Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Kimchi first contacted me, before this blog officially opened and voiced interest in "helping out".  Kimchi, Katie, Bob, Mary and SaintC were my first sign-on's.  Those people fashioned our blog's "humble beginnings".

I honestly had no idea, who Kimchi was, when she first contacted me... but "help out" she certainly did.

Over the course of two years, Kimchi submitted Seventy Two (yes, I said 72) brilliant threads.  Her threads, have the distinction of being (by far) the most popular and most visited threads on our blog.  That's not my personal opinion.  That's according to the blog's visitor statistics.

Kimchi was literally a "God-Send" when this blog first opened.  To have a brilliant woman from California, whom you don't even know, start sending-in fabulous threads and documents, was nothing short of a small miracle.

I want to publicly express my very sincere thanks to Kimchi, for all of her priceless contributions.  She's a class act, a wonderful soul... and take my word for it... she knows the details of this case, as well as anybody (and, that's anybody).

Kimchi recently "let it fly" in the comments section with some strong criticism, and a resignation.  I must admit, I was a bit "taken aback" and chafed for a while.

It wasn't so much Kimchi's opinion, that bothered me.  In fact, in some regards... I agree with her.  I DO wish at times, that this blog was more open to differing opinions.

I just wish she had expressed herself to me privately, via email instead.  But, I'm over it.
In the grand scheme of things, it's very small apples, considering all the wonderful times I've had discussing the case with Kimchi, and working together on the blog.  She has a right to her opinion.

And truth be told... there's not a whole lot, that I could have done, to change the "climate" of this blog, even if she did come to me privately.  So, my point is moot.  The blogs are nasty places.  They're ALL nasty.  It's always been that way.  You'd have to ban everybody, to keep things peaceful.  But, I digress...

Kimchi's a good egg, and a class act.  I have nothing but respect, and warm thoughts for her.  I honestly haven't communicated with her, since her commentary on the blog.  I'm almost afraid to! LOL!

I really don't know at this point, if Kimchi is really gone... and, I don't know if she'll be back.
I intend to chat with her soon, and discuss this situation properly.  I don't believe in ending a two-year friendship, in the comments section.

Having said all that...
I just want to tell everyone publicly, that this blog would NOT be what it is today, without the help of Kimchi.  She's done more "behind the scenes" work than anyone could ever imagine.  Her research and threads, are absolutely "second to none".

I'd like everyone to express their appreciation to Kimchi, in the comments section below.
I think it's only fair and just to "show her a little love" after all she's done for us.

She told me she wanted to "help out" before this blog opened... and, never in my wildest dreams, did I expect a genius (yes, I said genius) to churn-out 72 brilliant threads.

Thank You So Much, Kimchi.  You ROCK!!!!  Best Regards Always. 

Most Sincerely, Lynyrd.
Please write a brief "Thank You" to Kimchi in the comments section below, if you've enjoyed her wonderful threads, and friendship.


LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Thank You Kimchi.
Your contributions have ALL, been most appreciated and enjoyed, by everyone.
I've received countless emails over the last two years, complimenting your work.

If I, or this blog, have failed you in any way... I apologize.

Best Regards,


katie8753 said...

Kimchi, I've enjoyed knowing you since we opened this blog. I was, and still am, in awe of what you have unearthed in your research, which is the only really good thing in presenting an exciting new thread.

You are an amazing person. When Lynyrd speaks of you to me, it's always a glowing report. He thinks the world of you...and so do I.

I hope you reconsider your decision to leave, because I'm sure that without question the other members of this blog would be saddened by your departure.

Your friend, Katie.

sunset77 said...

Thanx for the posts Kimchi!!

If you decide to leave this blog, I can certainly understand why. Personally, I have no intention of coming on this blog or any other and arguing or name calling.

I simply skim through the comments and ignore the ones I'm fairly certain are going to be annoying.

I will certainly miss you here, I wish you the best whatever you do.

Anonymous said...

Hey super-Kimchi ...

We love you, yeah, yeah, yeah
We love you, yeah, yeah, yeah
With a love like that
You know you should be glad

Take some time out if you need it. And then get back to us whenever it feels right.

Cease ♥ ♥ ♥

FrankM said...

For Kimchi

Baudelaire was not around for blogs, but if he had been he might well have posted the following:

The man of intelligence, who will never agree with
anyone, should cultivate a pleasure in the conversation
of imbeciles and the study of worthless books.
From these he will derive a sardonic amusement
which will largely repay him for his pains.

And before anyone gets into assigning the above sentiments to Kimchi, or to me, or to anyone else, please STOP. It is an observation, an allusion, it is not an accusation.


bobby said...


You have had a positive impact on me. I feel fortunate to have benefited from your knowledge share. Thank you so very much !


bobby said...


You have had a positive impact on me. I feel fortunate to have benefited from your knowledge share. Thank you so very much !


starship said...

Yes, a sad day when we lose someone who contributes so much.

Thanks, Kimchi, and good luck and best wishes to you wherever you are.

leary7 said...

that Kimchi was an invaluable contributor goes without saying.
It is a great shame that things got so volatile that she ended up offended. But there is passion here, strong feelings about the TLB case and participants. So things getting out of hand from time to time has to be expected.
Something struck a nerve with Kimchi and hopefully Lynyrd will be able to talk it out with her and she will be back. It's a grey sky without her.

