Re: [FJGRailroad] Re: FJGRR.ORG
- Dick, She's been reborn!!! She's not going anywhere!
On 10/19/05, Dick Ryall <dryall@...> wrote:
> BYE guys looks like this group, like the FJ&G is chugging off in to
> history. sorry.......dick
> Gerald Snyder wrote:
> > It would be nice to be able to sit back and look at
> > all of this with a calm dispassionate eye, and let
> > logic and reason sort it all out. But that's not
> > where we're at. Emotions have a way of really screwing
> > with us in stressful times.
> > I was deeply saddened at Walt's passing. I only had
> > the opportunity of knowing him for a short time, and
> > then at that in all too brief 2 or 3 hour glimpses
> > once a month. In that short time I came to appreciate
> > his knowledge of and dedication to the FJ&G, and to
> > the loose association of scattered devotees that
> > regularly visit this newsgroup. He was always glad to
> > answer my questions and lend a hand researching a
> > topic of my interest. Walt, and Charlie and Dave and
> > Paul and Gino and the other regulars (no slight
> > intended to anyone whose name I didn't specifically
> > list)welcomed me with open arms, and the generosity
> > displayed and friendships cultivated were well worth
> > traveling the back roads up to Gloversville the last
> > Wednesday of the month. And blocking out a summer
> > Saturday once a year.
> > Reading the various postings the last two nights I am
> > again saddened. I won't pretend to know about what
> > has gone on in the past relative to photo exchanges,
> > postings,publishing,information "ownership", or any of
> > the other things that have led to this rift. They
> > weren't and aren't my business. What I do know,
> > however, or at least believe based on the time I spent
> > at the fair booth, is that there are a lot of people
> > out there that are interested in the FJ&G, either
> > because they remember it, or because they never knew
> > it existed. And unless I'm way off base, that was one
> > of the main things Walt wanted to do - generate
> > interest in the FJ&G. He wouldn't have put so much
> > effort and devotion into it otherwise.
> > For what it's worth, I think there's a pretty good
> > size void out there to be filled, with plenty of room
> > for books and websites and archive collections and
> > museums and little semi-organized historical groups -
> > we need all of them to keep the FJ&G alive.
> > All things considered, I guess I'll forgo the ride to
> > Gloversville tomorrow night.
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