I am finally
accepting that the time has come to say good bye to all those who have
been so supportive through the years since this site first came into being.
I shall always be grateful for the support and kind words in addition to
the friendships made through the years with visitors to my site.
However the inability to continue is dictated by age and eyesight as opposed
to wanting to end this chapter in my life.
Since my Les passed
away in 2010 I have seemed to develop writer's block as well and that in
conjunction with the eye problems making graphic work of much poorer
quality that I can accept I am left with no other alternative.
I thank you
all from the bottom of my heart for accepting the ramblings of this opinionated
and quite mouthy Canadian who has found this site such an enjoyable outlet
through good times and bad for so very long. It's really quite amusing
in retrospect to recall how this site even came into being. I had the web
space and for quite some time chose to not even try to use it . This annoyed
a dear friend (a staunch American conservative btw) who was familiar with
my writings from a political debate forum of which we were both members
and even though we disagreed on politics we had become good friends, and
remain so to this day... see.. it IS possible. I so hope Congress does
come to recognize this once again .. and soon, for all our sakes !
To make a long story
short .. this 'misguided' Conservative had asked for the information
to access my space indicating he would get it established for me and in
all innocence I provided the necessary documentation believing that in
time I might perhaps try my hand at creating something using the space.
I neglected to take into account his machiavellian yet well intentioned
sense of humour and thus as I procrastinated for several more months he
finally decided to force the issue and he uploaded a hideous page of images
on my web space and then informed me that only when I had written something
to replace it would he provide the tutelage and the much needed information
to accommodate my doing so. I knew absolutely nothing about web design
etc. at that point and he knew this. He, with machiavellian glee managed
to force my compliance as there was no way I had any clue as to how to
remove it and no way in h*ll could I allow the abomination he had created
in my name to remain for all to see. Obviously he knew me well. I very
quickly began to create my very first web page.
My first graphic
efforts were pathetic but I found my writing a pleasurable way to express
my thoughts and it was so much less stressful than political debate !!
In this environment there was no back talk or disagreeable rhetoric coming
my way! I could expound as I wished .. it was wonderfully satisfying for
an opinionated soul like me. The years since speak for themselves. Once
started I never stopped.
So .. to that
dear, dear friend I say a heartfelt thank you. You were, and are an amazing
friend and I shall cherish that friendship as long as I remain on this
earth. Your gleeful mischievous prodding created an outlet for me that
saw me through my retirement, my husband's years of illness and his passing
and the multitude of ups and downs through the years since this site came
Since writing the
above I find myself now exercising my right as a woman to change my mind.
This hasn't come about as a result of my own determination faltering but
rather due to a recognition that perhaps that old friend who had
such a huge part in the birth of this site does have some right to
opinion as to it's fate. Upon being given a head's up as to my intent the
gentleman very quickly reached me via telephone and as I do hold him in
very high esteem I am reversing that decision.
If a stubborn lifelong
Conservative can put up with my Liberal ramblings which permeate a fair
number of pages here then perhaps this site still has some value. If for
no other reason than to prove that comity can exist between two diametrically
politically opposed individuals. In today's world where reason and a willingness
to recognize that it is possible for friendship and mutual respect
to exist even among those holding such vastly different beliefs on so many
matters affecting our futures and the futures of our children and grandchildren
is such a rarity then perhaps this site does still have some relevance
So, I may not
add new content as I have done historically but I will make an effort
when I am constructively motivated to again try my hand at voicing opinion
and overcoming this blasted writer's block and in the meantime hopefully
at least some of my past writings will remain relevant and timely. Perhaps
not politically but there is much more than that to this site. Family values
and the importance of our children and the heritage we will bequeath to
them also make up a large part of what is here and may well cause
some to think a bit about what I have written so often. If this site does
that then it is providing a resource which is timely always.
An aside to
my old friend... ok .. you win again ! But don't be too puffed up about
that as I really was quite sad at the prospect of seeing Slim's Place
cease to exist and you just gave me a good excuse to change my mind !
Why is it that I very much suspect you already know that ? ?
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MIDI "Because of You" was created as a very special gift for me
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was one of the very last he created
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