I just logged in after all this time, and there was your message! I did try to find you when I came home but due to your clever spelling twist, I failed. We have moved to Florida since then. We live in the North Port /Port Charlotte area now, and loving it! No more cold and snow for us!
You mentioned your brother living on Long Island. I grew up in Sayville LI.
Let me know if there are any group gatherings of fellow FJ'ers and such.