Personal letter to all 'Loungers'!

Fitst, I want to thank you ALL for your inspiration.
This goes for all new as old members!

Second, it's been two tough years for me, in my innocence I believed,
that starting to 'shoot you out' from the daily establishment,
would be an easy affair - it wasn't Personal letter to all 'Loungers'!
I think it's been two years with the most filled agendas I had,
and only God knows how they been filled before Personal letter to all 'Loungers'!
My thoughts of slow mornings and days, to do what I feeled for,
were just empty dreams.
I 'cleaned up' my collection of Vacheron&Constantins,
scaled it down to a small but sharp art deco collection, where I have found a thin red line.
I still run my little company, I am member of a board, consultant,
mentor, 'sounding board' and is asked to take a place in an acdemy...
Plus that I have a very deep interest in watches of a certain watch manufacturer.
I also bought a far to big yacht, which of course take some time,
it also involved me again in the 'boat world' ...

Third, and most important, when I been absent of the reasons mentioned above,
and returned home, to and fro, to our club, sitting down and chatting with you, my friends,
nothing else can compare with that.
That's the finest with The Hour Lounge, you can be awayand return,
always wellcome and always feeling at home!

Love you guys, and I wish you the best NEW YEAR as possible Personal letter to all 'Loungers'!


Doc I fell proud to be part of the same "club" as you, thank you for
12/30/2010 - 21:43
your patricipation here
Love and Praise to all the Loungers, Happy New Year!
12/30/2010 - 22:05
Dear Mats and all the members of our little club, You have made this online Lounge a wonderful place to visit and stay. Besides learning so much about VC and its wonderful time pieces, I feel that I've gotten to know more about so many of our members (and not just about their watch collections) and have made many new friends from around the world. Thank you everybody and have a great 2011! Best Regards, Dan
thank you Loungers for making this forum so special Happy New Year to
12/30/2010 - 22:24
Doc - Words spoken from your heart........
12/30/2010 - 23:21
I have read with much interest your summary of the present year. Hopefully 2011 will bring you and your family every happiness and joy. Clearly, Doc, it is important not to over-do things, however, any cut-backs must not effect your wonderful contributions, comments, observations, wit and charm that we Loungers so enjoy together with the professional knowledge and wisdom that you bring in abundance to the Hour Lounge. You are a great friend to us all. You're an inspiration to us all! With all good wishes, Tony
Really well done...
12/31/2010 - 06:10
Happy and Healthy New Year to all, Miki
As I have said before Doc you are not only a pilar of the Lounge but
12/31/2010 - 10:17
also detrimental in its creation! Always looking forward in reading you on and off line
You inspired me, Doc...
01/03/2011 - 01:34
Please see my post on Friendship in Alex's New Year's thread: click here to see the post.
Thank you for your immense personal input here. this community would
01/03/2011 - 23:37
never be the same without you, Mats. So keep them posts coming