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I Met the One & Only Dens Dreamweaver this Morning
by Ron (sketchman) Axelson

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It was a real joy to meet Mel this morning. I've known her for over 3 years now. She is as sweet, kind, beautiful, as I expected. Love you Mel!



I had a great morning

A sweet lady traveled many miles down by my way
to have Thanksgiving with her parents

I called her from a Super Center Wal-Mart
in Benton, Arkansas

Her Mom answered, and I ask for Mel

She said, "you must have the wrong number"

I said, "hold on here, does your daughter stay on the internet a lot?"

Her Mom replied, "wait just a minute Iíll go get her"

Melís Dad had to give me directions to the house twice

The first time I called I didnít have a pen

So I walked (seemed like a mile) to my van and got a pen, and called again

Got to the house, rang the door bell, and Mel herself opened the door

We hugged, and both seemed to know each other in a flash

I gave Mel the original sketch I did of her, and an original sketch of Charles Mann

Mel made me feel so welcomed and comfortable that my butterflies soon left me

We visited almost two and half-hours

Mel told me of her Fibromyalgia, now I better understand it

I showed her pictures of my boy and girl living at home

I met her daughter Iris, also met her Mom and Dad

We also talked about you, Eileen, Trish, Peggy, Judeace, Jeanette, Karla, Karen, and many others

None of the talk was bad, so donít worry

I was honored to meet the Dens Dreamweaver in person,

but I felt it was time to go, because she needed to visit with her family, and not the old sketchman,

so we hugged, I told her I loved her, and she said the same, and then I turned around and left

Driving home I thought to myself, that Mel is as beautiful inside and out as her writing is. Believe me, itís true .

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© 11/26/03
Ron Axelson



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Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill 3/2/2008
I'm glad you send me the link. Thanks for sharing, Ron!
Love,
Becca
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 12/2/2003
At last I can get on AD, great tribute to a brave lady, so happy both of you had such an incredable time, wouldn't it be cool if there was an AD convention, no one would want to go home, well done my friend..
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 11/30/2003
Fantastic!! Did you really??!! ABsolutely cool, ron.. I can just imagine from your writing here how truly lovely it was.. sigh.. two such dear, sweet people from our little 'den' family.. wouldn't it be wonderful if many of us could find a way to meet? hmmmmmm... thanks for sharing this holiday beauty! katy xox.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/29/2003
(((ron)))

o, what a lovely tribute to a special lady, our own dreamweaver

so that's why my ears were turnin a violent red--talkin bout me and karen *oh BOY LOL*

enjoyed reading this--and mebbe one day you can meet the good lookin (thanks to you LOL) texas twins!

(((((HUGS))))) and love,

karla. :)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/29/2003
i THOUGHT my ears were burning, sketch...so you were talking with mel about karla and me, eh?? kewl! i just hope it wasn't anythin' bad! LOL what a beautiful tribute to a special lady! glad you got to spend some time together; sounds like y'all had FUN! (Wish i had been there; i LOVE arkansas!!) (((HUGS))) to you, sketch, and (((GENTLE HUGS))) to mel...love you both! as always, your texas friend, karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 11/28/2003
I don't know Mel at all except by her beautiful poems which say a lot for her caring attitude,I am so happy you got to meet and that you
both enjoyed the day so much,she looks beautiful in the sketch...what a lovely smile she has!
This was a delightful read,great work!
Reviewed by Jeanette Foresta 11/28/2003
Hey Ron this was great! A nice treat for the holidays to meet someone from authorsden! Lucky Mel.)
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/28/2003
You are the man! And what a wonderful sketch.
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 11/28/2003
Ron you are soooooooo sweet....How nice of you to go visit with wonderful Mel...she is a sweetheart.....and so are you.....how nice that it was closeby and you were able to do that....oh I adore the new sketch.......you are one talented guy.....floria
Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight*ģ Authors & Creations 11/28/2003
And a very sweet being you met, also a very talented artist, who constantly weaves beautiful dreams.
Blessings,
~Alexandra~
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 11/28/2003
Glad to hear it Ron......I've known DW for years.....from another site......she is a most caring and wonderful person......Ty for sharing this, Dani
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 11/27/2003
This was wonderful, what a lovely day, and a beautiful tribute,

Reindeer
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 11/27/2003
Give A Little Get Alot_Huh!

