By the way folks, Whit is pretty much to blame for this forum...
I'd been thinking of starting things up again for quite a while now, but I didn't know how to get it touch with the gang that used to hang out at GG. I quickly lost interest in the new site, and so I didn't really know how to reach anyone these days. Without a "critical mass" of people to get a forum rolling, you have a real hard time getting it off the ground. Kind of like the old junior high dances where everyone just stands around looking at one another. (Well, that's how they were in my day. Judging by the look of kids these days, they may not be quite so shy...)
So... Along comes Whit and his daily "serenity" posts. For some reason it hadn't really dawned on me that Whit was from GG. I guess I'd just never really thought about it.
Then one day Whit sent out a photo of a puppy or something like that, and mentions that it's from one of his old friends from a gardening forum that everyone used to hang out it. Suddenly I realized that Whit knew enough of the old GG bunch to get things rolling.
I asked him to put out the word, and the response I got back indicated there was plenty of interest. In particular Laurie grabbed the ball and ran with it, rounding up a bunch of folks and pestering me to get the thing going already. I spent a couple of weeks putting the pieces in place and getting things ready.
Well, we opened a couple of days ago, and true to her word Laurie showed up with a bunch of her friends, who brought more friends, who are telling more friends... Meanwhile, Whit just sent out an e-mail to his group of gardeners.
So, I'd like to publicly thank Whit and Laurie for helping me get this thing started, and I'd like to thank the rest of you for showing up and pitching in. Thank you everyone...
(Hey, what a great post for the Thanksgiving Holiday!)