New Name

ILHIKER is now known as CLABBERS.

I decided to change my member ID to CLABBERS to celebrate starting a new life in Florida. I picked CLABBERS because I am an avid Scrabble player and Clabbers is type of Scrabble. If you are interested in it, you can find out what it is at:

My photo is also changed as well.



Bill's picture

Best Wishes with the new life, Mark!
Hope we will all still be a part of it!

CLABBERS's picture

MWK is one of my constants, Bill.

I can't imagine not having MWK as a part of my life. Retiring, going through the divorce, buying a house, and now packing up to move is all very overwhelming at times. I come to this site and see the genuine care that people have on here and it helps to ground me.

Thanks to you and all the others who have been so comforting both in the public view here and privately through emails.


Crafty Andy's picture

The best of luck in Florida

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks Andy. I appreciate the good wishes!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Well, Mark, you are going to just be you in my reference...a name change for your online ID won't affect that. I hope you do well in Florida - both on your own and when visiting your Mom - and know you shall keep in touch.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks Joe. The nice thing about online communities is that they have no borders, no boundaries. Miles melt away and we are all just a blink away in cyberspace. Gotta love technology!


ronhuber's picture

Mark, I hope you have a happy life in Florida. New house, new state, new name, and new picture - WOW.

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks Ron. New beginnings are always exciting and a bit scary. But, I'm a survivalist, so I am sure things will be good for me there.

kiwiknitter's picture

All the best in sunny Florida. Funny how we never know where life will lead us. Take care.

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks Jesse. I am hoping for a much better life there.

michaelpthompson's picture

All the best in Florida, and if you want to be named after some mutated board game, that's ok too. :-)

Actually, I always thought "Mark" was a pretty decent name.

"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."

CLABBERS's picture

My name will always be Mark and I will sign all my posts that way, but since I am no longer in Illinois, I decided to do things a bit differently. But, I appreciate the nod to my name. :)