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Edna is one of those special people who form what some of us call the core of this room. When I had the pleasure of finally meeting her at ROC’s last Labor Day she was one of the first I went to with this crazy Idea of mine to somehow ask all the roomies for their favorite moments. Well Edna as you will see below really took this to heart and what follows deserves her own special chapter in the History of our room. Here is Ednas’s story. ~GOHAWKSGO
I started coming into the Oldies room in Dec. 1999. I had met a guy by the SN of RAVEON2 in an Arkansas chat. I was at a friends house and she had just purchased a computer and I must of sat on her computer all night. He is the one who told me about the Music Oldies room. BEATLEPRINCESS and INYRFCE2 were talking about the Beatles. (sorry RVB) The next day I went out and purchased my own computer. Suddenly! “Hello my name is EDNA, and yes I am an AOL addict.” And the rest is as they say history.
I am 30 years old, not married, no children and honestly have no intention of doing either…EVER! I love to travel and since coming in this room i have been to 25 states and there was a time when I thought I would never leave Arkansas. I do all my traveling by bus. Which coined me the nickname given by RVB, ‘Busstopbabe.’ Other than that, you could say my life is pretty boring. I work and come home and chat with my friends. I’d rather sit in the chatroom than talk on the phone with my best friend….how sad is that? lol
In the beginning you could say only The Beatles mattered to me (sorry RVB) but now I really love Doo-Wop. I love many different kinds of groups like The Crests, The Dubs, The Flamingos, Dion and the Belmonts, Duprees..etc.. I also like Janis Joplin, The Doors, Cream, CCR, The Beach Boys and Oingo Boingo to name a few. I also love 80’s music and I like Godsmack, Disturbed, Weezer, Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Merle, Waylon, Cash, you get the picture LOL.
The first chatroom party I attended was HUGYFEST2002. I had traveled from Little Rock to New York City to meet up with GRTSTSTORY, EFFELT and SUNSETCOWBOY. Just think me and 3 guys alone…wooohooooo!! All of my friends and family were sure I was gonna end up dead. I remember arriving to Hugy’s and there was a sign on the front door…’Come in, were downstairs’. People just didn’t do that where I’m from. When I got to HUGY’S ‘Rec Room’ I was like OMG (Honestly, I am really very shy with new people) and there were new people every freakin where. Then I heard somebody yelling my name. CARPENTER26 came barreling across the room grabbed me and dipped me backwards and planted a big kiss on me. Then he says to me “I’ve been waiting years to do that”.
The whole weekend was out of this world. I had the time of my life. WTG!! Cuz I know you said it! THE DEL ROOMIOS (TORCH, CARPENTER, RVB, DDSONGBIRD, BOBBYHEP) along with SN0REFEST and CAMELISBACK sang doowop songs. RECORDLOVERS song of HUGYFEST and MADPOET’s poem and the trivia games. There was “The Purple Room” and HUGY’s Autograph Collection and of course the vinyl. DANGLE’s slide show, EFFELTS Birthday, The Dancing, The Singing, The Laughter and the tears. Scrabble and Hula hoops, playing 9 ball for the first time ever and beating TJBEATLESFAN 3 times in a row! That’s how I got the nickname ‘Edna Teh Shark!’ TRISHABUG jumpin on TJBEATLES back while he was tryin to make a shot. Everyone singing ‘Don’t Ya Just Know It!’ Denny’s! Even Wegman’s! So many good memories I can’t list them all here.
Then it was time to leave and it was late Sunday evening and RED, TORCH, RVB and DANGLE took me to the bus station. The bus came and the driver told me he could only take me to the next town and drop me off in the middle of the night and I would have to wait 6 hours outside for the next bus. All 4 of them said “No way” are we putting you on that bus. I will never forget the kindness of those people to not let me sit on the side of road and wait for that bus. We went back to the party and I left the next day with JOVILOVER. I stayed the evening at her home and caught a bus the next day. I had some of my pictures developed by then and I spent the entire bus trip back home looking at pictures and reliving one of the greatest weekends of my life.
