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6/25/15 1:04 A

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My Husband was military so I have been in the US but he retired last year.

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6/22/15 12:29 A

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We are from all over, here in the group. :)

I've purchased stamps from Stampin' Up, along with ink pads and cleaners. My niece loves to use the stamps for her art projects and cards. We were fortunate to get a box filled with stamps, for free, from a lady I knew who was having a garage sale. She thought my niece would love it and she was right!

Summers are just too short to be inside doing crafting. haha! Couple months and summer is gone, so have to soak in the rays while we can!



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6/21/15 8:40 A

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Is this group all from Canada or are there people from the US also? I can only sale Stampin Up in the US. The company sales in Canada but you have to get a Demonstrator there. I love Scrapbooking. My baby sister got me started back in 2012.

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6/21/15 8:35 A

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Stampin up is a company that sales paper crafting supplies. If a couple days go by where I can't get in my craftroom I feel like I'm going to explode. Lol! Sunday is the only day I don't get in my room. We pastor a church so Sunday's are pretty full.

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6/21/15 2:25 A

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I don't know what Stampin up is.I am in Edmonton Alberta.I do lots of scrapbooking and I make cards.Like Bev I tend to do more in winter.

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5/17/15 4:23 A

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A lady I know in the couple towns over, she is a Stampin' Up! person and I"ve purchased some stamps from her. You sure keep busy with paper crafting, cards, scrapbooking and such. I'm lucky if I do a few hours every few months. It's mainly a winter project for me.



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5/15/15 9:23 P

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Hi SASSISPRING. I do some kind of paper crafting 6 days a week. My 1st love is scrapbooking but I also make cards and other paper crafts. I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

I live in the states, down south. I'm a southern girl. Well, a 54 year old southern girl. LOL!

Online crafting is called a virtual crop. Someone is over the crop. You meet online, like on SparkPeople or Facebook, at a certain time. You work at home and post pictures of you completed challenges. You are given challenges and question to complete and answer. You get points for ever one you complete. At the end of the crop a name is drawn for a winner. So the more points you get the greater chance you have to win.



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5/15/15 1:45 A

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Cheri, I never did update you on the Easter colouring page for Maddie. She showed up for her photo and the manager of the paper forbid the secretary to take the picture. She said since Maddie couldn't be bothered to be there when I dropped off the picture, there was no photo. It was too late (it wasn't, the secretary was getting out the camera and it was still far from the deadline for the paper). Ah well, Maddie said "at least my name is in the paper and I won 2nd prize." I can't remember what she won, I think it was $5. I know it made her happy. But can you believe that manager? Turned out none of the kids got their photos in the paper, guess she felt having 3 pages in the paper is too much! haha! (it's a very small paper)

HI THEBECAJB, welcome here! I've never heard of scrapbooking online - what is that? Sounds intriguing. Where are you from? Do you do much scrapbooking?

I'm from central BC - the geographical centre of the province. We are dealing with a major wildfire, last report was 15,000 hectacres and getting very close to the highway.

I was trying to walk daily, got distracted doing other things, focused back on it, distracted again....yeah there you go. Most of this week has been terrible for breathing because of the heavy smoke and the pine needles falling with the ash, so I didn't spend much time outdoors. It was much clearer today because the winds shifted. My plan is to walk every day at lunch, as my office sits on the edge of the park down at the river (which is rising, but seemed to have slowed down today).

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5/14/15 11:15 P

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Hey Guys! I'm new to this team and would like to get to know each of you. Tell me a little bit about yourself. I am trying to get myself motavatied to walk at least 5 days a week. I'm having a heard time with it.
Do you ever get together and scrapbook online?

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3/25/15 12:33 P

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I don't think they are giving out candy this year, as the front desk lady stated they just wanted to take her photo. She likes getting her picture in the paper, so it would be nice if she feels better for that. Plus they are leaving at the end of the month for Terrace, so I hope she's feeling 100% better by then. Plus it's Friday coming up and she really wanted another sleep-over despite her Dad saying "no more until the summer." haha!

In terms of scrapbooking, this is kinda in that field. Maddie made me 3 pictures on the w/e. She used scrapbook (white) cardboard and scrapbook stickers. One picture is a tractor in a hay field, getting down the hay. The 2nd picture is a train on the tracks and the light is red to stop the cars from crossing. The 3rd is a car on the road with a green light. (she drew the lights and coloured them correctly). I have them on my work bulletin board. :)



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3/25/15 3:36 A

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Oh what a shame she did not get her candy though.

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3/24/15 4:39 P

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That's still enough Cheri, I hope that the sun arrives there soon. It's no coat time here. It's +6C and sunny. Love it!

