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4/9/13 11:59 A

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1. How you got your user name -- Combined part of name with favorite activity
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) - Alison
3. What state are you from? - Oregon
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? -- White peaches (in season); sugar snap peas
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- Hiking, cross country skiing, reading
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? -- Single
7. Do you have any children? How many? -no
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? - no
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? walking, hiking, Zumba, cross country skiing (in season), kayaking
10. Are you working or retired? At what? -- work, labor relations
11. What is your favorite color? Red
12. What really makes you smile? Good times and jokes with friends

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4/8/13 8:53 P

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1. How you got your user name -- My last name is Whitney and I'm a retired teacher
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) - Carolyn
3. What state are you from? California
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? Watermelon / Green Salad (that counts, right?)
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- Reading - Young Adult, Fantasy, lots of others
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? Married 2002 (Widowed 1999)
7. Do you have any children? How many? 3 adult children
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? 2
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? Walking while listening to audio books
10. Are you working or retired? At what? Retired high school biology teacher
11. What is your favorite color? burgundy
12. What really makes you smile? my dogs, my grandson, other people's smiles

My name is Carolyn
(Whitney is my last name, I'm a retired high school biology teacher = WHITNEYTEACHER)

I moved to Grants Pass, a small town in Southern Oregon in January, 2014.




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GREENEYES_42's Photo GREENEYES_42 SparkPoints: (24,791)
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4/2/13 3:55 P

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1. How you got your user name -- My eyes are more green at times
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok)
3. What state are you from? Oregon
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? Strawberries
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- Quilting, reading
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? Married
7. Do you have any children? How many? Yes, one son in college
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? No
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? Slim in 6
10. Are you working or retired? At what? Happy housewife
11. What is your favorite color? Green
12. What really makes you smile? Being with my husband, with my son, a compliment

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3/28/13 1:39 A

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1. How you got your user name -- From my favorite book as a child
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok)- Joanne but call me Jo
3. What state are you from?- Queensland, Australia
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie?- Fruit=peaches and sad to say potatoes
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- reading, bargain hunting crochet
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed?- single
7. Do you have any children? How many? - 1 son Arrin 27
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many?- none
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice?- step
10. Are you working or retired? At what?- DSP
11. What is your favorite color?- purple
12. What really makes you smile?- my son my cats my dog and my piggie


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3/24/13 6:51 P

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1. How you got your user name --obviously because I love zumba
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) - Tina
3. What state are you from? PA
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? Pineapple, Tomatoes
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have --reading, swimming
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? - married
7. Do you have any children? How many? - two boy and girl
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? no
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? - zumba and weight lifting
10. Are you working or retired? At what? reading tutor
11. What is your favorite color? - yellow and blue
12. What really makes you smile?-when my children laugh


Edited by: TIME-4-TINA at: 3/24/2013 (18:52)
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3/22/13 10:43 P

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1. How you got your user name -- It's the name of a hymn tune. I like the hymn (God of Grace and God of Glory), but I really picked the name because every time I see it I think "swim, Rhonda!"
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) Susan
3. What state are you from? Florida
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? fruit - pineapple; veggie - eggplant
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- reading, counted cross stitch, black-and-white movies, and singing
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? divorced
7. Do you have any children? How many? none
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? none
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? chair aerobics
10. Are you working or retired? At what? retired computer systems analyst
11. What is your favorite color? sage green
12. What really makes you smile? seeing someone do something kind; beautiful scenery; wildlife in its native environment; dogs playing

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3/21/13 10:27 A

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1. How you got your user name --first namelastname2
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) Lynn
3. What state are you from? NC
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? Right now, blueberries
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have --making art (clay, multimedia sculpting, card making, etc) reading
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? Widowed
7. Do you have any children? How many? no children
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? not possible
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? swimming
10. Are you working or retired? At what? disabled, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Forensic Psychologist
11. What is your favorite color? lilac
12. What really makes you smile? a true connection with another person!

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3/19/13 12:31 P

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1. How you got your user name -- It is my middle name in the SCA(Society of Creative Anachronism-we create the Middle Ages and Renaissance the way we think it should have been.. I have been a member for over 20 years-I met my husband there..)
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) Valerie
3. What state are you from? Texas
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? clementines
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- sewing, crocheting, photography, doll customization
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? Married
7. Do you have any children? How many? 1
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many?
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? dance
10. Are you working or retired? At what? working, teacher
11. What is your favorite color? orange
12. What really makes you smile? My granddaughter



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JUSTAGRRL's Photo JUSTAGRRL Posts: 522
3/8/13 9:35 A

