I loved The Carpenters since I was 13 years old and a friend of mine gave me a cassette taped with some of the songs from "The Singles 1969-1973". I instantly fell in love with Karen's angelical voice and I became a huge fan, bought all their LPs (vinyl yes, believe me, I'm 45 now) and when I travelled 2 or 3 times to U.S. bought all the cd's I found. Then I finished my collection buying the items I didn't find before by Internet and I think I've got everything now, the old LPs and the cd's. I was also a member of the old fan club (the first one I think) during the 70's. I treasure a pencil, the newsletters and a magazine they sent me by then. After that and until was over many years ago, I was member of the Newville Avenue Carpenters Mailing List, established by Randy Schmidt, where I found wonderful virtual friends, all devoted to The Carpenters and I knew a lot of information about Karen and Richard. So this is my introduction for now, forgive me if I made any mistake because English is not my native language, and I hope to make a lot of new friends here, all sharing the love and admiration for the wonderful music of Richard and Karen Carpenter. Forever. By for now. Pat
Post by YesterdayOnceMore on Jan 4, 2007 17:21:24 GMT -5
Big Welcome, Pat! I believe you will find that there are a number of wonderful friends to make on this forum, too. Randy S is a good guy - and Rick just did an interview with him for the Website. It was quite interesting.
We are so glad you found us - and it sounds like we can learn a lot from you! PLease join in any discussion, and share your opinions with us.
"....all my best memories come back clearly to me, some can even make me cry...just like before, it's Yesterday Once More...."
Post by wisejester7 on Jan 4, 2007 18:37:47 GMT -5
It sounds like you have a VERY nice Carpenters collection. I'm happy you have joined our group. Please share your thoughts and memories with us. There are several threads going on various topics and, of course, you can always initiate something new for us to discuss.
Hi Pat- Welcome. You bring much experience and devotion, and we look forward to communication with you- please do let us know what you think about various topics. And your English is just fine- no worries!