Oh and Maddie put her submission in for the Easter colouring contest. They wanted the kids to show up, so they could do photos. I explained that she was sick with a cold, but that I'd call her folks. The lady said that was fine, it's just that they prefer if the children show up. In the past that's what she's done and received a candy for being there, but it's tough to do when you are ill.



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3/24/15 4:30 P

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Just snow flurries today Bev.

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3/24/15 2:56 P

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I can imagine that she was very unimpressed with that snow. Is it snowing today? Ralph sent a photo from his farm in Sask and it's quite the blizzard they are having there. It's beautiful here, little cool, but sunny and lovely out.



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3/24/15 4:02 A

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Lacey was not a happy doggie she had been enjoying the back garden and then it got dumped on with snow again

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3/24/15 1:18 A

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We were far luckier than you!! It stopped, never stuck to the ground, it simply confused the birds. My office was cold today as the sun never hit the window, but once I went outside, it was beautiful. I turned down the heat in the apt too. I hope that it comes across those mountains to you, the warmer temps. Because exactly, how do you do spring with Lacey in a snowsuit?



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Isn't that ridiculous weather Bev ? What kind of stickers do I put on my spring page with Lacey in her snowsuit !!!

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3/23/15 1:21 P

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Welcome Sunshine Flower!!

It is snowing here now, Cheri. Crazy. I have to turn the heat on in my office. It's not sticking to the ground, so hopefully it'll warm up and change to rain.



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Still snowing here Happy Spring LOL!

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3/21/15 1:27 A

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t is still snowing we have a new member here Sunshine flower we will have to tell her we mostly post on this one.

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3/20/15 12:11 P

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Well that bites!! It's raining here, so hopefully it'll make it over the mountains and stop that snow!



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Ugh we are getting snow

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hahah! Most definitely!



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Much better than lice LOL!

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3/18/15 3:43 P

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Another good glitter story. I had been working all day with the kids and using glitter. The next morning after showering, I noticed what I thought was lice in my hair. I went up to the health unit and asked the health nurse to check me out. Next thing she was laughing her head off. Turned out it was gold (loose) glitter in my hair. ~whew~ But oh we had a good laugh on it!



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Now that is a funny story !!!!

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A story of hair and glitter. I had a female teen as a client and during session, she regressed back to being a goofy little girl. That's pretty normal when doing art in counselling sessions, and then, they return back to their age when it's time to leave. However, she went a step farther than any I had worked with, she took the glitter glue and put it in her hair. When I reacted she said "chill, it's just like hair gel only prettier." I explained it was glue, G-L-U-E and she laughed, oh it'll be fine Bev, chill. It took her 3 weeks to get it out of her hair. What a mess. hahaha!!



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See I told you it is normal .I am particularly fond of glitter in the hair !

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Yup. She had it on her face and I said that was fine, as I always get things in my hair - even cake batter. haha!




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Oh I am with Maddie on that what is the fun of playing with messy stuff if you can't get messy? Maddie would laugh at me I am notorious for forgetting it is on my hands and getting it on my hair.

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3/15/15 1:41 P

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We'd have a blast! Add in Victoria and we'd all be scrapbooking fools. haha!

Hey an idea Cheri with your little friends in your neighbourhood - shaving cream egg dying. It never turns out like the pictures - unless you use neon dye and trust me, that stuff you cannot get out of clothes or skin - but the kids have fun. We did 12 eggs yesterday. The best fun is playing in the shaving cream, mixing up the colours and playing with the eggs in the cream. As Maddie said "who needs gloves and toothpicks, that's what hands are for." haha!



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It really is a shame we aren't closer in distance I would love to do crafts with you and Maddie and think of the fun we could have scrapbooking.

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It'll be pretty simple. I think I'll just bring her here to pick out the materials, since we'll have to go up to Mum's to get the camera and money, to print the photos.



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I have to get doing some scrapbooking it is backing up ! That sounds like fun with Maddie.

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I did not realize how much time has passed here. Apparently there was another scrapbooking fundraiser, but nothing was posted or shared, so not sure what it was about. Maddie and I are going to make frames for her grandparents in Terrace and great-granny, then put in the most recent pic of her and Derek. We plan to do it this weekend. They are hoping to go to Terrace for Easter, so it'll be a lovely surprise. I gave Maddie choices and she wants to use Popsicle sticks and I think I have coloured ones here at work. I use stuff from work as I was either given it for free from family and friends or I paid for the materials. Technically it's my stuff, not the agency's stuff. Scrapbooking, I haven't done anything since the last one.



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3/13/15 12:33 A

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Well here it is a new year perhaps we can get some activity going here !

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11/27/14 5:14 P

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I am pleased to think that some of them are good people and will be decent to you.

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So was I. Mum said if they were rude and wouldn't talk to me, to pack up and come home. Think of it as a donation and leave that *beep* behind. So I was happy that I didn't have to do that.



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Oh that is wonderful Bev I am glad the people were friendly this year !

