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3. TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF. TELL US AS MUCH AS YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH OR AS LITTLE AS WANT.
2. IN WHAT GENERAL AREA DO YOU LIVE IN ? YOU CAN SAY A GENERAL AREA A CITY OR WHATEVER YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH.

wellll….. GENERALLLLLY speakin of course .. I live in the east. Been married 25 years to a man who’s LUCKY to have me!! lol
I have 2 sons. Im extremely proud of em both. A demonic dawg whos as big as a cow…and now my home has been blessed with my mom and her lil dawg Charlie… who runs the house πŸ™‚ (the dawg…not my mom) lol
Is it easy???…. lol …..not always.
Im begining to need a break from my break… {s helpme
I think im READY to come home now lol
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1. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN AOL OLDIES CHAT AND HOW DID YOU FIND THE ROOM ?

from feb 98 untill aug of 04. It had been 6 1/2 years. hmmm……seems longer tho.

Once upon a time, in a far away land, there lived 2 liddle boyz who conned their parents into gettin them a putor. For “SCHOOL” purposes they said. Well…. solitaire and Encarta could only hold their attention for so long and the novelty soon wore off. lol

After monnnnnths of listening to em whine about us bein the OOONLY people on the planet with NOOOOO internet…. (cuz I didnt want strangers in my home…heard too many creepy stories) I begrugenoly gave in, and cuz we had the FREE AOL disc.. wich they kept remiiiiindin me about….. signed up.

Hubby and I …..yes, I said HUBBY lol were sittin at putor one night checkin out this newest little “trip into the unknown” …. saw the room list and popped into one of em to see what they were and how they actually worked. It was a weird feelin to see people actually “tawkin” to US……. and a bit discomfortin to see WHAT some of em were saying. It dint take us long to flee from the room… ( think I ran right out of my shoes ). Eyes buggin out and laffing ….a combo of shock and embarrassment at wut we had been reading. My mind flew back to my kids….YIKES !!
Obviously bein NEW to this AOL thing, we had no idea we had ventured into the “rong side of the tracks” lol Needless to say….that was hubbys only experience on aol. The same can NOT be said for ME. πŸ™‚

Anywho… the next time I was on I scrolled again tryin to find something of interest to me….tried different “craft” type rooms… borrrring ! Being a big soap fan, for years n years n years, spendin a whopping 3 hours a day watchin em, that room seemed a good choice.
I sit here snickerin now about the fact that hubby would bitch about my “wasting” 3 hours a day watchin tv. BOY…..compared to my time in oldies room…. he shouda left well enuff alone!! {s bettylaff

The soap room didnt hold my interest very long either,
so I ventured off again. Scrollin thru the list, “MUSIC OLDIES” caught my eye. Always listened to em so figured …eh…..why not? Id check that room out.

{s tada …. and THATS how I found it πŸ™‚

Boy… tawk about a long winded and pointless ans. lol sorry!
Unfortunately I’ve always had a tendency to go allllll the way around the mountain to explain sumptin instead of straight to the top. Reminds me of a comment RACE made one day in the room….. sumone asked me a question and I preceded to ans em. Race, with all of his charm, πŸ™‚ said, “ya ask aidy for the “time” and she’ll tell ya how to build a clock” oh well…. guess he wuz right lollllll

6. TELL US YOUR CHATROOM HISTORY . DO YOU COME IN OFTEN ? DO YOU COME IN RARELY ? IF YOU DONT COME IN ANYMORE TRY TO TELL US WHAT TIME-FRAME YOU USED TO COME IN.

The time frame?? AHAHAHAHAHA…….from the time I got up… till the time I went to bed.

Wut I experienced in there was sooo different form those other rooms I had been in. Here was a room with peopel who seemed to really KNOW each other. By that I mean, I THOUGHT maybe they hung out OFF of aol as well, and then hooked up here. They were all soo freindly & nice. Chit, i didnt know. I can remember askin em if they knew one another….. “only from the room” they said. I was in disbelief. This wusnt wut I had expected at all. I was so naive when it came to this whole internet thing (ty rvb for the correct spellin of naive) lol I wuz wut they referred to back then as “an AOL virgin” lol
From my viewpoint, they appeared to be havin one heck of a good time. Hell…. IIIIII was havin a good time just sittin back and readin. I actually caught myself smiling, then chuckling. Wehn I left, I knew it was a place id go back to. And return I did…after I finally manage to fiiind it again! (my 2nd lesson regarding aol was learning about “saving to favs”….the “first” being stay away from “the other side” lol
They welcomed me with open arms and I neva looked back.

