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Thomas February 6th, 2004 11:58 AM

I'd like to meet you!
Time for us to get acquainted again as we have had some people leave our party and new guests arrive.

Jacksonville, Fl.
Age 48
Technical Mgmt. and Food Service
Kids: No
Pets: 2 dogs

KimJack February 6th, 2004 12:14 PM

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We're Kim (child bride) and Jack (cradle robber) from Orlando. Kim's originally from Vietnam, and Jack's from Rhode Island. We've been in Florida for nearly 30 years.

We're retired, with 11 kids between us and (at last count) 12 grandchildren. We're booked on what will be our 15th cruise this summer, and we've yet to encounter a bad one. We've been on the CruiseMate boards since 2002. It's the only place to be if you love cruising!


Jason February 6th, 2004 12:15 PM

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Boca Raton, Fl
Age 52
Engineer, Corporate Manager
Kids 3
Pets 1 dog, 8 fish

Pea February 6th, 2004 12:21 PM

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Manassas, VA
Age 45
Database Consultant
Kids: no
Pets: Two cats, Izzy and Isis
One domestic partner

fasteddie February 6th, 2004 12:40 PM

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Hi, I'm Ed. My wife Marybeth and I live in Horseheads, NY.
Married 20 years.
Age: 48
Have worked for Corning, Inc. for 30 years; the last 10 as an electrician.
No kids but two cats.

joelin February 6th, 2004 12:43 PM

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Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Joe - Highway Fleet Manager - early retirement around the corner
Lin - School Bus Transportation Manager - too young to retire ;-}
1 Son, 1 DIL and 2 grandkids (ages 4 and 5)
no pets
could be considered DINKs (double income, no kids)
I love to travel, hubby'd rather stay at home
don't know when our next cruise will be

Jeanne&Ellis February 6th, 2004 12:43 PM

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jeanne, 62,(waiting for my first SS check this month)
Ellis,60, retired from Pratt&Whitney after 25 years, then was computer consultant for IBM, till 2 years ago when he became disabled.
live in Palm City, Florida, transplants from NY.
Ellis is retired, i am the homemaker. Although since his retirement he has been doing most of the cooking! <<<BG>>>
3 kids between us. I son, 2 daughters, all married and 2 grand children, girl and boy .
no pets, we have allergies.
Just trying to cruise thru life now.

Lisa February 6th, 2004 12:48 PM

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Name: Lisa
Age: 42
Location: Greenfield, WI
Occupation: Nurse
Kids: none
Pets: 1 dog, Gusto

MichelleP February 6th, 2004 01:01 PM

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Orlando, FL
Age 26
Software Engineer
Kids: None
Pets: 1 husband, does that count?

Michelle P.

Set2cruz February 6th, 2004 01:05 PM

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Wauconda, Ill
Age: 44
Construction Estimator
Wife: 1
Kids: 1, Thankfully in her own apt.
Pets: I had quite a few untill Robin had me deloused {{grin}}

Seahunks February 6th, 2004 01:31 PM

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Columbus, Oh.
Age: 53
Retired after 25 years in telecommunications administration and manufacturing, and a few jobs before that.
Kids: Stepson (and daughter in law)
Sensation 2/03 I disembarked, but never really left the ship.
Enchantment 9/03 Just had to go back.
Inspiration 3/04 Just have to go back again, and again, and again...

PEB February 6th, 2004 02:12 PM

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Duluth, Minnesota
Married for 31 years
3 adult kids and 4 grandkids

audrey February 6th, 2004 02:28 PM

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Phyllbo February 6th, 2004 03:02 PM

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Phyll-Jupiter Fl./ winters, Hartland WI. /summers
Married- 33 years to Jere (Jake)
Occupation-homemaker (former preschool teacher) Jake-consultant
Kids- adult daughter and adult son
Pets-1 Bichon- Frosty the Snowman

Looking forward to our cruise in 2 weeks with the Chatrats!


BrianJ February 6th, 2004 03:10 PM

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Jacksonville, FL
Information Technology

Married (Jose loves to cruise but don't ask him when, where or on what line we'll be crusing next--he can't remember)

2 daughters (one just graduated college--the other has 4 mos to go)

2 adopted greyhounds--big couch potatoes
Celebrity Horizon 03/12/04
Celebrity Mercury 06/04/04
Costa Classica 11/20/04

BUDDY February 6th, 2004 03:19 PM

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Des Moines, Iowa
Administrative Assistant at a military base
Married 38 years, with 37 year old twins, and 3 "beautiful" granddaughters who are teenagers now.
56 years old
Two dogs (Buddy & Rascal)
Taking cruises and spoiling my granddaughters and my dogs are my favorite things to do.

Dave the Wave February 6th, 2004 03:33 PM

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From:Saint Petersburg, Florida
Age: 39
Occupation: Sales Manager Auto Dealer
Wife: Not anymore
Kids: Two boys (7 and 11) who love to cruise with me

Always planning my next cruise....

ridingarrett February 6th, 2004 03:42 PM

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Name: Carrie
Age: 36
Location: New Providence, PA
Occupation: Barn Manager, homeschool mom
Kids: 6 and 1 grandchild!
Pets: 2 dogs- Blazer (american/english bulldog) and Cocoa (chocolate lab)
4 horses - Moose, Missy, Ali and Squirrel
3 foster horses - Scooter, KG and Nugget

Party Animal February 6th, 2004 03:53 PM

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Beautiful Fairfield, Ca. (hey that's right next to Vacaville)
Worked for Square D Company in Operations since returning to California in 1990.
Two Children 13 and 16, one husband (just can't seem to get rid of him 22 years)
Husband is Retired Military (Airforce)
Love to Cruise -- Is there anything better ??

