"Back in the day" photo salutes were popular on-line. Photo salutes are essentially when someone takes a photo of themselves holding a piece of paper with either their screen name on it (to prove what they look like) or someone else's screen name (as a sort of digital gift, for lack of better explanation).
Today I discovered my collection of photo salutes that I have received; the photos prompted a trip down memory lane to a decade ago. Back then I was a member of quite a few on-line message boards where I met some wonderful people. Today I am fortunate enough to still be in contact with several of those people (more than those below that I received salutes from). I have only met two of the people pictured below in person, however, I hope that my path will cross with more of them in the future!