Monday, October 15, 2007

Closing Time

I nearly cried when I read the notice about The Gin Rummy Closing for business. If you want to find out more details about its closing visit Erbo Evans and Danielle Ferguson, they say it best.

I first want to say that I will be forever thankful to these two. Dani and Erbo were always kind, showed patience and made working at the GR a fun experience. I learned a lot from them, things inside SL to RL stuff as well. I always looked forward to hearing either one of them DJ. Erbo's larger than life voice and Dani's sultry sound soon became familiar to me. There has been several times when a song would be played and I would ask,"Who sings that?" and then make a mad dash to limewire. :)
The Empty Lot where the Gin Rummy and Wilder mall once stood.


For almost as long as I have existed in SL the Gin Rummy was a part of my life. The GR was one of the most organized clubs I ever had the pleasure of working at. It was clear that a lot of thought, energy, time and money had been invested in keeping the GR alive. I was hired when I was a newbie just learning the ropes in SL. I had bad hair, bad skin and I was extremely shy. I held two positions in the time I was employed there. I was a dancer and a host. What first attracted me to the GR was its No Nudity rule. ( See I told ya I am shy) So even when I was a dancer, I kept my SL virtue intact :) The events were fun themed and original, I loved spending time looking for outfits to match the event of the night.

Still in Shock over the Gin Rummy :(

I made several friends while working at the GR. I knew that after a hard day I could venture off to a small part of SL that was drama free. I could forget my problems, hear awesome music and enjoy talking with great people.
Visiting The Memorial

So Thank you GR, I will always look back with nothing but the fondest memories, you are a place that I will never forget and will always be in my heart.


Closing time - time for you to go out, go out into the world.
Closing time - turn the lights up over every boy and every girl.
Closing time - one last call for alcohol, so finish your whiskey or beer.
Closing time - you don't have to go home but you can't stay here.

I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
Take me home...

Closing time - time for you to go back to the places you will be from.
Closing time - this room won't be open 'til your brothers or you sisters
come.
So gather up your jackets, and move it to the exits - I hope you have found
a
friend.
Closing time - every new beginning comes from some other beginning'send.

Yeah, I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
Take me home...

Closing time - time for you to go back to the places you will be from...

I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
Take me home...

Closing time - every new beginning comes from some other beginning'send...
Closing Time- By Semisonic

oh, and Frankie, yes I am still thinking about your HOTT PANTS! ;)

2 comments:

Erbo Evans said...

Praise like this is more precious than pearls.

Bells, rest assured, if we ever have another venture where we can use your skills, you'll be the first person we'll ask.

Dani Is Eternal said...

Bless you My Bells :)

You will always be more than a friend to me, you will be a confidant and a sister and ALWAYS welcome in whatever I do in the future.

Rest assured there will be something in the future for now RL calls and I must answer.