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HI,
I always have tons to scrapbook too. I have a huge bag of photos. It's tough as everything is at my Mum's place and when I go up there, I ended up visiting instead of scrapbooking. I went to the all-day event for Children's Theatre and it turned out well. The ladies were wonderful, I was asked to sit with a group of ladies for lunch and supper, so that was very nice. I had a table with one of the ladies and even though I know her (she's a doctor's wife), we haven't officially met - so she introduced herself. She also acknowledged that she's seen me at other scrapbooking events, so said it was nice to be formally introduced. I finally finished my Disneyland scrapbook started a year ago.



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I need to do a ton of scrapbooking but right now I am in Christmas production mode !

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Good morning.

You cannot see the smoke in the air, but it's still around. It's not thick though and right in your face. The fires are still burning well, it'll be like that until the snow puts them out. At least it's not thick, that's a good thing.

I have quite a few friends from elementary and high school, however, not in this region. Well I do, but we walk different life paths, so don't hang out anymore. Shelly is the only childhood friend that I spend time with here in town.

I find this town hard on someone like me - over 50, single, no children and not religious. I'm also not into sleeping around, using drugs or drinking. That means basically I don't fit in. haha!!



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How's the smoke now? I only have two friends from my youth Holly is teaching school in Mozambique and Morris is in Windsor.

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For me? I live in a town where everyone that I used to spend time with, left. They were the smart ones. haha! My friend Shelly is here, but she doesn't can or harvest produce any longer either - not since the kids all left. Besides, she doesn't live here in town, she's out in the country and while it's not far, we don't get together the way we used to.

Well it's really smokey here as the fire to the west has really taken off again. Looks like its around 5 or 6 PM out there, it's so overcast.



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Well you don't have the space but surely there are people who do .

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I think with the seniors place, that's the issue - they love to grow the vegetables and have fresh during the summer, but need help to process in the fall. They are also very limited on space in their tiny apts - the ones on the independent living side - and probably don't have room to put vegetables away after processing them. Back in the day the place used the vegetables and processed them up in the fall, to use in the winter. I'm not sure if no one was interested or if regulations make that you cannot do that now.

The community garden - I think that is laziness, as people buy their boxes and are expected to process their own veggies. I thought of getting a box, but I honestly don't have the space. I do better just buying one bag of frozen veggies in the winter and eating on that - as even that takes me time. I think the single mum who was talking to me was ticked because I know she would have processed all that spinach for winter....and the potatoes and the carrots and on and on. She had already done her garden up.



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Thank heavens at least the beets were not wasted.Probably these same people will complain they can't afford things in winter.The real problem is that harvesting them involves work.

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Exactly Cheri!!!!

Heck the food bank here would have sent out volunteers and harvested up the produce. They take fresh produce, and meat, along with canned goods. I just don't get it, still not harvested. I did see though at work, someone harvested the beets, so that's good.



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Seriously if I can manage to harvest fruit and veggies no one should be able to claim they can't manage

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Yeah I don't get it with the community garden boxes either. If the people who planted the boxes didn't want the produce, there are many who would have taken it off their hands - including going down and harvesting it all.

As for the dog, that is murder in my books - you know what happens with a dog and a hot car, there is absolutely no excuse!!!



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I just read the saddest post about a dog my friend looks after.The owners let someone take the dog overnight because they said they loved it so much and they left it in a hot car and it died of heat stroke

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How sad whyever did they not use the produce in the gardens? They have community gardens here in Edmonton but they tend to get well used. Single mothers groups run one .The Native Friendship Centre has a beautiful one. Sacred Heart Church has one that supplies the meals for the homeless .

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Maddie would be there in a heartbeat, Cheri, if she was close and help you with the garden. She said in her very wise young voice, "Auntie, Al should be out there doing the garden because Cheri has hurt hips!" She was quite adamant that you should be inside relaxing and Al should be outside working. I think if she was there, she'd get Al moving. She even stomped her foot when she said it. LOL!!

You'd be sad at the gardens here, what a waste of produce. The boxes outside my window have been bit by the frost. No one is taking out the produce - there are beets, carrots, lettuce, I think potatoes and not sure what else. I think they even grew beans. At the community garden last night a few of us were commenting on how sad it is to see the spinach go to seed and other produce ruined from not being picked. There were zucchini so large that they'd be nothing but "wood" now. Speaking of, I should process the one in my fridge tonight and freeze it. I like to pull it out in the winter and make zucchini bread.

I hope you have a productive day.



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Oh I hate it when that happens. I am trying to get caught up with my email.I have been working like mad on the garden.

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Great Cheri, now I have that Pink Floyd song playing in my head beside George Canyon's "Slow Dance." They really don't merge well either! LOL!!

