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Title: Check in to tell us where you're from...
Post by: John on June 25, 2006, 01:39:52 PM
Upstate NY, USA here.
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Post by: Dave on June 25, 2006, 01:49:47 PM
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Post by: GUESS on June 25, 2006, 02:50:34 PM
Raleigh, NC

(GO CANES!)   8)
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Post by: Risici on June 25, 2006, 03:11:25 PM
Copenhagen, Denmark   (almost at least ;))
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Post by: SoleAngelus on June 25, 2006, 05:17:28 PM
Chorley, Lancashire, UK
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Post by: happyheart on June 25, 2006, 06:35:29 PM
Southern Florida....right where all the hurricanes have come thru!! 
Royal Palm Beach, FL
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Post by: Carol on June 25, 2006, 07:28:46 PM
Melbourne, Australia. 
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Post by: glennab on June 25, 2006, 10:12:26 PM
Gulfport, Florida (the southern tip of St. Petersburg)
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Post by: paula on June 25, 2006, 10:53:38 PM
Hi all.  I'm here in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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Post by: pcraft on June 25, 2006, 11:02:38 PM
I'm from Ontario, Canada..   :)
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Post by: Veronica on June 25, 2006, 11:35:24 PM
South Texas born and raised....currently living in Boise Idaho.   ;)
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Post by: Rob Accomando on June 26, 2006, 12:24:53 AM
Newburgh, NY
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Post by: danger_Mouse on June 26, 2006, 02:52:25 AM
I'm from Auckland, in the Good Ol' N of Z....
(New Zealand)
 ;D
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Post by: capriccio on June 26, 2006, 02:57:33 AM
Atlanta, GA (but willing to relocate, lol)
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Post by: rachae1 on June 26, 2006, 07:10:08 AM
Hi im from Nottingham UK  :)
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Post by: Mark Wilson on June 26, 2006, 07:13:43 AM
Hi everyone. I'm from Dublin. Any other Irish OPR Volunteers out there?

-Mark.
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Post by: bpompilii on June 26, 2006, 12:31:46 PM
Willow Grove, PA.
I'm looking forward to helping as best I can.
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Post by: Jacquelyn on June 26, 2006, 01:50:13 PM
Chicago, IL and sometimes Naples, FL
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Post by: Dave on June 26, 2006, 09:28:35 PM
I'm in Fred Vegas ... also known as Fredericksburg, VA. But then again, all you OPR faithful probably already know that.
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Post by: Maigo on June 27, 2006, 12:04:27 AM
I’m from Southwest Florida.
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Post by: jeffrendek on June 28, 2006, 02:44:48 AM
Calgary, Alberta CANADA
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Post by: Quoin on June 28, 2006, 04:25:49 AM
 :cool: Hey - From Sydney, Australia.
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Post by: NoCoolOnesLeft on June 28, 2006, 05:07:39 AM
Chicago, IL
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Post by: cmpentecost on June 28, 2006, 12:07:00 PM
I am from beautiful Bozeman, Montana. :up:
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Post by: John on June 28, 2006, 12:11:58 PM
I'm not sure if anyone noticed, but I put up a little map on the front page and it's really always interesting to me where people visit from...

There's a direct link here in case anyone missed it: http://clustrmaps.com/counter/maps.php?url=http://www.oprworkshop.org

This truly is a global community!   :up:
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Post by: mschonher on June 28, 2006, 01:46:14 PM
I'm living in Central Maryland, but born and raised in Southern California........Hi everybody!
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Post by: pixeldrift on June 28, 2006, 11:05:18 PM
Chattanooga, Tennessee.

I'm moving to Pagosa Springs, Colorado on the 4th of July.
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Post by: JenPrice on June 29, 2006, 12:08:54 AM
Hi everyone! I'm in Douglasville, GA which is just west of Atlanta.
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Post by: capriccio on June 29, 2006, 01:21:23 AM
Hi everyone! I'm in Douglasville, GA which is just west of Atlanta.

Hi Jen! We're neighbors.  ;) I'm in Henry County, just below Atlanta.
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Post by: JenPrice on June 29, 2006, 09:23:26 AM
Nice to "Meet" you capriccio!  :)
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Post by: clinttmbg on June 29, 2006, 11:20:59 AM
Amarillo, Texas USA
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Post by: Dave on June 29, 2006, 12:13:29 PM
Amarillo, Texas USA

*trys his best not to burst into song*
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Post by: Bud on June 29, 2006, 01:54:09 PM
Metairie, Louisiana
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Post by: chadtrutt on June 29, 2006, 08:21:28 PM
Tampa, Florida
Student and the International Academy of Design and Technology
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Post by: Ratz on June 29, 2006, 08:34:41 PM
Frederickton. NSW Australia :-*
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Post by: yogaphobic on June 30, 2006, 02:37:29 AM
Scottsdale, Arizona USA
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Post by: nate on June 30, 2006, 02:43:35 AM
St. Joseph, MI
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Post by: Ptollemy on June 30, 2006, 04:39:30 AM
Melbourne, Australia  8)
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Post by: Denny on June 30, 2006, 09:18:15 AM
Orlando, FL
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Post by: nellybean on June 30, 2006, 03:54:27 PM
Regina, SK, Canada here. :)
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Post by: idyllopus on July 01, 2006, 06:49:23 PM
Atlanta, GA. 

My husband's family is, for a number of generations, from (and located in) the Gulf, Luisiana and Alabama, some of them flooded out by Katrina.  They were among the more fortunate, rescuing significant belongings. 

Heart rending, going through the photos. 

An amazing effort OPR has put together here, salvaging the underground photo history of an are through the images tucked in people's albums and shoeboxes.   
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Post by: byRo on July 03, 2006, 07:09:52 PM
I'm not sure if anyone noticed, but I put up a little map on the front page......

See that little red spot right in the middle of Brazil?  8)

That's me! :up:

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Post by: wcoy on July 03, 2006, 08:35:54 PM
Dayton, Ohio
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Post by: cgman on July 03, 2006, 11:32:43 PM
Bridgeville, PA 15017
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Post by: ophiuci on July 04, 2006, 01:00:14 AM
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

P.S I am not wearing a hat in the shape of cheese right now.
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Post by: Faye Pekas on July 04, 2006, 03:15:54 AM
Greetings from Roseburg Oregon   :)
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Post by: milanab on July 04, 2006, 01:35:15 PM
east tennessee, foothills of the holston mountains
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Post by: Peter_AUS on July 05, 2006, 01:58:10 AM
I'm from Sydney Australia.  Looking to help where I can.
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Post by: mdunning on July 05, 2006, 04:20:52 PM
Kenner, Louisiana (just outside of New Orleans).
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Post by: Migsy on July 06, 2006, 11:20:34 AM
Hey--Migsy hails from Brooklyn, NYC =D
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Post by: Ziaphra on July 06, 2006, 02:50:30 PM
Tanya aka Ziaphra originally from Zimbabwe but now in UK aka mud island! :)
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Post by: rcarey2 on July 07, 2006, 03:54:45 AM
Los Angeles California
Mark> my grandfather was Irish...
paz y luz
ron
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Post by: Russell on July 07, 2006, 11:04:17 AM
Dallas, Texas, USA

This Photoshelter stuff is genius.  Nice work, OPR.
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Post by: urbangranolagirl on July 07, 2006, 04:42:10 PM
greetings from Hoboken, NJ

(just across the Hudson from New York City)
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Post by: Kenny on July 07, 2006, 09:48:48 PM
Southeast Oklahoma

Go Sooners! (not really, but everyone expects okies to be Sooners fans, so I thought I'd oblige you all. :P)
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Post by: pjstaley on July 08, 2006, 01:26:59 AM
Lewiston, Idaho
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Post by: pjstaley on July 08, 2006, 01:30:04 AM
Hey Ro! RetouchPro veteran here. You've helped me on several photos. Thank you, by the way. Nice to see you here!
I'm not sure if anyone noticed, but I put up a little map on the front page......

See that little red spot right in the middle of Brazil?  8)

That's me! :up:


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Post by: davedawn on July 10, 2006, 09:48:28 AM
Haymarket, Virginia
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Post by: Dave on July 10, 2006, 10:32:30 AM
Dawn,

I never realized that you're just up the road from us.

Dave
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Post by: Ausimax on July 11, 2006, 07:41:57 AM
Kogan, Queensland, Australia

Max
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Post by: downtownbrown374 on July 12, 2006, 12:30:01 PM
Brighton, Mi right now but Kalamazoo, Mi when I'm at school.
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Post by: Korihor on July 14, 2006, 10:13:31 AM
Brisbane, Australia
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Post by: Jill B on July 17, 2006, 03:27:58 AM
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada   (near Toronto)
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Post by: davedawn on July 18, 2006, 07:57:13 PM
Dave/Becky,
I'm about an hour or so from you. Got kids in your area, too. Maybe someday I'll drop in and say hi!
Dawn
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Post by: havril on July 18, 2006, 11:27:25 PM
Haifa Israel
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Post by: Bulldoggie on July 25, 2006, 10:06:44 AM
Dallas, Texas
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Post by: melrcomp on July 31, 2006, 08:33:41 PM
Parsonsburg, Maryland (btwn Ocean City and Salisbury, 2 hours from Baltimore/Washington)  8)
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Post by: Dave on July 31, 2006, 09:01:40 PM
I guess I was in your neck of the woods, Melcromp.  Angela and I spent our vacation all last week in Fenwick Island, DE.

Dave
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Post by: nirc2 on August 09, 2006, 10:00:38 AM
Hello from good ol` Middle East...

Tel Aviv, Israel
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Post by: holleman on August 09, 2006, 10:04:35 AM
Deer Park, Texas. Small city just outside of Houston.
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Post by: lizO on August 14, 2006, 02:10:12 PM
Raleigh NC native, now in Wayne PA (outside Philly)
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Post by: melrcomp on August 14, 2006, 02:42:14 PM
Yup Dave, fenwick is less than an hour away :)
hope you enjoyed it. :)
- Mel
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Post by: arkol on August 24, 2006, 12:33:16 PM
Huntington Beach, Calif.[/size] 8)
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Post by: klassylady25 on August 24, 2006, 12:46:47 PM
Edmond, Oklahoma  :up2:
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Post by: Ptollemy on August 25, 2006, 01:53:50 AM
I'm not sure if anyone noticed, but I put up a little map on the front page and it's really always interesting to me where people visit from...

