Elizabeth Melton Parsons

Writing~Art~Life

About Elizabeth

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Rock Hunting

I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I’m a rock hound and that’s me up there with a cool fossil rock I found last summer. Although writing has always been a big part of my life, I’ve also had careers in police work, real estate law, and nursing. I live with the most awesome husband ever. I have two handsome and wonderful sons as well as two equally handsome and wonderful stepsons. I love animals, especially boxer dogs. Unfortunately my two boxers, Bernie and Charlie are no longer with us, but my silly, little doxy Max is enough to keep me hopping. For my blog policies go to the copyrights and policies page. Want to contact me? Send an email to elizabethmeltonparsons@yahoo.com Thanks so much for visiting my home on the web. Leave a like or comment so I can visit you too.

Okay, that’s my personal about me, now you might as well read the official stuff too.

After working for years as a freelance writer of both fiction and nonfiction for newspapers and magazines, Elizabeth Melton Parsons now prefers writing novels under the name of E. G. Parsons. A confirmed tomboy, she loved growing up amidst the wild beauty of the Florida Everglades. Elizabeth was born the 5th child of six, with four brothers and one sister. Her parents were hardworking farmers who instilled in her a love of the rural life and faith in God. Elizabeth always loved books, learning to read before entering school. She began writing poetry at age twelve after reading Emily Dickinson and Edgar Allen Poe. In recent years her poetry has been featured in College and High School syllabuses. Elizabeth loves reading and writing romantic tales interwoven with intrigue, mystery, suspense and the paranormal. Being a member of various writing guilds and workshops over the years has helped to define her realistic and unique style. Elizabeth resides on the beautiful coast of Daytona Beach with her husband, sons, and doggie Max.

208 thoughts on “About Elizabeth

  1. Nice to visit your blog Elizabeth Melton. I liked it. Please keep it up…

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  2. No, your brain is not small. I appreciate your bringing this story to our attention.

    Bottom line: post No Tresspassing signs, and do not let them in without a warrant.

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  3. I’m an older writer trying to break into the inductry with my debut novel. I think older writers definitely have the experience to write more insightful and indepth material than someone younger. However, I would never want to be stereotyped if I was young or old. Anyway, here’s to older writers (clink) may we persevere.

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  4. Elizabeth, you’re a real gem! I love the weblog—the writing is spacious, observant, touching.

    Thanks for sharing your gifts. We owe you.

    ~Linette

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  6. Hello mate 🙂 This Blog really looks well put together, great posts & always an interest!

    Yes, I am back online! 🙂

    Love to you

    Deb

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  7. Hey, Deb…I’m thrilled you’re back…Please send me an email. Love ya, Liza

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  8. Still floating about, not muchelse has changed, always checking in on you 🙂

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  11. hi aunt gail, this is alice ingram/boone, iam so happy for you it’s realy great that your doin so well iam very pround of you,it’s been awhile sence i emailed you last and iam sorry it took me this long, so please join me on face book it would be fun to have you join the rest of the family please, love you always alice

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  12. Hello Elizabeth what a beautifull blog you have and such a accomplished lady writing and poetry your christmas poem is lovely i enjoyed and had a flick through i will come back and read again from kevin well done take care

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  13. Thanks, Kevin. I loved reading your poems and will be back to read more. 🙂 Elizabeth

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  14. Thank you for your support! 🙂

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  15. Hello Elizabeth Have a nice blog here enjoy working good luck.Nice to meet you here
    Thanks Cyril

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  16. Incredible about..Thank you Elizabeth for liking my post ( the sage farmer.Blessings.Jalal

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  17. Hey Elizabeth, thank you for supporting me. I really love your work and feel that we have a connection. I’ll be following you, keep up the great job ☺

    Your friend,
    Lucas

    http://www.leveluphealth.wordpress.com

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  18. I just love your blog and I hope to spread it to other readers as well. I wanted to say that I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award and you can see it here:
    http://oflostloveandpoetry.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/a-surprising-award/

    Will be constantly waiting for your next posts. 🙂

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  19. Hi Elizabeth, thanks for the follow, hope you enjoy my posts, looking forward to checking out more of your blog, :-
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  20. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post on Earth Gazing. I resonate with your page in alot of ways and look forward to visiting again!

