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« The Mother Egg | Main | The Cell Phone: Chapter Two »


Sharon Bray

Everyone needs this story--and the chance to write their own! Thanks Barbara--and have a wonderful retreat weekend, with or without mugs!


Just yesterday I called a store to find out if they'd received a new something I was looking for. I even told them specifically where it was located in the store (as each month the new shipment is put in this specific place). 4 people, 1 disconnect and 11 minutes later, I'm asked if I've purchased said item in that store before. Seriously. I feel your frustrations Barbara and hope it gets taken care of quickly!

Carol Perkins

What I like particularly is the j crew jacket episode: I ordered a cool knit skirt and matching sweater set from Land's End; thought it would be perfect for travel. Tried it on and husband Cy said, "You going to join the Amish community?" Could not have looked more drab. I HATE returning things by mail, but I would not have backed down on those mugs from Zazzle!

Denise Emanuel Clemen



Sharon - I'm going to use that poem - Autobiography in 5 Chapters that I found on your website. It's wonderful. Thank you!

Jo - I think Zazzle is now trying to hide from me.

Carol - I can just hear Cy's tone of voice when he said that!

Denise - Yes, one of those crazed moments when you think if I just write about this maybe I'll find some humor. Thanks for the haha's

Loren Stephens

O.K. now I get to tell my return story. I ordered a kimono from some International Bazaar type catalog. When I opened the package, all the smells of sewage running down the street where the kimono wafted out at me. I want the experience of being in another world, not the stench of it So I called the company and lo and behold, they admitted that there had been a problem with it, something about shipping it with a crate of fish on ice. So I got my money back -- this is no fish tale. Olfactorality, Loren

Susan Bearman

I've been dying to blog about the fact that my favorite bathroom tissue (euphemism for toilet paper) has recently been made about a 1/2" narrower. I don't know why it bugs me as much as it does, but it does. Does this mean my life is as sad as I think it is?

Nursing pajamas

Oh..?what an amazing experience?...Well, Happy retreat!...yeah,it's the retreat which is important...not the mugs!Goodluck,with or without mugs!


April i love all your pictures but the one i love the most is the sencod to last! i better be getting one too when you order them. i hope i get to see you througout the rest of the years never will i forget you. We been through a lot & our school years together is coming to an end! Love you lots(:


these pics are absolutely goguoers this is my middle son Brent and my sons fiance Heather they are so extremly happy and they are both awesome kids I am very please with these protraitss and would love to book a session with you for all 3 of boys

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