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Poetic tribute to JPDeni and Lois

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Poetic tribute to JPDeni and Lois
Two mighty code-warriors, indeed!

These just walk right up to people they don't know and can't even see.

I check into these forums now and then and, over the years, never fail to notice their footprints (see below) traversing the sands of cyberspace.

Their mission is to assist, to encourage, and to leave supplies along the way for future arrivals. I get the idea they are working for someone bigger. Lois, that's what your avatar seems to suggest.

Well, we don't say it often or loud enough but, and speaking for many, we really, really appreciate your labors of love, JPDeni and Lois! Wish there were more like you! Thank you, thank you for all the inspiration! :-) !!!!

Zane Anderson


A Psalm of Life

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.

Life is real -- Life is earnest --
And the grave is not its goal:
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.

Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destin'd end or way;
But to act, that each to-morrow
Find us farther than to-day.

Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums, are beating
Funeral marches to the grave.

In the world's broad field of battle,
In the bivouac of Life,
Be not dumb, driven cattle!
Be a hero in the strife!

Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant!
Let the dead Past bury its dead!
Act -- act in the living Present!
Heart within, and God o'er head!

Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time.

Footprints, that, perhaps another,
Sailing o'er life's solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.

Let us then be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.

by Henry W Longfellow

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Tennessee: Sep 8, 2005, 12:34 PM
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Re: [Tennessee] Poetic tribute to JPDeni and Lois In reply to

Thank you. That is truly beautiful and I am humbled.

Also, Longfellow was my dad's favorite poet, so that adds an extra sweetness.

You'll probably never know how incredible your timing was in this. Let's just say that I needed a bit of a lift. :-)

Thank you.

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Re: [Tennessee] Poetic tribute to JPDeni and Lois In reply to

I wish I was a code-warriors, but alas I do humbly admit that without Carol (JPDeni) we would not have many of the great mods and knowledge of DBMan.

She has been an inspiration and due to all her very long hours and dedication to helping others with this script is how the DBMan FAQ came about. She only thought she left the forums for awhile but through all her efforts she still remained helpful by leaving all her work for others to learn from.

As a Christian I do like to help and encourage people with this great script but would never take any credit away from Carol. Nor would I ever even consider myself on the same level as her.

Carol words could never express how grateful people are of all the help you have provided with this script. And I'm soooo glad that you have returned so that you can still be thanked by people like Zane.

Thank you Zane for the compliments that are greatly appreciated!


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