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MankatoJoe
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PostSubject: Hello everyone   Hello everyone EmptyThu Mar 26, 2015 3:11 pm

Hi - I'm Joe but I'm not from Mankato :) Actually, I'm from Scotland and have just rekindled my decades old affair with LHOTP after realising that it is being shown on one of our channels. My DVR records it from 6-7am and I watch it later on. Only seen 2 episodes so far, and it's in the middle of season 9. They will most likely repeat from the beginning again after showing the later movies. With the Waltons, they are running seasons 4 and 9 concurrently...I kinda wish they would do the same with LH as I know season 9 isn't the best, but I'll be patient.

Anyway, it was a period of illness (acute pancreatitis) and a long recovery which has led me to watch TV again...was always more of a book reader but there is something magical, chimerical about LH that connects me with my own childhood and it's great to rediscover it and find a dedicated forum. There's nothing quite like a period of illness to make me evaluate what's important and what isn't; my job and how I used to spend my free time didn't make me happy but reconnecting with my childhood has.

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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone   Hello everyone EmptyThu Mar 26, 2015 3:24 pm

Hey, nice post Joe, and welcome to the prairie. I am a huge LHOTP fan too... Seasons 1,2, and 3 are my favorites, and I am sure you will love seeing those again.

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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone   Hello everyone EmptyThu Mar 26, 2015 4:23 pm

Welcome to the forum, Joe!!


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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone   Hello everyone EmptyThu Mar 26, 2015 6:06 pm

Great post, Joe.  Glad to have you on board!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone   Hello everyone EmptyFri Mar 27, 2015 1:23 am

Welcome to the board Joe! Applause


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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone   Hello everyone EmptyFri Mar 27, 2015 2:17 pm

Thanks, everyone. It's great to have the knowledge of the show on here from so many members and be able to browse and find things out.

Kind of sad this evening..I've just watched the movie where Albert gets sick and finds out he's not going to live long. I was watching the scenes between Charles and Isaiah and realizing that both the actors would be dead within 8 years of filming, both at 54 and both only a couple of months after getting their own bad news.

But the movie does end on a strong note - make the most of every day. I've been trying to do this myself having had a pretty bad health scare, (thankfully I'm OK now).
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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone   Hello everyone EmptyFri Mar 27, 2015 5:23 pm

MankatoJoe wrote:
Thanks, everyone. It's great to have the knowledge of the show on here from so many members and be able to browse and find things out.

You are welcome, and I agree, there are a lot of members on here with some great knowledge about the show. I have already learned a lot since joining only a month ago.


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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone   Hello everyone EmptySat Mar 28, 2015 5:32 am

Welcome to the Prairie, Joe! I'm glad that you've recovered from your illness. I had a friend who went through acute pancreatitis, and I know how awful that was for him. Yikes I hope that you're enjoying good health now! And I hope that you make yourself right to home on the board!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone   Hello everyone EmptySat Mar 28, 2015 8:33 am

Thanks, Savannah.

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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone   Hello everyone EmptySun Mar 29, 2015 12:51 pm

Welcome to the forum. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone   Hello everyone EmptyWed Apr 15, 2015 10:37 pm

Hello, Joe. Nice to meet you. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone   Hello everyone EmptySun May 10, 2015 10:15 pm

Welcome Welcome to the foum, MankatoJoe. Sorry for the delay in welcoming you.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone   Hello everyone EmptyFri Feb 10, 2017 1:54 pm

I'm back watching LH again and reading the forum.

I had Hodgkin's Lymphoma diagnosed last Summer and was so ill in hospital with that and Delirium for a few weeks - turned 50 while in hospital. Then a course of chemotherapy made me feel pretty poor for a while.

But my latest scan is clear: I'm in remission and need only go back to the hospital for 3 monthly check-ups. Luckily, it's one of the easier cancers to treat; but it's made me re-evaluate what's important to me. I was on another forum I'd belonged to for 8 years but actually got trolled about my cancer. At least here I figure anyone who is a fan of LH is pure of heart.

Looking forward to posting more.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone   Hello everyone EmptySun Feb 12, 2017 4:42 pm

Oh, Joe! I'm just now seeing your post. I'm so sorry about your cancer! But VERY happy to hear that your cancer is in remission!! wootwoot I'm sorry, too, that you had to deal with someone who was so unkind regarding your cancer. What is wrong with people?? Glad to see you back, Joe!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone   Hello everyone EmptySun Feb 12, 2017 5:05 pm

Hi, Joe! Glad to see you back here, and especially glad that the Hodgkin's is in remission. Hope you start posting regularly again. Thumbsup
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