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dabbe

dabbe

Joined May 2018

Retired English teacher • Lover of dogs (liker of cats) • Sherlock Holmes Fanatic • Reading is Life
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Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
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War and Peace (Revised) by Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
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One of my all-time faves. The poem and the poet. ❣️
#poetrymatters
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#skate

TheBookHippie 💙💙💙💙 3h
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This is my favorite Dan Fogelberg song and in my top five favorite songs of all time. I still can't believe he's gone.

If you'd like to listen/watch, click here:
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#poetrymatters (songs are poetry, right?)
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#siren

TheSpineView So right. Songs are poetry put to music 1d
dabbe @TheSpineView ❣️❣️❣️ 1d
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Changing Hands | Phoenix, AZ (Bookstore)
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Congratulations, @BennettBookworm, on reaching 20,000 Influence points, and thanks for allowing us to enter in your contest! 🤗

My favorite bookstore is Changing Hands, where you can buy gently used and new books as well as all things bookish. You can also trade in your used books for store credit. There's one in Tempe, AZ (their main location) and one in midtown Phoenix (nearer where I live).

KateReadsYA OMG! I sell to the one in Tempe sometimes and love it but I have never been to the Phoenix one 😵 I'm so glad you posted this. I need to visit the phoenix one on my next buying spree 🤗 2d
Leftcoastzen Howdy neighbor ! Nice photo. 2d
dabbe @Leftcoastzen We are? Do you live in Phoenix? 2d
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Leftcoastzen @dabbe yes , pretty close to Changing Hands Phx. 1d
BennettBookworm Thanks for sharing! I‘m planning a trip to Phoenix soon so I might be able to see this in person! 1d
dabbe @Leftcoastzen Well, we should meet at Changing Hands sometime! ❣️ 1d
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“I address these lines—written in India—to my relatives in England.“
#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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#LitsyLoveWinterBluesSwap is on its way, @DinoMom! Should arrive next week, so be on the 👀-out! 2nd official swap: still excited! 😀

Thanks again, @bookgoil, @deblovestoread, and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for organizing this! 🤗

DinoMom Yay! The last thing arrived today for yours today and I will be putting in the mail this weekend :) (edited) 2d
dabbe @DinoMom ❣️🤗❣️ 2d
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#Muglove23 coming your way! Be on the lookout @escapinwithbooks! It should arrive next week! 😊❣️😊

Many thanks again to @Cinfhen and @TheKidUpstairs for organizing this! My first official swap! So excited! 🤗

TheKidUpstairs Yay! Love seeing all the MugLove heading out! 😁☕️💗 2d
Escapinwithbooks I am hoping to make it to the post office this weekend or at the latest early next week. 2d
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I need to make this into a big print so that I see it every day. #perspective

Soubhiville I love this so much. 3d
Reading.w.Dee Love this! It's very true and very hard to remember to live in the moment 3d
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Alright, @Andrew65, I'll try! I'm so close to getting in 5 books this month, something I have NEVER done. That's the 1st goal. It'll take at least 20 hours, so there's the #20in4. I hope. 😉

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😁 3d
julieclair You can do it! 👍 3d
dabbe @julieclair and @Andrew65 With your positive support, I can't go wrong! ❣️ 2d
Andrew65 @dabbe Just as it should be, all for positive messages. 2d
julieclair 📚👍😀 2d
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TheSpineView This poem brings back memories! 3d
dabbe @TheSpineView Sometimes just a picture is poetry and enough. 💦❣️🤗 3d
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I entered a contest for a book from #LitsyLove and won! So, I was expecting said book. Do you think that's what I got? Nope. I received a beautifully wrapped purple package today with incredible notecards, fun little stickers, postcards ... oh, and the book.😀 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @StayCurious, I am blown away by your thoughtfulness and kindness. Been a rough go lately, and your generosity brought tears to this ol' gals eyes. Thank you. ❣️

