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Post by Art Bell » 02-18-2011 05:22 AM

Hi all,

From sunny Manila, Philippines

It has been some time since I posted here. All the ABs are
well, both types.....those with and those without fur. Asia
could not be better, she is nearly four Years old and smart
as a tack, she has been in pre-school now for a Year and is
doing so well it is scary.

At this point my baby is just starting out in life but I fully
understand that one day my baby will get older and make
her own way in the World, no doubt doing things I do not
agree with or sanction in any way. That is life, babies never
stay babies as much as we would like them to, they grow
and find their own way and even if we do not like the path
they have chosen we have to get out of the way and let
them make their own mistakes, much as it may hurt to watch.
All we can really do is our very best in trying to point them
in the right direction and hope. It does not always work out
as we had dreamed and at the right time we have to let go.

We may return to the U.S. at some point for a visit or more,
who knows. Never say never right? I must say I am not sorry
to have missed the great Recession? the economy here is just
fine with GDP in the 7% range, we have a new President who
seems to be doing a great job and with Asia in school and so
many friends it is hard to consider a move, as most of you know
I love the Desert, it is majestic and very private but not the best
environment for a four Year old.

Ham radio is at last getting an assist from the Sun in a big way
with flares going on like crazy. My Ham call letters here are
4F1AB and I am mostly on 20 and 15 Meters talking to the
rest of the World.

I will try to post more frequently and keep you all up on the
latest from the Bell clan. I will always consider you all as
part of my Family.

Art Bell

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Post by SETIsLady » 02-18-2011 09:09 AM

Thank you for the update Art, you and your family deserve your time together. And Asia is just beautiful :)

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Post by WestBorder » 02-18-2011 09:43 AM

GREAT to hear from you, Art. Please keep in touch...we miss you. Great to hear that all the AB's are well and happy.

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Post by Dude111 » 02-18-2011 10:50 AM

Wow ART!!

I wondered if you were here,how are ya buddy??

I love your show,i listen to archives of it w/you all the time :)

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Post by racehorse » 02-18-2011 12:21 PM

Hi Art :),

It was great to read your post. Please know that you are greatly missed.

We live in interesting times. ;)

As always, I wish you, Airyn, and Asia the very best of everything. :)

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Post by kbot » 02-18-2011 12:49 PM

Hi Art,

thank-you for your words and update on yourself and your family. You are greatly missed..........the night just isn't the same.

Give your family a big hug from all of us here. Please keep in touch!

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Post by Shirleypal » 02-18-2011 01:52 PM

Great to hear from you Art and you are all doing well, would be great if you come home for a while and that you are keeping in touch.

Love to you and your family.:cool:

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Post by Supernova » 02-18-2011 02:06 PM

Great to hear from you Art, also glad to hear that both you and your family are doing well. Updates will be welcomed by all on this forum! Stay in touch.

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Post by Swerdloc » 02-18-2011 03:58 PM

It's always great to hear from you Art, under any circumstances you choose! All the best to you and your family!
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Post by ArtBellfan » 02-18-2011 05:08 PM

Great to hear from you. Appreciate the updates and hope to see more. All the best from my family to yours.

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Post by Glop » 02-18-2011 05:09 PM

Great to hear from ya Art, glad all is well. We all miss you terribly!! Hope to hear you again until then thanx for the ride!!

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Post by Saharaka » 02-18-2011 05:26 PM

What a pleasant surprise! Thanks so much for the update Art. I especially liked the part about "never say never"! In any case I wish for you and your family the best and hope to hear your voice again someday.
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Post by Starry Night » 02-18-2011 07:13 PM

Hey there Art! Thanks for the update - always great to hear from you!

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Post by Beansidhe » 02-18-2011 08:16 PM

Thrilled that you posted! I can well understand about Asia enjoying school with lots of friends. I'm sure she is a real social butterfly. I agree the desert is not best for a four year old, but don't wait till she's a teenager! That is not the time for her to appreciate the beauty and spirituality of the desert. Has Airyn found potatoes in Manila yet? I don't see why not in this global market!

Stay healthy, and dry this year. We worry about you all during monsoon season!
Seize the moment! Think of all those women on the 'Titanic' who waved off the dessert cart! -- Erma Bombeck

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Post by 1ATKRYD » 02-18-2011 08:38 PM

It is great to hear from you Art! I can hear your voice as I read your words. So glad all is well for you in the Philippines. I can imagine how much you miss the desert, you lived in a beautiful land. Hope to hear from you again soon and thank you much for the update. Best wishes to you and the rest of the Bell's. Take care my friend.


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