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Folklore: Thank you, Abby Sale

02 Feb 06 - 02:47 PM (#1660319)
Subject: Folklore: Thank you, Abby Sale
From: Peace

One of my real pleasures on the Mudcat has come to be Abby's threads. Invariably I learn something and I find them entertaining as well. I have always respected real bravery--and quite often that means working at your task without receiving much in the way of applause or recognition. I want you to know that your posts have come to mean a great deal to me. I seldom miss them, and on the odd occasion when I have had something useful to add I have felt like I was able to contribute in a small way to the sum of people's knowledge about a subject. Thank you for your work, dedication and consistency.

Sincerely,

Bruce


02 Feb 06 - 02:52 PM (#1660326)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Thank you, Abby Sale
From: Duke

I agree 100% Abby's items are a must for me and have been for quite a while. I sometimes wonder where all the info comes from and how Abby manages to post it here day after day. Dedication is such a great thing.

Many, many thanks!


02 Feb 06 - 05:15 PM (#1660435)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Thank you, Abby Sale
From: Azizi

I second that emotion.

[Well, actually I third it].

Thanks, Abby!


02 Feb 06 - 05:28 PM (#1660442)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Thank you, Abby Sale
From: Jeri

I've enjoyed Abby's 'Happy' posts since I first encountered them on Usenet. I read them these days, but rarely have much to add, so, totally against my usual modus opera and Andy, I don't try to add anything.

I don't know where he gets this stuff, but I also admire Abby's dedication. Every once in a while, I learn something, and while it's harder to stumble over an opportunity to do that amidst the opinions and egos, it's what I like most about the Internet.

Thanks much!


02 Feb 06 - 05:54 PM (#1660468)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Thank you, Abby Sale
From: Malcolm Douglas

For the Usenet material, see the archive at Dick Gaughan's website: http://www.dickalba.demon.co.uk/happy/


02 Feb 06 - 07:17 PM (#1660539)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Thank you, Abby Sale
From: GUEST,.gargoyle

THANX To Sale on rec I found the DT's.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

but for years had him confused with one of the local harpies and an old girlfriend


02 Feb 06 - 10:58 PM (#1660714)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Thank you, Abby Sale
From: Barry Finn

Always found Abby interesting & HAPPY, on usenet, on mudcat, on holiday or in person, quite a nice fella, a good bloke to be with & a treasure who's got a snappy punch. Thanks Abby
Barry


02 Feb 06 - 11:18 PM (#1660734)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Thank you, Abby Sale
From: Joe Offer

When Abby started posting the Happy! threads on Mudcat, I indexed his threads and updated the index every day. Then we had the Big Crash, and all of my links got scrambled. Bless him, Abby took over the indexing and sends me a completed index to post every month.
Thanks a lot, Abby! In your honor, I fixed all the HTML I had screwed up on the indexes.
-Joe Offer-




Happy! happy? Happy! Index


02 Feb 06 - 11:21 PM (#1660738)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Thank you, Abby Sale
From: Ron Davies

They're great--always worth reading--and I often learn something. Definitely one of the best aspects of the 'Cat.


02 Feb 06 - 11:27 PM (#1660739)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Thank you, Abby Sale
From: GUEST,Art Thieme

Always consistently informative and thought provoking. Thanks, Abby, from here in Peru.

Art Thieme


02 Feb 06 - 11:41 PM (#1660748)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Thank you, Abby Sale
From: Lonesome EJ

Abby
The number of us who read your Happy! threads and don't post, but go away "happier" are numerous. Thanks!

LEJ


03 Feb 06 - 02:41 AM (#1660809)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Thank you, Abby Sale
From: Stewie

Always and enjoyable read. Thanks from down under.

--Stewie.


03 Feb 06 - 03:24 AM (#1660824)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Thank you, Abby Sale
From: Anglo

Peru, Art? That why you eat all those Lima beans?
(Yes, and thanks Abby, as well).


03 Feb 06 - 06:32 PM (#1661284)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Thank you, Abby Sale
From: Peace

It is wonderful to see many folks posting to this thread. There are people in our lives who exemplify something that is essential to the human spirit but so often hard to attain: Patience.

I have been reading Abby's posts since they started (again) about a year back and some threads just fade seemingly without being noticed. I was really hoping that people would extend their thanks to him because it's important (IMO) that all people receive a kind word or a 'well done' now and then.

Thanks once more, Abby.

BM


04 Feb 06 - 02:57 PM (#1661466)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Thank you, Abby Sale
From: Tootler

I would also like to mention Abby's courtesy.

I have contributed to a few of the Happy! threads and recently received a PM thanking me for my contributions. A nice touch.

Thank you Abby.

Geoff


04 Feb 06 - 03:57 PM (#1661533)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Thank you, Abby Sale
From: Joe Offer

Feel free to contribute to the "Happy" threads. Sometimes, the "Happy" topics are such that they don't warrant replies, so don't reply just to move the air around. Since the threads are of a special nature, be aware that I may delete or move messages in them that are off-topic. All of the "Happy" threads are more-or-less PermaThreads under Abby's control. The titles are also reserved for Abby's threads - so imitators will have their titles changed. I've been sporadically crosslinking them to related songs and topics when it's appropriate - I hope people think that's OK.
We even had a few people flame Abby (click) when he started the "Happy?" threads. Abby being who he is, I think he was kinda proud to get flamed...
-Joe Offer-


04 Feb 06 - 04:58 PM (#1661602)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Thank you, Abby Sale
From: KathWestra

Adding my voice to the chorus. Thanks so much, Abby, for providing this to all of us with (as Peace noted) such devotion and dedication. It's a great resource you provide, and I'm grateful.
Kathy


04 Feb 06 - 06:28 PM (#1661726)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Thank you, Abby Sale
From: Cluin

I used to read Abby Sale's "Happy" posts years ago on rec.music.folk on Usenet (before all the bitchiness there drove me off that neighbourhood of the internet). They were always informative and uplifting. It is good to see them here.


05 Feb 06 - 10:48 AM (#1662130)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Thank you, Abby Sale
From: Wolfgang

When I have only the time for a 5 min visit to Mudcat I look for these threads.

Wolfgang


05 Feb 06 - 11:05 AM (#1662140)
Subject: RE: Folklore: Thank you, Abby Sale
From: Abby Sale

Gee!