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  21. You’re very welcome. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. 🙂 Elizabeth

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  22. Hello, Elizabeth, I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award, as a way of thanking you for the enjoyment I get from visiting your blog!

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  23. so nice to meet you here Elizabeth…enjoy reading your posts..really nice

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    • Hello Kavita, nice to meet you too. Thank you for stopping by and saying hello. I went over and explored your blog. Your photographs are exceptional. I felt as if I were visiting those places right along with you. 🙂 Elizabeth

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  25. lovely back ground,when do you now propose we get married?

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  26. ha ha haa !i like that, you’ve made ma day.thanks

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  27. Hello, I have nominated you for the Liebster award.
    Check it out here,
    http://mindinundated.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/so-the-first-liebster-nomination/
    Congratulations!!

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  28. Ohhhh I love Historical Romances myself – Primarily Johanna Lindsey! BUT BUT.. I haven’t been adverse to the writings of Christine Feehan – http://www.christinefeehan.com/dark_series/

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  29. I really enjoy your blog. Thank you for sharing.

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  30. You were 5 of 6. I was 6 of 6, only I just have brothers.

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  31. I love your about page! Very simple, and short while seeming complete too.

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  32. Thanks for subscribing to my blog! If you like photography there is a lot to see – more than 1700 full screenj photos! And I share your love for boxers. We’ve had two in the family so far, but I have a feeling a third might be coming in the near future 🙂

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  33. Its Great to meet you Elizabeth…!! I wish to read your novel…So finish it quickly….okay…?? Hahaha… And Thank you so much for all your comments and likes on my blog…And Glad you liked them…!! 🙂
    My best wishes sending you . . .
    ~ Kazi

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  34. Great blog! I’m glad you stopped by mine “Life is great” and follow so I found this wonderful site. Thank you, by the way.

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  35. Yours is the kind of blog I love to follow! 🙂 Thanks for the likes and I look forward to more lovely photos of your gardening and your cat that thinks he’s a dog!! 🙂

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  36. Hello Elizabeth 🙂 I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for “The Versatile Blogger Award”. Congratulations! Should you choose to, the criteria and acceptance info can be found here: http://booknvolume.wordpress.com/2013/08/05/800/

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  38. Hi! I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. Please get the badge at http://bit.ly/1c8sAYH and get more info. Have a great day. 🙂

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  39. thank you Elizabeth for reading so many of my poems this week i did notice and i am glady you enjoyed them

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  40. Your experience as a freelance writer shows. I was a freelancer for ten years, and working on deadline blew away all my writer’s block. It made me totally familiar with the writing mechanism. I wrote 500 articles in that decade. Once you’ve gone through that, you know what language can and cannot do, and then work hard to do what you can. I, too, am writing novels now. Just published my first (see my own blog for info on that). In theatre, they say, “Break a leg.” In writing, they should say, “Break a pencil.”

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    • Thank you, David. I enjoyed my magazine writing, but newspaper articles are definitely not for me. My first article was published as is, but then they offered to publish my articles on a regular, but still freelance basis. My first one came back from my editor covered in red ink. I had to rewrite it in three days with all trace of my feelings or opinions (good or bad) gone from the piece. I couldn’t even use an adjective that might convey any trace of what I thought. After six months, I quit, Couldn’t take that kind of writing. 🙂

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      • You ever get the feeling that you were being reduced to a writing machine? I did. Unable to make such a machine with computer chips, they were given a freelance budget. My first article in “Mademoiselle” was a thrill, but the following month, it was old news, nobody cared.

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        • A machine…that’s it exactly. That’s what they wanted. An automaton with no personal input at all. I truly admire news journalists for their ability to write news stories every day. They are so far above me. Writing for “Mademoiselle” had to be quite a feeling. It may have been old news a month later, but the feeling it gives one to be accepted by such a magazine will last a lifetime. And that’s what matters most. 🙂

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  41. Thank you for stopping by my blog!