Umm.... where abouts on the front page?

[Wondering if it is staring me in the face and I still can't see it ;)]

In the meantime I did a quick tally and find volunteers from....

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, United States of America, and Wales.

Apologises if I missed anyone :)
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Post by: Codeman on August 26, 2006, 04:52:28 PM
Auburn, IL
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Post by: DawnAllynn on August 30, 2006, 02:15:53 PM
Seems like I have lived almost everywhere at some point or the other, including overseas for a few years.  But I am currently living in New Mexico.  In the East Mountain area of the Sandia Mountians near Edgewood.  Glad to be here.   :up:
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Post by: glennab on August 30, 2006, 02:32:05 PM
Hi Ptollemy

Did you ever find the map?  It should show up on the home page.  It's awesome!

I just realized that I can see it at work on my G4 from Safari, but it doesn't appear at home on my old G3 and Explorer.  It could be your operating system or internet software. 

Are you on a Mac?  There are things that PCs can see on a web site that Macs can't.  We discovered that at work when developing our own web site.  We're creating it on Macs but have to go to a PC to be able to use all the functions.  Very strange! (my husband, who's a PC weenie, gives me more grief about my beloved Mac! I have nothing against PCs, but for graphics people Macs just seem more  intuitive).

GG
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Post by: Ptollemy on August 31, 2006, 05:26:10 AM
No, unfortuantely it still doesn't show up for me.  :(   I'm using Firefox 1.5.0.6 on a PC.

Kind regards
Ptollemy
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Post by: John on August 31, 2006, 09:42:16 PM
No, unfortuantely it still doesn't show up for me.  :(   I'm using Firefox 1.5.0.6 on a PC.

Kind regards
Ptollemy

I can view it on a PC using the same version of Firefox... maybe it's a setting on your machine?

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i180/randomchops/ff156.jpg)
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Post by: Kenny on September 01, 2006, 12:27:36 AM
Hey Ptollemy. I'm also using Firefox 1.5.0.6, and the only way I can duplicate your problem is to turn off loading images in the options. Unless you happen to have them disabled (which I doubt, since you work on graphics), the culprit is most likely your browser cache. It's probably loading up a cached version of the page instead of loading the current one.

At the top of your browser window, click "Tools", then "Options", then "Privacy", and finally "Cache". Click the "Clear cache now" button. This should solve your problem.


Kenny
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Post by: Ptollemy on September 01, 2006, 08:29:23 AM
JMC - yep I get that far but when I click on it I get an error message:

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couldn't connect to the mysql server

the database is over-loaded at the moment, please try again later

http://www.oprworkshop.org is not a ClustrMaps (reg or +) user
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Slasher: I have my cashe set to automatically empty every time I close the browser.

Thanks anyway guys :)
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Post by: John on September 01, 2006, 10:02:25 AM
JMC - yep I get that far but when I click on it I get an error message:

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couldn't connect to the mysql server

the database is over-loaded at the moment, please try again later

http://www.oprworkshop.org is not a ClustrMaps (reg or +) user
=========

Slasher: I have my cashe set to automatically empty every time I close the browser.

Thanks anyway guys :)

The database issue is a different issue altogether.  Clustrmaps is doing some upgrades and that is why the map is not updating.  The important part is that you can see the updated map thumbnail.  I received an email from Clustrmaps indicating they are working on the issue and the map should be operational in a few days.

The folks at Clustrmaps are top notch, by the way, and if any of you are looking for a nice little map app, I highly recommend them.

www.clustrmaps.com
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Post by: Ptollemy on September 01, 2006, 07:51:33 PM
Thanks JCM  :up:
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Post by: Sonya K on September 06, 2006, 05:59:08 PM
I am located in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (AKA Silicon Valley North)

And I am happy to be part of such a great team!

~~~~
Sonya K

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Post by: John on September 06, 2006, 07:20:54 PM
I am located in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (AKA Silicon Valley North)

And I am happy to be part of such a great team!

~~~~
Sonya K



Welcome!  :up:
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Post by: marylou on September 07, 2006, 07:29:35 PM
Hi everybody,

I'm pretty far away being that I'm living in Italy. Happy to be here and also to be a member at OPR!
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Post by: Kenny on September 07, 2006, 10:20:48 PM
Hi everybody,

I'm pretty far away being that I'm living in Italy. Happy to be here and also to be a member at OPR!


Wow, Italy! I think you're our first member from there. Welcome!


Kenny :)
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Post by: NancyKra on September 14, 2006, 10:41:19 AM
Hi,
I am located in Chesaning, Michigan.
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Post by: John on September 16, 2006, 02:17:27 AM
Hi,
I am located in Chesaning, Michigan.


Nancy, Welcome aboard!

-John
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Post by: Pappy725 on September 28, 2006, 12:59:41 PM
The other Fredericksburg,




the one in TEXAS!!!

This is such a great idea!  Thanks for starting it up!!


Stephen
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Post by: macieklew on October 02, 2006, 09:00:58 AM
Hi,

Maciek from Dundee, Scotland

Newbie in here and waiting for easy photos in Becky's gallery.
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Post by: glennab on October 02, 2006, 01:19:38 PM
Welcome, Maciek.  You're the first Scotsman I'm aware of in OPR.

You've just joined the most wonderful world-spanning group of people you can imagine! Don't hesitate to post if you need any help with your restorations. There's a wealth of knowledge in this organization and you'll find any plea for help will be met with responses from some amazingly talented and experienced volunteers!

Best wishes

GG
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Post by: macieklew on October 02, 2006, 06:31:02 PM
Welcome, Maciek.  You're the first Scotsman I'm aware of in OPR.

...

Best wishes

GG

Thank you.

I'm afraid I'm not real Scotsman. I live in Scotland (I love it!) but originaly I'm from Poland. So - I'm first Polish - Scotman or Scottish - Pole in OPR.
Any more Polish people in here?

Do you know - maybe - when will be new pictures available - I don't feel I can start now, I have to wait for easy ones.

Regards
Maciek
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Post by: Kenny on October 02, 2006, 07:30:01 PM
Maciek,
We're getting to the last of the difficult ones from the last batch. It's my understanding as soon as these are finished the next batch will be posted.

While your waiting you can lend you eye and be a critic. Several of us keeps worklogs on here and value having other people look at our work and tell us what you think.

If you have any good techniques and feel like writing, head on over to the OPR Workshop Information Exchange and share it with the rest of the class  ;D  I for one love trying new techniques and would appreciate the tutorials.

Sit back, relax, and get to know us while you're waiting for the new batch of images. When they get here you'll have plenty of projects to choose from.


Kenny  :)

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Post by: glennab on October 02, 2006, 08:39:39 PM
Hi Maciek,

Polish Scotsman?  Well, that's even better!

And Kenny's right on about the appreciation of suggestions and techniques.

Also if you go through the forum you'll be amazed at how much you can learn from people who are working out challenges and getting feedback from other volunteers.

GG
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Post by: BlackSlate on October 02, 2006, 08:42:24 PM
I've requested my first restoration photo today....one from the "Difficult" gallery.  Wish me luck  :)

I live in Tampa, FL.
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Post by: glennab on October 02, 2006, 08:51:10 PM
Hi BlackSlate!

Welcome to OPR from a neighbor.  I live in Gulfport, and I know there are at least two more Tampa volunteers. I guarantee you'll find this organization and its work as rewarding as it gets!

Best wishes and "luck!"

GG
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Post by: John on October 03, 2006, 02:16:22 PM
I've requested my first restoration photo today....one from the "Difficult" gallery.  Wish me luck  :)

I live in Tampa, FL.

Welcome!  :up2:
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Post by: mabmsc on November 23, 2006, 05:05:22 AM
Hey everyone.  I'm from Christchurch, New Zealand

Brookie
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Post by: pixelz on November 23, 2006, 05:43:25 AM
Hey all,

South African, but living in London, UK - one of the 60,000.  ;D

Pleased to be here!!
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Post by: kjohnson on November 23, 2006, 11:41:46 AM
Hollywood... (no, not me in photo)

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r185/kjphotog/gold-man-email.jpg)
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Post by: Graphx on November 23, 2006, 04:15:22 PM
Hey all


I'm from Frankfort, Indiana

Larry
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Post by: kstruve on December 06, 2006, 12:38:59 PM

Boulder, Colorado.  Our snow from last week's storm is finally starting to melt!
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Post by: kiska on December 06, 2006, 01:08:24 PM
My hometown is Rome, GA, but I mostly reside on a lake in NE Ala.
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Post by: zapphnath on December 07, 2006, 07:35:23 PM
Hello, all.
I was born in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, USA and have never lived more than twenty miles from it.
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Post by: glennab on December 07, 2006, 10:06:31 PM
Hi guys,

This is Central Florida's time to gloat (sort of - we actually had our air conditioners on last week - that's a bit much for December!).  This week it's sunny, low 70s during the day, 40s-60s at night.  It's why we have so many visitors during the holidays.

Here's a great quote from a friend of mine in Maryland:  "Take your 70 degree weather and do not speak to me of it.  May you get sunburned and all kinds of freckles.  It's winter up here and I don't like it."

Yeah, but you don't have mega-roaches, billions of ants, termites and fleas, blistering heat and humidity in summer and hurricanes!  I suspect it balances out in the long run.

GG

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Post by: cmpentecost on December 07, 2006, 11:38:05 PM
Yes, but in Montana, we have no humidity, no hurricanes, no tornadoes, no cockroaches, and nothing but beautiful mountains and scenery.  It's cold in the wintertime but we have great powder to ski in.  Spring and summer bring tons of wildflowers, fall brings warm days and cool nights. 

Montana....it's a privilege, not an invitation!

Chris
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Post by: glennab on December 07, 2006, 11:57:08 PM
Hi Chris

I love the fact that you enjoy where you live so much!  It sounds like gorgeous country. I've never been northwest of New Hampshire, so I haven't had the chance to revel in the things that mean so much to you.  Just the view must be unbelievable.  Our turf is flat, flat, flat!!!

