ever there is a tomorrow when we're not together, there is something
you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe, stronger
than you seem, and smarter than you think.
But the most important thing
to remember is even if we're apart, I'll always be with you."
A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh
Brigade is officially eight years old tonight! On July 19th,
1998, Audrey, Barbara, Jarrod, and I founded JABB. JABB’s seen many
changes in the past nine years but we’re still here and I hope we’ll
continue to be for some time! I’d like to thank all our members who
have made JABB a rewarding experience. I’d also like to thank everyone
who has helped write, edit, design, brainstorm, or otherwise keep JABB
going strong. Because friendship, creativity, and humor have been
what’s kept JABB going for eight years, I wanted to showcase those
three things with this issue.
our eighth anniversary issue, I decided to turn to Dyeland and imagine
what an anniversary celebration there might be like. In typical
fashion, angels and humans gather together in the Willowveil Ballroom
to celebrate the eighth anniversary of the group that brought them
together. But when the weather turns threatening, the dance and dinner
is abandoned and they’re forced to seek shelter in the basement. While
there, Adam and several of the Dyelanders bide their time by telling
their must amusing memories of Andrew to each other and the angel
story would not
possible with out the input of several members. Special thanks to
Jarrod, Jennifer, Jess, Karen, Liz, Miriam, and Sara for allowing me to
use their Dyeland characters in this issue. Big thanks to Jarrod,
Karen, Liz, and Sara for even going so far as to supply me with their
characters’ favorite memory of Andrew. And now for the story itself:
that, I also decorated JABB’s index page to mark this happy occasion.
You can view it here.