POINT - COUNTERPOINT

1997

By Dolly Juhlin

 

Past years the Soapbox sailed in its glory

Online, in tune, with many a sea story

 

It started out a Godsend, fun for one and all

Networking many lives, everyone had a ball

 

Time took its toll, it was decommissioned

- Fred sought a way to renew its mission

 

Can do, no problem, the old Coastie said

Overhauled & refurbished, don't call it dead

 

Understanding the need of info & sharing

Nine thousand plus members, most of them caring

 

Time-out was called for the old guard and new

Everyone wondered what ol' Fred would do

 

Rules were laid out for the Coasties to use

Point-Counterpoint was launched, recommissioned & new

 

October 1st was the day to go down in infamy

In a flash pals were back in a new-found unity

 

Never say never, it could happen again

Take time to smell the roses & thank Fred our loyal friend

- 10/1/97 -

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