CruiseAholic February 6th, 2004 04:23 PM

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CruiseAholic checking in...

Otherwise known as John

I reside in the mountains of Western Maryland, Hagerstown to be exact.

I work FT as a Sr. Systems Engineer in Gaithersburg, MD; weekends I teach Information Technology courses for our local Community College. kids or pets

59 cruises and counting !

Kuki February 6th, 2004 04:43 PM

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Kuki here....

From Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Age- 54 years,

Married -14 glorious years, 23 altogether... to the same exceptionally tolerant bride.

Occupation- Hotel/bar owner, and CruiseMates writer

Two sons- one just graduating this spring, and waiting to hear if he's been accepted to grad school film program at USC. The other just finishing high school and hopefully going on to college... though he says he wants to work as bartender on a cruise ship for awhile.
Will likely break him of that desire when he's old enough to work for me this summer<G>

Pet.. Sammy... the brave, beautiful, bombastic, Border Collie

BTW, Carrie.. A horse named Moose. Ya gotta like it . LOL

Martie February 6th, 2004 04:45 PM

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Dayton, OH in reality (Orlando, FL in my mind)
Married To Greg (a.k.a. Big Al)
Age Old Enough To Know Better (46)
Kids: Four between us, 2 of each
Pets: None thank goodness, then I couldn't travel!
Grandchildren: Three absolutely GORGEOUS granddaughters....6....4....2

PapaBill February 6th, 2004 04:53 PM

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PapaBill and Gram (Rita)
Live in a northern suburb of NYC
3 grown (married ) daughters
3 employed son in laws (that's the best kind)
4 grandchildren who outshine the sun (two girls and two boys)
no pets ,
Papa is an executive with a sports photography company
Gram is a banker
Next vacation Aruba in May.
Next cruise Sept. 17 2004- Summit - 14 days Alaska and the west coast to San Diego.
(with two days pre in Vancouver and two post in Sandiego)
That will be lucky number 13.
Oh, yes, Ed, I've even been to Horseheads NY many many times. It was a good gasoline/ food stop on the way to Geneseo where 2 of my girls spent 6 years.

UConn1 February 6th, 2004 04:58 PM

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I guess I will chime in here.

No Kids
Never Married
No Pets
Only 9 cruises under my belt - but got my new CCL brochure in mail today - won't be too long before I get another booked.

What do accountants use as birth control?

Their Personality.....

Love that joke - it is so not true.

rayb February 6th, 2004 05:08 PM

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R ay and Helen
Ray's age 84
Married: 62 years
Children: 6 (one deceased)
Grand children: 18
Great Grand children 11 and counting
Retired since 1982
Retired USAF 24 years
Retired Civil Service 18 years
We live in Ocoee, Florida ( Sub of Orlando)
Formerly from Louisiana
Cruising is our choice of vacationing
Cruised 62 times
waiting for an exoitic Long one at our selection.
No Pets (only if you can call Helen MY PET)

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Trip February 6th, 2004 05:23 PM

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Hi From chilly Boston...A lifelong resident, Bruce and have been married 35 years,and have 3 children, the newest, Aiden, can be seen in our new gallery.. Bruce ia s printer, and until recently I worked in a boutique...and I count my job here at Cruisemates, great fun...we have 2 dogs, a Bichon, and the dog from Hades......We have been cruisers sine 1990, and are hooked.. Trip/Monday Chat Host

rollerdonna February 6th, 2004 05:42 PM

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Bonjour from Montreal Quebec! We are:
Donna 48, daycare educator
James 59, airline mechanic
Married 2 years, together 10 years
4 kids between us, 3 on their own, 1 teen at home
1 lovely grandaughter, 17 months
1 beloved Golden Retriever Emma, and a cat named Chewy
And, like the rest of you, we are HOOKED on cruising!
Next up: the majestic QM2 next November (or if we win the lottery tonight, something else VERY soon!


BobbieE February 6th, 2004 05:58 PM

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northern New Jersey, suburb of NYC (originally from Mass)

married to Ron for almost 30 years
Ron is an attorney

I work part time for a private investigator and do volunteer work - Ron tells everyone I will do anything as long as I don't get paid for it

two grown daughters, one attorney, one grad student in math, neither one married yet, no grandchildren yet

no pets

love this site - hubby is not really into traveling much, but will join me occasionally

anything else I am supposed to tell you, just ask


ridingarrett February 6th, 2004 06:06 PM

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Hi Kuki... he got his name because when we first brought him to the barn, someone said, "OH my gawd, it's Bullwinkle!!"... I've attached a picture of him and my 10 year old daughter, Kate...


VTJen February 6th, 2004 06:17 PM

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Jen (40) & Gary (43)
Newport, VT
Jen - Secrtary/Treasurer for Church
Gary - Lineman for local electric utility
Children: 2 daughter 19, son 15
Pets: No
Cruises - 1st time last year on the Sensation
Next Cruise - Majesty of the Seas - bringing my niece for 21st Birthday
Hope to book something next spring for a belated 20th Anniversay trip which we will celebrate in Sept.

VT Jen

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