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  42. Hi! I nominated you for Awesome Blossom and Because You’re Fantabulous Awards. Please get the badges at http://wp.me/s32YrK-tribute and get more info. Have a great day.

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  43. Wow! I haven’t written a whole lot about myself on my blog yet, but it sounds like we have a lot in common! I plan to come back to visit your blog soon!

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  44. Paranormal mysteries and suspense stories get caught on my antennas frequently, although sometimes I get too terrified to continue reading, if I’m all alone. I still regret to this day that I didn’t visit Edgar Allan Poe’s home of six years in Philadelphia while driving through the US with my hubby. That would have been quite something.

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  45. Elizabeth! I am so pleased to read your about page. I am also glad to know some of your childhood, birth order, family situation and your boxer dog, too. I had a cat once who thought it was a beagle like its other animal companions! I like the fact you are interested in a lot of the same subjects. I drew more than wrote while young but have enjoyed Language Arts as a teacher and in my college studies, always preferred reading literature of all kinds. You are an acclaimed author, so good to know! I am in awe of your experiences and also, humbled by your visits/presence in my blog! Thank you for your encouraging and kind words about my social life and future “soul mate.”

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    • Thank you so much for such kind comments, Robin. You have me blushing. 🙂 I very much appreciate your visit and your sweet comment. I’m interested in the fact you were so into art. I have a great love of art. I’ll be visiting you again soon. Blessings.

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    Thank you for being a part of my world and sharing yours with me.

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  47. Thanks for showing interest in what I put out too. I sincerely hope you continue to find my works entertaining & pleasurable. Be safe.

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  48. Love your blog Elizabeth. Keep it up!

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  49. thank you my friend for sharing the article and happy greetings of friendship and hopefully, when we share it with sincerity. Greetings from Gede Prama 🙂

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  50. Thank you for sharing this article quite interesting and, hopefully true happiness rays began to warm our hearts, when we can share it with sincerity. Greetings from Gede Prama 🙂

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  51. Hi, thanks for the follow! I look forward to perusing your blog!

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  52. Very nice page. Here is my Facebook link if you want to send a friend req. Would be happy to accept. 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/joe.labianca2

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  53. Hello, fellow blogger! A peaceful day to you!
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  54. Hi Elizabeth, just tuned in today, gave you a follow 🙂 Visit me over at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com if you’d like to read my thoughts or just return the favor, thanks!

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  55. Thanks for following my blogs…. 🙂

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  56. Thanks for following Shaking the Tree 🙂

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  57. You’re welcome, Su. Thanks for coming by. 🙂

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  58. I’m glad you got your Boxer! I enjoyed reading this to find out a bit about you. Your writing background is impressive. Best to you in writing fiction (I enjoy writing fiction, too 🙂 )

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  59. Interested and intrigued by your blog. Very inspiring! Looking forward to your next posts. Please follow back if you will. Thank you!

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  60. Hello there, Elizabeth! It is a pleasure to meet you here on your own page! I so appreciate you visiting mine and for your follow. What a lovely site you have! I look forward to hearing more from you… Mother Hen 🙂

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  61. Good inspirational writing

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  62. I am a rock hound too. 🙂 My youngest used to pick up rocks all over from as soon as she could walk.

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  63. Hi Elizabeth. It sounds like you have a rich and full live with husband, hounds and writing. Thanks for visiting my blog. I look forward to exploring yours. blessings, Brad

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  64. Thank you so much for following First Night Design!

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  65. Thank-you so much for the follow – I am so grateful. I called in at your blog this morning while wandering about wordpress sites. I had read one of your comments elsewhere and was intrigued. I didn’t stop long as I suddenly noticed the time and realised I should have been somewhere else – you know how it is. I have visited your blog again this evening and have enjoyed the variety of things you talk about. I will definitely come back.

