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Post by sandspur » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:51 pm

Hi, I'm sandspur, and I'm a Bonanzaholic.

When I was 3 years old, in 1962, we lived in a tiny apartment in a poor section of Chicago. I remember the place had a linoleum floor with huge, blood-red roses. We only lived in that apartment with the roses for one year, so it had to be when I was three that I discovered Bonanza. I loved horses, and I watched Bonanza and the Lone Ranger every chance I got. Mostly I watched for the horses, but then I discovered the people. I liked all the Cartwrights, but that beautifully spoken man who always wore black got most of my attention.

When I learned to write, I immediately started writing stories. By then I was seven, and Adam had left the show. As far as I was concerned, he was riding with the Lone Ranger and helping to right wrongs.

Years passed. Bonanza went on the back burner, although I never entirely forgot it and sometimes watched an episode or two (especially if Adam was in the ep). I remember back in the 1990's catching an episode called "The Legacy" and just loving it to pieces.

More years passed. My oldest son died in 2008, and I developed a truckload of health problems. One day I was at the hospital waiting to do some kind of test, and the television in the waiting room was on TVLAND. Bonanza was on. The episode was "Inger My Love." And I remembered how much I had always loved Bonanza, and suddenly it all came back. When I went home I pulled up Youtube and watched a bunch of episodes.

I joined a couple of Bonanza websites, and I've actually been lurking on this one for a while, but thought maybe I'd say hi now. I'm sure some of you know me from other places. I'm still an Adamgirl; that habit was formed at age 3 and has never gone away. But I love the other Cartwrights too. I also write fanfic, to which I may someday subject the people of this website. (A threat or a promise? You decide...)

Anyway, here I am, and I'm hoping to re-connect with some present friends and make some new ones. Anybody who loves the Cartwrights can't be all bad, right? (Keep that in mind when you get to know me and start wanting to strangle me. I acquired the name "sandspur" for a good reason. :grin )

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Post by Sandy » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:52 am

:welcome to Boomers, Sandspur.

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Post by Scooterzcat » Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:19 am

yay Sandspur is here :hi1 :very happy

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Post by Adamant » Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:27 am

:hi1 Glad to know that you're no longer stalking us!!!! :laughing We're all Bonanzaholics but there is no step program. We do offer support during season 7 withdrawal--no Adam. Deep breathing helps!!!
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Post by chey » Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:51 am

:howdy2 Welcome to BB, sandspur! :hi1

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Post by Dori » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:59 am

:welcome to Boomers sandspur!

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Post by ellie » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:09 am

Welcome, Sandspur. Interesting name choice as I know what a sand spur is ... found out the hard way.

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Post by pony » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:20 am

:welcome to Bonanza Boomers, sandspur! We're all glad to have you here. I hope you will just jump right in and join the fun!

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Post by January » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:42 am

:welcome to Bonanza Boomers Sandspur. I'm happy you joined us and we're looking forward to getting to know you better! :very happy
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Re: A Long, Long Love

Post by swgirl » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:17 am

:howdy2 Sandspur, welcome to Boomers!

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