would give great updates, Enzo was my MUllet Bay connection!! And I met Irina through here also, I think? though was the first time we actually met, was that loong night at Spinnakers, me, ken, you, Irina and Neil, when Neil very proudly served us up a bottle of "rum", and the only one blushing was Ken!! haha

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Re: When did this board start???
Posted by: WOW (---.hsd1.mi.comcast.net)
Date: June 22, 2010 09:28AM

Sounds like you guys have a wonderful history.

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Re: When did this board start???
Posted by: Barbara1 (Moderator)
Date: June 22, 2010 10:00AM

maybe a drunken history? smileys with beer

[barcann.livejournal.com]

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Re: When did this board start???
Posted by: Neil Rooney (Moderator)
Date: June 22, 2010 02:29PM

Who?

Us??

Just Another Ho Hum Day On D Planet

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Re: When did this board start???
Posted by: jimandi (---.pbtcomm.net)
Date: June 22, 2010 03:03PM

Well, if I don't remember it, IT DID NOT HAPPEN.

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Re: When did this board start???
Posted by: Ita (---.mia.bellsouth.net)
Date: June 22, 2010 04:33PM

We were at Spinnakers? I thought we were at the old Ric's?
I think the Yacht Club was still in containers back then!
Or maybe not? Damn. I don't remember either!
LOL
Cheers
irina

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Re: When did this board start???
Posted by: kim (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: June 22, 2010 05:09PM

Irina - yes we were at Spinnakers, but you would probably not remember!! We had to drag Michael out to bring you home! smileys with beer

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Re: When did this board start???
Posted by: pat (---.dsl.wlfrct.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 22, 2010 07:15PM

Aha - so that's what goes on when there's no adults around to superivse you kids!!

Good for the whole bunch of you and I can only add, I wish I'd been there, too. Well, and then again, perhaps NOT!! smileys with beer

Respectfully,

pat
smiling smileysmiling smiley

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Re: When did this board start???
Posted by: John (---.nwrknj.east.verizon.net)
Date: June 22, 2010 08:31PM

I remember finding this site before any others and yes, it was just before the hurricane. I went under a different ID name at that time. I remember being attached to this site finding out anything I could about what was happening. We landed up going to the island only 2 weeks after the hurricane struck and we had the greatest time discovering new places since many vacationers had decided to go elsewhere, thus no traffic whatsoever. Although our resort had been pretty much destroyed, we found the Sapphire sufficient to call home and was happy to support those businesses that managed to open for business when they needed vacationers the most.


Ooopsss.....I meant to say right after the hurricane....my bad

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Life is not a child's game of follow the Leader. Instead, life is more about finding one's own purpose in life....your life's plan, and then making a positive difference on earth.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/23/2010 08:40PM by John.

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Re: When did this board start???
Posted by: ANON (---.muf122.nycm.n54ny05r18.dsl.att.net)
Date: June 23, 2010 07:58AM

Did it exist before the big hurricane.

I was under the {apparent} "miss"understanding it was created by Gert for the storm damaged island people to be able to communicate to their familys and
friends off of the island right after the storm.

Thanks for hte new factoid. And interesting to see how something started so generously by the skill of one very caring person developed into something so good for so many and lasted so long.

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Re: When did this board start???
Posted by: contessa (---.bstnma.east.verizon.net)
Date: June 23, 2010 08:28AM

Whatever happened to: What happens in SXM stays in SXM?? grinning smiley


smileys with beer Contessa


BTW....I've also been a member since 2005 but I'm sure it's this forum not the older forum which at times got 'carried away' !! Yup, I'll bite.....I got carried away, too! Dang, those were the good old days! winking smiley

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Re: When did this board start???
Posted by: Barbara1 (Moderator)
Date: June 23, 2010 11:43AM

anon, you are right.

"It was created by Gert for the storm damaged island people to be able to communicate to their familys and friends off of the island right after the storm. "

[barcann.livejournal.com]

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Re: When did this board start???
Posted by: Neil Rooney (Moderator)
Date: June 23, 2010 12:57PM

Phone service was very limited, even cell phones were out for some time.

www.Stormcarib.com is still here.

Just Another Ho Hum Day On D Planet

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