In 2003 I returned to Hugyfest by now I was hooked. I finally got to meet AIDY she gave me a noogie. I had begged GWITH and MEADOW to go and they came, Seeing SN0REFEST and CAMELISBACK getting inducted into the Del Roomios. SN0REFEST brought the whole gathering to silence with his rendition of ‘Cara Mia’. I had the idea before Hugy’s to get the ladies together to sing ‘Soldier Boy’ to the guys…so we formed the HUGETTES!
The DELROOMIOS broke into song at Wegmans and we passed around GOHAWKSGO’s HUGY2001 story and we all autographed each others copies. DISCJOCKEE brought his DJ equipment and shared DJ duties that weekend with LYLELADY and RVB. LOUISEM (Weezy and those awesome desserts! TERRILEE going to Burger King and getting the crowns for the royal court..lollll I remember WACKIJACKI crying almost all weekend at the excitement of meeting everyone. Getting to meet ANNIE and CRABALOCKRFSHWF who are unfortunately no longer with us. I will never forget being in the back seat of LYLELADY’S car when that tree jumped out in front of us. MADPOET and I walking up that dark road back to HUGY’S house to try to get help..lol Catching a ride back to the hotel that same night with STEELWORKER, when I first got in the car with him I said “DON’T WRECK ME” well for the longest time after HUGY’s he had thought I had said “DON’T RAPE ME” Now c’mon do I look like the kinda girl to say something like that??? LOL
Also in 2003 I made the bus ride to California for ROCN60SBBQ. DANGLE, REVOLVER and JOVILOVER met me at the bus station where they immediately snapped a pic of me getting off the bus after 40+ hours. We did a ton of site seeing. I discovered the morbid joy of grave hunting..lol Walkin down Hollywood BLVD saying “Welcome To Hollywood, Whats Your Dream” Then just the great atmosphere of Roc’s itself. Laid back, relaxed…well sorta! We definitely spiced the party up that year with lotsa dancing and singin. Doing the cabbage patch with DANGLE..haha! CARPENTER, JAVELIN and BRIT singing and playing music. And my totally missing a kitchen full of ice cream. Loads of new faces. JPGR, HIPPIEMAMA, SETUST8, GROOVYGIRL, JAVELIN, LUVMYCHAIR, PUPPERPIE, PARTYNITES, RACE2THEEND, ANGIE and KACEY just to name a few. BOOTSCOOTLARRY and RIDINGDOUBLE showing us a two step. Getting a real life FLYHYE bzzzzzzzzzz and meeting his lovely wife. ZOOT showing up in his Zoot Suit. And ofcourse our waitress Jenny at Hof’s Hut. The entire weekend was a blast!! And one I will cherish forever.
Also and I nearly forgot in 2003 my mother and I made the trip to Memphis where we met MSCHOBLUE and his lovely wife. Such great people and they were happy to show us around a little bit. Also meeting DODIEA and her friend. I did not get to spend much time with them because they were going to a concert. But I promise to do it again sometime!
In 2004 JOVILOVER, REVOLVER and I went to the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame. Where we met JCAR. Then we were all off to Hugyfest the 5th anniversary and the second largest gathering to date with 80+ roomies. A lot more of the same..singing, dancing, laughing and crying. But moments that stand out..Terrilee hanging the flag upside down. CARRINGTON running around the house with the flag. Meeting T3SHADOW and CHEVELLE who looked like a deer in headlights when he walked into the ‘rec room’. Roomies setting up tents outside and dealing with the cicada’s. Checking to see how much Sarah had grown since the last time..whew…lol RACE and Angie finally making the trip east (boy try keeping that secret) BOBBYHEP giving me a poster autographed by Johnny Maestro, JT Carter, Arlene Smith and Larry Chance!! MUAHHHH Bobby! Meeting SUPERBIRDBBL and my new sis Wendi (JAZZYSMOM) and her opening CHEV’s beer…lol. The “orgy’ room 419….lmao! Meeting ITSMSDEBBY and tryin to get her to party more and worry less. HUGY’s surprise birthday party..The group of us that had went bowling….OMG yall are a buncha nucking futs! Name that tune trivia! The ZOOT hickey. ROCN60S feeding me Ice Cream!!! The Harem pic. The ear deafening sounds of roomies singing Beatle songs at Wegman’s. RVB teaching me how to work his equipment…..his DJ’ing equiptment you pervs! I could go on and on…
Florida, 2004, I traveled to spend a week with REDHED and TORCH. RED’s birthday was in October and so was mine so we decided to celebrate together. Hanging out at the beach, eating food out of dog dishes..lol Also spending time with RED’s sister and brother in law. Then it was off to Kissimmee and we met up with SXTYSLVR. She had gotten RED and I a birthday cake. Doowopping on the street corner of Old Town and seeing the car show was awesome. The Scrambler ride SIXTYS and I rode that we could not stop laughing on! What a blast! The Locksmith…I wont go into details…lol. I even ended up staying an extra day.