GondorGirl Congratulations! How fun! 4d
UwannaPublishme How cool! 🙌🏻 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww I‘m so happy you like it! Knowing that makes my heart happy!! ❤️🎊 3d
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MaGoose What a nice package 📦 of gifts 3d
dabbe @MaGoose @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks (Miss Misty) is an incredible lady! ❣️ 3d
Escapinwithbooks Happy Mail!! 3d
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TheSpineView Lovely ❤️ 4d
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IndoorDame Neat! 4d
CBee Seems there is a word for everything! I bet my mom knew about this one ♥️ 4d
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Thanks so much for the tag, @Eggs, @jdiehr, and @Read4Life. Of course I want to play! 🤗

1️⃣ All the mass shootings stress me out. Also, health issues lately for the hubby and me and our one German shepherd, Pip, who has epilepsy. The seizures are fierce. I manage the stress by exercising, cuddling with the pups, breathing exercises, and taking baths.
2️⃣ I wish everyone that aha moment of epiphany when you #findyourbliss, as J. Campbell said.

Eggs Health issues can be very stressful - I hope everyone feels better soon 🥰 4d
dabbe @Eggs Thanks so much. It's hard to realize that the body just ain't what it used to be! As my doc said, though ... “Denise, your body is like a house. And it will settle many times with lots of creaks and moans.“ 🤣 Of course, he's 10 years younger than me; what does he know? 🤣❣️🤗 4d
Eggs @dabbe Well it was still a nice thing/analogy for him to say ! 3d
SamAnne @dabbe ugh sorry. I had a border collie who developed serious epilepsy. I learned a few tricks and had a vet that prescribed a different kind of drug that didn‘t dope him up so bad. Pretty much reduced seizures to once a year. I will find the name of that drug if I can. If interested email me samannemace@gmail.com. 3d
dabbe @Eggs ❣️❣️❣️ 3d
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Don't Look at Me | Charles Holdefer
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Three worlds collide: female college basketball, garage-rock bands, and intrigue in a college academia department. Holly Winegarten, a 6 ft. 9 inch basketball player encompasses all of these worlds as she attempts to forge her her own path to self-discovery. Part bildungsroman, part satire on the brutal world that professors inhabit, and part literary fest when Holly falls in love with Emily Dickinson's poetry, it was hard to put this book down.

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IndoorDame ❤️❤️❤️ 5d
TheSpineView Love this comparison. So true.💜 5d
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Peanuts | Charles M. Schultz
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To be kind, just act like a peanut! (I couldn't resist!) 😀
#ComplimentDay

#JanuaryJazz @Eggs @AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 5d
Eggs Very good!!! And to you - you have a great smile and you‘re so friendly and animated! 5d
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Hercule Poirot's Christmas | Agatha Christie
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1️⃣ The idea that it can actually be below 115 degrees is my favorite thing about winter. Being snuggly with the pups (and sometimes hubby) in front of the fire, drinking coffee and reading a book = best winter day ever!
2️⃣ Two faves: Hercule Poirot's Christmas and the short story The Blue Carbuncle, Sherlock's only Xmas story.
@TheSpineView
#Two4Tuesday
@Read4life (thanks for the tag!)

TheSpineView Great book choices. Thanks for playing 5d
Read4life You‘re welcome. Nice picks. 5d
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TheSpineView Love the message in the poem! 6d
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What a great way to end a Monday--with some #LitsyLove! Thank you so much, @beatlefan129 and @jdiehr, for the lovely letters! Be looking for a note coming your way soon! ❣️🤗❣️

Beatlefan129 You‘re so welcome ❤️ I love checking my mailbox, with #LitsyLove it‘s often a bright spot in my day 6d
jdiehr Yay! 🤗 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 6d
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My first #LitsyLove mailing. So excited! 😀

mom_of_4 Love it. Its fun doing it. 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!!! 😍 6d
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CBee Xanadu 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7d
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This introvert wholeheartedly agrees. #batterydrain