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1. How you got your user name -- When I was dating (years ago) it was my online handle
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) Jessica
3. What state are you from? BC, Canada
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? Blueberries... I'm vegan, so I love all veggies...except eggplant...they are the grossest veggie ever!
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- I collect rescued animals (sigh)
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? Married
7. Do you have any children? How many? 4 children (12, 14, 15, 17)
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? Lord help me! Not yet!
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? Walking and random DVDs
10. Are you working or retired? At what? Working, Financial Planner, Investment Associate
11. What is your favorite color? Brown
12. What really makes you smile? Animals

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2PERMONTH's Photo 2PERMONTH SparkPoints: (5,992)
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3/6/13 6:03 P

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1. How you got your user name -- my name is a reminder that I would like to lose weight on the slow side
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) - Carol
3. What state are you from? MA
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? right now, raspberries for fruit and Broccoli for veggie
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- reading, mostly, but I also crochet
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? married
7. Do you have any children? How many? 2
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? 0
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? Elliptical machine is my favorite
10. Are you working or retired? At what? working, unfortunately at a sit down office job
11. What is your favorite color? Blue (the kind with a bit of grey or purple in it)
12. What really makes you smile? my kids

I'm not new, but I have been on a break for a long time. So I'm back now and wanted to "hang out" with folks who are on the slow and steady route themselves.

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3/6/13 2:55 P

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1. How you got your user name -- first letter of my name and a nickname from teen years
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) - jessica
3. What state are you from? RI
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? granny smith apples n broccoli
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- drawing n cooking
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? single
7. Do you have any children? How many? 0
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? none
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? walking
10. Are you working or retired? At what? working, cook
11. What is your favorite color? blue n blacki
12. What really makes you smile? family

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3/5/13 8:45 P

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1. How you got your user name -- My daughter came up with the name and it stuck
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) - Hazel
3. What state are you from? VA
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? pineapples and brussell sprouts
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- reading, computer, flute playing, crotchet and latch hook
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed?
7. Do you have any children? How many? 5 (ages 28 - 40)
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? 10
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? walking
10. Are you working or retired? At what? working, accounting and finance
11. What is your favorite color? yellow and orange
12. What really makes you smile? hanging out with my children and grandchildren

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2/8/13 7:49 A

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1. How you got your user name --

It's a user name I've used for years. Mrsbeth was taken when I signed onto Yahoo for the first time ever. They recommended adding a 99. And years later I still have the same user name.

2. Real 1st name (If it's ok)

Beth

3. What state are you from?

Ohio

4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie?

Fruit: Berries; Vegetable: Raw cauliflower

5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have --

soap making, crocheting, sewing, reading, genealogy

6. Married, single, divorced, widowed?

married

7. Do you have any children? How many?

Yes, I have 5 children ages 22 to 10.

8. Do you have grandchildren? How many?

No

9. What is your exercise (s) of choice?

Low impact aerobics

10. Are you working or retired? At what?

I have my own craft-based business and I work part-time as my husband's office administrator.

11. What is your favorite color?

Red

12. What really makes you smile?

Sunshine

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2/5/13 3:59 P

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1. How you got your user name -- My brother came up with it.

2. Real 1st name (If it's ok): Jennifer
3. What state are you from? Illinois
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? Peaches, Apples. any veggie
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- Reading
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? Engaged
7. Do you have any children? How many? 2 Boys 12 and 9
8. Do you have grandchildren? uh no
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? walking
10. Are you working or retired? At what? Full time Mom
11. What is your favorite color? Purple and pink
12. What really makes you smile? My family

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2/2/13 5:02 P

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1. How you got your user name -- My daddy gave "Minehan" to my mother and then she gave it to my siblings and I. We are all very proud of it.
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) - mommy
3. What state are you from? Massachusetts. I live 7 houses away from my mother's house. I moved far huh?
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? Spinach and Kale, anything in season (oranges are crazy sweet right now! And Leeks are so savory!)
5 Share hobby (ies) you may have -- I love to read!
6. Married? Nope, recently divorced and just starting to love spreading out across the whole bed :-)
7. Children : 2 little girls, age 6 and 8 (both seem to be going on 15 though... *sigh)
8. Do you have grandchildren? I sure hope not!
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? I love biking but Boston is COLD so I wear a pedometer to make sure I get my steps in each day. Work days I mostly just sit.
10. Are you working or retired? Working, I'm a 911 dispatcher
11. What is your favorite color? Baby Blue
12. What really makes you smile? Music, especially when my children are singing along.