2005…whew that’s a lot of parties…but wait…im not done….lol!!!! The very first Texfest! PENNYLANE and TALLPAUL had decided to host a roomie party in Texas. It was an instant success and allowed a plethora of roomies to attend their first chatroom party! MSSTANG, BEANKOUNTER, WMBRADSPA, DOSING, EMGRUBE, IMAGIN, SMOKER, YESMAN, COMATOEZ, SAXDY, GRAYSON, SECRETGARDEN, DADMCM, CURVE whom I got to meet for the first time. Moments that stand out..The potty mouth award…lol Camping out in the RV. Meeting DANGLE’s whole family including Zac who I still didn’t get to play nekkid twister with. PENNY’s sis Kim and neighbor Janet, who put up with me all week. Getting to share a bed with HUGY, ROCN60s and TJBEATLES…and no I didn’t sleep in the bed while they were in it you pervs!! RACE, ANGIE and I having our birthdays recited to us over and over…lolllll Carrying on our grave hunting in Texas. Also making 3 trips to the Hard Rock Café and seeing where JFK was shot.. Strengthening my bond with 3 people who are very dear to me. They know who they are. I love you guys! The Jack N The Box run. Hanging out at the ranch was a blast! Catching TJBEATLES coming out of the ladies room!!! What ever happened to that pic??? DR Angie making me drink water!! Ended up stayin an extra day because I lost my bus ticket at PENNY’s…lol
ROCSBBQ2005 was a trip I had planned for a year. I decided to spend 2 full weeks in California. The first week I spent with REVOLVER and we did a ton of sightseeing with JANSPORT and I even got to spend a day with my first chatroom buddy BEATLEPRINCESS. Who I thought we were gonna hafta pull off of Spiderman…lol I also got to meet IMPATIENTANCHOR that week. Two very special ladies and I love them dearly!!! 🙂 We will never forget my BUM! Lots of roomies came early so we all got to spend some quality time before the big weekend at ROC’s. STEELWORKER SUPERBIRD66BBL, LYLELADY, CHEVELLE69X, GOHAWKSGO and EMGRUBE all came in from out-of -town. It was their first BBQ. LYLELADY supplied the trivia game for all of us and the day after a few of us got together to spend a day at DISNEYLAND, another first for me. The second week was spent in San Diego with RACE and ANGIE. I finally got to watch The Wizard of Oz with RACE’s daughter. Went to the beach to see the seals, The San Diego Zoo and REVOLVER came down the next weekend and we went to Sea World. Getting a new Tattoo…Only 37 more to catch up to RACE! The entire trip ROCKED. I can’t wait to do it again….hopefully soon….
Hmmmmm, favorite chatroom memories? Well here goes, of course I am going to bring out some blasts from the past and some old screen names. REMO, how can you forget the BIG RED FONT AND HIS LOVE OF CHEETO’S AND HIS GORILLA SUIT. REMO and I became really good friends. He is the one who started teaching me that there really was music out there besides the Beatles. I remember the AIDY wav. Aidy Aidy are you smoking again Aidy? Aiddddddddddddddy ! hahahaha. We used to give her hell with that. Trivia ruled in those days even though I sucked at it….and I still do. It was just fun talkin about music with the roomies.
