Re: Well, I Guess We're All Here?

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Posted by Chris on January 01, 2000 at 14:31:21:

In Reply to: Well, I Guess We're All Here? posted by Rich on January 01, 2000 at 09:45:00:

: Made it! I think. Computer working fine! Still getting the kinks out of the Board, though. Last night, Jo & Bill posted while I was archiving ... Their posts ALMOST drifted into Never Never Land, but they were salvaged & re-posted early this AM. Soon, hopefully, we'll get this dang "View Today's Messages" thingie to work again. Right now, it's trying to read for the year "19100"! Ha Ha!

: Weird, huh? A NEW century! Will wonders never cease!

: Hope you all had a a wonderful New Year's Eve!

: See you at Bumppo's ... AFTER they get the place tidied up a bit. Clabert & the boys (and girls) made QUITE the mess!

Hi Rich, Elaine, and all the rest,

We survived the new millenium turnover here too. My computer works and shows the right date, the house is warm, the electricity is on, and we have lots of food in the freezer, so I guess we're OK for the time being.

We celebrated at the downtown festivities this year. They had a street carnival with lots of multicultural events (mostly indoors thank heavens). When a bomb threat closed the largest venue, everyone just moved the party outdoors. At 11:30 everyone began drumming on everything from skin drums to oatmeal boxes, and continued until midnight. At first I thought the 7' millenium drum that several carvers made for the celebration had been caught inside the closed building, but I saw in the paper that it was in the town square with the rest of us. By the time we had that many people drumming, we couldn't hear the big one. At midnight we had fireworks. The event was non-alcoholic and the crowds (25,000) were very well behaved. For all its size, Anchorage still has a small town atmosphere. It was a really cool celebration. Fortunately the temperature stayed around -1 with a slight breeze rather than the -40 wind chill which was predicted, so it was cool in atmosphere only.

I hope all of you have a happy and healthy new year.

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