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GLORIAMAJDI's Photo GLORIAMAJDI SparkPoints: (88,184)
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1. How you got your user name -- ah, that was my name when I was married to my first husband...who I have been divorced from around 20 years or so. But I like it because it is unique and easy to remember, LOL!
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) Gloria
3. What state are you from? I've lived in Tennessee for the past 25 years (other than a few months when I lived in Kentucky). I am originally from Michigan.
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? Strawberries/spinach
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- Too many...hiking/walking with my husband, cross-stitching, papercrafts (especially card making), reading
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? Married to my beloved
7. Do you have any children? How many? One step-son, our baby is 21 now! Can't believe it!
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? None yet.
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? Walking right now, but I like Zumba, hiking, yoga, aerobics
10. Are you working or retired? At what? I work, CPA, for a company that makes big yellow equipment.
11. What is your favorite color? Pastel pink
12. What really makes you smile? My husband, my kitty cats, sunshine

Gloria

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"The only disability in life is a bad attitude." Scott Hamilton

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1. I thought and came up with it one day ........ (2BDYNAMIC) ....... emoticon
2. Real 1st name ...... nickname: 2B or Twobie ......... (otherwise: Jan)
3. Live in Oregon past 30 yrs ........... (born in California)
4. Favorite fruit ......... Orange ....... Veggie: Various lettuces w/ tons veggies piled on.
5. Hobbies: Decorating, photography, creative writing, (enjoy writing blogs in Sparks)
6. Married
7. 3 grown children (1 son, 2 daughters, .......... 5 Grandaughters.
8. Love Zumba and swimming. emoticon

9. Work full time in very large Orthopedic and sports medicine clinic.
10. Love Asian Red or crimson .... and purple.
11. Happy children being just kids makes me smile ......... always. emoticon


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1. How you got your user name --Because I am a "work in progress"
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) Gwen
3. What state are you from? Florida
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? carrots/grapes
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have --reading, decorating, gardening
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? married
7. Do you have any children? How many? 2 sons, 1 daughter
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? 1 grandson, 1 grandaughter
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? brisk outside walking
10. Are you working or retired? At what? retired
11. What is your favorite color? pink
12. What really makes you smile? my husband

Edited by: WORKNPROGRESS49 at: 2/2/2013 (12:01)
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1. How you got your user name -- It's my user name from back in my MSN chat days. A friend that likes llamas gave it to me and it stuck. :)
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok): Shannon
3. What state are you from? Iowa
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? I love kiwi!
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- knitting, camping, reading, boating, listening to music, watching my kids in their sports, Iowa Hawkeyes (football and men's basketball mainly), Washington Redskins football
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? married
7. Do you have any children? How many? 2, 1 boy, 1 girl
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? Not yet! My oldest is only 17
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? Elliptical is my favorite, followed closely by strength training. There is very little I don't like at the gym.
10. Are you working or retired? At what? I'm a psych nurse.
11. What is your favorite color? red
12. What really makes you smile? My kids

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1. How you got your user name -- My name is Kim... I would like to do more running... so every time I log in it reminds me to go running, hehehe!
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok): Kim
3. What state are you from? Alberta, Canada
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? Banana's, oranges and cucumbers
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- triathlon, reading, cooking, movies
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? Single
7. Do you have any children? How many? Just my 26 students :)
8. Do you have grandchildren? Nope, see above!
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? I like to do a bit of everything and a lot of variety so that I don't get bored.
10. Are you working or retired? At what? Working, third grade teacher
11. What is your favorite color? Purple
12. What really makes you smile? A good joke, my friends and family, my students...

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1. How you got your user name -- It's my email and I like having as few names to remember as possible!

2. Real 1st name (If it's ok): Stacey
3. What state are you from? Illinois
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? Cantelope and peaches and spaghetti squash
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- scrapbooking and crafting, reading
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? Single, but have a wonderful boyfriend
7. Do you have any children? How many? Just my 16 students :)
8. Do you have grandchildren? Way too young for that still!
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? Running
10. Are you working or retired? At what? Working, second grade teacher
11. What is your favorite color? Purple and lime green
12. What really makes you smile? Spending time with family and friends

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1. How you got your user name -- My nickname because I pitch horseshoes in national competitions.

2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) - Angie

3. What state are you from? - North Carolina

4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? Brussels sprouts.

5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- Pitching Horseshoes

6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? Divorced

7. Do you have any children? How many? - None

8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? None

9. What is your exercise (s) of choice?- Walking

10. Are you working or retired? At what? College student at East Carolina University...GO PIRATES!! I graduate May 10th with a degree in Elementary Education!!

11. What is your favorite color - Purple (and Gold...GO PIRATES!)

12. What really makes you smile? - Friends & family

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1. How you got your user name --the last 3 letters of my first name and my second name

2. Real 1st name (If it's ok)- Carolyn

3. What state are you from? - Vancouver Island BC Canada.

4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? Brussels sprouts.

5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have --I lhave been building decorative/fantasy birdhouses for 18 years.

6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? Married.