Thanks for the goodie, Scrapbook Cafe. :)

I couldn't sleep past 5:30AM, not sure why. I might lay down for a bit here, before I have to get up for work. I might not. I don't know. haha!!

Cheri, I've had issues with my online email, so let me know if you haven't heard from me for the past days. It literally ate your last email, thank goodness I just read it! I dumped some things that got added into my computer when I was updating a media driver, did a defrag and ran a scan, and it's all acting better today, so I hope that it was simply that.

I hope everyone has a good day!



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ANybody out there?

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Lacey is home!

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I hope so too Gladys has worked her heart out to provide for Wes because even his disability pension and AISH would not have covered his care and I shudder to think what would have happened to him without Gladys and Sieg.She never minded doing anything for Wes but like you said this is bull crap.

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Gladys sure doesn't need this and I can fully understand why she doesn't want to talk to them. I hope that Sieg gets answers as it's bull!!



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Thanks Bev I let Sieg handle it ,he is mad. Gladys just doesn't want to talk to them and I had not enough info to do it myself they want healthcare numbers and stuff like that Sieg is all over it though.

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That makes zero sense Cheri. I know that our provinces and territories have their own legislation on health care coverage but that is beyond contempt!! A suggestion is to call the Alberta Ombudsman to intervene in this case.

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I read it over and it does cover complaints concerning Alberta Healthcare. If I were there I'd do it on their behalf. It can be filed online. If the ombudsman cannot oversee the issue, the department should inform the family of the correct people to contact about this issue. It should not matter that they decided Wes was healthy enough for a nursing home as they know there is a waitlist and in the past, that was covered by Alberta Health. That really makes me angry that they did that. Gladys and her family do not need to worry about or deal with that type of thing - it should be covered. It is very obvious that they made an error in judgment and as such, should write down that he was receiving health care while waiting for a bed in a nursing home - which would then make it covered by health care. The bloody **BEEP**. That's just so wrong!!



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I don't think they set anything up like that for Wes I will find out.It was such a small funeral and it was mainly family and we all sent flowers .Gladys is a bit choked at the university hospital.They said he was healthy enough to go to a nursing home so they put him on a waiting list for a nursing home and on the 10th day he died .They billed her 2000 dollars for him being in the hospital when they deemed him healthy enough for a nursing home, well they obviously did not make him better he frigging died !!!!!! I think it sould have been covered under ALberta health.

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I would love to see the scrapbook pages of Wes. Do you know if they have set up where we can donate money to MS in memory of him? I know it's often done with cancer and heart, so was wondering if it was done for him.

Maddie loves mail, that's for sure. I told her you might be looking for French books and her eyes lit right up. She's sure keen on learning. I wish you were close so you could help out.



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I think it will be kind of nice for Maddie to get some things in the mail anyways. I will scan the pages of the scrapbook of Wes in so you can see .

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That will be a very wonderful heartwarming gift for Gladys. How kind of you to do that for her and allow her to keep Wes's story alive in her heart and be able to share with others. Oh my, more for Maddie, she is one spoiled kid!! haha!! That's one area of your body that hasn't let you down, your arms - very strong arms at that!!



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I am making Gladys a special scrapbook of Wes at Christmas over the years for Christmas (just one of her Christmas gifts ) I felt bad Bev as I wish I could have done so much more when you were here .Thanks to Wes and his wheelchair I will never be so slowed down again though.I am getting arms of steel from rolling myself around.I forgot to give you some things I had here for Maddie .Time to head to the post office !!!!

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I just caught up on the posts and will share that it was very fun visiting with you Cheri. I was sorry about Wes, he sure will be missed. I hope it goes well at your Epicure party as I'm sure it will be fun!! Maddie asked if we can start doing scrapbooking. Oh no does that mean winter is coming? It's still too warm, too dry and too much smoke to be winter yet. hahaha! Are you ladies working on any projects?



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What have you been doing Victoria ?

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Today was the funeral it was really sad.

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Have you been making any scrapbook pages?

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I made bread and Guinness stew for my friend whose son died of MS on Tuesday.

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Gives you a chance to rest.

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Bev has gone to another friend's for a few days she will be back at the weekend though.

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My folks have had a couple of those, feel great now though. Will be nice for you to get that done Cheri. Is Bev still over?

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Lacey is a delight Victoria .Sadly I have been relegated to a wheelchair so I roll she walks but if she gets scared she hops on my lap ! Baily would be welcome to ride with me ! Lacey is going to be distraught when I have to go in hospital for my hip replacement though !

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She is slowing down quite a bit. These days she seems to have appointed herself the squirrel patrolman of the neighborhood. No more long walks unless I carry her. She can do about 2 miles & then asks to be carried. And Lacey?

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How is Baily doing Victoria ?

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Thanks Victoria. :)



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Hi Bev, safe travels give hugs to Lacey & Cheri from Baily & I.

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