We've always talked about heading in that direction if we were ever able to get a motor home and travel the states.  I've been all over the world, and to be honest I want more than anything to see more of our beautiful country.  Oh, for a winning lotto ticket!!!

G'night.

GG
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Post by: cmpentecost on December 08, 2006, 12:05:48 AM
I grew up in SW Wisconsin, moved to the Milwaukee area after college, got transferred to FL in '92 by my company, lived in FL for 14 years, and never, ever felt like I was "at home", until now.  My husband and I searched for 3 years where we wanted to live, and I never found it until we found Bozeman.  It has everything I want.  We live out in the country, where the wildlife is abundant (we had 9 mule deer in our yard this afternoon, including one "baby" a few feet from our living room window, which the cats got their thrills from).  The smallest parcels of land around us are 40 acres, and cannot be subdivided, and we have 200 acres across the road from us that is in conservation easement, which means it can never be developed.  I'm 20 minutes to town, 20 minutes to Bridger Bowl, 20 minutes to great hiking and biking.  What else is there????  Oh yeah...clean fresh air, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, low crime rates, friendly people.

I guess I should reiterate the motto of many Montanans, that Montana is a privilege, not an invitation!

Chris
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Post by: RosyBijou on December 29, 2006, 11:24:31 PM
Hello!
Brand new to OPR & still trying to figure things out...
Wow!  How wonderful that this organization has volunteers from so many places! 
I was born in San Francisco, raised in upstate New York (about two & a half hours north of Syracuse) & now live in central Connecticut.
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Post by: Kenny on December 30, 2006, 01:34:36 AM
Hello!
Brand new to OPR & still trying to figure things out...
Wow!  How wonderful that this organization has volunteers from so many places! 
I was born in San Francisco, raised in upstate New York (about two & a half hours north of Syracuse) & now live in central Connecticut.

Welcome to OPR, Rosie! Things are a little slow right now with the end of this round coming to a close, but soon we'll all be restoring to our heart's content.

Take this time to look around the forum and if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask! We were all noobs at one point, so we're willing to help new people get into the swing of things.

Again, Welcome!

Kenny :)


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Post by: Ausimax on April 16, 2007, 01:25:55 AM


Just about time we had some updates from our newer members, come on folks fess up. :up2:


Max
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Post by: Landailyn on April 18, 2007, 12:48:52 PM
 Hi, everyone. I'm Janine, from Fort Worth, Texas. Just getting started with OPR, and looking forward to the experience!
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Post by: glennab on April 18, 2007, 02:14:53 PM
Hi Janine

Welcome to the OPR community.  It's good to have you with us.  I'll testify that you won't find a more wonderful group of pixel-pushers with whom to work on your restorations.  If you need any help, someone will be sure to jump in and offer tricks and tips.  This is a group with the biggest hearts imaginable -- and from all over the world.  It's the best!

Glenna
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Post by: jneil2 on April 19, 2007, 06:50:21 PM
Hello everyone,

I am just about to upload my first restoration,  WHEW!!  Not perfect, but definitely an improvement--should make someone happy!

I am from San Diego, CA.  Born in Vancouver, Canada.

This is really a worldwide effort!

Jan
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Post by: glennab on April 19, 2007, 09:52:26 PM
Welcome, Jan

It's great to have newbies posting.  And finishing restorations!  I hope you find OPR as wonderful an experience as I have.  Good to have you with us, California!

Glenna (Florida)
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Post by: nitehawk on April 19, 2007, 10:23:41 PM
Hello.   I'm from Gilroy, California.
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Post by: laportelj on April 19, 2007, 10:53:54 PM
Shelby Township, Michigan
 :wnw:
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Post by: cmpentecost on April 19, 2007, 11:51:41 PM
Welcome all of our new OPR volunteers!  We're thrilled to have you aboard.  We're a great group of people that offer terrific feedback on our photos.

Christine Pentecost
Bozeman, MT
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Post by: klassylady25 on April 20, 2007, 11:55:41 PM
 :up:   I just love new faces!
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Post by: pcraft on April 21, 2007, 08:27:21 AM
I was just checking out the visitor locations on the ClustrMap on the bottom of the page on
the left and noticed there's a very large contingent of OPR'ers on the west coast of
Hudson Bay...  For being such a remote area of Canada (North America), that's a very
large bunch of restorers...  Come on, fess up and let us know a bit about yourselves from
that area of the world..  Please??   :loveit:


PS.  If there's any other remote areas of the world, I invite you folks to reply also..   :up:
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Post by: Johnboy on April 22, 2007, 08:00:19 PM
Hamilton, Ohio just down the road a piece from Miami University ( the one in Florida came after this one). That is southwest Ohio between Cincinnati and Dayton. Originally from western Pennsylvania.

I too am a Newbie. Thanks for all your help on my first restoration. Kenny, I too have really learned from your tutorials and reading the suggestions posted by others in response to problems. I have started a Word document where I have copied some of the URLs to some of the posted tutorials. Then when I get time I investigate. Saves having to remember which post I saw a tutorial listed.

Johnboy
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Post by: schen on May 04, 2007, 09:26:14 AM
Chicago western suburb, USA

Lived here for half of my life already.
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Post by: glennab on May 04, 2007, 01:33:11 PM
Hi!

I'm going to add to Robert's plea to hear from those of you who are outside the US.  Are you Americans living abroad, living in your country of origin or have you moved from your homeland to another country?

This is a wonderful world-spanning community, and I'd love to know more about the generous, huge-hearted people who are involved in this labor of love for our Gulf residents.  It gives me so much hope for the world when we can all come together for a worthy cause.  It reinforces my belief that good people know no borders!

Hugs to all of you.

Glenna

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Post by: KathyCr on May 16, 2007, 10:18:49 PM
Hello all, from Seattle.

I'm brand spankin' new to OPR, and a relative novice "restorer"...mostly just fixed some stains/tears/discoloration on old family fotos.
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Post by: John on May 17, 2007, 06:36:57 AM
Welcome!!  :up:
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Post by: glennab on May 17, 2007, 07:57:42 AM
Hi Kathy

I want to add my welcome to John's.  It's wonderful to have new volunteers.  Sounds as if your experience is about where mine was when I signed up last June.  Prepare yourself for some real challenges, but also know that you'll get plenty of help from fellow volunteers if you run into any roadblocks.  Just post, and you'll have eagle eyes (and some old ones like mine) checking out your restoration and offering observations, tips & tricks.  You've just become part of a world-wide group of incredible friends.  It doesn't get any better than OPR.  I'm glad you're one of us!

Glenna
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Post by: Grottzork on June 10, 2007, 02:37:58 PM
Visby, Sweden

I'm totally new and I'm trying to find my way around here... :)
I'm waiting to do my first  image, hopefully I can do it justice. I'm a bit nervous.

I'm a member of Wk1 and there I  learned about OPR.
I noticed a couple of familiar faces in this thread and that made me feel a bit more at home!

 I'm impressed by your fantastic work and hopefully I can contribute a little and learn a lot.

/Grotto
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Post by: cmpentecost on June 10, 2007, 03:03:29 PM
Welcome to OPR and the forums Grottzork!  We're a fun group of people, and are glad you have joined us.

I just sent you your first image.  Feel free to post your image to the forums if you would like feedback on it.

Christine
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Post by: Grottzork on June 10, 2007, 06:32:23 PM
Thanks Christine, will do!
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on June 10, 2007, 08:33:09 PM
(http://209.85.48.9/867/137/emo/sway.gif) Hi everyone. Just joined from Tasmania, Australia. I've done a lot of work on old photos for family and friends and thought this organisation is a great way to give back precious photos to people.
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Post by: Ausimax on June 10, 2007, 08:46:21 PM
 Hi Tassie D,

Welcome aboard! Us Aussies need a bit more representation here, we tend to be outnumbered by all the topsiders. ;D

I an sure you will enjoy the experience, the frustrations and the friendships there is a great group of people here who are always there to support you when you need that extra set of eyes, and an unbiased opinion.

Max
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on June 10, 2007, 08:52:49 PM
Thanks Max. Are there avatars and signature banners that we can use for other forums. I'm a member on several and would like to use a sig banner if thats allowed.

Something like this?

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c5/tassie_devil/OPR/opr.png)
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Post by: glennab on June 10, 2007, 11:24:48 PM
Grottzork and Tassie -- Wow we're becoming even more international.  I want to add my welcome to Christine's and Max's.

I'll tell  you that I was anxious and excited when I joined OPR as the organization was just getting underway, and the experience gets better and better.  I still begin each restoration feeling a bit inadequate, but with a lot of help from my friends on the forum, I've gotten through them.

The forum is a great way to get assistance if you run into a snag or need a tip or trick to get you through your restoration.  Many people (I'm one of them) will download posted works-in-progress to see if we can get any more information or figure out an easier way around some of the damage when you ask for help.  I hope you'll post and stay in touch with the rest of the volunteers.

Again welcome -- it's wonderful to have you with us.

Glenna
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Post by: John on June 12, 2007, 09:25:54 AM
Thanks Max. Are there avatars and signature banners that we can use for other forums. I'm a member on several and would like to use a sig banner if thats allowed.

Something like this?

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c5/tassie_devil/OPR/opr.png)

*finger snap*... you just reminded me that I was supposed to get some of these together.  Nice job, btw.
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Post by: nostalgiastudios on June 12, 2007, 08:47:31 PM
Deb and I are from Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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Post by: sanbie on July 14, 2007, 08:31:10 PM
Hi Sanbie here..just saw this thread! I am from Brisbane in Queensland Australia!