As time passed and I got to know sum of the roomies, welllll…. a few hours a a day just dint cut it any longer. Startin up the putor wuz theeeee FIRST thing I did each day. lol I started goin in as SOON as I got back from droppin the kids off at school….(couldnt get em there fast enuff) lol and dint get off till I had to pick em up. 15 minutes before hubby wuz to get home…. I was off again doin the “mad dash rumba”…. pickin up the house.. wutever lol
Pretty soon I was spendin ALLLLL of my time in there. Eventually I dragged my cot in and had become a permanent fixture. LITTERLY !! Had to replace it a few times cuz SUMMMM of em enjoyed jumpin all over it. Was a great hiding place too. If ya could get underneath it amidst all the things others were throwin under it.

The only time I wusnt in there wuz when I HAD to do sumptin that needed to be dun….. ie- FEED my family. lol My daily workout routine quickly gave way to ploppin my patootie in this chair. I had craft projects left unfinished, books half read, lost interest in my beloved soaps, and all my plants died. lol Cleaning my house usually took about 4 hours…. welll….. eventually it started taken me all day. Why? Cuz id be forever taken “breaks” on putor…. breaks usually lasted longer then the actually time I spent cleaning lol
Im tellin ya…. it was a sickness lol

I can remember tryin to bribe my sons to give up their time on putor so IIII could go on and play in the room. It wus always so enjoyable. Ya neva left in anyting BUT a good mood.

I think they knew I wuz addicted before I did….or I just didnt wanna admit it. Ya, thats it.But addicted I wuz. Big time!! They started referring to me as Mom.com. They thought they were funny.

God forbid I lost power or sumptin….. Id go into convulsions …or hubby would come home and find me floppin round on the floor like a fish outa water…..or Id start gnawing on my furniture… just dint know wut to do with myself. lol

One of the earliest memories I have from the room was one night.. and I believe it was suziqccr who started it,….. wuz to incorporate the phrase “with no pantz on” into a song…. welllll the room took off on it……ie- baby u can drive my car -wnpo, flyyyy me to the mooooon -wnpo” etc etc,…. and I can remember sittin here, literally LAFFIN OUT LOUD !! The strange looks I got from my family didnt phase me one bit. lol Most of the time when I wuz on putur I wuz oblivious to them anyways. lol That was the first “game” I member other then the usual trivia that was always so prevelant. We used to do that often … with diff words or phrases…so silly, so fun.

Tho it wuz “considered” a trivia room by sum, to me it wuz first n foremost a CHAT room. Thats wut I did… I chatted. I knew chit bout trivia. lol I think if I had gone in and just watched songs gettin tossed out and ans given…. I woudnt of stayed any longer then I had in those other rooms. It was much more then that. It was a feelin of community. It didnt matter what ya looked like, wut color you were, what your sexual pref was. Everyone respected eachoter. These were real people with real stories to share. They filled the room with grace, charm, whit, humor, & knowledge.

These people who had started out as strangers… then quickly became friends… had suddenly become like family.
Prior to gettin aol…… I was a non believer that people could actually “connect” and become so close, forming lasting friendships simply by typin into a lil box….. but it did happen…and it duz happen…il be the first one to defend it when I hear the “nay sayers”…….unless they have aol…. and found “oldies chatroom”…they havent got a clue.

