On this day 10 years ago, I was in an accident that totaled my car. I am grateful today for three things: 

That I was in the car by myself; I doubt a passenger would have survived.

That I walked away from it whole; save for some pain in my side that lasted about a week, I was and remain physically sound.

That God saw fit to spare me, that I may carry on in this world and be the husband, father and person He wants me to be.

 

I am also grateful to have had these years as a member of this forum. We've been together through various locations in cyberspace, but I've always found it a warm and welcoming home.

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Comment by Rich Lane on February 21, 2011 at 10:19pm

Here's what the site looked like (more or less) about that time:

CaptainComics.net

 

Comment by Rich Lane on February 21, 2011 at 10:25pm
Sadly, I can't find a cache of the old discussion board from back then (www.eboards4all.com/07422).
Comment by Ana Canino-Fluit (Anacoqui- mod) on February 22, 2011 at 7:28am
Great anniversary Ck! after meeting your wife and son last year I know you have two excellent reasons to celebrate being able to come to them that night!

And we certainly would have missed you too!
Comment by Figserello on February 23, 2011 at 12:17am

Thanks for that link to June 2001, Rich.  Fascinating.  Fun to see a time when everything was up for debate, and we didn't all know both sides of every argument before starting a discussion.

 

Loved this (horribly out of context) reply from our Captain to one Mailbag correspondant:

 

Great Rao, Kelvin -- you're right! These superheroes are ridiculous! Why am I wasting my time with this drivel? Back to Dostoevsky for this kid!

Comment by John Dunbar on February 23, 2011 at 2:02am
It's great to have you around CK.
Comment by Howard Bagby on February 25, 2011 at 10:59am
I am glad you are around CK. You are one of my many friends that I have never met and I would like to correct that someday.
Comment by ClarkKent_DC on February 25, 2011 at 11:06am
So would I, friend; so would I.
Comment by ClarkKent_DC on March 13, 2011 at 12:10am

Not that this is another milestone, but today is the fourth anniversary of my second motor vehicle accident. I was riding on a transit bus to work, and it hit another transit bus in front of us. The driver of the bus I was on thought the bus in front of him was moving. It wasn't.

 

In terms of physical harm, the first accident hurt worse but caused less damage; the pain eventually went away after a few days from the first one, but I broke two teeth in the second one.

 

I used to walk around thinking, well, I've had one accident, so it can't happen to me again. Boy, was I wrong! So, I'm really, really grateful to be here.

 

 

Comment by Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) on March 13, 2011 at 12:16am
I'm grateful that you're here, too.

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