Then RVB, TORCH, REMO and DUKE started sending me Doo-Wop songs. To this day I probably have songs that were sent to me that I haven’t got around to listening to. We used to play a song in the room and type the lyrics like we were singing to it…that was fun. I remember playing “Could This Be Magic” to RED and TORCH and they would leave their computer and start dancing to it. UNCOLA7UP and PUPPERPIE had a WAV we used to play a lot called “I Need To Be Spanked”. We would drive ourselves nuts playing that. Most of the time the room consisted of the same people…when I first started coming in…I’m sure I will miss someone and for that I apologize…So Please don’t yell at me if your name isn’t on this list. REMO AIDY DUKE RVB TORCH MAME MSSTANG SXTYSLVR REDHED JOVILOVER REVOLVER GRTSTSTORY CCR4EVER SUITEJDYBLUEYES RACE2THEEND KISSMYTIARA MYDOGDOESTRICKS LIONESS ll FOXHARL EMP(whatever his number were) ROCN60’S HUGYBEAR BRITINLVR CARPENTER TJBEATLES STEELWORKER UNCOLA BASSTHEORY PUPPERPIE PARTYNITES SWEETSHAR LYLELADY KLOWN JODEL ZSHOTT WHEATFIELD ROODYPOO COMATOEZ LWHITEDOVE SPNNRN YUMMEYTOES SUNSETCOWBOY EFFELT ORANGEK SUZANROSE MDN JPGR PLESLUVME4EVER PFMJKDRGN KACEY46 BLUE EYES BOBBYHEP BOINK BOPPERJIM GOHAWKS SONNIEBUGS KNITTINGAPRIL SUZIEQ VIDEOLAD CHEX GWITHEC MEADOWRAT IRISHJIGGER PETEYSMOKE DANNYKOOL KATE LACE LUCYG SUNNYSKYES SAXDY WHEATFIELDSOUL PLASTICS FREE TUFFGONG YOMARTIN MOTHRSHDNO RDTWINS TERRILEE TOKEI THEFOYLES KLOMB DJF LORIANNA LUVMYCHAIR ECHO MADPOET MFPING PWHODAT LUCYG LACE SUPERBIRD SCUBASTEVE TOOLBOXKITTEN JUDI2012 YURFONTSUXAMIGO INYRFCE2 BEATLEPRINCESS SNOWBIGDEAL LUCK2LOSE XSMOKER NORWEGIAN OLDEEZ MMMMABOU DITDATDOT HUMPTDUMPT JENIFAFAH SOCIETEESCHILD and IRISHJIGGER TAKPE just to name a few. LMAO.
We could fit in 23 people in a room in those days and you needed WAVMAN to bust into the room. If you weren’t in the main room, well you were the outcast. Sometime we would have 1, 2 or 3 maybe even 4 rooms going at one time. I have heard people say that the room was all music trivia back in those days but in reality it wasn’t that way at all. We used to have fun just chatting with each other. Yes there was more music chat..but there was a lot of regular chat too. We would have a “word of the day” and we would try to come up with as
many songs as we could with those words in the title. KATE would always tell great stories and TERRILEE and I table and pole dancing. I know a few of us will never forget the mules. DANGLE, JAZZY, JEWEL and FLIRT were there and I think we all went to bed laughing that night. MSCHOBLU’s Trivium and RVB constantly flippin the Beatles filter on. LOL.
When 9/11 happened I remembered how our room rallied together. We spent time trying to locate our roomies in New York to see if they were ok… Thank God they all were. We consoled one another.. Just about everybody who had WAVMAN changed their fonts to Red, White and Blue and we all started singing and playing patriotic songs in tribute to America.
Of course when mentioning wonderful memories I have to mention SHEEP, enough said. LOL. Remember MOBIL’s dance to “You Can Leave Your Hat On” How about KLOMB flippin for Elvis ? KACEY serving ice cream in the corner and of course the times we have busted “Newbies” chops.