The early days, the room used to hold 23 peeps and u HAAAD to get there early or it would be full and ud end up gettin cyber-tossed into wut became known as the “over flow” room.NOOOOBODY wanted to be in that room. HAD to be in main room. We used to stand in the hallway like vultures….peekin in.. waitin for someone to vacate a seat so we could grab it. As soon as it changed from 23 to 22…..make a frantic attempt to click and GET IN ! Or we’d be waitin on IMs with someoen lucky enuff to be IN the room already… the link to the room in place on the IM…ready and waiting for the word. As soon as they said “NOW”….we’d click the link and with any luck be transported into the room. hallllll-aaa-loooou-yaaaa!!! wusnt always so easy…. sumtimes there was a loooong line waitin to get in. lol

I can remember at my first hugyfest… sum of the roomies were on hugys deck playin trivia and I tried to get out there. He had those nice big glass doors but they were either stuck or locked. I said to dovie…. “THIS is wut its like on AOL being on the OUTside LOOKIN IN” cuz thats EXACTLY wut it reminded me of. lol wuz easier gettin into the deck area tho then it wuz that chat room sumtimes.

7. DO YOU LOOK TO SEE WHO IS IN THE ROOM BEFORE YOU COME IN AND CHAT ?
Of course… I dint wanna arrive wearin the same outfit sumone else had on…. But I think it wuz more of habit then anything… I STILL peek in occasionally… old habits are hard to die.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF OLDIES ? YOU CAN MENTION A GENRE, ARTISTS, DECADE, TOP 10 SONGS ETC. my fav era would be the 60’s beatles bein my #1 group

5. HAVE YOU EVER ATTENDED A CHATROOM PARTY ? IF NOT HAVE YOU EVER MET ANY ROOMIES ?
ONCE AGAIN TELL US AS MUCH AS YOU WANT US TO KNOW.
yes, been to a few hugyfest. Would luv to attend the west coast parties too, but im skeered to fly so that aint gonna be happenin any time soon.

After hearin all the wonderful stories of the FIRST hugyfest, wich was a nice “smaaall” gathering. I decided come hell or highwater, I WAS goin to the next one!! Hugy would eagerly announce how many days were left till the NEXT fest arrived. He usually started the day after THAT years ended. lol However as the time got closer n closer….and the list of attendees grew larger and largerI was starting to have my doubts if I really wanted to go. Im very shy (no comments from the peanut gallery…. I YAM!! ) lol and the group wuz already over 100 (i think the total count ended up being about 125 or so) A BIG diffrence from the 35ish the previous year..

The few weeks before the big event I was changin my mind on a DAILY basis. I litterly got sic thinkin about it πŸ™ I ended up losing 10 lbs those last few days cuz I was soooo nurvous. That was a LOT for me πŸ™ PLUS…. I had a stoopid tooth that toook THAT time in my life to start protruding…wich only ADDED to my distress …….i felt like snaggletooth! lol

Thennnnn there wuz RVB who wanted to know if I was gona go or not cuz he “had something for me”…. now I wuz gettin sic all over again. lol Wut in heck could he possible have for ME?? wut wuz he gona do! Knowin how nurvous I was, he promised me he woudnt do anyting to embarass me, wich still didnt ease my fears lol {s booboojeebies}

the adventure begins……
First off, I missed the bus by a MINUTE, and the %$%$#@# busdriver woudnt stop and let me on so I had to hang round the bus station for an extra hour. Already my trip started off chitty! Turn around NOW I said to self !! lol
Then I had to endure the most UNCOMFY ride imaginable!
12 hours later, (nuttin compared to Ed’s bus trip, I know) I fiiiiiinnnnally reached my destination. psheeew !
Once I could straighten my little legs out from their pretzled state, I managed to wobble off the bus.

The very FIRST roomies I met were Hugy, his daughter and Sixtyslvr, who wuz my roommate for the weekend πŸ™‚ They were kind enuff to come get me at the bus station.
So they would know it was me…. I arrived wearing my Groucho Marx getup… only thing missin wuz a cigar. I guess that was MY way of breakin the ice. cuz … well…… u guessed it…… I was sooooooooooo nurvous. Sweatin now just thinkin about it. lol jk

When we finally arrived back at hugys… OHHHH MYYYY GAWWWD !!!!
tawk about being OVERWHELLMED!!! I could feel the color drain from my face…. I thought I wuz gona vomit πŸ™
There were sooo many of them comin out of the woodwork I dint know WHAT to do with myself or WHERE to hide. It was TOOO LATE to turn round and go back home. lol Here were alll these people that I had spent soo much of my time with during the past few years… in the flesh! The “ROOM” had “come to life” and I didnt know WHAT to say to any of em.