JenReadsAlot Same! 1w
Ruthiella Totally 👍 1w
Aimeesue Yesssssssss! 1w
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dabbe @JenReadsAlot @Ruthiella @Aimeesue I also love how he has both a dog AND a cat! 🐶🐾🐱 #introvertsunite 🤗 1w
jamield1993 I love this. I don't like people but I LOVE dogs 🤣 1w
batsy Yes! 7d
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TheSpineView Funny in an odd sort of way. Great choice 1w
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Wow! What a book. I couldn't put it down. The story reminded me of ATOMIC BLONDE in many ways, but obviously, the book is better! le Carre doesn't flinch from the brutal reality of the spy business and the atrocity that was the Berlin Wall, and both sides are equally to blame. What an excellent book to teach point-of-view. Author Graham Greene said of this 1963 novel, that it was “the best spy story I have ever read.“ I have to agree.

Ruthiella I also agree with Greene. This book blew me away. 1w
Leftcoastzen I need to get to it ! It‘s been on my TBR forever , and I found a copy awhile back , now if I can find it again!😁 1w
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War and Peace (Revised) | Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
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Just started the war part. Definitely a chugging-along chunkster.
#ChunksterChallenge2023 @Amiable

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
Meshell1313 🙌🙌🙌 1w
actualdisneyprincess My boss says it‘s her favorite book. 🙃 1w
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dabbe @actualdisneyprincess I am loving it, too, but man, all the names and places! I think I spend more time looking up things than reading the actual book! I am excited to conquer it, though! 🤣 1w
actualdisneyprincess YOU CAN DO IT, I BELIEVE IN YOU!!! 🙌🏻 1w
dabbe @actualdisneyprincess Thanks for the positive support! I will finish it! 🤗 Someday! 🤣 1w
Amiable It definitely takes some time, but you will get used to the fact that everyone has at least three different names! 😬 And I enjoyed the the peace parts a lot more than the war parts. 😀 1w
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“Leamas said nothing, just stared through the window of the checkpoint, along the empty street.“

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I, too, am lucky to have a huge public library with many satellites. Does anyone remember Bookmobiles as a child? I remember seeing that Bookmobile drive up to my local grocery store; I'd be there the whole time my mom was grocery-shopping, and I always came home with something.

Nowadays, our library has embraced the online world, and I couldn't live without Hoopla, where I can borrow ebooks. I cannot live without libraries.❣️

TheBookHippie We still have bookmobiles here every summer. 1w
dabbe @TheBookHippie Absolute, pure awesomeness. 🤩 1w
ShelleyBooksie I love my library! 1w
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ElizaMarie I hate to say, I have not set foot in my local library :( I do use them for “libby“ but I have never actually gone there. I should remedy that soon! 1w
dabbe @ElizaMarie You're still using your library--doesn't matter if it's online or not! Libraries are for everybody and try to reach everybody, and that includes at online! That's why they're magical! (Sorry if it sounds like I'm preachy! 😊) 1w
jlhammar Love my library! My husband finds it amusing that I have a hard time remembering his SSN, but I have his (and mine, of course) library card number memorized. I place a lot of holds! 1w
bthegood It is definitely one place I am very happy to have my tax dollars go to - I am surrounded by several library systems - have a card for each one - happy the library has adjusted to online (while keeping books!) - any time I go, there are students on the computers and I am reminded it's not just books that people need access to - thank heavens for public libraries 🙂 1w
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I was not lucky enough to have known this lovely lady, but it is heartwarming to know how much she was loved by the Litsy community. I will be thinking of her and her family this week as I continue to read Remarkably Bright Creatures.
❤️💔❣️ @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #sharreadathon #LitsyLove

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Not published as a poem, but it sure is poetic to me! 🤣❣️🍤
#poetrymatters
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#shrimp

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Took this photo on New Year's Day from my front yard. A new year with hope for better things to come for all of us. Rainbows do that to me. 🌈

