I met my friend, Marie, online in 1999. She was a member of iVillage's Sharing Love & Prayers
board. In time, she became a community leader of SLP. Her name there was "Hugbearu2" and she had an arsenol of cyberhugs for
one and all. She had an''addiction' to teddy bears, which prompted me to add the teddy bear images on these pages.
When I was new to computing in 1999, I didn't want to give out my real name.
Marie asked me what my real name was and I explained to her that I would rather not say and gave
her the reason why. She then told me that she had always loved the name "Angela" and asked if it would be okay if she called
me that. From that day forward, I became Marie's Angela. I never did tell her what my actual name was - not because I didn't
want to, but because I never thought to.
I've met many people during my years of being on the 'Net, but none that I have continued staying
in contact with. I guess friendships come and friendships go, but for Marie and myself, it was different.