Monday, August 21, 2006

Happy 3rd Birthday AOL Journals

I started my journal in May of 2005, so I didn't get in on the beginning of the whole affair. My daughter Julie, has a journal and she kept talking about how fun it all was.  I do remember the first journal I read other than Julie's was Sandra's over in the U.K (Sandra remember when we sent you Otter Pops?)   From there I went on to Jan, Jeannette, Ally & the other Jeannette all in the U.K.  About the same time I found Monica's journal (I knew her, as she worked at the same place I did for awhile and of course lives in the same town.) Then it all just mushroomed......Krissy, Robin,Val, Debbie, Chrissie,Judy, Greg, Sharon, Tammy,  Betty, Barbara, Sugar, Meg, Amanda, the other Barbara, Jae, Lanny, Penney, Kathy and the list goes on and on. (And please forgive me if I left anyone's name out)  The newest journal for me is the one belonging to Stevie, also in the U.K.  We've all heard his fantastic accent as he spoke to us via a video and lately his beautiful singing voice.

Having a journal has given me an insight to that big wonderful world out there.  Sometimes I think we get stuck in our little ruts and it's good to reach out and see what other folks are doing.  I liken AOL Journals to those pen-pals we all had in grade school.   Electronic pen-pals that's what we are.

My wish is that it continues forever......and that in the next year, you all are healthy & happy and continue to share your life from your perspective with the rest of us.

Linda in beautiful western Washington state

15 comments:

robinngabster said...

Great entry..so glad we met and you are a part of JLand.

jeadie05 said...

Hi Linda I love your journal and they way we chat to each other, share each others interests ,I imagined you'd been doing it so much llonger ,.,.,.,., with love Jan xx

sonensmilinmon said...

Electronic pen-pals seems so appropriate for this.  Hard to believe it's been 3 years with the journals.  Maybe this winter I can start writing more again, I miss reading and writing around here.   I have enjoyed reading about your alaska cruise, I think I found the job I want ... ship photographer. =)

Monica

jeanno43 said...

I am glad we met.  I agree we are like electronic pen pals only it is more than that because we do not have to wait for days for a letter to be answered or hope the postman calls.  It is a wonderful community and I hope it just runs and runs.
http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

tpiez4me said...

Linda, I'm so glad we've connected as pen pals of sorts.  Here's to many more entries!
Sharon

labdancer51 said...

Hi Linda,

Yes, I remember the Otter pops, they tasted lovely!  What nice memories we all have of the early days we we got started. Now we have all these special friends. :o)

Sandra xxxx

ally123130585918 said...

Linda I am so glad we found each other I enjoy every entry you make and love learning about your part of the world ~ yes it is lovely to reach out and see what other folk are doing and with J~Land we can do just that ~ Lovely name you have choosen "Electronic Pen Pals" and I wish it will go on forever ~ and you continue to share your life with us ~ Ally

pharmolo said...

Hi,
Just calling round as I kept the log for the anniversary chat last night, which I think you enjoyed, although you were not well. Hope that's improving now. Strange isn't it, so many similar experiences in journaling :-)
The link to the chatlog can be found on my journal

http://journals.aol.co.uk/pharmolo/NorthernTrip

sugarsweet056 said...

Just wanted to stop in & wish you a wonderful week. HAPPY BD J-LAND!!!
Hugs, Sugar
http://journals.aol.com/sugarsweet056/SUGARSLIFE/

jlocorriere05 said...

Hi Linda, it's been so nice getting to know you over the past year. There are just so many great people on J-Land, it never ceases to amaze me how kind and caring people are here. Pity the outside world isn't like it, we'd have no more wars! Hope you're feeling better! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((((((LINDA)))))))))))))))))))))How are you,hope all is well.I am doing ok here,have a litle pain still in my shoulder.I like your entry on J-lands b-day.I like how you mentioned the pen pal thing,I used to love doing that,this is even better and still love doing the post card game to.I did send you one right?lol.Have a nice night,talk with you soon.Hugs and more hugs

lv2trnscrb said...

Linda; its been a pleasure to get to know you through journals and to share your experiences living in Washington and plus now, of course, your wonderful cruise. Looking forward to reading more as the years go by

betty

stevietwain said...

'Electronic pen pals'...I LOVE that!!

Great entry hun!

lv Stevie
xxx

yakima127 said...

What an awesome entry!  I am so glad you found Monica's journal which opened up the "neighborhood" of J-land I reside!  Jae

fisherkristina said...

Hi Linda in Washington!  Sorry I am just now getting around to reading your entry.  It is beautiful.  Yes, electronic pen pals!  It is wonderful having friends all over the world isn't it?  It really expands your horizons.  And at the same time makes this world seem like a much smaller place.  I love to hear Stevie's American accent too, LOL.  Well, I love you so much, Girlie.  Glad you are an electronic pen pal of mine!

Krissy in PA
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink