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JFM posted 10-12-2001 09:10 AM ET (US)   Profile for JFM   Send Email to JFM  
The checks are coming in. So far we have collected $595.00 from 15 members. I would like to thank DrT, bigz,lhg and others for their support on this project. Last year more than $1500.00 was collected. I would like to appeal to the new members to do what they can so we can go over the top from last year. Please makes checks to: Continuous Wave C/O Jay Murray and send them to, ATR Distributing Co., P.O. Box 85, Cleves, Ohio 45002. Thanks, Jay
JFM posted 10-17-2001 10:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
This midweek update is to say thanks for all your support! So far we have 18 members and a total of $675.00. It looks like most of the support is coming from the long term members. Please, new members support this effort for Jim. With out this site many of us would have very limited resources for our questions. Lets send a big THANK YOU to Jim for all his efforts. Thanks in advance. Jay
bigz posted 10-17-2001 11:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Jay, fine job so far.

I know, mentioned to you I wasn't going to post but hey, one thing I wanted to point out if I may!

That is folks should remember this isn't about "paying" Jim one red cent this is an appreciation award for all the hard work, long hours that he has spent. Combined with the realization by some members, that there is no such thing as a free lunch --- Jim has put out his own money to bring together this community of Whaler enthusiasts --- not a single commercial sponsor involved -- and your contribution to the award says "Hey Jim thank you for all you are doing and will be doing for us--- it is greatly appreciated"!

Jay, with that in mind let's see how many of the "newbies" feel the same as us "oldies" appreciating the work and effort JimH does to bring us this resource.


Dr T posted 10-17-2001 11:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dr T  Send Email to Dr T     
Amen, Tom.

And, I would like to add one thing.

It is difficult for someone who is not actively engaged in technology efforts to appreciate the amount of work that Jim has put in to this site to make it work as well as it does. You see--literally--what Jim would like you see: An efficient, clean interface for the exchange of text information. You do not see the time and effort that goes into making this work in a reasonably seamless manner.

On top of that, this site has evolved into a community of individuals with a common interest--but many, many varying viewpoints.

Jim deserves out thanks for this.

David Ratusnik posted 10-17-2001 08:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
Jay- My "newbie" contribution is in the mail. David
Bigshot posted 10-18-2001 10:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Comin at ya!
blackdog posted 10-18-2001 02:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog     
Is a "newbie" like "shoebie" ?


David Ratusnik posted 10-18-2001 07:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
Only bigz knows.......
GAwhale posted 10-18-2001 07:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for GAwhale  Send Email to GAwhale     
Shoebie is Vermont jargon. I have heard two explanations:

1.) Vermonters throw nothing away, hence lots of shoeboxes.

2.) When the cows stand in the pasture, they say, "Shoo Bee".

David Ratusnik posted 10-18-2001 07:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
I hadn't a clue. Thanks David
JFM posted 10-18-2001 08:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
David just don't ask what a dewbie is or I'll have to go back to my old hippy days for that answer. Regards, Jay
bigz posted 10-19-2001 07:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz think you all get the picture, chuckle ;)
JFM posted 10-19-2001 09:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Weekend report $750.00 from 20 members. Thanks All! Your support is deeply apprecaited. Jay
Bigshot posted 10-19-2001 09:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
In NJ(lived at the beach)we called tourists Shoebies. They wore shoes on the beach, umbrellas, cameras, SOCKS!
blackdog posted 10-19-2001 09:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog     
LOL! That's a goog one Tom.

Definition – Shoebie- (I will translate for those of you not from the Great State of New Jersey, Specially southern NJ.)

Someone who travels down the shore for the day and conspicuously carries a shoebox. The contents of the box usually include lunch or some other snacks to provide nourishment for the long arduous journey.

A shoebie is typically not from the coastal region they are visiting. A Shoebie looks to be out of place. Some ways to spot a Shoebie.

·Sandals with socks- Black or white, it doesn’t matter.

·Black Sneakers or any color High top sneakers

·Flower print shirt of some sort

·Tank Tops

The list goes on but nothing else comes to mind. Hope this helps!


Kelly posted 10-19-2001 02:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Kelly  Send Email to Kelly     
I thought this was all from the Frank Sinatra song that went

Shoebie, dobie, doo
Newbie Newbie

Or maybe I was mistaken. Kelly

JFM posted 10-20-2001 09:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Thank You Newbies for answering the call, 3 more members this a.m. for a total of $735.00. I came into work this morning because my son wanted to play golf with his friends and not go fishing with the "old man". I guess I'll winterize the 13' sport today. Thanks again! Jay
bigz posted 10-24-2001 10:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
So Jay how is the Award fund going? Anymore of the newer members come through?
JFM posted 10-24-2001 10:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Bigz and all. There hasen't been any more "newbie" and "oldbie" contributions since Saturday. So we still stand at 23 members and total $810.00. My most recent post on this was revised by my secretary(I can't add or count). I was pretty bummed out about my son's decision to play golf than go fishing Sat morning. I'm also tiered of begging! I can't belive we don't have more participation than this. How many hundreds of members are there by now , maybe thousands? Regards, Jay
bigz posted 10-24-2001 11:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Sorry to hear the news Jay both on the award and your son. Then again he could have turned to something other than "golf" if you get my drift! Well lots of folks still perceive the net and these forum sites as a "free" lunch used to call that type of a character a "sponge" or "mooch" take your pick, guess we still could but not socially correct ;) --- Tom
JFM posted 10-24-2001 12:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
To everyone, thanks for your emails of encouragement. I have not given up. Let's take that hill, full steam ahead! Send those checks in and show your support for Jimh. Remember, just one answered question on this site is worth something, some times the answers save you lots of $$$. Ra, Ra, Ra, I still have the faith. Regards, Jay
Eagleman posted 10-24-2001 12:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Eagleman  Send Email to Eagleman     
Our website is a wonderful source of great information as well as nice people. I assume a sense of ownership as well as responsibility to support the efforts of those that make it possible. My check is in the mail!
Clark Roberts posted 10-24-2001 05:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
A little late as usual... check is in the mail.. Happy Whalin'.. Clark
WantaWhale posted 10-24-2001 05:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for WantaWhale  Send Email to WantaWhale     

I bet you guys would get a better responce if you made it easier to send payment. I almost never use checks and mail anymore and do everything electronic. What about a paypal account?

bigz posted 10-25-2001 07:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Jay, WaW has a good point, that is if you want to be troubled with a PayPal set up. We used PP last year afraid only about 3 folks took advantage of it. Food for thought. tom
lpaton posted 10-25-2001 07:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for lpaton  Send Email to lpaton     
Would appreciate any electronic payment means. US$cheques not obvious in the Canadian boonies. If you are going to a West Marine voucher could they take payments direct to a special account?
JFM posted 10-25-2001 09:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
If any one on this web site doesn't have a checking account or can't get a US money order, certainly can't be bothered with this request. It is a simple request, to award jimh for the nice things he does for all of us with HIS website. I know the mail is being held up and we have left this request open until the end of Nov. I have faith that when most members think this over they will want their name included as a donor. I know that I would feel like an ass if my name wasn't included with as much as I use and enjoy this site. Jay
Bigshot posted 10-25-2001 10:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
easy noew Jay. Can't make people feel like an "ass" if they do not contibute. This is voluntary and just that. I know what you mean but you do not want to offend the masses, that is my job:)
JFM posted 10-25-2001 11:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Sorry BIGSHOT, I didn't mean to step on your turf. I just thought about the way I might feel. Regards, Jay
Chap posted 10-25-2001 12:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap     
Sent mine in today.
Toms River, NJ , we called them Bennies, same indicators, new styrofoam cooler and the question, "where can we crab?" or "which way to the shuoore?"
I was told it was because they came over the Ben Franklin Bridge to get there.
Thanks again to all.
Highwater posted 10-25-2001 12:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Highwater    
JFM, If you are going to post who contributed, why don't you go ahead and post who you have received funds from as of right now. That way, if someone sent in a check but you did not receive it, there will be time to track it down or send another one.
JFM posted 10-25-2001 01:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
OK Highwater here goes: Highwater,Mark Gallagher,GAWHALE,Blackdog,Larry Sherman,STAGALV,Whalernut,HauptJM, MORT, NOSWAH,ANDYGERE, OUTRAGEMAN, DRT, bigz, Kelly, Tom W. Clark, Gunnelgrabber, Casco Bob, David Slavik, BIGSHOT, David Ratsnik, Brett Little, JFM. Also, if need be I can open my toll free # and take a credit card, but I need to check with my accountant first. Thanks to all. Regards, Jay
WantaWhale posted 10-25-2001 02:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for WantaWhale  Send Email to WantaWhale     
No reason to get upset, JFM . It was just a suggestion on how to raise more $$$ for this site. Many people here seem to know about ebay and paypal is a popular electronic payment method that people use on Ebay.

I personaly have EFT capabilities and just issued you a tranfer. Even if your company can't accept them, it should automatically
revert back to a paper check.

JFM posted 10-25-2001 02:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
WantaWhale, I'm not upset! Maybe just a little frustrated. My company does EFT, but you need my bank info. I don't want this to go through the company. The plan was a simple way for those that want to show their appriciation to jimh. I'll make one deposit at the end of Nov. and pay for the awards, not post names but include them with the awards and give a detail account of where all money was spent. I didn't mean for this to turn into the next telethon. Regards, Jay
DCPeters posted 10-25-2001 09:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for DCPeters  Send Email to DCPeters     
I finally got "round tuit" today.

This site is great. I love reading the personal anecdotes...especially one's that help me rationalize buying that next boat--and remind all readers of the family fun togetherness boating can offer.

JFM posted 10-26-2001 09:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Weekend totals: 23 members, $810.00 Thanks All. Jay
JFM posted 10-27-2001 10:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
One more oldtimer this morning! Come on all you new guys lets go over the top from last year. Please don't worry about the amount, it's all about giving something back to jimh! Thank You all very much in advance! Jay
lpaton posted 10-27-2001 12:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for lpaton  Send Email to lpaton     
US$ money order went out yesterday. Had you eaten your socks for breakfast when you answered my post?
JFM posted 10-29-2001 09:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
This morning we had the most members reply in 1 day! 6 more members for a total of 30 and $950.00 in contibutions. Thank you all! Jay
JFM posted 10-29-2001 10:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Laird, I ate my shorts not socks, Sorry, Jay
lpaton posted 10-29-2001 10:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for lpaton  Send Email to lpaton     
That's OK Jay,no offence, you are a newbie after all (heh,heh)

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