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Time flies when you are having fun
« on: December 15, 2017, 09:40:47 AM »
Well it is almost 12 years since I joined RWD.  I actually joined within a few days of the site going live. When I joined I was very impressed that KenC had been married to a Russian women for nearly 10 years.  That seemed like forever.  Unfortunately Ken never did reach the 10 year mark before his marriage ended. 


Well, today is the 10th anniversary of the day VWRW and I got married.  Those 10 years have flown.  We did have our share of people who thought we were doomed for failure but it has been 10 wonderful years.  We both seem very happy.  I don't think we have ever had an argument.  She is the most wonderful and amazing woman I have ever met and I am a very lucky guy to have found her.


I do really feel that if I had not found RWD my results may have been very different.  When I joined I made sure I read every post looking for some kernel of knowledge that might help.  I used to check in every hour or two to see if there were new posts.  I don't post much any more but still do check in a couple of times a week to see what is happening here.  Most of the guys who gave me advice in those days are no longer here but I always appreciated their advice even when they beat me over the head with a bat to try and drive some sense into my hard head.  I really did learn a lot here.


A few days ago I reread the entire trip report that sits on page 32 of the trip reports that started as a TR of Turboguy and Turbo Dudes First Dream tour and morphed into my trip to meet Iren (VWRW).  I thought it was an interesting TR but perhaps that was just because it was personal. 


I did have a lot of people who never thought we would make it.  The one that sticks in my mind was when JB said he would bet we would not make it 2 years and a day and the late Jack Bragg asked how much he was willing to bet.  Jack said he was willing to bet up to 2 grand that we would hit that mark.  JB didn't seem to want to take the bet. 


I am going to post a small photo from that day 10 years ago. Of course the one with the goofy smile is me, to my right is Iren (VWRW on RWD). To the right of Iren is Greg (Viking on RWD) and to his right is Larry ( former RWD member "Son of Clyde")


Well 10 years down and we are looking forward to the next 10 or 20 years

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Re: Time flies when you are having fun
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 10:23:10 AM »
Nice write-up Ray; thanks for sharing.

And best wishes toward the next 10 years.
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Re: Time flies when you are having fun
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 10:33:29 AM »
Thanks ML.  I appreciate the good wishes.

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Re: Time flies when you are having fun
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 11:01:00 AM »
Congrats.  Evia and I are coming up on year 12.  Hard to believe.

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Re: Time flies when you are having fun
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2017, 11:23:14 AM »
Congrats to you & VWRW

Two of the good sensible people here  on forum.!! ;D
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Re: Time flies when you are having fun
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2017, 12:23:26 PM »
Thank you Goombah.  Time does fly.  I recall when you were going through the process and that too doesn't seem as long as it really is.  You were one of the early RWD successes and an inspiration to all of us.


Thank you too Jay.  I appreciate the nice comments.

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Re: Time flies when you are having fun
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2017, 01:40:04 PM »
Congrats Turbo! 10 years!!! I wish the two of you continued happy times!

Lot's of names from the past on your OP. I'm curious what happened to many of the ol' guard the dwelled between the walls of this, and RWG's, hallways...

I didn't realized I was 3 years ahead of you.
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Re: Time flies when you are having fun
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2017, 01:42:49 PM »
Congratulations, Ray!


I wish you many more years of happiness.
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Re: Time flies when you are having fun
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2017, 06:52:03 PM »
Warmest felicitations to our exemplary couple  :clapping:.
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Re: Time flies when you are having fun
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2017, 06:53:32 PM »
Congrats to TG and VWRW! I was one of the lucky ones to read your TR and how you two met way back when.
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Re: Time flies when you are having fun
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2017, 08:51:26 PM »
Congrats Turbo.  We are at the 4.5 year mark and also very happy.  Wishing you many more happy years together.

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Re: Time flies when you are having fun
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2017, 10:16:46 PM »
Congratulations Turbo!
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Re: Time flies when you are having fun
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2017, 05:19:57 AM »
To Ray & Wife,


Congratulations! 10 years is a significant benchmark. I remember the naysayers on RWG and early RWD asking where are the success stories of folks married at least 10 years or more. Quite a few folks have been married 10 years now. My wife and I are at 14 years and counting. I will have to call my friend JB and let him know about your anniversary.Both him and his wife are at 15 years now. Time flies !!!


