Hi John, I just found out you got me. I’ve been telling all my friends about “Willy Banger” since our January 2006 cruise on the Liberty. Now reading the blogs I see he’s been around on other cruises with you. Like I said you got me then and I hope you will get me some how on our January 2008 cruise on the FREEDOM. Hope you will still be there, your a great CD._____________________The next day I posted another comment this time using the name “Big Ed”. Little did I know at that time what I had just started.
John, I have never seen so many confused people as I’ve seen in these blogs. It was January 2006 that Mr. Willy Banger and his wife, Anita, were on the cruise. I know I was there too. I think some of them must have thought their Sail and Sign statement they got on the last day was a copy of WAR AND PEACE because it was so thick. I hope they all recover before we have more Willy Banger sightings.Ed Konefe________________________
From this we then started our banter back and forth. Over the year you have bestowed many titles on me. One that I will always cherish more then the rest. You called me your “Mate” a name you use very highly when your referring to your best friend Alan, “My Mate”.
Who would have ever thought that before your thingy was one year old you would have this many slaps on it, had a theme cruise named after it, (and held successfully) a second one already in the planning, you win the Seatrade Insider “Sea-Going Employee of the Year 2007″ in part because of it and your thingy getting links to your blog posted on the web sites of both CUNARD and the CARNIVAL corporation. All this and more in it’s very first year.
To you, John, and your thingy we raise a glass of our favorite beverage to toast you.
Hip Hip Hooray
Hip Hip Hooray
of the Evil Crew