7. Do you have any children? How many? - 3 daughters

8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren

9. What is your exercise (s) of choice?- Walking

10. Are you working or retired? At what?- Retired, but not from life.

11. What is your favorite color? - Fall colours.

12. What really makes you smile? - my family.


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1. How you got your user name -- combo of 1st and middlename. My user name is that I’m a mom of 3 kids and I live at 4407
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok)- Becky
3. What state are you from?- Deep South Texas
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? Favorite Fruit Cherries and veg asparagras
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have – Camping, biking, kayaking, losing weight
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed?—Married 25 yrs
7. Do you have any children? How many?- 3 Oldest boy 25, Girl 21, Girl 16
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many?- nope
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice?- walking with my dog
10. Are you working or retired? At what?- working public school librarian
11. What is your favorite color?- green
12. What really makes you smile?watching my cat and ferret play


I am an intelligent person.
I will control my emotions and not let my emotions control me.

We need each other.
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1. How you got your user name -- combo of 1st and middlename.
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok)- Deborah
3. What state are you from?- MARYLAND
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? wow that's a tough one, I'll have to get back to ya on that one.
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- spending time with friends
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed?-- single
7. Do you have any children? How many?- no none, just not my style, lol !!
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many?- nope
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice?- something fun !!!
10. Are you working or retired? At what?- working - receptionist
11. What is your favorite color?- purple
12. What really makes you smile? making other people smile !!!...



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1. How you got your user name -- HS nickname (Sam), variant of Sam I Am
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok)- Sheila (or Sam)
3. What state are you from?- Alaska
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? I love so many... I'll say apples and peppers
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- chasing kids, running
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed?-- married - happily
7. Do you have any children? How many?- 2 (Boy 5, girl 3)
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many?- nope
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice?- running
10. Are you working or retired? At what?- working - biologist
11. What is your favorite color?- purple
12. What really makes you smile? happy/silly kids, beautiful scenery, falling snow...


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1. How you got your user name -- My first and last name
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) Kathie
3. What state are you from? Originally NY, then FL now SC
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? Fruit nearly all, vege broccoli and brussels sprouts
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- Reading, cooking
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? married
7. Do you have any children? How many? 2
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? 5 with a 6th on the way
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? Walking
10. Are you working or retired? At what? Working - in an office
11. What is your favorite color? mossy green
12. What really makes you smile? my grands

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1. How you got your user name -- 
One of my previous addresses was 4614
  I am Kerry
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I was born in the state of Wisconsin .
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? 
So many how do we choose? Let's see I love frozen mixed berries .
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5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have --  Hobbies I envy the crafters out there , cooking new recipes, reading mystery stories , playing match 3 computer games
Married
7. Do you have any children? 2 very grown children  

9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? Water aerobics but have not been in awhile but enjoy exercising with TV shows
10. or Early retired from special education teacher 
My favorite color changes regularly right now I am peachy
12. What really makes you smile? Many things make me smile my cat's antics are consistently a way to bring out a smile in me.


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1. How you got your user name --I reset my spark page and goal this year (looking to keep changing)
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok)-Freddy
3. What state are you from? California
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie?-Pink Lady Apples/Green beans
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have --none really
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed?- Married
7. Do you have any children? Yes How many?-Two sons
8. Do you have grandchildren? No. How many?-
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice?-Walking, hiking
10. Are you working or retired?Working. Working At what? Lab Technician testing what our Co. Makes.
11. What is your favorite color? Cobalt Blue
12. What really makes you smile?- Watching my wife dig in her garden


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1. How you got your user name --first name + random number
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok)-Cathy
3. What state are you from?the Isle of man (British isles)
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie?-strawberries/broccoli
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have --reading knitting
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed?-married

7. Do you have any children? How many?-three sons
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many?-five,3 girls and two boys
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice?-walking
10. Are you working or retired? At what?-retired
11. What is your favorite color?turquoise
12. What really makes you smile?-my grandchildren
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My name is Cathy and I live in the Isle of man.


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11/25/12 5:22 P

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1. How you got your user name -- First 3 letters of my first name and the first 3 letters of my last name.
2. Real 1st name - Laura
3. What state are you from? - New York
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? - Pineapple
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- Reading
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? - Divorced
7. Do you have any children? How many? - 3 girls although I should say women since they're all in their 20's now
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? - not yet...
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? - walking
10. Are you working or retired? At what? - working as a supervisor of group homes
11. What is your favorite color? - Pink
12. What really makes you smile? - Peanut, my chihuahua

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1. How you got your user name -- My name is Cathy and I live in Cave Junction
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) Cathy
3. What state are you from? Oregon
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? apples & salad
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- riding motorcycle & crafty stuff
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? newlywed
7. Do you have any children? How many? none
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? none
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? yoga, Bowflex & Elliptical
10. Are you working or retired? At what? early retirement
11. What is your favorite color? blue
12. What really makes you smile? my puppy & hubby

