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Iris Tramm
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September 11, 2014 3:06 pm  

Well, I barely made it a month this time 'round. Looks like I'm leaving this island (again), this board (again), and this life (probably again).

My profile says something four or six years as a registered poster, but I know I've been on here since '02-'03, something like that. Maybe under a different name. So long ago I don't remember.

In any event, I know I haven't been everyone's favorite person here, but some of you said I was funny and sometimes even (gasp!) right, and some of you hated everything I had to say. That's okay. Where would be be without debate? Sometimes it got heated and I'm sure I got too personal more than once, and for that, I'm sorry. No offense was ever really intended. (Now, if you got an angry PM, that might be different.)

Anyway, I wish you all well, whether you live here or used to or are about to. The islands are a different sort of place from anywhere else I've ever lived, and I've lived all over the world. Sometimes they're really scary, but sometimes they can be magical as well.

Take care, all.

Fair winds, following seas,
IT


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islandjoan
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September 11, 2014 3:09 pm  

All the best to you, wherever you go and whatever you end up doing!
I've always enjoyed your posts.
I'll keep helping to keep Isaac Bay clean 🙂


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OldTart
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September 11, 2014 3:17 pm  

Good luck, IT but somehow I doubt we've heard the last from you!!!


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Iris Tramm
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September 11, 2014 3:18 pm  

All the best to you, wherever you go and whatever you end up doing!
I've always enjoyed your posts.
I'll keep helping to keep Isaac Bay clean 🙂

Thanks. That means a lot. I noticed there was a huge pile of trash at the Udall trail steps last weekend. Obviously someone cleaned it off the beach (Thank you, stranger!), but then never packed it in up the trail. And it was not all "sea detritus" (flotsam?) either, but party people who left their bottles and food trash behind. (And Bacardi? REALLY, PEOPLE? BACARDI?)

And, sorry, I meant to be clearer. I am very ill, which is why I have to leave. I do not expect to see Christmas.

IT


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noOne
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September 11, 2014 4:54 pm  

Oh medically... I wish you well, get better.


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islandjoan
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September 11, 2014 4:58 pm  

YW Iris. I sent you a PM.
I hope they are wrong!


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sunshinefun
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September 11, 2014 5:03 pm  

I always enjoy your posts whether I agree or disagree! Hurry back to St. Croix!


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Novanut
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September 11, 2014 5:41 pm  

Hope you recover from your illness (soon!).


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LiquidFluoride
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September 11, 2014 6:31 pm  

I am very ill, which is why I have to leave. I do not expect to see Christmas.

IT

at times like this, there are things that have been shown to be very helpful (if your open to them):

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/magazine/how-psychedelic-drugs-can-help-patients-face-death.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychedelic_therapy

http://www.heffter.org/research-hucla.htm

http://www.maps.org/research/sewick.html

http://www.medicaldaily.com/lsd-may-help-treat-anxiety-terminal-patients-are-psychedelics-benefits-worth-revisiting-270579

http://aeon.co/magazine/health/psychedelics-relieve-cancer-patients-despair/

if this advice is not something you are willing to consider than at least know it comes from a person caring that another person has all the tools available to assist in difficult times.

Best of luck in your future adventures, sounds like the biggest one ever is coming up.

There was a [URL="http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/abinazir/2011/06/15/what-are-chances-you-would-be-born/"]1: 400,000,000,000,000[/URL] chance of you being born: what have you done with your miraculous life today?


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Ronnie
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September 11, 2014 8:23 pm  

Hope all will turns out ok. You are quite a trip. It was a good ride.

Ronnie

PS. What is your name? Is it really Iris Tramm which is uncanny as there is a character in Hermon Wouk's book Don't Stop the Carnival with the same name. Good persona for being on an island.

RL8-)


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Gumbo
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September 11, 2014 8:54 pm  

Yes, I also enjoyed it, at least you aren't scared to have an opinion. Thanks for your straight forward posts. May God bless You.


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East Ender
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September 11, 2014 9:50 pm  

Iris: May you find peace.


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speee1dy
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September 12, 2014 12:20 am  

iris, it was a pleasure knowing you on here.


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dougtamjj
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September 12, 2014 1:09 am  

Iris, I don't know what your illness is but I wish you well. I have been told 3 times in my life that I had a very serious illness and I'm still here. I don't know why. Thank you for all your contributions to the message board. If they were popular or not. No matter. You made a difference. Making a difference in life is such a good thing. It makes everyone think. I am quoting my favorite poem. A poem I live by. Good luck Iris. Fair winds!

Do not go gentle into that good night
Dylan Thomas, 1914 - 1953
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


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Novanut
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September 12, 2014 1:18 am  

After seeing your 'post name' I was thinking of changing mine to 'Norman'…

Thanks for your input...


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margaritagirl
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September 12, 2014 1:45 pm  

IT, I personally loved your post.
I really hope you continue to post.

Best of luck to you. I hope you find the best treatment in the states for your illness.
Please keep us informed.


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September 12, 2014 2:44 pm  

Dear Iris - No one who saw it will ever forget your blog from a few years back. It was inspiring, funny and you came quite close to describing the other-worldly experience which is St. Croix. Best wishes.

PT


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C_Ray6
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September 12, 2014 5:38 pm  

Never got a chance to know you even on this board but enjoyed what little posts I did read of yours. Just know some Guy in Ohio took a little time today to think of you and wish you only the best. Positive thoughts being sent your way.

Clay


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fdr
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September 12, 2014 6:32 pm  

What EE said. I'll miss your voice. Safe journey.


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Lmarion
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September 12, 2014 10:33 pm  

IT...Well, I'm crying for you and because of all the lovely posts. Dylan Thomas poem.
I am one of those that aspire to living on USVI, hoorah that you did it. I thoroughly enjoyed your posts. Look forward to more. Peace L


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Alana33
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September 13, 2014 12:27 am  

IT - We don't see eye to eye on many things but I do wish you the best and happy trails, where ever it takes you.
God Bless!


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swans
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September 13, 2014 3:17 am  

Stay Strong, IT. The stars shine day and night....

Swan


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noOne
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September 13, 2014 3:52 am  

IT, PLEASE post a link to your old blog!


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FLLisa
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September 13, 2014 1:32 pm  

I second C_Ray6's post, only these good thoughts are coming from FL instead of Ohio.


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FLLisa
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September 13, 2014 1:32 pm  

I second C_Ray6's post, only these good thoughts are coming from FL instead of Ohio.


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