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 Post subject: Re: The Welcome Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:34 pm 
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Hello Anyone and Everyone:

I am new to the Forum and pretty much new to forums everywhere. I found this site just a few days ago while walking down memory lane about things that were going on in my life in the 1980s. I particularly liked the section of Why Magnum PI that mentioned sentimental reasons for liking the show. Well, I have many sentimental reasons that are applicable to this last week or so and I will relate them to you. I hope I am not too sentimental for all you tough guy - Magnum wannabes...lol.

Anyway, during the last week of February, 1981 I relocated to Kansas City from my hometown in Arkansas. I was 29 years old and had left my comfort zone of family, friends, and girlfriend for what I hoped to be a much better job to further my career. (It was and did!). My father helped my move in a medium size U-Haul as I did not own much. I remember him driving away that Thursday morning and me thinking: Now what? I went about the day unpacking boxes, grocery shopping, finding a gas station and a pizza parlor and picking up a phone at the Phone Store in the nearest mall. As things slowed down that evening I turned on the tube to catch what else but Magnum PI and later Hill Street Blues as I had been watching both earlier in the season. It was like I had brought part of home with me. A year or so later Simon and Simon was added to the Thursday night lineup and Thursday throughout the Eighties became the best night for television I have ever known. By the way the Episode airing that Thursday was Thicker than Blood.

Now that I am semi- retired and only working part time I have extra time on my hands to do things like this. I will be scanning topics and posting various things over the next few weeks.

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 Post subject: Re: The Welcome Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:09 pm 
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Welcome KKC!

Very nice intro, and a story that makes one feel like they were there with you.

Not too intimate, but more than "sketchy"...nice!

Lots of great folks here, from all over the globe.

The common denominator....obviously....Magnum! :magnum:

Looking forward to seeing you around and hearing more about your move and what came after.

Welcome aboard. :higgins:

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 Post subject: Re: The Welcome Wagon
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 12:35 am 
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Aloha from Des Moines, IA everyone -

Like many of you I'm sure, I've been a fan of the show since the early 80's. In fact, as I'm typing this, I just realized that I was my son's age when I was watching on Thursday nights, growing up in Pennsylvania. Lucky for me that he and his twin sister love watching my Magnum DVD's as much as I do.

We've been to Oahu twice, most recently last November over Thanksgiving - saw the chopper at Turtle Bay, and made the pilgrimage to the Estate on our way from the North Shore to Waikiki. I've been a lurker on the site for years, but finally decided to register!

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 Post subject: Re: The Welcome Wagon
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 12:45 am 
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Welcome TSM308!

TSM308 wrote:
I've been a lurker on the site for years, but finally decided to register!


Glad you did, and thanks for the pics!

Geeeez....seems like everyone's been to the island and the estate but me! :lol: I must not be livin' right!LOL

I suppose if it was a high priority, I'd have managed it by now.....one of these days! :magnum:

Always glad to see new folks here, especially if they have pics to share and tales to tell of having been there and done that.

If you've been looking around for as long as you say, don't need to tell you about how great this site is. Enjoy!

And feel free to tell us all about your visits and share any pics you'd like.

Welcome aboard! :magnum:

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 Post subject: Re: The Welcome Wagon
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 10:32 am 
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Welcome KingKC and TSM308!!

Thank you for sharing your stories and pictures.

It's always great when new Maniacs join our little group. JJ and Doc have a great place here. Enjoy hanging at our virtual Estate!!

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Welcome aboard gentlemen!

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 Post subject: Re: The Welcome Wagon
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Thanks for the welcome. I have already leaped into posting on many threads in the last 90 days because there is so much to comment on when it comes to MPI. The postings are slowing down quite a bit but I think I will make it to Fleet Admiral in a few weeks. My thanks to all the members who keep this site going!!

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 Post subject: Re: The Welcome Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:30 pm 
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J.J. Walters wrote:
Welcome to Magnum Mania!

Please introduce yourself and have a look around.

:)


Honestly, I'm afraid I might have arrived post-frenzy...

What can I say about this show...

My family has always felt like the characters and stories were extensions of our family. none of us care what time it is unless you tell it in Magnum P.I. time (i.e. quarter 'til Magnum).

If you don't surf, fish, dive, and wear bikinis like in the intro (that snorkel chick always did it for me), then you might as well just run away and join the circus.

Excited to get into some of the reading, getting to know some members, and randomly messaging people to establish who is still around...

I take commissions for original art in various mediums and THIS and sport fishing are my genres of choice :)

XOXO


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Aloha & welcome IM! :lol:

Sounds like you're already "one of the guys" but glad you made it official.

Love to see some of your work should you care to share.

In case you haven't seen it yet, JJ made a "Fan Art" page where pieces done by members are spotlighted.

My youngest son is also an artist and if you're interested, I'll send you a link to his FB studio page.

Aloha! :magnum:


We need some lei icons...... l

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 Post subject: Re: The Welcome Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:43 pm 
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308GUY wrote:
Aloha & welcome IM! :lol:

Sounds like you're already "one of the guys" but glad you made it official.

Love to see some of your work should you care to share.

In case you haven't seen it yet, JJ made a "Fan Art" page where pieces done by members are spotlighted.

My youngest son is also an artist and if you're interested, I'll send you a link to his FB studio page.

Aloha! :magnum:


We need some lei icons...... l



PLEASE! I love to see any art, especially from the kids :D

I have some paintings to finish for the Sportsfishing art expo that Guy Harvey promotes every year. I took orders for commissions at last years show and am done with 1/11. (Master of slack) Can't rush inspiration (and I can't paint on the beach and fish, LOL). I've spent more time today coming up with some reference to paint my brother a magnum piece for when I head to CA for whales and fishing with my big brothers (the two that don't suck anyway).

I'm totally all over that though, maybe even before the show...


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