Gratitude December 31, 2018 10:26 PM   Subscribe

It’s 2019, I want to start my year expressing my gratitude to my family on MetaFilter. Over the years you’ve comforted me in sorrow, laughed with me, answered my questions, shared your dogs and your cats, let me into your own lives, made me smile, brought forth tears, listened to my music and shared your music with me, educated me, and enlightened me. Thank you! I turned 70 years old this year, survived a fall down the stairs that should have killed me had it not been for my wife and son’s quick response, it made me step back and evaluate what I truly value. We’re all here on MetaFilter for a reason. My reason is this community and each of you. I hope this new year brings each of you peace.
posted by HuronBob to MetaFilter-Related at 10:26 PM (47 comments total) 70 users marked this as a favorite

Happy New Year to you, HuronBob. We all profit from each other.
posted by Cranberry at 12:31 AM on January 1 [4 favorites]


Happy new year HuronBob, and I hope it’s a good one for you and all mefites!
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 12:49 AM on January 1 [2 favorites]


Happy New Year HuronBob! We love you, man!
posted by ouke at 1:42 AM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Happy New Year, HuronBob, and MetaFilter!
posted by The Toad at 2:26 AM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Glad you're around, HuronBob! Happy New Year, all!
posted by sebastienbailard at 2:32 AM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Happy New Year, HuronBob. I am glad you are here, too.
posted by Hermione Granger at 2:37 AM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday!
posted by b33j at 3:41 AM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Mods bless us, everyone!
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:55 AM on January 1 [9 favorites]


HuronBob I had no idea you were such an old, holy shit!

I have been here a long time now, seems like forever, and like you I am also really thankful that there is a sane, kind, inclusive bit of the Internet that I feel is mine. Happy New Year!
posted by Meatbomb at 6:27 AM on January 1 [9 favorites]


Happy Birthday! I'm glad you're around on this site, you make MetaFilter better. :)
posted by Fizz at 6:36 AM on January 1 [2 favorites]


Happy new year!
posted by Neely O'Hara at 6:58 AM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Thanks for being here and I’m so glad you survived the fall. Kudos to your wife and son for saving you I might be a *tiny* bit disappointed that a dog was not involved in your rescue story and happy milestone birthday! You’re good people. Hope 2019 is good to you.
posted by billiebee at 6:59 AM on January 1 [12 favorites]


Happy New Year, glad you're with us.
posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit at 7:32 AM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Wolverines!
Happy day Huronbob.glad your here.
posted by clavdivs at 7:50 AM on January 1 [2 favorites]


Happy birthday and Happy New Year, HuronBob! I'm glad you're still with us!

Happy New Year, everyone! This place does wonders for my sanity and my sense of community. Love all ya'll interweb peoples!
posted by cooker girl at 8:02 AM on January 1 [3 favorites]


Happy New Year y'all
posted by EndsOfInvention at 8:10 AM on January 1 [1 favorite]


I'd say that defying physics and gravity was a pretty remarkable 70th birthday present. Nice work! Many happy returns, and Happy New Year!
posted by halfbuckaroo at 8:14 AM on January 1 [2 favorites]


Your graciousness in this post is no surprise, HuronBob. You are good people! I hope I get to see your name for many many more new years.
posted by headnsouth at 8:34 AM on January 1 [4 favorites]


May 2019 exceed all of our most optimistic expectations!
posted by carmicha at 9:05 AM on January 1 [1 favorite]


I'm glad you're here, HuronBob! May all of 2019's stairs be short and accompanied by appropriate handrails - with loved ones around to help us should we fall anyway!
posted by ChuraChura at 9:07 AM on January 1 [6 favorites]


Happy New Year!
posted by Secretariat at 9:07 AM on January 1 [1 favorite]


What a lovely post. Happy New Year!
posted by holborne at 9:12 AM on January 1 [3 favorites]


I woke up with the song from the video in this FPP stuck in my head, so thanks HuronBob! Great start to 2019!
posted by cynical pinnacle at 9:36 AM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Thank you for for being here, HuronBob.

May 2019 be a good one for you, with more ups than downs!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 10:18 AM on January 1 [1 favorite]


I'm glad you're here.
posted by virago at 10:30 AM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Happy New Year; glad you're here!
posted by sockermom at 10:46 AM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Cheers, HuronBob!
posted by heyho at 11:16 AM on January 1 [1 favorite]


HuronBob, thank you. This comment of yours, about other fathers, about your Mr. Owens, moved me deeply. It told me that behind the username was a reflective mind and a heart anchored in love and sorrow and growth. A real person. I am glad and grateful to know you, and wish you peace, and health, and a good, solid sense of connectedness with friends and loved ones in the year ahead.
posted by MonkeyToes at 11:17 AM on January 1 [14 favorites]


Happy New Year to HuronBob, and everyone here.
posted by carter at 12:56 PM on January 1


HuronBob and everyone else, I'm just so goddamn grateful you're all here.
posted by vers at 1:39 PM on January 1 [3 favorites]


Happy new year HuronBob, I'm glad you're here to share it with us.
posted by smoke at 1:46 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Happy new year, HuronBob. I continue to be grateful for the community I have found here on Metafilter. Also, thanks for another year of patience to the mods!
posted by Sophie1 at 2:02 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


I'm grateful that there's someone on MetaFilter who's older than me.

May all our friends have Good Fortune and may all our enemies receive Justice.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 2:38 PM on January 1 [7 favorites]


Happy New Year, HuronBob! I am relieved to hear that you were not more seriously hurt. Thanks for all you bring to the community here.
posted by briank at 3:44 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


HNY HuronBob. Peace and love.
posted by AugustWest at 4:05 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Glad you're still with us, happy new year back at you.
posted by soundguy99 at 5:00 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Glad you're ok HuronBob, and Happy New Year!
posted by yoga at 5:41 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Happy new year!
posted by Kwine at 6:13 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Happy New Year, HuronBob! I'm very glad you're still with us! Thanks for this post. Sending so much goodness to you and all of MeFi!
posted by wiskunde at 4:27 PM on January 2 [1 favorite]


Happy new year to you HuronBob. Fuck stairs and 2018!
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 6:34 PM on January 2 [4 favorites]


I’m glad you lived!
posted by lakeroon at 3:17 AM on January 3


Happy New Year HuronBob - glad you thwarted the stairs' attempt to do you in!
posted by leslies at 6:42 AM on January 3 [1 favorite]


Thanks to each of you for the well wishes! You're ALL good people! Hang onto the stair railing!
posted by HuronBob at 8:12 AM on January 3 [3 favorites]


Happy New Year and I'm glad you survived!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 1:11 PM on January 3 [1 favorite]


You reached out to me when I was going through a difficult time, and you listened. I am grateful for you then, and I am grateful for you now. I'm doing better now, btw, but having someone like you just checking in to see how I am doing meant the world to me, to have someone to talk to, however brief it was, you made a big difference in my life when I was going through a difficult period. Just a nice and non-judgmental person to listen to me. I think the best part was that you reached out to me in the first place. It gives us hope, and you never know where hope will take you.

All the best to you, and your family, I am grateful to you, and to them for saving you. You're good people.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 4:25 PM on January 3 [8 favorites]


Love and peace and a very Happy New Year to you and your family. So relieved you're still with us.
posted by zarq at 8:53 PM on January 3 [1 favorite]


Gratitude.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 5:27 PM on January 6 [2 favorites]


« Older Pest Bost Contest for January 2019!   |   Dammit Louis! You eff up everything you touch. Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments