March 22, 2019 at 6:39 am #944542
No.. as far as i know my cancer has not come back..
but i will be moving on into that world called retirement soon and that will mean leaving West Seattle.
before i forgot i wanted to say thank you to the people of this forum for giving me a place to interact with my neighbors.. and to get to know so many.
I know.. we haven’t always gotten along like the community we are.. but discourse is what makes a community healthy.. exposes us to new ideas and leads to the kind of compromises that benefit us all.
i shall miss you…
i’m not out the door yet… so those of you who will not miss me can’t breathe that enormous sigh of relief.. yet.. but the sun and mountain air and the border becken…
due to ongoing dental work .. i finally had to have all my teeth removed and am in the process of getting permanent implants…
i have been there more than here lately so have been mostly silent for quite a while… this is a much harder process with my physical quirks than either the dentist or i had anticipated… but there you go.. as a good friend would say.. another adventure :)
anyway.. i wanted you to all know how much this little corner of my world has meant to me before i backed quietly out the door…
thank you for the memories.. even the rowdier moments make me smileMarch 22, 2019 at 6:53 am #944543
wishing you many enjoyable new journeys and adventures. life begins at retirement, enjoy, and good going on the implants and upcoming new smile.March 22, 2019 at 11:40 am #944565
JoB, I am so proud to have you as a personal friend. Although I will miss having you physically nearby, you and Mr. JoB have certainly earned your retirement.
Oh, and in case ya didn’t know already, there isn’t anything WSB policy, or Internet functionality-wise, that would prevent you from continuing to interact here on the Forums, from your new location. ;-)
Love to you,
MikeMarch 22, 2019 at 12:42 pm #944550
You will be missed JoB maybe coffee one last time before you go..and a laugh maybe hehehe
something to do while bored… https://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2019/02/10
have a great retirement I know I am hehehe…https://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2019/03/15March 23, 2019 at 5:28 am #944626
waynster.. coffee is a great idea
i will let you know next time i am in town.. i fly south to the next dental appointment on mondayMarch 23, 2019 at 5:55 am #944628
Dearest Jo B,
I didn’t know you weren’t well. I wish you were not leaving West Seattle and/or the Blog.
I have rarely agreed with you over the years, but have always admired your sense of conviction and purpose. Jo, I wish you would stay. Who will I have left to disagree with except Jan? BTW, implants are the bomb! 62, and they’ve changed my life. I wish you love dear.
BetsyMarch 23, 2019 at 9:00 am #944638
pelicans.. my leaving will settle the question of whether jan and i are the same person once and for all ;-0 i am sure she will keep you more than entertained and hopefully a bit enlightened :)March 23, 2019 at 3:54 pm #944667
A sincere best wishes for your next adventure in life. I’m not far behind you & I too will face a look at where I will wind up. Again, best of wishes on your next chapter.March 23, 2019 at 4:19 pm #944676
I’m with Mike – you can log in to the forums from anywhere, and we all hope you will :-)May 7, 2019 at 12:18 am #948467
JoB, I hope you see this. I am so glad I met you. I know we haven’t spoken for awhile. You will be missed. I hope retirement treats you well! Just so you know. I am moving to the Phoenix area. I do believe the drier climate will help my wife and son. I will miss Seattle and people like you. New chapters and new experiences, hopefully mostly positive. Take Care JoB. I will never forget having ice cream with you when Mr. Obama won the presidency. And truth be told, some of his policies did help my family out. You care for others deeply and I respect that in you so much. Sure we had some differences but I know you cared about people. That was enough for me. RichMay 7, 2019 at 10:44 am #948798
Sounds like the end of an era, losing both JoB and HMC Rich. I miss the old forum and the lively debates. West Seattle itself is changing as it can no longer avoid the crush of incoming new residents. So much history destroyed, so many new anonymous buildings taking every square inch they can, with just a thin line of dirt left for the urban wildlife. I wish you both the best on your upcoming new adventures.May 8, 2019 at 8:24 am #949076
you know how to reach me.. phoenix isn’t so very far ;-)
i would love to see you again.May 8, 2019 at 8:25 am #949077
dhg.. i am certain rich and i aren’t the only opinionated west seattleites out there :)May 8, 2019 at 9:12 am #949092
me on 28th Ave SWParticipant
I’m so glad I happened to look on WSB today! I know I’ve been AWOL for a bit here, due to life and habits rather than a concrete choice lol. I know that in the past we had many topics that I jumped in with you and Jan S and miws….the Denny/Sealth co-location, the initial tunnel/viaduct fight, Nicklesville come to mind. I met you once at a party you hosted in Jan’s honor at your home, just a few blocks away and I knew I liked you when I saw that you too, had Shiba Inus. I wish you a very happy retirement.May 8, 2019 at 10:04 am #949094
waynsterParticipantMay 8, 2019 at 7:39 pm #949157May 8, 2019 at 7:40 pm #949158
btw.. i am scaling down my garden and have pots and soil and plants that need good homes
let me know if you are interestedMay 10, 2019 at 5:07 pm #949552
We never met but I appreciated your perspective on all things WS and beyond. Someday I will retire and as my house has appreciated I may have to sell and move somewhere cheaper but I doubt as beautiful. Plus the WSB is invaluable to generating a community spirit that would be hard to duplicate. Good Luck!
– JayDeeMay 15, 2019 at 11:29 pm #950045
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