Sanbie
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Post by: Juliet on July 14, 2007, 08:39:08 PM
Juliet,from Claremont CA, (soon to be from Los Angeles CA)
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Post by: LSC on July 24, 2007, 09:17:36 PM
I'm from Los Angeles, CA
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Post by: phischer on July 25, 2007, 09:39:48 AM
Belford, NJ
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Post by: rjackl on July 25, 2007, 11:07:06 AM
Now: Jacksonville, Florida (pop. lots and lots)
Before retiring in '03: 31 years on Maryland's Eastern Shore, Millington, Maryland pop. about 350 (near Chestertown),

After looking at the google maps on here the other day, I googled our home in Maryland and then sort of toured the area, really a virtual drive through town, it was very cool. Thanks for the inspiration. Ruth
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Post by: kiska on July 25, 2007, 01:07:39 PM
Ruth, I worked in Ocean City one summer during college.
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Post by: rjackl on July 25, 2007, 09:18:45 PM
We loved Ocean City and the board walk and boardwalk fries. We were also very fond of Rehobeth Beath, a little smaller in Delaware.
The water was cold! I planned to grow old in Maryland but my husband died and it was too sad to be where we loved. So I am living near my entire family here in Florida. (Not a huge family but a great one.) We all relocated here from all over the same year.

This is really interesting to find people coming together on this project from so many places. A worthy cause. Ruth
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Post by: cmpentecost on July 25, 2007, 09:31:11 PM
I had shared with Ruth in an email that I used to live not but a few miles from where she lives now in the outskirts of Jacksonville, FL.  Today's outskirts...tomorrow's downtown.  Jacksonville is growing VERY fast! It is indeed a small world!

Christine
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Post by: OPRAng on July 25, 2007, 10:15:58 PM
Dave and I are vacationing in Fenwick Island! We were shopping in Rehoboth this afternoon--outlet shopping is the best! And no sales tax!

We love this area too. My parents have a condo here in Fenwick--Dave and I spend at least a week each summer here since they got the place. And a few trips in the off season too.

I grew up on Long Island, so the water here seems like just the right temperature.  :)

Angela
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Post by: rjackl on July 25, 2007, 11:48:50 PM
You can't beat shopping in Delaware! Plus it is a beautiful area. Grotto's pizza place, near the main corner in Rehobeth (I think it is a chain now), meant summertime to us. Great memories.

I grew up in Miami so the ocean always seemed freezing there to me, my husband was from the UP of Michigan, he found it toasty.
Enjoy that vacation, wish I was there (and maybe 10-15 years younger). Ruth
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Post by: Hannie on July 26, 2007, 03:40:34 PM
Hey all!

A newbie here, managed to finish my first photo last week and trying(!) to work on one more.
I live in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
(love the spell check)

Hannie
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Post by: cmpentecost on July 26, 2007, 04:42:45 PM
Welcome to OPR and the forums Hannie!  We're glad you have joined us!!

Christine
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Post by: sanbie on July 26, 2007, 04:50:15 PM
Hi Hannie and welcome to OPR so glad you could join us!

Sanbie
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Post by: glennab on July 26, 2007, 10:47:14 PM
Hi Hannie

I definitely want to add a huge OPR welcome to you.  I hope you'll be one of our regulars on the forum.  Congrats on finishing your first restoration!  The Netherlands!  I visited there when I was a kid, and I fell in love with the country.  I hope it's still as beautiful as it was then (that was several hundred years ago.  Just kidding.  But just barely. My nickname at work is "the fossil" -- but I know they mean it in the most loving way. The young PUNKS! And, of course I mean that most affectionately).

Cheers!

Glenna
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on July 27, 2007, 02:53:40 AM
(http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v11/tessc/th_welcome_cat_2.gif)
(http://209.85.48.9/867/137/emo/sway.gif) Hi Hannie, welcome to the forum.
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Post by: Hannie on July 27, 2007, 04:53:12 AM
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!
It is great to see so many volunteers from so many places work on such a worthy cause.
Dutch people are getting taller and taller because the place is so congested that there is no room to expand in any other direction!
Bozeman=angry man in Dutch!  :)

Hannie
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Post by: cmpentecost on July 27, 2007, 09:18:36 AM
Bozeman = angry man?????????  Yikes!  Fortunately, Bozeman is probably one of the friendliest places I know.  I can walk down the sidewalk of Main street, and strangers will make eye contact, smile, and say "hello".  It's a great place to live!

Glad to have you a part of OPR!

Christine
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Post by: Hannie on July 27, 2007, 12:56:39 PM
I can put your mind at rest Christine, the name Bozeman is the result of early Dutch immigrants not able to spell their name: Bosman.  (a very common Dutch name meaning forest man, very friendly  ;))

Hannie
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Post by: cmpentecost on July 27, 2007, 01:13:39 PM
That's a funny story!  Thanks for sharing. 

Chris
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Post by: schen on July 27, 2007, 01:23:27 PM
About 10 years ago, I spent 20 days at Huizen and visited Amsterdam several times by train.  I was impressed by the train system and the bike trails.  Amsterdam is a beautiful city.  I love the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum.

I always had the ideas that Dutch girls are short and chubby wearing a white hat with wings and Dutch boys all have a finger in the dike.  Was I wrong!  The Dutch girls are all so tall and slender.

Welcome to OPR Hannie.  The lighting of your avatar is so Dutch.
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Post by: Hannie on July 27, 2007, 04:28:34 PM
Thanks for the welcome Schen, and yes you were wrong about the Dutch, the truth is we all have tulips growing out of our ears, wear wooden shoes and sleep in closets!
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/marijtje2/NathollandAnetherlandstulip02.gif)
Hannie
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Post by: schen on July 27, 2007, 04:59:38 PM
I did buy a pair of wooden shoes in Amsterdam and I was told without us falling for the tourist trap, the tradition of wooden shoe making would have been lost.  :D

Sleeping in the closet?  How did I miss that one.


(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z298/schen_album/shoes.jpg)
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Post by: cmpentecost on October 09, 2007, 06:28:32 PM
I thought it might be a good time to reactivate this thread, since we have so many new volunteers since this was last active.  I hope all of our new volunteers will sign in and let us know where you are from!

Welcome!

Christine   :)

P.S.  I do have to tell you that you are ALL very special, but we do have one new volunteer that is extra special to me.  It's my Mom!  Welcome Mom!
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Post by: truckersau on October 09, 2007, 07:08:23 PM
Hi Christine,
Firstly glad to hear your Mum has joined.
Ok, I'm from down under, Australia.
Just to help you zero in on where abouts, goto Australia,NSW,Sydney,Liverpool.
Your welcome to pop in for a cuppa if your in the area.
I was born in Goulburn (NSW country) on a 2000 acre sheep station (my dads), Moved into the big city when I was in my teens.
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Post by: Charlene5 on October 09, 2007, 07:18:31 PM
I am from the center of the known universe, Texas :)  I live about 50 miles north of Austin.  Been here for 25+ years.  Grew up Southern California, born in New York.

MJ
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on October 09, 2007, 07:41:11 PM
Hi to Christine's Mom. (http://209.85.48.9/867/137/emo/sway.gif)  You should be so proud of your girl, she does a wonderful job here feeding us images. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/tessc/clap.gif)
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Post by: hoodman3 on October 09, 2007, 07:58:19 PM
First 17 yrs. in Shreveport, La. Next 5 at college in Memphis Tenn. Next 32 in New York, NY.
Welcome Christine's mom!
Pete
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Post by: kiska on October 10, 2007, 02:50:03 AM
Welcome Christine's Mom!
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Post by: DougB on October 10, 2007, 03:31:03 AM
Hi All,

Originally from Scotland, have been living in Surrey, England for many years.
I check out the forums every day, and enjoy the banter between this great group of volunteers.

Just finished my second photo, and looking forward to the next, although no more white spots please Christine!!!!

Doug.
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Post by: Hannie on October 10, 2007, 05:25:55 AM
A big warm welcome to Doug and Christine's Mom!  Wow, Australia, Texas, England, New York, it is fun to read where you all live.  Ray, Australia is on my list of places that I would love to see again.  I lived in Melbourne for 6 years and had a great time!
New York is another place I would love to see some time.  I heard that the folks there are as outspoken as the Dutch are so I should feel at home!

Hannie
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on October 10, 2007, 05:26:47 AM
(http://209.85.48.9/867/137/emo/sway.gif) Hi Doug, you'll have to join in the madness now we know you're lurking round.  :D
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Post by: schen on October 10, 2007, 06:56:58 AM
Welcome Christine's mom, MJ, Pete and Doug.

New York City is at where the 17th century Dutch settlements, New Amsterdam and New Haarlem, were.  Hannie, you will feel right at home there.

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Post by: John on October 11, 2007, 12:01:11 AM
I am from the center of the known universe, Texas :)  I live about 50 miles north of Austin.  Been here for 25+ years.  Grew up Southern California, born in New York.

MJ

Upstate? Downstate?

I'm near Syracuse.
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Post by: glennab on October 11, 2007, 09:55:28 AM
Wow, more welcomes are in order, for sure.  Chris's Mom – welcome (and I don't want to call you Chris's mom forever, so we must know your name!)  – I love that the two of you will be OPR-ing together.  And I have to add that your daughter is special beyond words (I'd guess you can take some credit for that).  I was lucky to have met her on our Biloxi run, and you're fortunate that she's your kid!

Doug, you dreamer -- no spots??  Are you kidding???  She thrives on spots – and that's just for starters!  I'm glad you're aboard.  A welcome addition to our international crew.  I look forward to your posts.

Pete, old-timer, it's good to know where you're wreaking your havoc.  From the deep south to NY, NY.  That must have been one heck of a transition!  And Ray – another wonderful Aussie.  I should have figured!

MJ, the wild woman!  I'd go toe to toe with you on exactly where the center of the universe might be, but of course that's subjective.  You're a breath of fresh air with that zany sense of humor.

As one of the oldest OPR old-timers, I have to say it's so great that word's getting around and we're blessed with so many newbies from points all over the globe.  I think we're proof that the world really can be a global community.  Let's make it so!