TRASK
Reviewed by Trixie Love 11/27/2003
Hi Ron,
Oh how wonderful...
Yes, she sure is a sweetheart...
It's a big dream of mine,
That one day we would all
get together.
We have all known each other from afar.
I too have been writing
at the den for three years.. Met so many wonderful people here.


Happy Thanksgiving again.


Hugs,
Trixie :)
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/27/2003
Ron, I'm so happy you two got ot meet, ha is so special. Knew she would be great as you are too. Like Jude i felt my ears ringing;-)Great write, and love the sketch you did of her!
smooooooooooooo0000000000ch! Happy turkey Day, don't forget to give thanks, after you burp!;-)
Reviewed by Sharron Tyrrell 11/27/2003
How wonderful Ron .. thanks so much for sharing this with me
happy for you both. It is such fun meeting people who mean a lot in your life ... yes busy day her but never to busy for you .. :)
Reviewed by Aamie Burnley 11/27/2003
... nice nice nice; now come see me!!!
Reviewed by Dens Dreamweaver (Reader) 11/27/2003
Ron -
Sweetie - the priviledge was all mine hun. I am so glad you made the trip in to meet me. What a joy it was to finally put a face to the name.. and get a real hug instead of {{{ }}} ;) how can I ever thank you for the beautiful sketches you bought with you as well.

Will be leaving in the morning to head back to MinneSNOWta.. brrrrrrr.. Wish I could bring your weather home with me.

Take care - my friend. I am truly glad we met. It was one of the brighter moments of this trip. :)

Love;
Melanie
Reviewed by jude forese 11/27/2003
a meeting of two very special people ... no wonder my ears were ringing ;)
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 11/27/2003
Ron, I agree, Mel's the best. I have talked with her on and off since being here and she is great. Wonderful tribute to a totally delightful person. Enjoyed!
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 11/27/2003
Excellent!!!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/26/2003
This made me cry!!

I am green...I want to meet my friends toooooooo!!

Beautiful Tribute write Ron!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Julie Donner Andersen 11/26/2003
Awwww, this was such a sweet tribute to a friend! Haven't known her long, but I believe Melanie is truly the wonderful person you described. May God bless you both.

Julie :)
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 11/26/2003
AHHH SKETCHMAN what a wonderful Thanksgiving Blessing I never doubted she wouldnt be as beautiful a soul she is...
This is so wonderful..
Happy Thanksgiving......
Sweetie

Peggy

PS and she felt the same about you too....
Reviewed by Jack Roberts 11/26/2003
A blessing for both of you! I have met several internet friends, and it did seem as if I had known them all my life. : )

Jack
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 11/26/2003
Ron, I cried all the way through this. I've met several people in person that I've met over the internet, it's so amazing to me that no matter the setting, you've known them forever! Putting a face and a hand hold and a hug just makes it so much more perfect. Thank you for sharing this. Lisa
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 11/26/2003
Wonderful that you have met Melanie! She is a nice lady! Wonderful tribute indeed!

May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Ange :o)

Reviewed by Nancy D. 11/26/2003
A beautiful write for someone as special as Melanie is, thank you for sharing Ron.

Nancy
Reviewed by Susan Cook-Jahme 11/26/2003
Hi Sketch,
How wonderful to meet with a person of like mind :0) Great tribute to Dreamweaver.
Reviewed by Linda Hill 11/26/2003
What a wonderful day you had, my friend. I'm
sure Melanie can say the same wonderful things
about YOU.:)

Your friend,
*Linda*
Reviewed by Jenni Kalicharan 11/26/2003
Awww Ron..I'm so happy for both of you... Have a happy Thanksgiving,you two....
Hugs always..
Your island friend,
Jenni
Reviewed by A PAX 11/26/2003
That is wonderful!!!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 11/26/2003
I believe you and this is a beautiful tribute to a wonderful lady. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful day with us.

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