I can member sittin in hugys basement and seein Gohawks across the room.. we hadnt been introduced yet but I knew it was him from a pic. I was ALWAYS given noogies in the room and kept tellin him that “when I met him, he was gona get a first class, bonified Aidy noogie”, wich he said hed be lookin forward to. yaaaa right lol ….. so this wuz my chance. I gathered up alll the courage I could muster to make the long trek across that mile long room to noogize him. I walked up to him ..might of said hi…. really dont member lol and administered the noogie. Well… he looked at me as if i had TWO FRIGGEN HEADS !! lol He dint have a CLUE who I was… his face was blank lol Can we say EMBARASSED!!! I wanted to CRAWL back to my corner. lol
Hey Go?? next time its gona be a {s frypan lol

Later on I had the pleasure of meetin his wife and children. During the conversation one of his sons chimed out that “heee haaad a seeeecret”…. “oh yaaa” I said gigglin….. I neva saw one person scoot another away sooo fast as he did that day. lol siiiiiiigh…neva did find out wut the secret wuz…. dad kept a watchful eye on his son after that. lol

One of my fondest memories was at weigmans as everyone was gettin seated to eat… I turned around and saw RVB enter the room and make his way towards me ruh row… here it comes. I was gettin nauseous again…started to feel faint lol
wutz he gona do?
(I wuz thinkin im GLAD im near the door incase I gota run out) lol He had a mischievous twinkle in his eyes and a big smile as he crouched down next to me and very discretely showed me wut he brought…. it was an Aidy “noogie helmet”. OMG… hahaha !! I bout died laffin. It was a REAL helmet with a lil sign on it that said “AIDY NOOGIE HELMET” .. lol He wus just to cute. I never expected THAT…. and still think about it today and I always smile.

What I found most inspiring about my FIRST hugyfest was the commraderie and the love that flowed so freely between everyone. Most of whom, same as myself….had neva met before. Yet it was like running into old friends. I felt as tho I had known em my whole life. Friendships that had begun in a chat room grew even stronger. It was a weekend filled with REAL hugs too. lol I think Echo wuz the official hug giver….seemed everytime I turned around he wuz huggin sumone. lol
It flew by sooooo fast. Before I knew it, it wuz time to leave. πŸ™ My only regret wuz that I didnt get a chance to tawk to some of em as much as I had wanted to.

I had a wonderful time, and inspite of all my misgivings about goin…. I was really glad I went. This wus a hard question to asn cuz it was very difficult to put my feelings into words.
People return and reminisce about it in the room, but as iv said before….and these are only MY feelings… its not something one can “hear” about… its something they have to EXPERIENCE for themselves. I just found the whole thing incredible….. It was AWSOME.

Each fest brought with it new roomies and new memories. I can remember the first time I heard the DEL ROOMIES sing. I was in awe at these folks…. they REALLLLY COULD SING! Not to mention all the others who took their chance to control the mic. Snorfest singin Cara Mia Mi (however its spelled) lol the “ladies”, honoring those who served… with their rendition of Soldier boy… torchie who wuz kind enuff to indulged me and sing one of my favs that he recorded.. and Steelworker who did a mean rendition of elvis….. however I dont recall elvis ever doin a performance with a pair of panties on his head. lol

There was plenty of trivia to go around too. Cant have an oldies room party without trivia. Watchin the players was another site to behold… got sum incredibly knowledgeable folks. We see em play trivia in the room… but when sum of em were guessin the songs in ONE NOTE…. that was it…..id seen it ALL !! lolunbelievable!! and guess wut? NO BOOKS !! whoda thunk!!

One of the most touching memories for me was at the last fest I attended. The room wuz darkened and the roomies formed a big circle round hugy and barb as they danced to “Friends”… by Elton John. It was just sooo nice. I got goosebumbles. I cant imagin any person there who dint feel the connection.