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Re: Time flies when you are having fun
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2017, 07:18:12 AM »




Congratulation Turboguy and VWRW! When I first read about the topic of this thread, a 10 year anniversary, I immediately thought about how much time has gone by! I am glad for you.

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Re: Time flies when you are having fun
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2017, 10:28:30 AM »
Thank you GQ!.  I appreciate the good wishes and congratulations to you on your long and happy marriage.  It seems like success stories are getting more common these days and it is always a nice thing to see people happy.


I always wonder about some of our past members and how their lives have gone.  I enjoyed the thread where the old members were contacted and was happy that so many came back with an update.  I always wondered about the ones who did not come back and hope they are doing well.


Boethius thank you for the good wishes.  I always enjoy your posts and the wisdom you share with everyone on RWD.


Sandro, thank you as well.  Our best wishes to you too.


Billy,  Thanks, I am glad you enjoyed our story.  I always enjoyed your stories of your search and success as well.  I will be looking forward to congratulating you when you hit the 10 year mark and more.  As I said, time flies when you are having fun.


Cal,  Thanks Doug.  I appreciate that and as fast as time goes you will hit that mark before we all know it.  Best wishes.


Mhr7.  Thanks. I appreciate that.


CaptB.  Thanks.  I do agree that in the early days 10 years seemed an impossible target.  Now there are many who have hit that and passed it.  I had been thinking a lot about JB before you even mentioned him and am glad to hear he is doing well and at the 15 year mark.  JB was ornery at times but was one of the smartest and wisest people I have met.  I always enjoyed his posts and had the pleasure of sharing an Easter dinner with him about 8 years ago.  If you are talking to him please tell him I said hello and wish him the best.  Time does fly.


Maxx, thanks.  You have my best wishes as well.  I can recall reading your story and some of the difficulties you went through and hope things are going well for you now.   




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Re: Time flies when you are having fun
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2017, 11:02:32 AM »
Hi Ray

I am happy to congratulate you both on the first 10 years.
Wish you and your lovely wife many more.

You were one of the few people who made a positive impact
on my search several years ago.
Likely know me better from another site or 2. but this is unimportant.

Great to hear your are both doing well.

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Re: Time flies when you are having fun
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2017, 11:21:41 AM »
Great to hear your are both doing well.

Many people misuse between your and you're.
So your choice is a welcome change of pace.  :-)
I still like Ike.

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Re: Time flies when you are having fun
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2017, 12:58:38 PM »
Many people misuse between your and you're.
So your choice is a welcome change of pace.  :-)


Well ML you have to keep in mind I grew up near Pittsburgh so your and you're and not used often around here.  Here, like all Pittsburgers I grew up where we would say "I am glad younze are doing fine. Of course we also went down by the crick and drank pop unless we were forced by our parents to drink melk. 


Noch, thanks.  I am glad I had a positive influence on you.  I think a lot of people here had a positive influence on me and I am happy that I was able to do that for you. 

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Re: Time flies when you are having fun
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2017, 01:33:39 PM »

Well ML you have to keep in mind I grew up near Pittsburgh



So don't forget those 'Stellers.'
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I still like Ike.

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Re: Time flies when you are having fun
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2017, 02:32:15 PM »
Hi Ray !

GREAT to hear your news

Here's to your continued health and happiness 

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Re: Time flies when you are having fun
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2017, 10:26:09 PM »
... I will have to call my friend JB and let him know about your anniversary.Both him and his wife are at 15 years now.

I should hope so!

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Re: Time flies when you are having fun
« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2017, 10:27:59 PM »
Congratulations, Ray and Iren!  Two people who have been very helpful to me in the past, and I'm glad to see you reach such a milestone.

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Re: Time flies when you are having fun
« Reply #22 on: December 17, 2017, 03:50:39 AM »
Many people misuse between your and you're.
So your choice is a welcome change of pace.  :-)

I am just happy, you have so little to worry about,
you can correct my English. This is a good thing :)
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Re: Time flies when you are having fun
« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2017, 08:17:53 AM »
Thank you Moby.  I appreciate that.  We have both gone through some struggles and hopefully have both found the light at the end of the tunnels.  Thanks for the good wishes Mark.


Thank you also AnotherKiwi.  I am happy if we have helped you or anyone.  I know so many on this site have helped me and I would never have had the good fortune I have had without RWD and the wonderful members of this site.




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Re: Time flies when you are having fun
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2017, 02:29:21 PM »
Congrats Ray and VWRW !

I wish you many more happy years
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