@Eggs @Read4life

Read4life Love the pic 2w
Bklover ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 2w
IndoorDame Gorgeous!!! 2w
Eggs Gorgeous ❤️❤️ 2w
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Paul Revere's Ride | David Hackett Fischer
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TheSpineView Perfect! I had two memorize the first few verses in elementary school. That brings back memories! 2w
Aimeesue So I grew up in Western Mass, and my grandparents lived in a town where one of the midnight riders resided. I grew up hearing this as "Listen my children and hear my epistle/ of the midnight ride of ISREAL BISSEL" ? 2w
dabbe @Aimeesue I think he was the rider who actually got through to warn the colonists. I don't think Paul Revere ever did! 🤣 2w
Aimeesue @dabbe So my grandfather was right! Lol 1w
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Another fun one to say! Anyone remember the Monty Python Spam skit? 🤣
#weirdwords
@CBee

CBee Tomorrow x3 was an amazing read! And now I know another new word 😊😊 2w
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Really feeling the #LitsyLove today! This group is WONDERFUL! Many, many thanks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks, @AmyG, @BookNAround, and @sleepswithbooks for the lovely letters and stickers. I'll be writing to you soon once my new stationery gets here! Can't wait! ❣️🤗❣️, Denise (@dabbe)

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TheSpineView Agree! Great choice! 1w
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CBee Love your collage! Where the Red Fern Grows broke my heart 🙁🙁🙁 2w
dabbe @CBee Me, too! Old Dan and Little Ann. My 4th grade teacher read this to us to calm us down each day after recess. She hadn't read it before. When she got to, well, you know, she had to leave the room to collect herself. 💔 2w
CBee @dabbe I doubt I‘d ever be able to read it again. My oldest kiddo (10) told me they were reading it in school and I was worried as he‘s a super sensitive little guy but he told me he was okay ♥️ 2w
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Leftcoastzen 👍👏The Who! 2w
dabbe @Leftcoastzen Yes! 🙌 Though if it were between Robert Plant and Roger Daltry, Plant would win.🤣 (edited) 2w
dabbe @CBee Strong and sensitive = super son!😊 I can't read any books like that anymore: Old Yeller, Sounder, The Red Pony ... I just started Remarkable Bright Creatures, and I already have a feeling ... 2w
CBee @dabbe oh, that one is wonderful! Keep reading - it is sad, yes, but plenty of beautiful moments too - one of my 2022 favorites!! 🐙♥️ 2w
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TheSpineView Lovely poem with great imagery. 2w
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My favorite book as a child becoming a movie? #abouttime #signmeup 😭

CBee Ohhhhhh this is amazing!!! I adored that book ♥️♥️♥️ 2w
dabbe @CBee Me, too! It helped me through 4-6th grade. Tremendously. ❣️ 2w
CBee @dabbe so many of her books did that for me ♥️ 2w
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TheSpineView Love when a poem is set music! 💜🎶 1w
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Making progress ... slowly but surely! @thearomaofbooks #BookSpin #January

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! And also, I got your lovely card - thank you so much!!! ❤ 2w
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The Night Watchman | Louise Erdrich
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I've been living on Turtle Mountain for a few weeks, and I am sad to have to leave. What an homage to Erdrich's grandfather and all he did for his community. I am honored to have spent time with them and to have learned their stories. I am also humbled and shamed by our treatment of all people who were here first. Thomas and Pixie (oops, Patrice), I'll miss you the most, but your story will stay in my ❣️. #AuthorAMonth 2023
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Soubhiville You make me want to read this. And I love this artwork! 2w
Ruthiella I loved Patrice/Pixie! 2w
CuriousG I absolutely adored the reading and learning experience that I had with The Night Watchman. I know I will come back to this for a reread at some point. 2w
dabbe @CuriousG Me, too! If only just to live with these profound characters again! ❣️ 2w
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Sooooo happy, and not just because it's Friday! Just received my first #LitsyLove card in the mail with two adorable bookmarks. Many thanks @catiewithac!!! You made my day! Oh, and you have the coolest handwriting I have ever seen! 🤗