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1. How you got your user name -- First and Middle names and year I was born
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) Ramona
3. What state are you from? Louisiana
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? apple/banana Don't like veggies
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- reading Christian fiction
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? married for 28 years
7. Do you have any children? How many? 1 daughter Grace who is 24 and lives at home
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? no grandchildren
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? recumbent exercise bike
10. Are you working or retired? At what? have had various jobs...last one as preschool teacher. no official job now, but take several older ladies to grocery or doctor when needed and we dog sit for friends.
11. What is your favorite color? aqua
12. What really makes you smile? kids and animals

Ramona

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1. How you got your user name --My name is Paula and I love Autumn I was born the first day of Ajtumn September 21st so it fits me

2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) Paula

3. What state are you from? I live in England so no State

. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? Oh that is so hard I love so many Lets say Pomegranate for fruit and runner beans for veg but in truth I have only met a few fruit or veg I don't like.

5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- Knitting, Cross stitch, making Artist Trading cards, Bookmarks and Postcards. Reading Fiction and non-fiction. Cooking especially for others and making gifts from my baking products.

6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? Married to a wonderful man who is my rock

7. Do you have any children? How many? Yes 3, two daughters and a son but only in contact with my Son.

8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? Yes 4. Two boys and two girls but I never see them

9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? Hmm again hard Dancing and Chair exercise are about even

10. Are you working or retired? At what? I am a Housewife

11. What is your favorite color? OK my wardrobe has a lot of Blue in it and a fair bit of brown and red so take your pick.

12. What really makes you smile? In no particular order: A bright sunny day, my cat playing, my Husband when he tells me he loves me, seeing my Son.



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1. How you got your user name -- I live in the west and love the smell of our sage.
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) -- Carol
3. What state are you from? -- Colorado for the last 45 years; grew up in Ohio
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? -- I love mangoes and strawberries but usually eat
lots of apples
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- reading (mostly non-fiction) ranging from astro-
archaeology to politics to a little quantum physics to astrology (been practicing 30+ years)
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? Married - just celebrated our 20th anniversary
7. Do you have any children? How many? a son and a daughter of my own, two step-sons,
all grown. My daughter introduced me to SparkPeople.
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? 3 grandchildren: one girl, two boys.
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? aerobic dancing - I love the music.
10. Are you working or retired? At what? working as an administrative assistant.
11. What is your favorite color? red - green - blue - purple - I love bright colors.
12. What really makes you smile? being alive - and sharing that life with my family.

This question session was a great idea!

One other bit of info: I'm only averaging a weight loss of about a pound every 2-3 weeks. But it's starting to add up to a walloping total of 7 so far. I joint SparkPeople to try to lost enough weight to get rid of my sleep apnea and oxygen machine at night. I'm not there yet, but I'm on the road!

Best wishes to everybody on this journey.



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11/14/12 2:34 P

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1. How you got your user name

had it since i was 16 first initial nickname...lol and dob

2. Real first name (if it's ok)

jessica

3. What State are you from?

Rhode Island

4. What is your favorite fruit and or veggie?

granny smith apples and carrots

5. Share any hobby (ies) you may have.

drawing

6. Married, single, divorced, wodowed?

single and ready to mingle lmao

7. Do you have any childen?

nope

8. Do you have grandchildren?

nope

9. What is your exercise (s) of choice?

Walking

10. Are you working or retired?

working in a kitchen lets say you have to have some real will power when you dieting :)

11. What is our favorite color?

blue

12. What really makes you smile?

Love

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1. How you got your user name

this is my name

2. Real first name (if it's ok)

Bobbie

3. What State are you from?

Illinois

4. What is your favorite fruit and or veggie?

KiWi and onions, tomatoes, garlic

5. Share any hobby (ies) you may have.

Can't think of one.

6. Married, single, divorced, wodowed?

Married three times, widowed once, and divorced twice and now single.

7. Do you have any childen?

I have seven grown children

8. Do you have grandchildren?

At least nine grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren at last count.

9. What is your exercise (s) of choice?

Walking

10. Are you working or retired?

I am not retired but am always working in my home and taking care of my handicapped son.

11. What is our favorite color?

Purple

12. What really makes you smile?

Love

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1. How you got your user name -- Its the first part of my name and the first part of something I love.... Monica Bellydancer

2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) SEe #1 :)

3. What state are you from? CA

4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? Any berry wins favorite and veggie??? Hmmm, maybe mashed cauliflower with wasabi.

5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- Bellydancing, henna, reading

6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? Married

7. Do you have any children? How many? Two boys, three if you count the hubster!!!

8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? None

9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? Walking

10. Are you working or retired? At what? Working as a preschool teacher in the morning, and an ELL (English Language Learner) paraeducator in the afternoon.