Hugs

Glenna
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Post by: Gavh on October 14, 2007, 07:35:56 AM
I'm from Cape Town, South Africa. I live in a small wine town about 80km inland from the coast. I'll say a bit more when I can think of more to say, hehe :D
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Post by: kiska on October 14, 2007, 07:41:41 AM
Quote
I live in a small wine town

Oh DEAR! Hope Christine doesn't see this. ;)
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Post by: cmpentecost on October 14, 2007, 10:11:19 AM
I should have never, ever shared the story of the maid stealing my wine!!!   ;D

Christine
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Post by: klassylady25 on October 14, 2007, 02:56:12 PM
I'll toast to that!  Ooops!
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Post by: Atlantis on October 16, 2007, 05:42:15 AM
It looks like I'm the second Dutchy here. Lived in Amsterdam when I was very young, moved to the south for a few years and spent the rest of my life in several places in the northern provinces.
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Post by: Graphx on March 19, 2008, 03:06:44 PM
I live in Frankfort, Indana. I'm originaly from Ohio in a small ton in Van Wert
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Post by: laportelj on March 19, 2008, 05:40:18 PM
I live in Utica, Michigan now,
   was born and lived in Virginia until I was 11 yrs.
   then I moved to Defiance, Ohio (near Van Wert)
   Then Became a  Jacksonville Florida teenager
                                    Small World    LOL
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Post by: cmpentecost on March 19, 2008, 06:51:08 PM
It is a small world Jane.  I lived in Jacksonville for 14 years until just 2 years ago!

Christine
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Post by: laportelj on March 19, 2008, 07:55:08 PM
I still have family there in Orange Park and Green Cove Springs

Jane
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Post by: John on March 19, 2008, 08:28:18 PM
I live in Utica, Michigan now,
   was born and lived in Virginia until I was 11 yrs.
   then I moved to Defiance, Ohio (near Van Wert)
   Then Became a  Jacksonville Florida teenager
                                    Small World    LOL


I live near Utica, NY!  I know, lucky me.
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Post by: laportelj on March 19, 2008, 09:11:26 PM
 :wow: :funny:

Yes you are, I've never been there and it's a long drive LOL.

Jane
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Post by: cmpentecost on March 19, 2008, 10:08:23 PM
I lived primarily in the Julington Creek area, after Baymeadows and Riverside first.

Chris
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Post by: Pelican on March 20, 2008, 05:08:42 PM
I've lived in the north Denver Metro area (town of Westminster) pretty much all my life. I was born in the small town of Norton KS, but when I was two I moved to Denver. The family wasn't to keen on the idea but I loaded them up and dragged them kicking and screaming all the way. I plotted my move for about a year in advance. Here (http://litterboxx.com/schoolpics/me-at-1.jpg) is a picture of the young rebel shortly after he learned that the world was much bigger than his own back yard.

The family has gotten used to it here though I should say. They aren't mad at me anymore. ;D
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Post by: laportelj on March 20, 2008, 05:27:45 PM
Hey Pelican very cute , all that little guy needs is an old west cowboy hat, gun and holsters. LOl he looks like a handfull.

Jane
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Post by: glennab on March 20, 2008, 07:38:25 PM
Good grief, Curtis!  Talk about a little guy with a lot of clout!  Either that or the rest of your family is a bunch of wusses!

The photo is adorable.  Should we start a gallery of everyone at toddler age? That would be fun!

Glenna
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Post by: Pelican on March 20, 2008, 08:45:40 PM
I had to load and unload the truck all by myself and it wasn't easy (http://litterboxx.com/pics/cutelittlebutt.jpg)!

Note the dates on the pictures...LoL!

Special note. This pic: mom didn't run to save me right away. She ran to grab the camera. I remember this incident...I was stuck and she was laughing! :loveit:
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Post by: mschonher on March 21, 2008, 06:56:17 AM
That is an adorable photo Curtis. I can't see the date except for the November but I'm sure the pic isn't very old.
Glenna, since you and I are about the same age I bet we have luggage older than Curtis!

Mary
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Post by: glennab on March 21, 2008, 07:50:04 AM
Mary, I probably have SOCKS older than Curtis, if he's the age he looks in his avatar.  But let's just keep that between the two of us, shall we?  I'll finally confess that the photos of the elderly woman in the Biloxi photos are really my grandmother.  I sent her in my stead so the team would be gentle on me (ha! She told me that ruse didn't work!)

I guess we'll have to try to enjoy the "I can't f**%&$!!ing see a thing" days, and the "my bones hurt like the devil; do you think we have weather coming in?" days, and the "don't make me laugh too hard; you know what happens!" days and just believe we're the age we are in our minds.  (I'm stuck at about 30 -- the best days of my life, and the year I met my beloved!)

I'll hang in there if you will!

Hugs,

Glenna
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Post by: Hannie on March 21, 2008, 08:03:19 AM
That is a great picture of you and the truck Curtis, you look a little worried there!
Glenna I think your Granny looks fabulous!

 :hug:

Hannie
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Post by: laportelj on March 21, 2008, 12:35:53 PM
Glenna you just wrote my biography.

Jane
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Post by: laportelj on March 21, 2008, 12:37:39 PM
By the way Curtis reminds me very much of my beloved Johnny Depp
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Post by: glennab on March 21, 2008, 01:46:54 PM
Jane, I was trying to figure out who Curtis resembles, and you just solved that for me.  I've been a fan of JD since 21 Jump Street. I'm sure Curtis will be thrilled to death to find out that two old gals think he resembles Mr. Depp.

So, if I wrote your biography along with mine, whaddaya think – is it going to rain this weekend?  My fingers are aching!

Cheers,

Glenna


P.S. Hannie, I'll let Nana know you think she looks good.  Thanks on her behalf!  (Ironically, I actually look so much like my grandmother.  In one of the cat photos I posted there's a framed photo of her, and it freaks me out that I so resemble her.  I wish she were really here to do anything, even the Biloxi run!)
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Post by: laportelj on March 21, 2008, 04:16:28 PM
I think it will rain,
 and I too look like my grandmother, but dang it why do I have to feel like her!

Jane
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Post by: schen on March 21, 2008, 04:29:06 PM
Please, no more rain or snow.  We have enough here for a while.
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Post by: cmpentecost on March 21, 2008, 05:30:23 PM
I agree Shujen.  Spring was welcomed into Montana with snow, it's snowing now, it's supposed to rain/snow all weekend, and we still have a foot of snow on the ground at my house!

Chris
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Post by: Pelican on March 22, 2008, 12:18:36 AM
OMGoodness!! I've been living a lie and didn't even know it.

Glenna, Jane and Mary, I'm so sorry.

Time to fess up I guess. Thats not me in my avatar. Its one of my chops. A gender bender where I combined Johnny Depp and Alyssa Milano. There's a tutorial I wrote for it here (http://www.photochopz.com/forum/member-photoshop-tutorials/26030-gender-bending-johnny-milano.html). It in PS7 so the keystrokes are a little odd. (Should you decide to surf that site...well, they try to keep it SFW but it's still R-rated.)

The date one the first pic is Nov. 55. The date on the licence plate in the second pic is 56. Soooo, if you have socks older than me, I recommend you let go of them. They probably aren't going to come back into style.  :)
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Post by: Atlantis on March 22, 2008, 07:24:23 AM
OMGoodness!! I've been living a lie and didn't even know it.

Hehe, I knew that and I wondered how long it would last (you were one of my generous sponsors when I first started at worth).
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Post by: Hannie on March 22, 2008, 08:35:37 AM
Someone just opened up a can of worms!  ;)

Hannie
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Post by: cmpentecost on March 22, 2008, 10:49:06 AM
That's OK Pelican.  I loved your avatar.

Chris
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Post by: laportelj on March 22, 2008, 01:10:32 PM
Hey pelican sometimes I log on just to get to see your avatar don't change it please!!

Jane
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Post by: Pelican on March 22, 2008, 11:43:03 PM
Jane: I love those tortoise-shell horn-rims. Thinking I should get some.

Christine: You love"d" it??????? :funny:

Hannie: Worms are good for you....I'm not going to explain why. :)

And finally Atlantis: I remember you. When I first started browsing here, I figured that it was you. I don't get into Worth much anymore but I remember we first started talking over your excellent chop of the camel on the seafloor. Thats a chop that will stand the test of time. Once again, very nice work and glad to see you again Secret-Atlantis!! :cool:
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Post by: Atlantis on March 26, 2008, 06:18:48 AM
We did discuss some entries (and considered an unofficial mentorship) but I don't recall ever doing something with a camel  :-[ , I did once turn to jellyfish into soccerballs playing a submarine game.
I moved towards photography more the past year, was proud member of the Wizards of Light -> TeamTournement2007 winning Team  - but chop on some occasional HxH, mainly in the Virgin8tors. Due to working more hours in real life (and being active at OPR) the deadlines for regular PS-contests are to tight most of the time.
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Post by: zinger on March 31, 2008, 11:49:30 PM
Northwest Washington State, USA
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Post by: cmpentecost on April 01, 2008, 10:38:50 AM
Welcome Jeff!

Christine
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Post by: dtcjem on April 04, 2008, 08:49:22 PM
Hello All,

This is my first post here, and figured there was no better place to start!!

I am in Salem, New Hampshire.

Dave
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Post by: Charlene5 on April 04, 2008, 09:08:42 PM
Welcome to the assylum, Dave  :wow:   How long have you been doing pictures and what got you started?

MJ
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on April 04, 2008, 10:28:15 PM
Welcome to the forum Dave. Another one caught in the OPR web. (http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c5/tassie_devil/spidey.gif)
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Post by: cmpentecost on April 04, 2008, 11:07:55 PM
Welcome to OPR Dave.  I live in Montana, but have visited New Hampshire and thought it was a beautiful state.  You've joined a great organization!

Christine
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Post by: Mhayes on April 05, 2008, 12:14:29 AM
Welcome to the forum Dave and hope to hear more from you.

Margie
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Post by: Hannie on April 05, 2008, 06:45:22 AM
Great to have you on the forum Dave, hope we'll see lots of you (postings I mean)!

Hannie
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Post by: kiska on April 05, 2008, 07:31:52 AM
Hannie, we know EXACTLY what you mean.   :halo:



Welcome Dave!
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Post by: Hannie on April 05, 2008, 08:24:48 AM
 :-[
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Post by: Marisa on April 05, 2008, 08:43:07 AM
Currently, Mebane NC!!
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Post by: Ausimax on April 05, 2008, 08:57:24 AM
Welcome to the "Funny Farm", Marisa & Dave, being mad is not compulsory - but it helps! ;D

Max
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Post by: Hannie on April 05, 2008, 09:37:29 AM
Hi Marisa, welcome aboard!

Hannie
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Post by: glennab on April 05, 2008, 05:43:01 PM
Boy, I miss a day on the forum (busting butt on another batch of yellow scratches) and almost miss a chance to say hi to our newbies.