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  66. Thank you for visiting my blog. I’m glad you liked my post and hope you will come again some time. Blessings, Natalie 🙂

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  67. I see that you’ve chosen to follow my blog. I’m looking forward to getting to know you through your posts. More blessings, N 🙂

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  68. Hi Elizabeth, thanks for stopping by and liking my my post enough to follow my blog! I see you live life with a passion , I admire that!! Be well be healthy and be happy!!

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  69. Thank you, Elizabeth, on behalf of Daylight Tune Ministry to follow and like our poetry. May our poetry bless your hearts and minds 🙂 ~ Yoshiko

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  70. Hi!! thx for the like!! Very nice blog!!! 🙂

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  71. Your blog is wonderful!

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  72. Thank you for following my blog. I look forward to reading yours.
    Jovina

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  74. I am privileged to have connected with you. My wordpress blog Tales of a Migrant https://migrantpen.wordpress.com/ is new so I have to dig and it’s refreshing to know that yours is inspiring. Keep up the good work. Take care.

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  75. hi, where are you based now? because I’m updating my list of bloggers – https://migrantpen.wordpress.com/links/

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  76. Thank you Elizabeth for opening my doorway … I’m so grateful for your connection and will follow your beautiful writings …blessings …xxx

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  77. You just made my day with your lovely comment. Thank you. xo

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  78. Pleasure to meet you.

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  79. Hey – Great blog and awesome Mark Twain quote. Nice to have found your blog.
    Steve 🙂

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  80. Thank you to follow my blog and like my poetry. Hope you enjoy it 🙂

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  81. Hey Liz !!
    I’m really enjoying your blog
    You’ve got some great positive attitude spread over here! C:
    Come check out mine
    Much love ❤

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  82. Hello, thank you so much for passing by my blog. Your likes made my day 🙂

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  83. Hi Elizabeth, thanks for visiting Poetry For Your Soul. I meant to connect with you sooner but got snowed under a whole lot of stuff. We share the same first name. I received mine because I was born on Queen Elizabeth’s birthday but I can’t say I am royalty or live a royal life! Take care and keep blogging…

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  84. Hi Elizabeth! Thank you so much for dropping by my blog! Hope you’ll like my posts as much as I liked yours! 🙂

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  85. Thanks so much for stopping by and following. We have a lot in common including a love of dogs, rocks, and books. I also worked for newspapers and magazines but gave that up for the love of fiction. Your blog looks like a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to following along!

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  86. The first three words, ‘books, nature, art’ dragged me to comment here. I love them too!
    Found your blog to be amazing 🙂

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  87. Hi Elizabeth thanks so much for visiting my blog from all the distance of Florida – hope you had a lovely Easter and the writing is going well there

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  88. Oh sorry read properly (most important) and see you are in the Mid-West – this is a mythical land for we Australians.

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  89. Hello there! I just wanted to say that you have an incredible blog, and that I find your content insightful, refreshing, and apt!

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  90. thanks for conforming to the underclassy!

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  91. A fellow Hoosier! Look forward to catching up on your site.

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  92. Hi Elizabeth, just thought I would stop by and wish you a very joyful Christmas and a great New Year. We have much to be thankful for when we think of what’s happening in the world today. Take care☺

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  93. This is an absolutely beautiful blog, i love how you focused in great detail on every little thing we are capable of doing for a blog. Looking forward to read more of your posts, Cheers Buddy! – Cezane

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  94. A pleasure to meet you Elizabeth! We share a passion for writing it seems. I especially like how you express your love and appreciation for your husband and children…and your dogs. To feel such joy for life is indeed a treasure. Thanks for visiting and following my blog. Beverley

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  95. A pleasure to meet you as well, Beverley. When I saw your title I couldn’t resist. I’ve had a fondness for ghost stories since I was a child and my older brothers tried to frighten me with every scary story they could think of. 🙂 Thank you for dropping by, come again any time. 🙂

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  96. Happy to discover and follow your blog
    ps: I invite you to visit mine too
    Anita
    https://femmeetinfos.wordpress.com

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  97. I am sorry for your loss. I am glad to have found such a lovely blog. I look forward to following and reading somethings you’ve written.

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