Friday, 29 August 2008

Thank You From The Bottom of my Heart

Hello everybody!  It's me Waitressangel.  I would like to express my gratitude to all of my friends here in Jland. 

 I would name all of you but then I know I would forget someone and you'd have to kill me. 

 Just kidding. 

 There are so many of you who have seen me from the very beginning of my journal.  Alot has happened to me in the past 5 years....Let's see....There was my son's leaving home and then graduating from Chef school.  My parents and all of the wonderful times I spent with them to unfortunately their passing this year.  My little angel dog Tiny who was so well known here sometimes people would write for me to tell her Hello.  And now we have Sadie Marie who livens up any crowd.  I have had many ups and downs.  Been through 3 jobs....and you were all there to see me through,

give me advice and just be there to listen.  There is NO WAY I could tell you just how much that means to me....You know some people (who don't have journals) are clueless when it comes to the many bonds we have formed with people we have grown to love and trust...that we have never physically met before.

I have laughed with you

I have cried with you

I have checked in to see about you.

I have and will always love and adore you.

God Bless you my dear friends. xoxBarb

Sunday, 24 August 2008

A Most Joyous Celebration

 It's not often you get to thank people you've never met for the open heartedness and generosity of spirit they've shown, now it's lo these 5 years.  Amazing time.  In looking back over my early posts I see how sadly serious I was about so much - writing about it and knowing people actually read those words made a big difference in my life.  I'll always be grateful to this Land of J and hope never to stop tapping out my dreams and schemes.  Love to all of you, Cathy

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Happy Anniversary J-land


Hi, I made my first entry on the 22nd November 2007 and Eternity began. When I made that first entry I had no idea what journals was really about. Since then I have discovered this wonderful community of love and support. That night I "fell" into the journals chat room and met Guido, who along with many others have been my guiding light through J-land. J-land has become very important too me the freindships I have formed here have become and important part of my life.

I have 2 other "blogs" elsewhere and have not experienced the welcome, support and friendship I have here.

Thank-you J-land for being so special...


...raising my coffee cup.... here's to many more years of a wonderful community.


mrs t (michele)

Happy Birthday

I think this is wonderful that a community of people can come together and share their thoughts and ideas and lifes with one another!  I myself have been blogging for over 2 years.  My first journal for those who may remember it was At the base of the Mountains.  I had to delete that one and now have my current one... Starting life over at 40 (adirondack country gal).  I truly enjoy keeping a journal and find it very helpful to get my feelings out there and little bits and pieces of my life also.  Thanks for all my friends and readers for being there for me! 


Friday, 22 August 2008

Community Makes the Difference

  To everyone in the J-Land Community!  I've been reading all the posts that were already here. And it occurs to me that "community" is the key to the whole "feel" of J-Land.  How'd this occur?  Maybe it was kick-started because at first it was for AOL Members only.  The ease of recognizing a screen name and cultivating a relationship.  Everyone had at least thier ISP and some software in common.

The fact that the "Notify AOL" button is close at hand works somewhat like the cop walking his beat thru a neighborhood.  That AOL itself is somewhat like everyone's favorite yet often annoying uncle.  Offering help when needed.  And giving us all something to grouse about together.  ;o) 

But more than anything I believe it is those who came first to settle this frontier that set the mold.  And overwhelmingly thier support and warmth has been passed on to each successive wave of entrants. 

I can honestly say that I have not met anyone here that I do not like.  And no one has ever made me to feel belittled or beleaguered nor unwelcomed. 

May we be faithful to carry the tradition forward.  To preserve this corner of the web in the pristine condition in which we found it.


Anniversary Blog!

Happy Anniversary J-land!!!!  Thank you all for being a wonderful part of my life... for letting me whine, and share all the different parts of my life with you!!!


Thursday, 21 August 2008

Wow~5 Years !

Happy 5th Anniversary AOL JLand! 

My first entry was May 6, 2005, so I've just been around a little over three years.   I got started because my daughter had a journal and she was always telling me about the great people she was meeting.  Unfortunately, she has since stopped journaling.

But, I'm hooked!   I only wish there were more hours in the day, so I could read more journals than I do now.  Sometimes I find myself on overload when it comes to alerts....but I do my best to eventually catch up.

When I was a teenager I had several Pen Pals from different countries.  I like to consider my JLand friends my "electronic Pen Pals." 

I have met some very dear people since that day a little over 3 years ago.  I've been privileged to be apart of their lives thru the good times and bad...the happy times and sad.  We've celebrated births of grand children, and mourned the deaths of loved ones and friends.   We've banded together when "nasty Nates" have left rotten comments.  And we've welcomed new journalers into our midst.

My hope is that we continue to uphold each other at all times and remember that behind every computer keyboard is a living breathing person.  Mom used to say "think before you speak."  In this day and age we need to remember to "think before we type." 

Happy JLand Anniversary~may there be many, many more !

Linda in beautiful western Washington state