On a personal note I am still waiting for my birthday party! Geesh! What do I have to do to get those male strippers in here? LOL. I remember when we had WACKI JACKI’s birthday party and she had 2 male strippers. We laughed so hard that night.
JACKI AND CRAB’s online wedding.
The WAV sharing…those were the days. WTG AGAIN!! I mean how many times did you go out to buy a CD for only 1 or 2 songs. This is such a major part of our room today. You can just sit at your computer and play songs. How good is that ?
The first of MOBIL’s Diamond Stylus Awards. that was so wonderful. I remember I stole PFMJKDRGN,s Bells…Ha Ha… we still laugh about that! AIDY was gonna sell them on EBAY!!….I still shine them everyday! We had it in the old MSN room and you had little beer mugs or martini glass Icons and we were all getting cyber-sloshed. All the ladies picking out their evening gowns…and choosing a date…hmm I don’t remember who my date was…lolllll I musta really got cyber sloshed!! Remember the PERVIE awards by MOBIL that HUGY and TERRILEE won. I remember the week before TERRI, HUGY and PETEYSMOKE were constantly mass mailing all the roomies to pick up votes.
I love tuning into TJBEATLEFAN’s Thursday evening radio show when I can get the night off. TJ’s room is so relaxed and fun. I can sit there and laugh all friggen night. STEELWORKERS love for Prince, CHEVELLES love for ABBA. Wegman’s!!!! Some of the roomies who don’t go into the Oldies Room …SONNIE PREK!…. still show up for the show. I would love to see some of them filter back into there….::looking around::: you know who you are!!
There was always a certain excitement whenever it was time for one of the room fests. Whether you were going or not we all kinda got swept up in the magic of just what those events were. The buzz starts way before the events happen with the “Hey, are you going ” comments. Not that I’m guilty of asking anyone that……:::ducking::: Then when the parties are over you have all the attendees sharing their memories with all the roomies and the pictures are being sent out, so you have a month’s worth of emails to read..lollll
The holidays are also a ton of fun. The new screen names and the WAV sharing except now it’s Christmas Songs and somehow we all seem to get in the spirit thanks to this chatroom. The past couple of years I have made a private room the entire month of December…even managed to drag in a few regulars. All the Christmas wavs and Christmas font colors really help me to get into the Christmas spirit…and I love sharing the holiday with people who are closest to me.
What can I possibly say about all the friends I have made in this room.
Before I started coming to Oldies Chat you could say I only had one really good friend but now I have a bunch… Some these people have touched me in a way that you just can’t imagine unless you are part of this room. There are so many other roomies who I feel so close to but if I tried to mention all their names, I am sure I would forget somebody. So many of you have helped me so much by just listening, If I need to vent or if I just need support , I know that there are so many of you out there. You have all helped me a lot and for your friendship I am forever grateful. I love you guys!!!
I can go on and on but one last thought……..
We have seen real love blossom in this room. We have been here to celebrate births, birthdays and holidays and we have been here to say a prayer for those who needed us. We have also lent a shoulder for those who needed something to cry on. We have laughed so hard that DANGLE has spit 7-UP on her screen…JEWELEDSKYZ has snorted… AIDY has cackled,and we have all ROFLOAO (rolled on floor laughin our azz off) And through all the hurting cheeks,,,hurting tummies…and nearly peeing in our pants..we can say we experienced it together as a room.
I often hear lots of roomies say “Well, Geez the room just isn’t what it used to be,” It’s not what it used to be, yes, you guys are right. It’s not the same…but the room is still located under Arts and Entertainment like it always was. The door is always open. And maybe just maybe just maybe if some of the old gang came back a little more often than once every other year..the room could get back some of what we’ve lost. We still have some snerts that need a good reality check….but overall the room hasn’t changed…the people in it may have…but the room is what it is. I admit to not going in the oldies room as much as I once did…but its mostly because of the porn bots…but if I see a good crowd in there….I go in.
You can say….well its full of people I don’t know….well remember when no one knew you? I know I do.
Think About It 😉