11. What is your favorite color? Pink

12. What really makes you smile? Watching my boys and/or husband work together, watching my preschoolers really, really get something, same for my EL kids. Life too, for the most part makes me smile. I'm pretty dang blessed.

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1. How you got your user name - It is actually my name
2. Real lst name (if it's ok) Lyn
3. What state are you from? I'm from Dunedin, New Zealand
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? Raspberries/ Kumera
5. Share any hobby(ies) you may have - Reading,
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? Married
7. Do you have any children? How many? Yes. 2 so0ns, a daughter and a step son
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? Yes. 1 grandson and 2 step grand kids
9. What is your exercise(s) of choice? Stationary bike
10. Are you working or retired? Workoing...chaplain
11. What is your favorite color? Lime Green
12. What really makes you smile? Catching up with all my students.

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1. How you got your user name - was name I used while working. First 4 letters of my last name and
my initials.
2. Real lst name (if it's ok) Darlene
3. What state are you from? I'm from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? blueberries/brussels sprouts
5. Share any hobby(ies) you may have - crossword, suduku puzzles, reading
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? Widowed.
7. Do you have any children? How many? Yes. 5 sons plus 2 step-sons
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? Yes. Between my dh and I we have 14
9. What is your exercise(s) of choice? Walking
10. Are you working or retired? Retired Secretary
11. What is your favorite color? Purple/Burgundy
12. What really makes you smile? All my wonderful friends.

Darlene

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1. How you got your user name -- My Irish Heritage
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) Pam
3. What state are you from? Maryland
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? Corn on the cob
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- not lately
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? married
7. Do you have any children? How many? 2
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? not yet
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? water aerobics and hiking
10. Are you working or retired? At what? Looking for that perfect job :)
11. What is your favorite color? Purple
12. What really makes you smile? My youngest daughter keeps me laughing.

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1. How you got your user name -- was my uncle's childhood name for me. He was killed when I was very young and I like to use it in his memory.
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok)Penny (Penelope)
3. What state are you from? Canterbury, New Zealand
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? Broad beans/ Apples
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have --genealogy, reading
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? Married
7. Do you have any children? How many? No
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? No
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? Walking/gardening
10. Are you working or retired? At what? Retired teacher
11. What is your favorite color? Blue
12. What really makes you smile? My pet cats


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1. How you got your user name -- I live in Harrow. My initials before marriage were JET. I put them together to become Harrowjet.

2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) - Judy

3. What state are you from? - Ontario, Canada

4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? raspberries, broccoli

5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- sewing, counted cross-stitch, crossword puzzles

6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? - married for 46 years

7. Do you have any children? How many? 2 sons and 1 daughter

8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? 4 granddaughters and 1 grandson

9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? walking, tai chi

10. Are you working or retired? At what? I am a retired secretary

11. What is your favorite color? blue

12. What really makes you smile? babies, cute animals

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1. How you got your user name -- It was an old email user name.
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) Marsha
3. What state are you from?Ohio
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? Strawberries and corn on the cob
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- Crossword puzzles, dancing and shopping
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? Married
7. Do you have any children? How many? 2 daughters,1 step-son and 1 step-daughter.
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? 4 granddaughters, 2 step-grandaughters & 4 step-grandsons.
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? Stationary bike, dancing and Wii Boxing.
10. Are you working or retired? At what? Retired from a public library.
11. What is your favorite color? Red!
12. What really makes you smile? Babies and dogs, especially my Bear.


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What a cool idea :)

1. How you got your user name -- From my first name
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok)- Jacquie
3. What state are you from?- I'm from Canada, so from BC
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? Mango
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- crafts
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed?-- single and lovin it :)
7. Do you have any children? How many?- n/a
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many?- n/a
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice?- yoga, weights, walking
10. Are you working or retired? At what?- actor
11. What is your favorite color?- No favourite. My least favourite is orange :/
12. What really makes you smile? Cats and my niece :D

