I thought I might tell all of you about the converstion I talked about in the 3RD SOAP CRUISE TOPIC. As the last meet and greet was winding down before our break until the cocktail party (last event on the ship), I was walking across the floor headed to my tote bag when I walked in front of Kim and Robert's group. Kim yelled out to me to come over and so I did. I was the last person standing there so I took the opportunity to ask them both a question that had been on my mind for the last 4 months or so. I attended the final GL fanclub weekend in NYC in Sept. and then all 3 of the So Long Springfield events in Pittsburgh, Atlanta and Las Vegas. I had many chats with longtime GL fans from all around the country and it was so evident how much they all held GL in their hearts through generations of relatives watching the show together. I asked Robert with Kim hanging on his shoulder, if I could ask one more question. Robert smiled and said "I didn't think there was anything left that you don't know, but fire away." I asked him if over the last 4 months in doing all those events that I had been front and center for, if they really and truly had grasped what a hugh impact they had on all these people playing Josh and Reva. I knew that both of them knew they were popular, but they tape in a box so to speak, with no audience except for the crew and it's difficult for them to actually see the results of all their hard work. I told them the the cancellation of GL had hit me very hard, but with all the personal appearances I had been fortunate to be at, I really had not lost them yet. I told them GL was in my heart along with them, and I knew that I was different from most fans because I had the personal connection of knowing them as well as the characters that they portrayed. Robert had his hand on his chin pose and I knew that he was listening intently and Kim's eyes filled up with tears, which totally made me cry, also. He looked over at her and said "I can speak for her and say that yes, over the last 4 months we HAVE realized just what GL has meant, and we DID NOT REALLY get that before the cancellation". He then thanked me again for the photo album I had given him and one to Kim and we all left. That would be the end of this encounter, I thought but I was wrong. At the cocktail party, each actor was given the microphone to say a few final words, and Kim's were that she thanked everyone for all the sharing of drinks, around 400 she figured! Then Robert who was last, took the microphone and started to tell a story. He told everyone that he and I had just had a converstion that touched his heart in such a strong way. He told everybody what I had asked him and what he had answered me. Everyone in the room starting looking at me and he extended his arm and said that they really got it and he thanked me and loved me. THAT'S the kind of people that came off our show.