I thought getting a hysterectomy the week before Christmas is what has me in such a good mood (good-bye hormones!), but I REALLY think it's because of Litsy and all the wonderful people that are here. You rock! 😊

catiewithac Welcome to Litsy Love! Thanks for the birthday e-card 😍🤩 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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dabbe @catiewithac You're welcome! 🤗 2w
dabbe @RedxoHearts Thank you! ❣️ 2w
UwannaPublishme Welcome to all the fun! 👋🏻💌📬🎉 2w
Crinoline_Laphroaig Litsy is such a happy place! 2w
Mrs_B Welcome to Litsy and #LitsyLove! Thank you for the E-card, it‘s so cool!!! 2w
bthegood The only social media I have is Litsy and StoryGraph - I wake up and go through Litsy first thing in the morning - it is a great way to start the day!! Glad you are here and enjoying it 🙂 2w
dabbe @bthegood It's my only social media, too. I have never been to a more positive and embracing place. Glad to have met you and happy to get to know you more! 😊 2w
dabbe @Crinoline_Laphroaig Best social media website out there! ❣️ 2w
dabbe @Mrs_B You're welcome! Looking forward to getting to know you! 😊 2w
dabbe @UwannaPublishme Amen and thank you! 😊 2w
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@TheBookHippie gave a wonderful idea (as usual!) #pemberlittens, if this 102-page LitChart helps with Middlemarch, here ya go! (just a mini-preview in the image)

Click here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1absbuCRm9clyml0JNj5I3deNaDgYDeu2/view?usp=shari...

IndoorDame Awesome! Thanks for sharing! 2w
TheBookHippie Ooo!!! Thx!!♥️♥️♥️ 2w
JamieArc 102 pages 🤯 2w
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Aimeesue Very cool! I stumbled across LitChart for the first time a few weeks ago. Such a great resource! 2w
dabbe @JamieArc Sorry about that. When you add 104 to Middlemarch, well, your emoji is well stated! 😀 2w
Bklover Thank you!!! 2w
Graywacke Whoa! Both amazing and overwhelming! 2w
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AmyG Ha! 2w
Amiable Yeah, he's not coming back up to the surface. 😄 2w
Meshell1313 🤣🤣 2w
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Desha I bought a version from Everyman‘s Library that has three volumes! 😆📚📚 2w
dabbe @Desha Holy Toledo! I'm reading it online because my hands would get cramped with the real thing! 🤣 2w
Desha @dabbe Lol that is smart thinking! 😊 2w
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TheSpineView Oh my, did a bear write this poem! 😆 Kidding... but a bear could have. 2w
dabbe @TheSpineView Absolutely a bear could have said it. That IS the magic of poetry, and thanks for reminding us of that! I've loved reading these poems every day! ❣️ 2w
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I'm the first year of the Gen X generation, having just missed the Baby Boomers!
1️⃣. The Police. “Every Breath You Take“ was the number 1 song of 1983, the year I graduated from high school (gasp!).
2️⃣. Acid-washed jeans with Reebok high-tops, long socks with the jeans tucked INSIDE the socks. Lordy, what were we thinking? 🤣

Thanks for the mini-stroll down memory lane, @Eggs! 🤗

TheSpineView Do you remember Members Only jackets?! Oh and Izod polo shirts??? 3w
Eggs What fun 🤩 Did your sock color have to match the shirt? 3w
dabbe @Eggs Believe it or not, we usually wore WHITE socks, but sometimes we'd try to match. The slouchy socks worked the best. 🤣 3w
dabbe @TheSpineView Good Lord, yes! Some of us even tied a tiny gross-grain ribbon around the collar! 🤣 3w
TheSpineView @dabbe Those were the days!😆 3w
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Another fun one to say out loud, and how it sounds is exactly what it means! 🤣

#weirdwords @cbee

CBee Oh I love this one! It‘s so cheerful. 3w
marleed A high school vocabulary word many (and many) years ago - and then a favorite word between my father and me :) 3w
dabbe @CBee I think it should be spelled BREWhaha. With some kind of coffee meme, too. 🤣 3w
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dabbe @marleed That's lovely. ❣️ 3w
CBee @dabbe that would be perfect 😂 @TheBookHippie would like that, too 😀 3w
TheBookHippie @CBee 💯☕️ 3w
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TheSpineView So sad! 💔 3w
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