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Impressions Made

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Impressions Made
Impressions Made

Often Throughout My Life
My Heart Goes Back To
CHILDHOOD MEMORIES OF MY GRANDPARENTS.

"Grammy" in the Kitchen Is
Surely One of Them.

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Roxanne M. Bubar
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    Laura I just LOVE this.
Creative, touching and outstanding work.


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4/5/2011 11:23:48 AM

 
Ann Coates
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This is beautiful Laura. I like the spiritual feel this image has.


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4/5/2011 11:33:41 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Roxanne! THANK YOU so VERY much! :))) I always enjoy your comments on my work!

I miss my Grandparents very much. They were a huge part of my upbringing.

Have a great day! STAY WARM!!!

-Laura :)


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4/5/2011 11:34:50 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Ann! I didnt see you there! Thank you so much! I'll be back later today to catch up.

Great to see you!!!

-Laura :)))


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4/5/2011 11:37:56 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Very Nice - Great job with this Laura!!


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4/5/2011 12:01:42 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Great mood and emotion, Laura. Fantastic work.


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4/5/2011 1:24:03 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Fantastic creation, Laura! I love those dishes in the cupboard, too!


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4/5/2011 1:53:57 PM

 
Jerry Rega
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Very nice Laura!!


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4/5/2011 2:38:13 PM

 
Ron McEwan
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Hi! Laura we are back and further behind LOL. Boy did you bring back memories for me with this one. Well done my friend.


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4/5/2011 5:14:58 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Wonderful capture! I miss my grandparents too ~


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4/5/2011 5:16:46 PM

 
Jerry Rega
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This has to be "Photo of the day" VERY creative!


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4/5/2011 5:18:45 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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One of your best ghostly captures, Laura. Exceptionally well done.


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4/5/2011 6:06:56 PM

 
Karen Kessler
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WOW! Your "addition" of Grammy is perfectly placed in this photo & the opacity of her gives the artwork a "memory" feeling! Excellent work (as usual), Sis!


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4/5/2011 6:53:25 PM

 
Dick  W. Wyatt
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Neat work, Laura.


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4/5/2011 11:30:54 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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This is Cool. Just the right amount of ghostlyness :-)


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4/6/2011 3:33:16 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Love it Laura...


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4/6/2011 4:09:25 AM

 
John Connolly
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A wonderful mood creation here Laura, Aren't grandparents the most wonderful people you can find!


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4/6/2011 3:22:54 PM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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I LOVE this one, SSSLala. I'm still so impressed with your photo technique here. And this sure is an image that can bring back the best of memories.


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4/7/2011 5:17:19 AM

 
Kathy Salerni
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This ghostly effect is so awesome, Laura! Makes me think of my Grandmother always in the cabinet to get plates or cups to feed us with!!


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4/7/2011 2:50:29 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Everyone!!! I sure am tickled that this one is having the same effect on you as it has me!

Grandparents are precious things. At least they sure can be...(I just thought of a funny thing that happened as a child. One set of grandparents we saw constantly. They were fun and loving, musical and VERY humorous! SOFT TOUCH type of people. The other set lived way too far away to visit often. They were abrasive and "different" from us but still loving! Lol...When we'd see the second set, our grandfather would squeeze each kid so hard our eyes would almost pop out! He was an entertaining sort of sarcastic man that reminde me of Jimmy Durante).

I loved your responses! Thanks for commenting and for the visit!

-Laura :)


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4/7/2011 3:52:17 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Hi Laura,
What a marvelous creation...and a beautiful tribute to grandmothers the world over. Terrific idea and exceptionally well-done, as always your DD work is first-rate!
Thanks for stopping by - sorry I have been absent recently. Had a major work assignment that kept me very busy these last 2 months, and have been trying to catch up ever since. Hope you've been well and happy!


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4/7/2011 8:57:49 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Rona! So great to see your beautiful smile again! I, too, have been amiss. My little lap top finally went "kaput" and now I am having fun figuring out the new one. :( Great to see you! Always such a pleasure! :))) !!! Yes...catching up. EEK! Well, I think it cannot be done BUT we have a very kind and understanding family here on BP! THAT is the UP SIDE!!!

Thanks for your visit and your wonderful assesment!

Hugs to all!
-Laura


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4/7/2011 9:09:55 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Rona knows what she's talking about, Pom! This lovely layered creation is a marvelous way to get your discussion thread guests to remember "days gone by", and those who made their childhood special.

I can see my mother's mother in the kitchen, but, even more,I can SMELL the doughnuts she's preparing!! Aaaaahhh...
Thanks for the memories, Pommers!


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4/11/2011 3:26:38 AM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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What a wonder this is, Laura Emily!!
I love it!! Grammy would be delighted!
kk


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4/17/2011 9:30:38 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Mare and Sultry!

You two sure know how to make my day.

Thank you for traveling down Memory Lane with me.

Hugs to you both,
Pommy Em... Lol...


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4/17/2011 11:26:51 PM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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Did you re-enter this one, SSSLala?
I sure hope so.
It is simply FANTASTIC.
Perfectly captured in every way and the magic of 'Grandma' standing there is enough to send chills down my spine. And it a good way, that is.
It deserves gold and I hope it gets it.


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8/24/2012 5:57:03 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi SSSis :) Yep. I re-entered it last night and had also noticed there was room for more comments if anyone wanted to visit (HeeHee) so moved it up front. I have others I want to re-enter too. Happy to see you here again and for your awesome support.
Thank you, Kiki! :) xo
SSSLala


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8/24/2012 10:23:22 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Awwww...what a sweet image, a real treasure Laura..
This makes us all stop and remember our precious grandmothers, thanks for the memories!

jo ann c.


