Message From Leah I have spoken a few times to our favorite "Wino & Wood Chips" girl, "Leah", and she asked if I would give everyone a message from her. Leah was an Outstanding Addition to this forum, but I understand entirely where she's coming from, so I didn't insist that she return to us until she is ready to on her own. That said, below is her message to all of her SMF Friends. Bear =================================================================================================== "I left the site due to my life getting very busy and to the point where I could no longer just 'log in' and remark to all things the way I innately and genuinely wish to. (I don't ignore nice comments, and so I'm not someone who could merely "check in" once a month, as I believe in replying to each and every kind remark and every day). That's who I am. I absolutely LOVED my time there, entirely, adored chairing the "winos" group (and hope it is by now quite successfully re-chaired by someone - as I cared greatly about that and thus requested that it be re-assigned, before I left) - and I loved the people, learned so much about food from all, and am very proud and supportive of what Jeff has created, tenfold! If ever a right moment to rejoin makes sense, I'll jump right in! Meanwhile, if anyone has PM'd or commented on threads and not heard from me, it is because I left prior to receiving such and thus never ever saw it and no longer have access to such and most certainly didn't ignore anyone nor would I ever. It is with fond smoking site memories that I wish everyone a very safe and succulent and Merry Christmas, and hope that food abounds and good libation too! XOXOXOXOXO, Leah"