luckyduck2 I don't think you are correct.
First of all, if you have a permanent waiver, why are you here in this Waiver forum? Nostalgia?
Secondly, this person has a card from 1997. Those cards were not longer issued after 2001. So you are saying you had a card from before 2001 and didn't use it until 5 years ago?
I deal in reality here. Your story doesn't add up.