It was twenty years ago today

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It was twenty years ago today

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Well, not really. I have no idea what day it was.

But it was roughly twenty years ago, at any rate. It was at the establishment of this site, in which I played a very small role. I believe that I assembled the graphics and type for the banner at the top of the page.

Anyway, that's when I first appeared in this seemingly indestructible community. And I wrote a lot of things that a lot of people liked, and a lot of people didn't.

Two or three names here I recognize. Of course I know Voronwë the Faithful, whom all of you are lucky to have as the captain of this ship. I was never more than a deckhand, but sometimes they let me wave a flag or blow a whistle.

Now I'm a horrible, cranky old man, but I do try to bring some truth and beauty into the world: I have a large online gallery at [url]www.vanevanfuller.com[/url], where I have over two thousand paintings for sale to discriminating connoisseurs, and also to dummies with money. I do not discriminate!

Anyway, hello to some of you and hello again to others.
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Your humility does you credit, sir. The role you played, however, was not small. I thank you for all that you have done.
A great tree may outlive many a Man, and may remember the seed from which it came ere all the Men that now walk the earth were yet unborn, but the rind upon which you lay your hand, and the leaves which overshadow you, are not as that seed was, nor as the dry wood shall be that decays into the mould or passes in flame. And other trees there are that stand about each different in growth and in shape, according to the chances of their lives, though all be akin, offspring of one yet older tree and sprung therefore from a single seed of long ago.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Dangweth Pengolod

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A very warm welcome to an old friend, Aiwe. Glad to have you here!
A great tree may outlive many a Man, and may remember the seed from which it came ere all the Men that now walk the earth were yet unborn, but the rind upon which you lay your hand, and the leaves which overshadow you, are not as that seed was, nor as the dry wood shall be that decays into the mould or passes in flame. And other trees there are that stand about each different in growth and in shape, according to the chances of their lives, though all be akin, offspring of one yet older tree and sprung therefore from a single seed of long ago.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Dangweth Pengolod

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