Thank You One and AllSeptember 20th, 2009 in blog
First and foremost, as I and JMS enter a new year I wanted to reach out to each and evryone at JMS to say thanks so much for all of your kindness and support throughout the past year. You have no idea how much I appreciate being a part of this warm and wonderful community. I've gotten to know many of you in person (the Pfarkels may regret this after our camping experience) and others of you through your creative posts and witty online banter. You all feel like family to me, and seriously....what more could a girl ask for?! I am truly blessed, so once again ...thanks to all for being absolutely fabulous.
Secondly, during my birthday celebration I noticed something truly wonderful going on and wanted to share it with you. Not only did I receive the gift of smiling junkers knocking at my door, but there were also some presents. What a delightful and truly unexpected surprise. As you might imagine these gifts weren't your run-of-the-mill, store bought gifts. Hahahaha...anything but!! OK, maybe one of the items was (as you will see), but this is a neccessity at celebratory events. The holidays are just around the corner and I would like to suggest that we all follow suit and take the "let's not buy anything new" pledge. The art of gift giving is alive and well in our junking community. Gifts with a history and those that are handmade are incredibly thoughtful, beautiful, and special. I want to share a few of them with you and as you will see these could not be purchased at your local department store. So please, make someone feel very special this year and give them the gift of junk! I've already started my pile and am adding to it everyday. I'm telling you there is nothing like finding something on the junk pile that you know will put a smile on a friend's face. If you do it this way, the giving is truly as much fun as the receiving!
Lastly, I would love to have the opportunity to get to know more of you personally. Someone on the site (please pipe up, because I can't remember who had this fabulous idea) suggested a "Junker's Reunion". I love the idea! If you are interested in such an event, please email your ideas, suggestions, recommendations, or a simple ...you name the date and I'm on my way!! If we attempt such an undertaking we want to make sure to get it right and offer up what all of you junking folks are looking for. Don't be shy, I want to know your thoughts on the subject. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OK, gots to go now, but thanks again for a great year and I look forward to the coming one with unbridled anticipation!
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