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Re: Dream Band?
8/15/2013 4:22 AM
Maurice Carr (37802) wrote:
I visit at least once a day, but the topics/posts have been few and far between where I feel I can contribute.
There has been a social change in the way people interact on the internet, particularly with the advent of the likes of facebook.
Peoples' lives also change and the economy has probably wiped a few of our stalwarts out too.
I remember in the day when we attempted the "Ivan rescue' from some of his church congregation bent on removing his ministry and we all banded together to write a petition etc. The posts per day then were in between 50 and 150 YET when I did the work to contact all the people to help out, there were only about 35 regulars, maybe 40 and I was astonsihed there were actually so few - it always seemed like ther were hundreds!
I know for fact that personal tragedies have taken at least 6 of our regular members out of the play, three of them having attempted to take their own lives, None of them succeeding thankfully, but their lives have completely changed.
I get saddened ike you Paul about the way it is today on AB, depsite Chris and Jim rejuvenatung the site However, I console myself with the great memories of the 'good old days' and the genrous people I met when I did the "AB tour of USA 2007"
Nothing really takes the place of AB in my mind in terms af the fun and comeraderie we all shared.