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OMGosh Frances, that is AMAZING! SO well deserved! A HUGE congratulations to you on this very prestigious recognition! Blessings, Anastasia
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OMGosh this is SO exciting! I remember being at my first Petaluma Gap meeting at what is now Pub Republic. I think I was the only "end-user" person there...meaning I wasn't involved in the wine business at all, I just liked wine and wanted to support the locals and GET Petaluma wines on the map! You all have worked SO hard for this day - time for a big celebration - just wish I could be there instead of up in Medford. BTW, I'm loving the wines up here as well! A huge congrats to all of the Petaluma Gap members and in particular the earlier folk who really got the ball rolling to begin with. Blessings, Anastasia
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I LOVE this! A reminder of just how far we as women have come! I just wish these images could be in the mind of all the women who have been given the incredibly fought-for right to vote and chose not to. Perhaps over time they will not take this right for granted. Thanks for sharing, as usual, some very powerful messages.
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Beautiful post Frances, as always, and indeed I also always love the start of a new year as an exciting opportunity for so many things! Wishing you and your family abundant blessings in the 2016...May it be the best year ever for all of us! Blessings, Anastasia P.S. Can't wait to get your next book! :-)
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Project Linus is an AMAZING organization! I have seen many Petaluma kids gifted with their love including our own son who treasures the quilt he received when he returned from PICU at Oakland Children's Hospital due to his Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis. My sister is very involved in the Klamath Falls Chapter and shortly after the big fire in Weed happened to be visiting us. She went to Jenny Giacomini's (heads the Petaluma Chapter) where she was given 40+ blankets. From there she swung by the Sacramento Chapter where she received hundreds more. Then when back in Klamath they combined what their chapter had along with other donations. They took that huge quantity of love in the form of knitted, crocheted, fleeced and quilted blankets to the schools where EVERY child in the town of Weed was given a blanket. The stories she heard from kids who lost everything and even those who didn't all were affected by this tragedy. One by one they could choose from the myriad of blankets displayed on the school gym floor to find what resonated with them. I'm certain to this day those blankets are treasured. This is an amazing non-profit that needs financial support for the supplies needed, but are also ALWAYS looking for people willing to make blankets. Thanks for sharing about this great organization Frances!
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Great to see you sharing about Krista and all she's done to support our community. I'm thrilled she's sharing her passion and inspiration through this book and can't wait to get my own copy. I'm sure it's going to be splendid!
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Thank you SO much for sharing this. Indeed this is a very special event and tons of fun too! I like to think of it as a modern day barn raising without the pie contest, but there'll be delicious BBQ chicken and hot dogs served up for the volunteers! :-) And if EVERY person in our community put a few cans of food out for their letter carriers this Saturday the warehouse would be overflowing with food to feed the hungry in our community.
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OMGosh we LOVE this place. The BEST clam chowder I've ever had and their crab sandwiches are delicious! In fact I'm hoping to get myself some this weekend while away at a retreat at St. Dot's in Camp Meeker. Will sneak away for a wee bit just to get my fix...
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OMGosh this looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing this Frances. I can't wait to stop by for a cup.
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What an AWESOME photo of him. What a dream he was! I had the great privilege of seeing him perform at his televised concert in Hawaii when I was all of 11 years old! I remember it as if it happened yesterday. I was a big fan of his and was teased relentlessly by my peers as they were into the younger hipper bands of the late 60's and early 70's. None the less, mom was a huge fan and took me with her. It was a brilliant night!!! Wow what a performer he was...and SO sexy...even in his later years...
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Dearest Frances, I simply can't thank you enough for taking the time to vote and to share this with others. With just 9 days 13 hours and 37 minutes (but who's counting - ha ha) left to get 113 more votes, every single one counts! What you've written here is bound to be of great help in getting me the votes I need to get in front of the panelists who will choose 20 small businesses throughout our country to receive this grant. I'm so excited about the possibilities if I win this grant...and will be able to help so many more entrepreneurs and small businesses grow as a result of it. Woo-Hoo! Blessings... Anastasia
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OMGosh I can HARDLY wait to get an autographed book from you. I know it's going to be fantastic! Count me in as one of your biggest supporters and the moment your Kickstarter page is up I'll spread it around.... Wishing you the greatest of success! Blessings, Anastasia
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Thanks so much for sharing about this very valuable nonprofit. What a blessing Cimmaron Sanctuary has been to not only these wonderful horses, but also to children and families in our beloved P-Town. And what a great fundraiser! $50 for a chance to win a car and if you don't you've got a great tax write-off for a very worthy cause. My 16yo and 21yo kids have just started to volunteer there...I would encourage others to as well. Many hands make light work and being with horses...even mucking stalls...is good for the soul... :-)
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Indeed! Have you ever read The Gift of a Letter by Alexandra Stoddard? I read that many years ago and absolutely treasured it. I've been meaning to dust it off and read it again. The day after Christmas I took the day to be a bum...stay in my pajamas and read in it's entirety a book I received the day before as a gift. A Simple Act of Gratitude by John Kralik. An AWESOME book that inspires one to not only develop a sense of gratitude for things we so often miss, but also to WRITE more thank you notes. Our current day of high-speed communications makes me long for handwritten missives all the more...
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Looks to me like the best place in town I know of for persimmons. The D Street house that Joe painted...Timo sold...formerly the Bihn house and now owned by a delightful couple, the Balch's. Right? :-)
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