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1. How you got your user name -- FROM 3 PLACES ~ RUBY FROM PROVERBS 31:10, EAGLE FROM ISAIAH 40:31 & 127 FROM THE WEIGHT I WANT TO WEIGH.
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) -- GLORIA
3. What state are you from? -- SOUTHWEST COLORADO (AROUND THE FOUR CORNERS AREA), NOW LIVE IN SOUTHWEST MISSOURI
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? -- ALL FRUITS EXCEPT GRAPEFRUIT, LEMONS & LIMES, BUT I COULD BE PERSUADED & I THINK ALL VEGGIES
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- READING, WATCHING TV & MOVIES, COOKING
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? -- SINGLE
7. Do you have any children? How many? -- NO
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? -- NO
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? -- RIGHT NOW, WALKING, LATER, HIKING, BIKING, STRENGTH TRAINING, YOGA, TAI CHI.
10. Are you working or retired? At what? -- WORKING ~ I'M AN AT-HOME MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST, LOOKING FOR WORK AS A MEDICAL BILLER & CODER BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT I TRAINED FOR LAST YEAR.
11. What is your favorite color? -- RED OF COURSE emoticon
12. What really makes you smile? - RIGHT NOW, MY RED HEELER DOG GETTING BETTER (& HE WILL); OTHER THAN THAT, GOOD MOVIES, FUNNY BOOKS, ANYTHING FUNNY, LOTS OF THINGS

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1. How you got your user name – Nickname + age + 2 0,s
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) - Judith
3. What state are you from? - Texas
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? – Potato, so flexible
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have – Reading, crossword puzzles, photography
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? – Single, never married
7. Do you have any children? How many? – Yes, 2, both adopted
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? – Not yet!
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? - Swimming
10. Are you working or retired? At what? – Retired, child care director
11. What is your favorite color? – Royal blue
12. What really makes you smile? – My nephews happy faces



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1. How you got your user name --from my work
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok)Dorothy
3. What state are you from?California, now live in nevada
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie?Strawberries and corn
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have --gardening, crafts, camping
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed?married
7. Do you have any children? How many?yes, 3 grown
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many?no
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice?walking
10. Are you working or retired? At what?working, foodservice manager
11. What is your favorite color?blue
12. What really makes you smile?having my kids home.

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1. How you got your user name --Combo of my middle name and birthdate
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) Kim
3. What state are you from? NY
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? Cherries/broccoli
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- reading, theater, dancing
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? single
7. Do you have any children? How many? No children
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? none
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? dancing
10. Are you working or retired? Working At what? I teach college biology
11. What is your favorite color? I have two, red and purple
12. What really makes you smile? a child's smile


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1. How you got your user name --See 5
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) Mary Judith, known by Judi
3. What state are you from? Pennsylvania for the past 35. Raised in Ohio, born in Missouri.
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? Bananas
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- Dormantly, songwriting. Aspire to playwriting.
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? Divorced
7. Do you have any children? How many? One 29 year-old man.
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? None
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? Stationary Bike
10. Are you working or retired? At what? Disabled
11. What is your favorite color? Tie between deep purple and kelly green.
12. What really makes you smile? Playing games with family.



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1. User name - nadinel = nadine L (my name and the first initial of my last name. Original, huh. LOL.
2. first name = Nadine
3. State I am from? I was born in Nebraska. Left there at age 2 weeks I was told. Been in Oregon since I was 1. I turn 58 next month. (except for about 21/2 years total in Colorado = 3 months and the rest in Washington state)
4. Favorite fruit/veggie? Cantaloupe, fresh ripe nectarines, then oranges. I eat veggies, but prefer fruit.
5. Hobbies - reading Christian fiction books. I particularly like Karen Kingsbury and my current favorite is Janet Tronstad's Dry Creek book series.
6. Marital status - divorced. 13 years now.
7. Children = 4 grown sons, 1 grown (ex) stepdaughter
8. Grandchildren = 13. 5 biological, 8 step-grandchildren. All wonderful.
9: Exercise of choice = walking. I prefer swimming, too. But have no way to connect my work hours to the hours the pool is open. Maybe someday.
10. work full time at a school and childcare center (I teach preschool childcare)
11. Favorite color? Pink, then yellow (cannot wear yellow, but enjoy the color, then blue, then green.
What makes me smile? Kind people. Family, friends, my friends at my church who are so very dear to me. Funny people, must be clean humor.

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1. How you got your user name -- High school nickname and the year I joined SP
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) -- Lauren
3. What state are you from? -- FROM NH and VT. LIVE in MA
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? -- Oranges, maybe...it changes all the time.
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- knitting, crochet, quilting...lots of crafty-type things
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? -- divorced
7. Do you have any children? How many? -- no children
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? -- no grandchildren
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? -- walking
10. Are you working or retired? At what? -- Work full time, supervise a group home
11. What is your favorite color? -- orange and maroon (I like weird colors)
12. What really makes you smile? -- I don't know...cute kittens?

