Next Monday marks the 40th anniversary of our beloved show, and, as some of us head to Dallas to celebrate, others will be throwing their own private celebrations from the comfort of their sofas, or from behind the shower curtain, perhaps surprising a family member who thought you were dead, getting shot with a nerf gun or drinking yourself into oblivion from the liquor in the cabinet, all the while watching our favourite tv family do it on screen for real. However you plan to celebrate, tell us about it here Now is also the ideal time to talk about your memories of Dallas and your experiences which could be anything from meeting the cast, visiting the Ranch or your own private thoughts as you watched the drama unfold on tv. I don't know about you, but growing up I always knew Dallas was special and I've been proven right by the fact that we're still here talking about it so many years later. My own memories are vast, my experiences amazing - and I have to say that many of them wouldn't have happened without this site, especially the kindness of people like Colin and many of the wonderful friends I've met here, who have not only supported me through really difficult periods of health and personal difficulty, but who continue to be there, even if we haven't seen each other in a long time. Dallas as a show is one thing, but the power that I've found it has to bring people together is incredible. I don't know where I'll be in another 40 years time, but I'm so honoured that this show and the people who made it, have been part of my life for this long. I never could have dreamed as a child watching them on tv that I would actually get to spend time with Linda Gray and Larry Hagman - two people who in my heart who will never be replaced, no matter how much time passes. So here's to you Dallas, as I tear up, Happy 40th birthday, my dear, dear friend.