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8/25/2012 5:21:37 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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I thank God in my prayers for my family that have gone by. They are part of why we are who we are...and it also makes me feel my own responsibility to those younger than I am, in my life, who might be looking up to me.

Thanks Jo Ann, and I am so happy I could touch a happy cord for you and others who have viewed this image! :)))

Laura :)


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8/25/2012 5:35:48 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Cool.. hope you don't see Granny too often :-)


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8/26/2012 10:28:46 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Lol....I could say the same to all of you here...Just don't stay attached to this thread and it's possible you might never see her again.

Then again.............................?

Muayhahahahahahahaha!

Thanks Steve! :D


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8/26/2012 10:45:52 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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You are too funny! I don't have any grandma's left either


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8/26/2012 3:36:55 PM

 
Reynaldo D. Reyes
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This is so fabulous Laura, perfectly composed with all the elements working together so beautifully ~ the table cloth, the plates on the cupboard and grandma looking so stylish. Your creativity is topnotch. The judges will agree with me on this one. A favorite.


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8/26/2012 6:19:17 PM

 
Songbird Cline
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you are the master of effects!


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8/26/2012 9:13:25 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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8/26/2012 11:52:49 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Boy you have a way of making the memories come back Laura!! Thank you!I was so special at my grandma's house that I would get teary-eyed when I had to go home and be just me again wth my 2 younger brothers. This photo got me all teary-eyed this morning. Especially with Jimmy singing!! Thanks for the memories (as Bob Hope would sing)


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8/27/2012 9:12:51 AM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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Fantastic -Beautiful-What memories this brings back -I still remember grandma in the garden with her bonnet on-But when she brought it into the kitchen-"Heaven"-Thank you Laura for a moment in time


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8/28/2012 4:09:25 AM

 
Wm Nosal
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Very Cool Laura!
Spooky Cool


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8/29/2012 10:56:53 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congrats on another great finalist, Laura. WTG


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9/24/2012 9:42:02 AM

 
PATRICIA A. CASEY
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My grandparents were the light of my life growing up.....they never go away....Congrats on this Finalist as well Laura.....beautifully done! Cheers =^..^=


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9/24/2012 9:54:49 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Laura, congratulations


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9/24/2012 11:39:32 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Laura, big congats girl!! You deserve it!!


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9/24/2012 12:59:50 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!!


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9/24/2012 1:22:14 PM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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Another finalist! And for this particular one, Sister, this is indeed a happy moment. Hurry home and enjoy it :)


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9/24/2012 1:26:45 PM

 
Wm Nosal
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Congratulations Laura!


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9/24/2012 1:59:04 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Big Congratulations on your beautiful finalist,Laura!!!!


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9/24/2012 2:32:31 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Another truly inspired finalist, Laura. Heartiest congratulations!


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9/24/2012 3:18:19 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Beautiful and endearing Finalist, Laura. Congratulations on this emotional finalist-you're the BEST!


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9/24/2012 3:27:39 PM

 
Jack Gaskin
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Double congrats This is so COOL and on your other silver.
BTW I remember spending my earliest summers w/my GREAT GRAMA at the beach.

SO I GET THE MEMORIES THING BIG TIME !!

Jack


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9/24/2012 3:32:51 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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WTG, Laura! Big congrats on your well deserved Finalist!


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9/24/2012 4:58:20 PM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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Congratulations-Good luck next round


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9/24/2012 5:11:46 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Congratulations on your fabulous finalist Laura.


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9/24/2012 6:41:34 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Wonderful work Laura!! Congrats again!


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9/24/2012 8:36:41 PM

 
Reynaldo D. Reyes
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This is so extra special and the judges agree. Congratulations Laura.


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9/24/2012 9:37:36 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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How Exciting!!!! I am so much enjoying your comments and this is such a wonderful surprise for me today/tonight!!

Thank you all and thank BP Judges. This creation is a very special one to me so this is a honor for me. :)))) !!!

-Laura


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9/24/2012 11:19:15 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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CONGRATULATIONS on another creative Finalist, Pommers! Extra nice, because it's so meaningful an image for you.

Hope to see "Grammy" in the Kitchen in the next round!


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9/25/2012 12:01:50 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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Congratulations to my favorite DD artist...This is so very special..I never knew either of my grandmothers...only in photos...very beautifully done..:) I hope to see it again!


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9/25/2012 11:24:43 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATS once again, Swanee! Good luck, my friend!


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9/25/2012 11:37:16 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Fantastic work on this result, Laura! Congratulations!


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9/25/2012 4:03:14 PM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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Love the inference here Laura. Congrats on another great finalist.


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9/25/2012 9:31:01 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)


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9/26/2012 7:48:34 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Good morning everyone. I am on the road right now. What a wonderful treat this has been. I really appreciate your visit and your comments and your support. :)))

Also a big Thanks to the BP judges!!! Wow!!! :))))

-Laura


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9/26/2012 10:00:21 AM

 
David M. Montero
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Great concept and talented effort. Congratulations Laura!!!


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9/30/2012 2:41:09 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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I heard the good news…and could not be happier for you! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna


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10/5/2012 2:06:53 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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I'm so sorry I'm late, Sis! I must have missed this one last month! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this fabulous image!!!!! AWESOME work!!! :)
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10/29/2012 8:01:09 AM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Wonderful tribute. What a special work from the heart!


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10/29/2012 9:08:32 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank you everyone! So much!!! :)


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10/29/2012 12:19:54 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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HUge congrats on a strictly fabulous finalist, Laura!!! Very best luck!!!


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10/29/2012 7:10:26 PM

 
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