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. How you got your user name? nixckname +my age when I joined +I was the first
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) Bonnie
3. What state are you from? KY.
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? apple or pear
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have - crocheting, reading
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? married
7. Do you have any children? How many? 3
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? 4
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? walking
10. Are you working or retired? homemaker
11. What is your favorite color? green
12. What really makes you smile? my family


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1. How you got your user name? canbdone reminds me that returning to a healthy weight canbdone!
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) Terri
3. What state are you from? Ga.
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? blueberries
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have - reading, watching black and white movies
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? widowed (I hate that word)
7. Do you have any children? How many? 2
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? 8
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? water aerobics
10. Are you working or retired? retired educator
11. What is your favorite color? green
12. What really makes you smile? my family


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1. How you got your user name? my name & i'm 'tryin' to be & stay healthy.
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) trisha.
3. What state are you from? mo.
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? depends on the day..lol today i'll say apples & tomatoes :)
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- taking pics, listening to 80s music, reading..
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? married.
7. Do you have any children? How many? yep, two. a 15 yr old daughter & a 7 yr old son.
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? no.
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? walking, biking, laughing!
10. Are you working or retired? At what? i'm a babysitter.
11. What is your favorite color? bright sunshiny yellow.
12. What really makes you smile? my family, my friends, little kids...& most things actually :)



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1. How you got your user name -- My name and birthday
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) Amy
3. What state are you from?Colorado
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? favorite fruit is blueberries favorite veggie is carrots
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have --reading, gardening,volunteer work
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? widow
7. Do you have any children? How many? 3 2 boys and a girl
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? No
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? Yoga
10. Are you working or retired? At what? Unemployed at the moment
11. What is your favorite color? black
12. What really makes you smile? My children and animals



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1. How you got your user name --The name Pockets was taken so its a varriation of that
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) Pat
3. What state are you from?Connecticut
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? I love all vegetablrs but green beans are my fav
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have --reading, crochet
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? widow
7. Do you have any children? How many? 3 2 girls 1 son
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many?6 2 granddaughters 4 grandsons and a great grand daughter
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? hula hooping
10. Are you working or retired? At what?retired
11. What is your favorite color? blue
12. What really makes you smile? my grandchildren and my animals


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1. How you got your user name -- my first name is Nancy and the year 2012
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok)--Nancy
3. What state are you from?--Massachusetts
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie?--mango
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have --photography, gardening
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed?--married
7. Do you have any children? How many?--three(45 yr old daughter, 39 yr daughter, 36 yr old son
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many?--three(15 yr old granddaughter, 12 yr old grandson, 10 yr old grandson)
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice?--water aerobics & Curves, gardening
10. Are you working or retired? At what?--retired -I worked as a teacher's aid, special education secretary, payroll clerk for a school system.
11. What is your favorite color?--turqoise
12. What really makes you smile?--my grandchildren, my children, a picture of all my children and grandchildren.


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1. How you got your user name ...my first name and I love to garden
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok)...chris
3. What state are you from?...Illinois
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie?... I like all of them!
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have --...Gardening, reading, needlework
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed?... divorced
7. Do you have any children? How many?... I have 4 grown sons
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many?.... not yet
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice?.... summer gardening, the rest of year walking
10. Are you working or retired? At what?.... close to retirement, I work at a truck DMV.
11. What is your favorite color?...red
12. What really makes you smile?.... a really good joke... a beautiful garden, a sunset, a laughing baby



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1. How you got your user name --first and middle name and day of birth
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok)Donna
3. What state are you from?California
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? Asparagus
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- Genealogy
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? widowed
7. Do you have any children? How many? 7 4 boys 3 girls
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? 14 8 girls 6 boys and 2 on the way
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? aqua aerobics
10. Are you working or retired? At what? retired
11. What is your favorite color? green
12. What really makes you smile? Babies of course!


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1. How you got your user name -- Its my name A (is Andrea, but I go by Marilyn)
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) Marilyn
3. What state are you from? GA
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie? Watermelon
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- walking, hiking, reading
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed? Married for 37 years come January
7. Do you have any children? How many? 1 daughter
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many? 2 grandsons, Caleb and Josh
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice? walking
10. Are you working or retired? At what? retired accountant
11. What is your favorite color? red
12. What really makes you smile? LOTS of thing - but children and animals most always work!

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1. How you got your user name -- I joined SP on January 7th. Carolyn0107.
2. Real 1st name (If it's ok) - Carolyn
3. What state (or country) are you from?- Nebrasma
4. What is your favorite fruit and/or veggie?- fresh peaches, corn
5 Share any hobby (ies) you may have -- computers
6. Married, single, divorced, widowed?- single
7. Do you have any children? How many?- no
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many?- no
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice?- walking
10. Are you working or retired? At what?- working
11. What is your favorite color?- Blue
12. What really makes you smile? - Delivering a newborn baby (I work in the maternity).


Edited by: CAROLYN0107 at: 11/12/2012 (08:23)
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7. Do you have any children? How many?
8. Do you have grandchildren? How many?
9. What is your exercise (s) of choice?
10. Are you working or retired? At what?
11. What is your favorite color?
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