Good morning fellow Exer’s! As many of you know, I am just returning from a vacation, and can’t possibly express how much I missed you all! It is great to be at the controls of the Freedom Train one more time! That being said, it is going to be a fantastic day to ride the Train! If you are joining us for the first time, this is where we come together and celebrate the milestones of our friends! Come and help us with this celebration, just as we will celebrate your milestones with you!
It is the Ides of November! Two Years ago, on this date, a person who was destined to become one of the best friends that I have ever had, began “Hell Week”. She threw down her addiction and walked away! She came to this website, without fanfare, or drama and became one of the stalwarts of the “November to Remember” group! Ladies and Gentlemen, please rise with me and welcome my friend Sootie on board the Freedom Train as we celebrate TWO YEARS of Freedom for this wonderful Lady! This “Proud Mother” has endured her share of “Life”. However she recently sat down to dinner with her son, Chuck, who not only finished in the top 1% of the people who ran the NY City Marathon this year, but beat the times of 56 other top 1%er’s! Also at that table was her daughter, Amy, who has recently completed a different kind of marathon. I am happy to report that she has won that battle is deemed cancer free! Today my great friend Sootie is deemed to be Smoke Free! For Two Years! It is fitting that we help her celebrate on the Freedom Train today! Sootie, I love you! I am proud of you! And, I am proud that you allow me to call you my Friend! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
I approach next honoree on today’s Freedom Train with my hat in in my hand, and my head down! Spunkie, four days ago the Train missed honoring you! You, who have been here for so long, and brought so much wisdom and courage to so many! You passed the 900 Day milestone in silence! That was an injustice! The Freedom Train just missed you! Please come and celebrate with us today. And please forgive us for missing you! You are a valuable part of this community, and we appreciate you! 900 Days Smoke Free and Lovin’ it!
The next stop for the Freedom Train is in Kansas City! We are here to pick up Mike! Mike, who was in the beginning, was one of our frequent contributors, has reached the 300 Day point. I have not seen him around as much as I used to, but I know that he is here and Smoke Free. So, if you have some time today Mike, come and join the celebration! 300 Days! I can see that first year from here!
Ginko, 100 Days! Welcome to the Triple Digit Club! Those of us who have reached that milestone know what a wonderful feeling it is! Do something special for yourself today! However, I must caution, Keep your Focus! Sometime when you reach this goal, it is hard to see the next one! You are doing great! Now come and celebrate!
Owlfeather! Come and join us join the Train today! You have reached the 50 Day milestone as well! All of your friends are waiting here for you! Keep your Focus! You are doing quite well!
Joann in New York! The Freedom Train is here for you! You have you reached you first milestone that the Train recognizes! 50 Days of Freedom!!! Today you get to celebrate with some fantastic people! But, do not be intimidated! You are one of us! So grab your prettiest party dress and come celebrate with us!
The3rdex, also joined us 50 Days ago! It is not clear if this member is still with us! However we are going to celebrate anyway! 3rdex! If you are here come and join us!! It is party time!
This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!
"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"
ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!! Tommy