Welcome Marisa and Dave.  I hope you'll be part of our ongoing conversation on the forum - we've become one huge, wonderful (if slightly dysfunctional - kidding, guys) family!

Dave, even though I've lived in Florida for 40 years, I was born in Lancaster, New Hampshire, and consider it one of the most beautiful of our states.  Mount Washington is the most fascinating place in the world.  Some of my family lives near the base of the mountain.

I'll look forward to both of you adding to the great discussions we have, especially the really deep contemplations such as cats vs. dogs!

Hugs to you both, and I'm glad you're with us.

Glenna

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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on April 05, 2008, 07:27:21 PM
Hi Marisa and welcome also. Hope you have fun going crazy with the rest of us here.  :crazy:
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Post by: cmpentecost on April 05, 2008, 07:41:28 PM
Hi Marissa.  Welcome!!

I'll caution both you and Dave.  Restoring photos can become addicting!  And...it's a lot of fun, and for a great purpose and cause.

Christine
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Post by: Ratz on April 06, 2008, 12:36:11 AM
Hi Marissa and Dave, welcome aboard :up:
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Post by: glennab on April 06, 2008, 10:52:08 AM
To all our wonderful newbies:

I'll add to Christine's disclaimer about addiction to the restorations.  My husband is threatening to put a hidden off-switch on my computer so I'll quit and come to bed at a decent hour.  At 10:30 as beloved heads for the sack: "Oh, come on, I'll clean just a few more scratches and I'll come to bed."  At 1am: "Holy smoke, my alarm goes off at 5:30. What was I thinking???? Well, just a few more scratches…"  At 5:30 am: "OMG what WAS I thinking?  I'll just lie here and listen to NPR for a few more minutes… SNORE!"  At 8:20am to my art department: "Hi guys, I'm running a little late.  I'll get there as soon as I clean the litter boxes."  And so it goes…

Glenna
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Post by: klassylady25 on April 06, 2008, 12:02:50 PM
Oh my another new name!!  Isn't it WONDERFUL!!! 

hUgS AND wElcOme
Candice
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Post by: dtcjem on April 06, 2008, 12:04:21 PM
Welcome to the assylum, Dave  :wow:   How long have you been doing pictures and what got you started?

MJ

Hello all and thanks for the welcomes!!  I have been a sideline observer for about two months, and am just learning restoration.  I have been using photoshop for about a year, and at time feel like I have never seen the software before  :mad:.

Love to see the work that this group is doing and I am looking forward to becoming involved!!

Dave
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Post by: klassylady25 on April 06, 2008, 12:12:26 PM
Oh another one for the racks!!  Get the tools ready: scratch machine, dots, mildew, water runs.... call out........ :wow: 

Tee hee.... we've got you now!!

Welcome,
Candice
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Post by: Johnboy on April 07, 2008, 08:40:30 PM
I have been using photoshop for about a year, and at time feel like I have never seen the software before  :mad:.

Welcome Dave.  Don't worry about the software knowledge. Just ask a question and you will get lots of help. Check out some of the tutorials in some of the threads. Folks find lots of great ones from time to time. It is just taking the time to delve into them when you are in the middle of restorations.

Don't worry about the comment by Candice. They do that stuff to all of us. Somehow the photo always looks worse once you get it downloaded than it did in the gallery.

Johnboy
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Post by: wrinklymike on April 20, 2008, 01:19:25 PM
Worcester, where the sauce comes from
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Post by: schen on April 20, 2008, 03:19:29 PM
Worchester sauce is from Worchester!  I always wondered about English muffin, French fries and Belgium waffle.
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Post by: cmpentecost on April 20, 2008, 03:33:05 PM
You'll never guess where Wisconsin cheese comes from?!

Chris
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Post by: weewood on April 20, 2008, 04:15:03 PM
San Jose, CA since 1976, originally from Edinboro, PA (just south of Erie, PA). I grew up on a farm there. Its great to be away from the snow.   
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Post by: glennab on April 20, 2008, 05:05:34 PM
Hi WrinklyMike and David.  Welcome to the OPR  forum. (Mike I love your description and your quote!  Being over 60, I can relate.  Old age AIN'T for sissies! And having a sense of humor [which you obviously do, and I very much appreciate] is a survival necessity.)  I hope you'll both participate with the rest of us addicts in the craziness of the forum while trying to keep up with Chris, Jan and Margie's diabolical muck machines!  My opinion shall always be that we have the most wonderful group imaginable, and I'm glad you're with us.

Bless!

Glenna
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Post by: cmpentecost on April 20, 2008, 06:36:12 PM
Uh...Weewood, just so you know, it's April 19 and snowing at my house today, at 6000' elevation in Montana!  Of course, I did the snow dance all winter long, so I could ski.  It worked, as we've had the most snow on record in 10 years.  Well....I quit dancing, but it's still snowing!  Go figure.

Welcome to all our newbies.  We are thrilled to have you aboard!

Christine
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on April 20, 2008, 09:34:11 PM
Welcome to everyone. Its nice to hear where everyone lives. Chris you need to go out and do a sun dance now and we'd like a photo of you doing it. (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v11/tessc/th_rollonfloor.gif)
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Post by: Dan_El on April 22, 2008, 11:47:23 AM
I was born/raised and for some reason still live in Fargo, ND.

Yes, it's cold 6 months of the year, and the nice 6 months are usually windy. But, the people are nice, my friends and family are here and I've got a good job. (just wish all of that could be in Oregon. )  :)

I joined a few years back, and have tried to keep working on pictures here, the last few months the link kept getting farther and farther down on my favorite. lists as new websites keep getting added, but I've dragged this website back to the top again and am ready to go all out.  This is a great thing everybody is doing and I'm glad to be apart of it.

-Dan Francis
http://danfrancisphotography.com/

Quote:
(From a Kodak commercial)
Keep Me - Protect Me - Share Me and I will live forever!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdWwqAI6x9A
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Post by: Hannie on April 22, 2008, 12:14:39 PM
Hi Dan, welcome to the board!
Great to hear that you put OPR back in the top of your favorites, we sure can use your help.
Had a look at your website, love the photo with the wolfe in it!

Hannie
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Post by: jill393 on April 22, 2008, 01:25:05 PM
Hi,
I am from Los Angeles, well, the South Bay to be specific.  I was born and raised here, lived a year in SF and came home.  Married, two kids, I have been doing photo restoration for a couple of years now, and have a small business for it.

I love to see what you all do here, and I am looking forward to diving in and trying my hand at a few.  I love the tips and info... it's all about educating myself.  Thanks for that stuff in advance.

Jill
http://www.familyarchiveservices.com (http://www.familyarchiveservices.com)
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Post by: JShimshak on April 24, 2008, 09:39:08 PM
Holmen, Wisconsin, USA... about 15 minutes north of La Crosse, Wisconsin along the mighty Mississippi river.

GO BADGERS! GO PACKERS!!
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Post by: FayRatta on September 22, 2008, 11:24:13 AM
Waco, Texas. A really great place despite what you think you know about it  ;)

Fay
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Post by: Mhayes on September 22, 2008, 01:08:37 PM
Hi Fay and welcome to OPR! Didn't you get a lot of damage down there when Hurricane Ike went through?

Margie
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Post by: FayRatta on September 22, 2008, 01:28:54 PM
Actually we were just west of its path by about 30 miles. We had a bunch of evacuees tho.

Thanks for asking.
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Post by: recycledhippy on October 08, 2008, 02:53:14 PM
Norfolk/Suffolk border U.K.
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Post by: Charlene5 on October 08, 2008, 04:50:42 PM
Waco, Texas. A really great place despite what you think you know about it  ;)

Fay

A neighbor!  I'm in Harker Heights, near Killeen :)

MJ
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Post by: mistermultimedia on October 22, 2008, 10:02:33 AM
Good Ol' Rocky Top (Knoxville, TN, USA)
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Post by: Mhayes on October 22, 2008, 12:08:44 PM
Welcome Mistermultimedia to OPR from Kansas!

Margie
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Post by: Niksmum on October 22, 2008, 08:59:59 PM
New York State  :)
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Post by: Mhayes on October 22, 2008, 09:18:57 PM
Hi Niksmum, welcome to OPR!

Margie
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Post by: Lena48 on November 25, 2008, 01:41:32 PM
Columbia, Missouri (originally an upstate New Yorker - I mean really upstate - Syracuse area!)
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Post by: Deborahjc on November 25, 2008, 02:25:23 PM
Hi,

I'm currently living in the "New Forest" (well it was new 900+years ago) in the UK by way of Singapore, Tokyo, New Hope Pennsylvania, Diamond Bar Ca and Arizona.

I am a newbie and happy to be here.  No one told me it was so addictive!  My husband is starting to miss his used to be regular meals.   >:D

Deb
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Post by: glennab on November 25, 2008, 02:39:53 PM
Deborah, we should probably have somewhere on the site one of those 5,000-word disclaimers about addiction, etc, etc.  There's no getting around it, and it just gets worse and worse (or better and better, depending on whether you're the restorer or the significant other).  My hubby comes into my office every evening wanting to know if I'm coming to bed.  I always say, "Yep, I'll be right there."  Two hours later I'm still doing "just one more thing."  And heaven forbid that I don't have a restoration already lined up when I finish the one on which I'm working. Not pretty!

So for what comfort it is… you're not alone!

GK
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Post by: Hannie on November 25, 2008, 02:52:25 PM
Welcome Deborah and welcome all the other newbies as well!
It is great to see so many new volunteers and a lot of you are posting your restore work on the forum! Great way to get some more tips.

I  could use a cook around here as well, and a cleaner would be nice so instead of the addiction disclaimer OPR could provide butlers to each volunteer! (please)

Hannie
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Post by: mawgwet on November 26, 2008, 08:33:06 AM
Hannie, Great idea. I could use a job. Let's see now, I could fly do your house, while I"m flying to your house, I could be doing another restore on my laptop, -- wouldn't that be kind of like curb service? Have it done by the time I get there, hand delivered... You might have something going there. Great Idea.
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Post by: johnalever on January 18, 2010, 08:46:43 PM
I'm from Long Beach, Mississippi, USA.  Ground zero for Hurricane Katrina.

John A. Lever
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Post by: Hannie on January 19, 2010, 10:18:53 AM
Welcome John, hope you didn't lose your home then.  I remember seeing a photo where all the homes except one were destroyed...

Hannie
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Post by: Mhayes on January 20, 2010, 11:05:35 PM
Hi John, welcome to OPR from Kansas--land of OZ. Hope you did not have your home destroyed?

Margie
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Post by: Eric4562 on January 21, 2010, 11:27:04 PM
I am in Atlanta, GA
Eric Stokley
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Post by: Marydh on January 22, 2010, 11:32:47 AM
I live just north of Charlotte, North Carolina.
What a great organization.
Mary
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Post by: Mhayes on January 23, 2010, 01:11:45 AM
Welcome from Kansas to Eric and Mary. Eric was on the last copy run to Austell, GA, so he has a real feel for the type of photos that come in. We are happy to have you both and hope to see a lot of you on the Forum.

Margie
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Post by: Hannie on January 23, 2010, 08:28:10 AM
A warm welcome from Amsterdam to Mary and Eric!
(I have been to Atlanta Airport many times ;-))

Hannie
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Post by: glennab on January 23, 2010, 02:06:24 PM
John, Eric and Mary (and any other newbies I've neglected - my bad - my apologies!)

If I haven't welcomed you yet  I definitely want to do so. (I go in and out of awareness of my surroundings, depending on the stress level in my life.  Being a working stiff old fart with a newly-retired husband and 10 elderly cats, that has become an issue of late)  It's always wonderful for OPR to get "new blood" to keep us from getting stale.  Our newbies have contributed much in the way of new ideas, expertise and enthusiasm.  Always a wonderful thing.

Since I'm an old-timer (one of the first members), I'm not sure how appropriate it is for me to wax too poetic about this bunch, but I think you've joined one of the most wonderful world-wide group of people you could ever find.  We help each other with our challenges, offer moral support, hard-time each other in fun when we need a break from the pixel pushing.  It's a great forum in which to hang out.  And if you read through the threads and find the thank you notes you'll realize why we're so dedicated to this job.  There are many tips & tricks, tutorials, opinions and discussion that'll help you with the restorations as well as help you become Photoshop experts in no time.

I wish for you as wonderful an experience as I've had being a proud OPRster!

Cheers,

GK
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Post by: johnalever on February 11, 2010, 11:18:03 PM
Hello, all.  Relatively new (4 restorations so far).  I'm from Long Beach, MS, USA.
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Post by: Mhayes on February 12, 2010, 01:41:03 AM
Hi John, Welcome from Kansas and for a newcomer you have hit the deck running. Great to have you!

Margie
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Post by: Johnos on April 22, 2010, 06:50:28 PM
Hey all,
John from Ireland here...Just dropped in to say hey to everyone...The site is a fantastic idea and I'm genuinely glad to be a part of it  :up:
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Post by: glennab on April 22, 2010, 07:15:25 PM
Hi John

A huge welcome to OPR from sunny Florida.  If you're into photo restoration and love doing something special for other people, you're in the right place.  In a couple of months, I'll have been an OPR-ster for 4 years, and I've loved every minute of it.

We have a wonderful, generous, sometimes nutty (who said that?) group on the forum, and there's always someone standing by if you run into a question or challenge that you're not sure how to handle.  We run into photos that are like Rorschach tests - can't tell what's in portions of the image.  We post to get feedback on what other people see - and usually someone figures it out.  We have tutorials or can find someone who can dig up tips & tricks for some of the more unusual issues, and everyone shares.  So don't hesitate to post if you run into an enigma!

I'm so glad you've joined us, laddie!

Cheers,

GK
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Post by: Mhayes on April 22, 2010, 08:51:52 PM
Hi Johnos,

Greetings from Kansas! We are very happy to have you joined us and what is so wonderful about OPR is what a global network we have become.

Margie
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Post by: Oldfaded on June 20, 2011, 07:05:09 PM
Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.
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Post by: Hannie on June 21, 2011, 02:49:53 AM
Yummy, delightful Cabot Cheddar, my favorite!

Hannie
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Post by: penegway on June 21, 2011, 09:23:06 AM
Hi from Northeast Oklahoma, USA. Haven't been here for a while due to muscle disease, hard to hold a tablet pen. So much going on with the tornado's and flooding.
Perhaps I can help out once again.
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Post by: Tori803 on June 21, 2011, 10:38:28 AM
Welcome back penegway! We could sure use the help!

Tori
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Post by: photomedium on September 15, 2011, 03:44:56 AM
Jim .. Los Angeles California
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on September 15, 2011, 06:24:04 AM
Welcome Jim from way down under in Australia. Hope you enjoy yourself here.
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Post by: Hannie on September 15, 2011, 08:37:57 AM
Hi Jim, welcome from Amsterdam.
Glad you joined us.

Hannie
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Post by: Pat on September 15, 2011, 10:19:19 AM
Hi Jim!

Welcome from the great state of the Great Lakes -Michigan.

(http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc406/PatsPhotos1/ParadiseMicopy.jpg)
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Post by: Mike S. on September 15, 2011, 10:22:43 AM
Another welcome from Michigan Larry,

Nice to have you aboard.

Mike
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Post by: pic-dr on January 26, 2012, 02:08:41 PM
Hi everyone, I'm just starting out, and here from sunny Southern CA!   :cool:

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Post by: jesterjeni on January 26, 2012, 02:33:49 PM
Born and raised in the tiny town of Edwardsburg MI,
currently residing in Elkhart Indiana!!
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Post by: Pat on January 26, 2012, 04:03:47 PM
Certainly could use some of your sunshine here in south east Michigan today Larry.
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Post by: schen on January 26, 2012, 10:07:06 PM
Welcome from the Windy City.

(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z298/schen_album/_DSC2683.jpg)

Shujen
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Post by: Bill Irwin on August 28, 2012, 12:36:02 AM
Bill Irwin here from Columbia, Missouri. Glad to meet you and to be part of such a wonderful service.
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Post by: Hannie on August 28, 2012, 07:56:17 AM
Bill, a warm welcome to the forum from Amsterdam, glad you joined us!

Hannie
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Post by: Mhayes on August 28, 2012, 10:19:26 AM
Hi Bill, welcome from Kansas and great to have you onboard!

Margie
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Post by: Hebsdaughter on November 11, 2012, 09:55:02 PM
Hi from Scotland.  :)

hebsdaughter
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Post by: Mhayes on November 12, 2012, 01:38:25 AM
Hi Hebsdaughter and a warm welcome from Kansas. It is always great to have volunteers from over seas. Hope to see more of you on the forum.

Margie
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Post by: Hannie on November 12, 2012, 07:30:00 AM
Hi Hebsdaughter, welcome aboard from Amsterdam!

Hannie
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Post by: Pat on November 12, 2012, 08:38:13 AM
A big welcome from Michigan Hebsdaughter.

Pat
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Post by: Mike S. on November 12, 2012, 08:46:19 AM
Another warm welcome from Michigan Hebsdaughter,

Nice to see you have joined OPR and to see you on the Forum.

Mike
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Post by: Hebsdaughter on November 12, 2012, 08:57:46 AM
Hi all, Many thanks for the warm welcome.

hebsdaughter
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Post by: norman hall on November 24, 2012, 07:42:02 PM
Hello to all i am from Danville Va. I just got approved and can't wait to get started :up:
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Post by: Pat on November 24, 2012, 07:49:49 PM
A big welcome from Michigan!  It great to see you on the forum Norman.

Pat
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Post by: Mhayes on November 24, 2012, 10:45:31 PM
Hi Norman, a big welcome to OPR from Kansas.

Margie
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Post by: Hannie on November 25, 2012, 09:28:06 AM
Hi Norman, a warm welcome from Amsterdam!

Hannie
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Post by: Closecrop on December 31, 2012, 05:38:33 PM
Kansas City Missouri
Best Bar-B-Q anywhere!
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Post by: jesterjeni on January 01, 2013, 06:14:32 PM
Howdy!
From Elkhart Indiana!
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Post by: Typo on January 22, 2013, 03:35:03 PM
just outside Niagara Falls Ontario
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Post by: Mike S. on January 23, 2013, 08:58:01 AM
Another warm welcome from Michigan Norman,

Glad to see you join OPR and on the Forum.

Mike
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Post by: seekingoz on January 23, 2013, 12:53:13 PM
Hi from South Lake Tahoe.

Judy
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Post by: chepo1956 on May 23, 2013, 10:19:27 PM
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
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Post by: chepo1956 on May 23, 2013, 10:20:21 PM
Hi. Arecibo, Puerto Rico


Jose
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Post by: paulboyowhite on May 28, 2013, 06:19:19 AM
I currently live in Stockton on tees in the North of England
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Post by: Lena48 on July 11, 2013, 11:00:43 PM
Originally from upstate New York but now living in Columbia, Mo.
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Post by: nikkidoodlesx3 on May 25, 2015, 01:15:28 PM
Hello from Milwaukee, WI!  :)
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Post by: Mike S. on May 25, 2015, 02:20:25 PM
Hello everyone,

Glad to see all of you on board.  Enjoy your holiday.

Mike from Michigan.

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Post by: Pat on May 25, 2015, 02:52:55 PM
Hello and a big welcome from Michigan!  I hope you are having nice weather and are enjoying the holiday.  Looking forward to seeing more of you on the forum.  While we are between copy runs is a great time to review some past posts to get a feel for how thing work around here.  If you have questions there is always someone waiting in the wings with help and suggestions.

Pat
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Post by: Rbm on May 25, 2015, 06:23:02 PM
Louisville, Kentucky
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Post by: Mhayes on May 25, 2015, 08:45:50 PM
A warm welcome from Kansas.

Margie
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Post by: lurch on May 26, 2015, 02:34:02 PM
Altadena, California
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Post by: Hannie on May 27, 2015, 02:06:49 AM
Hi Nikkidoodles, greetings from Amsterdam.