My most frightening memory wuz the night we were heddin back to hugys and saw a car where it WUSNT spose to be.lol Thank God nobody wuz hurt and that we can joke about it today.

The olympics have the passin of the torch (not Red’s Torchie)….
hugyfest has the passin of the bucket……
neither of which iv participated in lol

8. TELL US IN GENERAL ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE CHATROOM MOMENTS OVER THE LAST 6 OR SO YEARS. YOU CAN RELATE CERTAIN TIMES WHEN EVERYTHING WAS JUST SO PERFECT AND YOU HAVE NEVER LAUGHED SO HARD. IF YOU REMEMBER TELL US WHO WAS IN THE ROOM THAT EVENING ETC.

OMG there were SOOO MANY OF THEM. In AND out of the room. To name roomies who were IN THERE at a given time….difficult to do without inadvertently leavin sumone out. It was all good…. just the way everyone interacted with one another and played off each other…a room full of comediens. lol the quick whit…… the one liners…the silliness …..the lil traits that make each of them unique. It was ALL fun…..thats wut kept me goin IN ! and yes..I have laffed my azz off to the point of bellyaches, teary eyes and a running nose….all over silliness…and the visuals they presented. There are sum pretty funny people in there.

9. TELL US ABOUT CERTAIN THINGS THAT YOU USED TO LOOK FORWARD TO OR THAT YOU STILL LOOK FORWARD TO.

Gettin a seat for one thing!! {s cackling
I looked forward to goin IN the room, period. Gettin together with friends…..relaxing …socializing & laffin. ALL of the “event” type thingies only ADDED to the fun that we had. Those were some of the BEST times.

Sharing wavs is always nice too… neva know wut lil treasure you might find in ur mail and with so many generous people, my “wav” collection quickly grew. Plus it was nice to play a song and know that others were hearin it as well…….. specially the CHAT wavs lol those were my favs… and I gota million of em !! nyuck nyuck nyuck
We seemed to have a comment or an ans to anything imaginable contained in those wavs…and if we dint…. sumone would make one lol

10. TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT ANY FRIENDS YOU HAVE MADE BECAUSE OF THIS CHATROOM.

Gosh….Iv made a lot of friends on here:) Some are very dear to me and remain close to my heart. Are we spose to name em?? lol They know who they are. There are some ya just “click” with, ya know? I hope i have given to each of them, wut they have given to me. But all of you, (at least the ones I know) are special to me in one form or another cuz your ALL part of the memories I cherish.

I consider myself very fortunate to of had the pleasure of gettin to know so many of you. And it HAS been a pleasure. People that I would neva of had the opportunity TO of met had it not been for my kids hounding me to death, to get AOL.
Where are they??? …I wanna give em a big hug !!! lol

11. GOING FORWARD WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE CHANGED ABOUT
THE CHATROOM. IN OTHER WORDS WHAT CAN WE, THE MEMBERS OF
THIS ROOM DO TO MAKE IT BETTER ?

I gota few ideas…none of em printable {s cackling lol jk
ya could serve better food for starters!! Got tomain poisoning one time….had to have my stomach pumped. oh wait!! that wuz MY cooking.

Havin not been in there ina long time, its hard to ans this. I know how the room USED to be and unfortuntaly it has changed over the years πŸ™ That was obvious to me long before I left.
The room used to reminded me of a picture puzzle. Tho the pieces were all so different, we fit together perfectly. Sadly tho… some of those pieces have been lost to us forever, others just disapeared. Each one taking a lil part of the room with em. We cant turn back time. πŸ™
Not everyone is gona like everyone else… so be it. The room is wut you make it. That being said… concentrate on those you have fun wiht….and iggy the ones you dont.

{{{{ go & helpers }}}} I know how difficult this wuz for me to complete….i can only IMAGINE the task on YOUR end. I have sooo many wunnerful memories that this lil “story” dusnt do any of em justice. To reallllly get into em…… well….ya prob wouldnt get this till “OLDIES ROOM…the NEXT GENERATION” came out.lol

Thank you for taken on this gigantic undertakin. I know its will be something we are all gona be proud to have been a part of.

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ hugs to all }}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

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  1. Larry 10. December 2012
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