5 Years of Forum Fun, Frostiness, and Foison

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5 Years of Forum Fun, Frostiness, and Foison

  • I believe Trains.com forums is due for a 5 year anniversary. I did some digging for the earliest post and all I found was an arrowhead, a mammoth tusk, and an old Time Magazine. Then I found I was digging in the wrong place. So I got out of a Kansas highway construction zone and onto the internet dug a little more and best I can come up with is January 11, 2001 on the Classic Toy Trains. That’s were I think the very first post is. All the other forums had their 1st posts later that January or early that next February. I had my 1st posts later that spring after the ground thawed and the farmer sent me to work building his fence.

    How many here were here in the beginning? How many will be here in the end? How many of you are here right now? If you’re here answer ‘present.’ If you’re present answer ‘here.’ And if you’re hard of hearing blink 3 times. But if you’re blind don’t worry because we can’t see you anyway.

    I don’t know that some of us would want to be seen and others have done their best to be obscene. My philosophy: trolls should be obscene and not heard. And cows should be seen in a herd. I could talk with you ‘til the cows come home. On second thought I’d rather talk to the cows and you go home.

    Is any of this making any sense? Flowers make scents. The Post Office makes sents. And working at the local grocery store makes no cents at all.

    Well, in any since, happy 5-year anniversary forums (for January 2006). I only do this now because I’ll be away on business then, or will I? And speaking of anniversaries, 2006 is the 230th anniversary of the founding of the USA. What year was it? I think it was 1776… yes, 1776: that’s the spirit!

    Any comments? Any thoughts? Any questions? Any answers? “…any rags any bottles any bones today? any rags?”

    And now “…I must be going. I cannot stay, I came to say I must be going. I'm glad I came, but just the same, I must be going…” (guess who I ripped that off of? I’ll give you hint, “Quote me as being misquoted”)

    ironhorseman the ferrumequestrian

    P.S. – (that stands for “Post Script” and I suggest you do that now because you’ve reached the end of this message and I’m all out of ideas! [:p] )
    P.P.S – (I could have emailed a site administrator to confirm the actual date but then I probably would’ve got a straight answer and that wouldn’t have been any fun! [:D] )

    yad sdrawkcab s'ti

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  • Foison?
  • QUOTE: Originally posted by tpatrick


    +5 bonus points to the one who can define 'foison.' I'll give you a hint: look in the dictionary. OK, that one was too obvious. Look for the obsolete meaning of the word. Gee, now I've forgotten what it means. [%-)]

    yad sdrawkcab s'ti

  • Foison: a plentiful harvest; abundance. (archaic)
    reserves of power; resources (obsolete)
    physical strength or power (Scots)
  • QUOTE: Originally posted by trainnutz

    Foison: a plentiful harvest; abundance. (archaic)
    reserves of power; resources (obsolete)
    physical strength or power (Scots)

    [tup][tup] and the 5 points go to trainnutz!

    Actually, the meaning I was getting at was the resources one, but if you throw in abundance (or 'plenty' in the dictionary I used) you get abundant resources, which is what this forum is: a pleantiful, abundant crop of resources ready to be harvested by those willing to seek it.

    And the fall is a good time to reap the benefits of a harvest.

    I like that. That's one of the best analogies I've had in a long time. Maybe I oughta take down the TV and take up writing? [swg]

    yad sdrawkcab s'ti

  • QUOTE:
    [tup][tup] and the 5 points go to trainnutz!

    Thank you, Dictionary.com![:D]
  • I was wondering about Foison. And I was also wondering about when this forum opened.I joined in Nov.2003 so I knew it was before that,but I didn't know how long.Now I know[:D]!
    Ride Amtrak. Cats Rule, Dogs Drool.
  • I was gonna remember to think of saying all that stuff. But I forgot to remember to think of saying it... and stuff.