Mary said...

72 very excellent posts. It is hard to say goodbye to someone who has brought so much to the blog. Kimchi - I hope you change your mind and thanks for the memories and information. Take care!

Leigh said...

I've enjoyed your posts, Kimchi, and I respect your knowledge and insight. I strongly encourage you not to leave this or any other blog that you might make informative, positive contributions to, but I understand your decision either way. We all reserve the right not to take BS and disrespect from strangers on the Internet.

maudes harold said...


What Frank said...........or put in a more pedestrian way, from a bumper sticker I read years ago............

"I used to be disgusted, now I'm just amused."

I hope you will be back.

FrankM said...

So, La-de-La, pedestrians are now using bumper stickers ...?

Now I'm amused.


leary7 said...

Baudelaire is a bit high-brow for me Frank.
I shall counter with the worse song lyric ever written, by Joe Walsh of the Eagles...

Every weekend, we work in the yard.
And pick up the dog doo,
and hope that it's hard.

Life can be shitty, blogs can get shitty. Best thing to do is buy a pair of high tops and step carefully.

maudes harold said...


Keep the classics coming, they seem so rare these days.


That is freaking hilarious!!!

When you boil it all down, and I'm a lover of words, I think most of us are saying the same thing. Keep your head held high when you speak your truth, be respectful and look ahead enough to avoid the shitpiles you come across in order to sidestep them in your hightops!!

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

This has got to be the only place on earth, where one can go from Baudelaire to Derriere in one breath.


CarolMR said...

Thank you, Kimchi, for your incredible threads. Like Katie, I hope you reconsider your decision and return.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

I don't want to get between Frank and Leary, because I like both of you immensely...

But Leary...
That was hands-down the funniest post, that I've read in years.

"I shall counter with the worst song lyric ever written" LOL!

That MUST BE the worst song lyric ever writen.

I'm considering putting your high tops advice, across the top of the blog.
In light of all the "drama" that's transpired in TLB-Land recently... I needed a good laugh.

leary7 said...

I am more than happy to keep up my rear end of the equation.
Step lively folk.
And please do come back Kimchi.

leary7 said...

by the way, I got nothing but respect and affection for Frank. He's a different kind of cat, but I find that stimulating in the max.

FrankM said...

Leary has a predilection for the rear end. I like to think of myself as a front runner. Maybe together we can form a pantomime horse and go high stepping along through the filth and excrement of Mansonlandia.


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Unknown said...

Kimchi-One of the main reasons I came to this Blog was Your well thought out Informative Posts and Comments.
Without Your Contributions this wouldn't be the Place its become.
Sometimes its not exactly Heaven on Earth thats true but when it works theres nowhere better Online to discuss TLB so even if You don't contribute with new posts I sure hope to see You in the Comments section because Your Opinions and insights on the Case mean a lot to everyone here.

Unknown said...

sorry-double post!

bobby said...

I just wish I new who Frank quoted and what it meant. lol.

Maybe Kimchi could stop in just long enough to explain it to me.

I just feel like I could have been someone whom said something dumb enough to offend Kimchi, The thought of that just makes me feel crappy.

Unknown said...

The other thing I wanted to say is that We all should respect everyones point of view even if they don't go along with what You believe.
If that doesn't happen then more Good Posters will leave and I don't think Anyone wants that.

MrPoirot said...

Kimchi I am saddened you are disappointed enough to discontinue your contributions to Lynyrds fine blog especially since your work has been a major factor in making it into such a fine blog. But mainly I am disappointed because bloggers are many and researchers are few. I think if you knew how admired your research and articles are that you would reconsider your decision.

Meanie Rhysie said...

I rarely comment on anything: life is simply too short to allow myself to be pulled into drama.

Kimchi...your input will be greatly missed. If it's causing you to be distressed, you need to do what is best for you! Peace out.

Panamint Patty said...

Kimchi. :'( Patty will miss her.

Mrstormsurge said...

Kimchi, you're the greatest !!!

Chris1967 said...

I am surprised weekly at all the drama on the blogs especially and now the radio……….. ive said it before but I hope we can all get along……..I love LSB# and you are on my favorite lists as my go to TLB websites………please dont go down the path the Eviliz.com went down since it seems they are not worth their salt in their posts or backing up what they say… I think you have a class act blog……..please keep it that way.

Chris 1967 (King Chris)

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Hi Chris,

Thanks for the compliments.

I've had enough drama to last me a lifetime... so, please keep the comments positive.
If you don't like certain websites, just don't visit them.
That's the best advice, I can give ya.

Thanks for stopping-in.

Peace Brother...

johnnyseattle said...


Just like the dish with the same name, your posts are always sharp and welcome.

I hope you will continue to post here for years to come.

Venus said...

Kimchi, I'm sorry that you've decided to leave. Your input has been amazing. If you do decide not to return, please know that you've made an impact on the blog and that you will be missed. I hope that you just take a vacation and return to us. Thanks for all you've done.