Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:06 pm
As 2009 comes to a close we look forward to a new year of fun with our Cubs. This past year saw many new faces join our group. The membership total has reached a whopping 5,000 members and keeps growing by leaps and bounds. While many of these members join just long enough to get an answer for a problem or to sell/find a Cub or part and never return, we see a lot of new names who stick around to enjoy what we all have to offer. Whether they post one time or many times over does not matter, as long as some thing was gained it means a lot.
Cubfests have continued to increase in popularity and show no sign of letting up. Members in Kansas, Maryland and Louisiana had their first Cubfests and it looked like a lot of fun was had. Many of the existing Cubfests had increased attendance, both by new members as well as longtime members who finally had time to attend. The overwhelming response to these has all been â€œI canâ€™t wait til next year to do it againâ€. And next year looks just as good, if not better. Many Cubfests for 2010 have already been added to the calendar and it is filling fast. New Cubfests are in the making with Floridaâ€™s Deep South Cubfest getting ready to start off the New Year in February.
We have shared our hardships and joys with each other this year. Illness, death and other catastrophes have struck the families of many members and were always answered with faith and prayer from many. Memberâ€™s birthdays and anniversaries, as well as birth announcements of kids and grand kids abounded throughout the forum. These were always answered with a huge congratulatory response. Some Cub owners suddenly found themselves stricken by the well known disease, Cubaccumulitis. That is such a joyful illness that it just canâ€™t slip by without sharing with otherâ€™s.
What a year! The help provided by members to others was phenomenal this last year as usual. It is great to know there is a place to find any answer you need to keep your Cub going. Not only are the answers informative, they can become quite humorous when someone tosses in a side joke. We have all learned that you have to be careful how you phrase your question.
The Cub Express made its way all over the country. Small parts, complete Cubs and even refrigerators were part of the ride. The generosity and eagerness of our fellow Cubbers have allowed us to enjoy our hobby without those expensive shipping costs to move our goods. Throw in the opportunity to have a mini-fest and the idea of a Cub Express is even better. A big thanks should go out to all who gave of their precious time.
All in all it has been fun. Whether you were here on the forum or you made it to a Cubfest, you have to admit you had a good time. I, for one, am grateful to have found this site and all of you. I thank each of you for being a part of the fun Rosie and I enjoy
This year canâ€™t end with out a BIG THANKS to the man who makes it all possible. Without the efforts of Dennis this forum would not exist and thousands of friendships may never have been made. Thank you Dennis for providing us with this forum and making it all happen.
Rosie and I havenâ€™t been out on the town for a while so we plan to spend the evening with some friends we havenâ€™t seen in months. In a little while I will go to the barn and wish my Cubs a Happy New Year and give each one a hug and then I will get ready to go.
Rosie, Mel and I wish you all a very Happy New Year and if you find yourself out on the road tonight, Please Safe Drively!
Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:20 pm
Well said Bill. Happy New Year to you, Rosie and all the rest of the Forum members. See you next year!
Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:24 pm
Happy New Year, Bill & family.
Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:40 pm
Bill, give those cubs a hug for me too!
Tell Rosie I said for her to take good care of you tonight and keep you out of trouble.
Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:24 pm
Very well said Bill. I want to Thank you for not saying my name. Happy New Years to All our Cub Friends.
Hope the Good Lord keeps us all SAFE & Healthy.
Be SAFE & njoy next year.
Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:20 pm
Well said and I wish Rosie, Mel and yourself a Happy New Year.
I would add to your thoughts that it has certainly been my pleasure to meet and talk to a great many of the people on this forum. What a great group of people!!!
Kyle and I are planning on going to several more Cubfests in 2010, of course the Bash is one of them. I look forward to meeting more people in 2010.
A Stranger is a Friend that I have not met yet.
Happy New Year to Everyone
Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:35 pm
A happy and properous new year to all of our friends.
Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:03 pm
THanks Bill, well said as always. Looking forward to making your way in May.
Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:43 am
Very well said, nicely written and I enjoyed reading your Year in Review
This really is one of the best places to spend time at on the net, chock full of great folks who have become real friends.
Happy New Year to you, Rosie and Mel and may your new year be filled with Joy, Happiness and Prosperity and many cubfests
Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:34 am
Bigdog wrote:Bill, give those cubs a hug for me too!
Well wouldn't you know it. I went out to the barn about 7:00 pm and gave all the cubs a hug and I even spent addtional time to give each one a hug for Bigdog as he requested. By the time I came out of the barn I heard fireworks and noise makers all over the place. It seems that I spent so much time in the barn that I missed the arrival of the new year.
Oh well, maybe next year! I'm going to bed.
Good night Irene!
Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:18 pm
Bill, very well said my friend! In 2009 our Cubs and this website provided a sound footing for many good times, many new friends, and many new of both!
I'm looking forward to continued fun, work and friendship with all our cub-buds in 2010...Happy New Year to All!
Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:57 pm
great year in review....but you are wrong in one small aspect. you said: can become quite humorous when someone tosses in a side joke. We have all learned that you have to be careful how you phrase your question.
Robert (has not learned that yet) Miller
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