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Joined: Jul 20 2007
tk and rebx.....

I checked out the videos and voted for Virginia'a. She did a grate job! I have 2 teen drivers in my house and hope that they always make the right desisions about drinking and driving and NEVER do it!! :) Wish her luck!!

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Joined: Jun 10 2007
my daughter is a finalist in an anti teen driving PSA (VOTE?)

Hi.. in our area our dmv has a public service ad campaign contest in which teens have produced stop teen drinking PSAs. The finalists, of which our daughter Virginia was one, won a new dell laptop and a new 80G ipod, and then compete to be shown in the superbowl. They are online and are shown on TV for two months, up to right before the superbowl.
I am providing the link to it and asking, if you don't mind too much voting for her.
ALSO, her voice is the voice, and the two children in it are my son and his girlfriend.

Just, asking, so, if you can, please just would be cool to have folks view and vote from all over.. and since we have the extended Dead Family, I thought it would be fun to ask the few boards i go on , like vibes, dso, dead and gdradio and, rukind..

She won't know I'm asking The Family, so it'd be cool if we all voted for her.. all four are there.. the second to last is cool too, from her High School class.. parents own a convenience store and it came out really cool too..
It is very quick and very painless to do.. tom

Joined: Oct 5 2007
Welcom back!!!

thank you for sharing .i have 5 yrs and 8 months.every time i hear the stories

'it never changes,and im one who it took over 25 yrs 20 of them in and out of the rooms.none of which had any never changes your soul/spirit get sicker and sicker!!i hopr you are spiritually bankrupped,and you take the necassry actions to stat sober which is more than just tradition 3.thatis definetly a requirment.keep trudiging the golden road!!!take care brother. peace

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Joined: Nov 21 2007
Back from never never land

10 months ago, I realized that my 15 year "self-search" aka...Relapse, was not turning up anything new that I thought I might find. What it did turn up was, new drugs for me to succumb to, old ones too, many jobs, new love ( that my drug addiction stripped from me), a child that I have not seen in over 10 years, a few bumps and bruises, and a lot of friggin pain. So, I got back on the bus and began my journey into recovery once again.

Fortunately, I was able to be involved with the Wharf Rats in the late 80's, early 90's. In fact, I did a couple tours where I was the guy going in early and setting up our tables and signs. 91-92, I think it was. What a joy it is to have been involved in such a wonderful experience. I even remember a show at Alpine Valley when we had a meeting before the show, right by the backstage gates. In cognito, bob and mickey attended our meeting and graced us with a twenty dollar donation. The support we received from the band and the family helped us maintain a somewhat structured group of recovering dead heads that is still alive and kickin'.

Even after my relapse, I still went by every Wharf Rats meeting to see if any of my friends were there. They were always able to reach a hand out to me, even though I would not reach back. I have since lost touch with all but one of them. The one who is still in recovery in my area. The rest have moved on, or relapsed. Some have died and some are still clean, but I don't know where they are. I thought this would be a good place to start my search.

As my employer already knows I am in recovery and I am not running for office, I will break my anonimity here in the hopes of rekindling some of those friendships. My name is Scott Remson...from Old Tappan, NJ and I miss you guys. You know who you are and I hope you're ok.

I will be going to see Darkstar Orchestra this friday in NYC (11/23/07). I hope there is a Wharf Rats meeting there and I hope to see some old friends and make some new ones.

Until then.....let the good times roll......and stay clean!!!!

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Joined: Oct 12 2007
what up

i enjoyed the wharfrats support allman brothers ratdog nissan pavillion,phil lessh in charlotville where were y'all at ratdog in charlotte n.c. this go around...still made it clean would have gone by myself glad i didnt WHAT UP!!!!!!!

Joined: Oct 24 2007
wf colorado springs

Anyone know of any wf meetings or groups here?

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
that sounds good

i don't think there are any wr meetings in my locale-NE pennsylvania. i wish there were. anybody know of any?? i bet jersey is the closest.

nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile

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Joined: May 26 2007
meet-up, Wharf-Rat style

hey WRs - I had an emailed request about maybe doing something about some Wharf-Rat meetings. emails are always cool, by the way.

what about it? Those in the know of WR meetings or at least WR-friendly meetings in your areas, or even in other areas that you know about, how about dropping their names here, so local brothers and sisters can get a hand?

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Joined: Jul 5 2007
Vote for your favorite ratdog t shirt design on

Hi I'm 21 yrs a wharf rat ... I have a design in the competition for the ratdog t shirt..Please vote for your favorites on on home page under " so many choices" where you'll see link to vote
mine is the colorful watercolor portrait of Bobby and the band..thanks, Carla

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Joined: Aug 15 2007
NJ Headz

Hey Now ,..lets get all the NJ headz together and start a wharf rat meeting in N NJ lets make it happen ....."all good things in all good time "


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