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/marijtje2/NathollandAnetherlandstulip02.gif) (http://s210.photobucket.com/user/marijtje2/media/NathollandAnetherlandstulip02.gif.html)

Hannie
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Post by: Candice on May 30, 2015, 09:55:34 AM
Hello from Oklahoma
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Post by: Galem on May 30, 2015, 08:35:09 PM
Sunny Palisade, Colorado - a peachy town!
Gayle
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Post by: Pat on May 31, 2015, 05:52:24 AM
A big welcome Gayle from the great lakes state of Michigan!

Pat
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Post by: Mike S. on May 31, 2015, 05:54:00 AM
Another warm welcome from Michigan Gayle.

Mike
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Post by: Tori803 on May 31, 2015, 10:06:20 AM
Welcome from Minnesota :)
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Post by: G3User on June 01, 2015, 07:38:01 PM
Hi everyone from the Top of the World

Athol ;)

(http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s145/atholg/map%20copy_zpsvazdv5wo.jpg) (http://s151.photobucket.com/user/atholg/media/map%20copy_zpsvazdv5wo.jpg.html)
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Post by: Mhayes on June 01, 2015, 09:12:49 PM
Something fishy going on with that map from one of our delusional volunteers.  :funny:

Margie
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Post by: Hannie on June 02, 2015, 07:20:08 AM
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/marijtje2/funnygif.gif) (http://s210.photobucket.com/user/marijtje2/media/funnygif.gif.html)
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Post by: Tori803 on June 02, 2015, 10:13:48 AM
So does that map mean that Greenland is "down under?" :D
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Post by: Pat on June 02, 2015, 03:40:37 PM
So that's why I fell out of bed this morning? :crazy:  I always wondered what it would be like to live in the southwest  8)   Bambi is going to have a rude awaking come next winter  :wow:
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Post by: G3User on June 03, 2015, 06:02:10 AM
Delusional! Delusional! DELUSIONAL!!!! :mad:

I have never been so offended though draw some comfort by being only "one of our delusional volunteers." I presume the rest of you will be contacted shortly by the Powers that Be to advise that your forum rating is to be revised.

As for the map, it merely anticipates the next reversal of the magnetic poles for those committed to the "North is Up" view. We residents of the current southern hemisphere know which offers the best lifestyle, even if we have to use seatbelts when in bed.

Well done Tori and Pat, you both are obviously thinking while Hannie is falling about (again)

Athol >:D

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Post by: Mike S. on June 03, 2015, 08:11:48 AM
That just goes to show it takes all kinds to make the world go round or is it up and down?

Mike
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Post by: philbach on June 03, 2015, 01:26:37 PM
Now I understand why my shoes were floating in the air this morning and I was walking on the ceiling.
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Post by: Mhayes on June 03, 2015, 08:47:32 PM
Now, now, take it easy Athol. I'm sure this is just a case of your being off your meds? As to my remark: "one of our delusional volunteers." You should feel good that you have company, and that I think you are the best of that group.  ;)

Margie
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Post by: Hannie on June 04, 2015, 07:31:03 AM
We have to go easy on Athol, it will take his brain some time to adjust to being the right side up.... (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/marijtje2/smiley_snicker.gif) (http://s210.photobucket.com/user/marijtje2/media/smiley_snicker.gif.html)

Hannie
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Post by: kiska on June 04, 2015, 08:42:28 AM
Athol, don't listen to this crowd. Be happy in your fugue state.
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Post by: Mhayes on June 05, 2015, 01:10:20 AM
 :funny:  :funny:  :funny:


 :hug:

Margie
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Post by: jim262 on June 05, 2015, 01:10:23 PM
Coming at you from Rockland County, New York
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Post by: Mhayes on June 05, 2015, 03:14:15 PM
Hi Jim,

A warm welcome to OPR from Kansas. Enjoy your stay and in the next couple of months photos will start to come in from the three copy runs.

Margie
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Post by: Mike S. on June 05, 2015, 05:36:29 PM
A warm welcome from Michigan Jim.

Mike
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Post by: Tori803 on June 06, 2015, 12:27:26 AM
Glad you've joined us, Jim!
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Post by: Hannie on June 06, 2015, 01:22:46 AM
A warm welcome from Amsterdam Jim!

Hannie
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Post by: G3User on June 08, 2015, 01:03:30 AM
Thank you for your considered and supporting opinion Kiska. I feel I can talk to you and ignore the tastless remarks being made by others.

I suspect you have a problem with your spell checker and you were referring to the effect Fugu is having on me. The fish shop proprietor claimed to have been born and trained in Japan but with his name being Daryl Mikimoto I have my doubts. I am restricting my intake to one serving per month

The main benefit has been to allow me to see the incongruities so widely accepted in the world and to realize my role in educating the masses. I will press on and look forward to your continuing support in spreading the message.

Athol

PS Hi Jim, it isn't always like this ;)
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Post by: Candice on June 09, 2015, 01:54:33 PM
LOL.... Anthol, don't tell Jim it isn't always like this...  ::)
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Post by: G3User on June 11, 2015, 12:58:36 AM
Candy, he surely deserves the truth.

Just wait for someone to return an image sharpened, cropped, Lab colour at 234ppi and as a .pdf file to see some real action.

Is there an emoticon for "fingers in ears"?

Athol
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Post by: Mhayes on June 11, 2015, 11:57:49 PM
Athol, you are going to take you down and with fingers in ears you won't hear us coming.  ;)

Margie
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Post by: Hannie on June 12, 2015, 12:57:44 AM
(http://rs192.pbsrc.com/albums/z138/1stlibrarian/tuzki/stampede.gif~c200) 


(http://orig12.deviantart.net/f7c0/f/2010/280/d/3/stampede_by_magistycal-d307scb.gif)
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Post by: kiska on June 12, 2015, 04:48:03 AM
Athol, you can depend on me to fend off the disrespectful participants here that contribute drivel from time to time. Fugu or fugue, whatever aids in your quest for enlightenment is certainly welcome by those who share your vision.
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Post by: Mike S. on June 12, 2015, 06:14:34 AM
Margie,

If he is upside down, taking him down could land him on his head.  Is it your intention to try and knock some sense into him?

Mike
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Post by: Mhayes on June 14, 2015, 08:51:47 PM
Answer:  ::)

Love Hannie's showing how it will happen.

Margie
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Post by: G3User on June 15, 2015, 02:25:19 AM
˙ǝɹǝɥʇ os 'ƃuᴉʞlns puǝʇuᴉ I 'ǝɯᴉʇ uɐǝɯ ǝɥʇ uI

ǝsnɐɔ ʎɯ ɥʇᴉʍ ʎɥʇɐdɯǝ ɹǝɥ uo ƃuᴉʎlǝɹ puɐ ssǝ┴ 'uɐɯʎɹʇunoɔ ʍollǝɟ ʎɯ oʇ ƃuᴉʞɐǝds ǝq llᴉM ˙sǝʌlǝsɹnoʎ uo ʇᴉ ʇɥƃnoɹq no⅄ ˙ɥƃnoʇ 'ʇᴉ ǝʞᴉl ʇ,uop noʎ ɟI ˙ǝldoǝd pǝʇɹǝʌuᴉ noʎ ɹoɟ ɹǝᴉsɐǝ sƃuᴉɥʇ ǝʞɐɯ oʇ sʇsod puɐ sǝƃɐɯᴉ ʎɯ ƃuᴉʇɹǝʌuᴉ ǝq ʇou llᴉʍ I ǝɹnʇnɟ uI ˙uoᴉʇnqᴉɹʇuoɔ ɹood s,ǝʞᴉW ɥʇᴉʍ ʇuǝɯʇuᴉoddɐsᴉp ʎɯ ʇdǝɔxǝ ʎɐs oʇ ƃuᴉɥʇoN

 :wow:
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Post by: Tess (Tassie D) on June 15, 2015, 09:20:59 AM
(-: ˙loɥʇ∀ ǝuo pooפ
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Post by: Hannie on June 15, 2015, 10:04:00 AM

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/marijtje2/funnygif.gif) (http://s210.photobucket.com/user/marijtje2/media/funnygif.gif.html)

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Post by: Tori803 on June 15, 2015, 10:54:14 AM
Reading this makes my feet hurt...
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Post by: Mhayes on June 15, 2015, 09:52:21 PM
You are evil Athol!  :funny:
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Post by: Pat on June 16, 2015, 10:30:55 AM
Just wondering…now that Athol has us all topsy-turvy do I have to eat my pineapple upside down cake while standing on my head or can I just flip the cake over  ???
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Post by: kiska on June 16, 2015, 12:46:49 PM
Your cake should be right side up which would be upside down. You're good to go.
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Post by: Pat on June 16, 2015, 03:52:42 PM
 :funny: Thanks Kiska!  That will save me a lot of headaches  ;)   
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Post by: Mike S. on June 16, 2015, 05:43:17 PM
I think it will take awhile to get over the headache of reading this.  Athol you have outdone yourself.

Mike
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Post by: timruf on November 25, 2015, 02:02:07 PM
Hello from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Go Packers!
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Post by: Mike S. on November 25, 2015, 03:40:00 PM
A warm welcome from Michigan timruf.

Nice to have you on the team.

Mike
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Post by: Pat on November 25, 2015, 03:42:15 PM
Hello Timruf and a big welcome from Michigan!

Pat
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Post by: Mhayes on November 25, 2015, 03:54:24 PM
Hi Timruf, welcome from Kansas.

Margie
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Post by: KenStephens on September 28, 2016, 11:24:45 AM
Augusta, Georgia, USA--golf country.
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Post by: Mhayes on September 28, 2016, 02:11:59 PM
Welcome to OPR from Kansas. Augusta, GA is beautiful.

Margie
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Post by: KenStephens on September 28, 2016, 04:10:44 PM
It's a bit ironic.  I am from Augusta, GA.  Recently, we were visiting our daughter and her family.  They live in Wichita, Kansas.  One of their friends is a photographer who posted information on OPR on her web site.  That is how I connected with OPR.

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Post by: Mhayes on September 28, 2016, 11:49:26 PM
Yes, it is. I was born and raised in Wichita, but moved after I got married to El Dorado, KS about 27 miles east of Wichita. Tell your friend thanks.
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Post by: Hannie on October 04, 2016, 05:49:52 AM
Welcome to Ken from Amsterdam.  (I have only been to Atlanta Airport... :))

Hannie