Wow! A 9 year old thread resurrected!
Lol, when I was told about this thread, I at first thought that Rob Parkhurst had returned from the lost!!!!!
This thread was actually the genesis for what would become the "Johnny Jam" group. Seeing Rob's question made me wonder just what other Hobby Talker's were in the area, which led to me keeping an eye out for other local guys.
Eventually I invited Rob, Dave A., and Bill Hicks to meet for coffee (there should be a thread somewhere talking about that first get-together in late 2005) and that started a friendship between Dave, Bill, and myself that has lasted eight years now. We hadn't yet met Rob "ECChopper" Irving, or you, Mark.
Rob Parkhurst is kind of like the Pete Best of the Johnny Jam crew, lol. He was there at the very start, but quickly fell by the wayside. He was invited, but never attended the first Johnny Jam. I remember him as a pretty nice guy. Liked him much better than that Antonelli guy or that Hicks dude
! Had some pics from that coffee night, but they were lost when my first computer crashed.
Wow, that wasn't too hard to find; just had to check Rob's profile, since he hasn't posted much in several years:
Rhode Island Signing Party