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  • 10:18:39 am on June 28, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    My sister and I went to the St. Louis botanical gardens. They have some of the Chuliliy glass there plus a new display by Craig Mitchell Smith.
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    We were there from dusk to dark to get the photos before and after sunset. I think the photos came out better before dark, but it was beautiful both times.

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    Hi Fiona… glad you can get the photos to post.
    Aww… love your dog and her daddy.

    Wish a personal meeting were able to happen. I did meet
    Kate at a convention and she brought Stinky.
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    This is a phoenix bird…. the photo doesn’t show how lovely it is.
    They also had a video showing how these glass pieces were made.

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    There is a waterfall you can walk under… love that.

    Hi Shirls.. that doll house was at the convention last year.
    Can’t wait to see what they have for us…. in a couple of weeks!

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    The glass is colorful plus they have colored lights shining on the glass.

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    I loved these birds of paradise.

    Hi Kate..love the little tale of the potato seller… aww

    Hi Queli… I have a place called Port City Java where I can get
    a strawberry mango smoothie, which I do often.
    Another place called Tropical Island Smoothie is going to open
    in a few days… lots of choices for me! I love smoothies!!

    Hi Marigene… lovely day here… close to perfect… 80s and low humidity. A storm is coming in Friday so I need to be out having fun until then. The heat and humidity are both coming back.

    I bet your garden is lovely now. You take such good care of it.

    Have a great day.
    Jackie

     
  • 01:44:59 pm on June 27, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Photos from last year’s convention in Jacksonville, Florida.

    Hi Kate…love the story…
    My favorite is the horse with his hoodie!

    I am not sure what I will do next year for convention.
    For sure I am going to GAW.

    Hi Fiona… love all the flags too. It is fun to have a friend
    “down under”. What do you call us…. up here??

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    This is one reason you need to bring lots of $$$.
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    They are using one of these nearly every time now… so much fun.

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    They go all out for the meals.

    Hi Marigene.. we have really nice weather here today.
    In the 80s and not so humid.
    I had a dental appointment… just a cleaning. I go back
    in December. Always nice to get 6 months off for good behavior.

    Hi Shirls.. You are going to be lonely when Stinky leaves!

    He is having such a great time.

    Tomorrow I have a day with no doctor’s appointments. Yay!

    Queli… I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday after my doctor’s appointment and was
    sad to find the little 4th of July hats were all gone.
    I did find some other goodies so I wasn’t totally disappointed.

    I went to Trivia last night… we won one out of 8. We do like to
    win at least 2. Sometimes the questions are not the ones you know the answers to! Ha!!

    Have a great day.
    Jackie

     
  • 10:59:17 am on June 26, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Good Morning… good to be home and have my computer instead of the cell phone to work with.

    Hi Kate…Stinky’s great smiles appeals to everyone… all sizes!

    Carlyle has a man-bun so it wasn’t a big stretch to have a doll that has one. All the designers have one that seems to resemble them… probably not a surprise.

    Hi Fiona… good to see you here again. Your paddleboats must be a lot of fun. We have them here too, but I haven’t taken any trips on them. Just the one at Disneyland which goes around in a moat.

    What fun to find so many Barbies. I got a few at a garage sale
    when I was at my sister’s house. We put them on the table and
    went out shopping. When we came back my brother in law had moved them…. didn’t want them on his table!
    Well, they were naked, had really bad hair and cost $2 each.
    We now refer to them as naked, wild women!! Ha! And that
    is the way most little girls are okay to part with them. If they were still beautiful, they would want to keep them. Ha! Ha!

    Hi Queli… those dolls remind me of Polly Pocket…. littler but live in their cases too. Glad you are having fun with them.

    Hi Marigene

    Hi Shirls

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    My trip to Houston is coming up soon. It will be the first one with no sisters in a while. Last time Barb was my roommate, but she is not coming either. Kim and Anita will be there along with Sari and her daughter. We all seem to be weaning ourselves from the big conventions.

    Have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 10:18:20 am on June 25, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Good Morning…
    I got a nice rest with 2 purring kitties.

    I hope my sister did too. It will take a while to adjust to being
    a widow, but he was out of the house for 2 1/2 years so a lot
    of that part was already taken care of.

    Thanks for all your good vibes, it was really helpful to spend
    time going through email and other things on my phone. Quiet
    while we waited.

    Hi Shirls.. we had rain last night and probably will get more today.
    it is much cooler here than in St. Louis. It was really hot and sticky there.

    You can see that Stinky has had fun with the big girls too.

    I am having lunch with a friend today. A new restaurant opened up while I was gone… and you already need a reservation!
    That is good business!

    Hoping you all have a great day.
    June is almost over!

    Jackie

     
  • 08:31:44 pm on June 24, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    I have arrived home…. I can post photos again…. and spellcheck
    doesn’t tell me what words to use…

    See you tomorrow.

    Jackie

     
  • 09:15:41 am on June 24, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good morning…
    I fly home today. I know my kitties will be happy to see me. My sister needs restate and so do I.

    Queli… loved when they told us about all the new boys coming out. A couple have my interest.
    It will be fun to see what they have in Houston.

    Thanks for all your good wishes. Tomorrow I can post photos again.

    Jackie

     
  • 07:25:37 am on June 23, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good Morning…
    Feeling a bit freer now. My sister could get some needed rest.
    Thank you for all your kindness…it is so good to have friends that care.
    We have a lunch with a good friend today.
    She also lost her husband so that bond is strong.

    Fiona…so good to have you pop in. You keep busy doing fun things. Being in a band playing music was such fun for me in high school.
    I wish I had been able to continue.
    Just had no real talent for it.

    Yes, we all have loved seeing Stinky”s road trip. Can’t wait until his visit with me.

    Queli..waiting for your next outing with Barbie. Love when we get to share.

    Marigene…I hope my sister can find happiness like you have. First she needs to redo her kitchen…..sound familiar??
    I heard lots of widows do that.

    Kate..how is your dad doing?
    After this ordeal with David, I hope he is doing well.
    Stinky will be home again soon and I know we can all share in his homecoming.
    We do worry about his time on the trip where the postal service is in charge.

    Shirls..it has been such fun sharing Stinky”s big adventure with my sister. A good laugh is therapy.
    We plan to spend today having fun.
    Tomorrow I go home,but I am so glad she has her life back now. We will see each other again soon.
    Meanwhile she is going to Michigan to see our other sister in a few days.
    So glad we have each other.

    Have a great day…tomorrow is the weekend.
    Jackie

     
  • 05:15:55 pm on June 22, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Just to let you know…David has gone to heaven.
    Amen

     
  • 08:40:20 am on June 22, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good morning..
    I have been living in a bubble…
    Shirls…thanks for warning me about tropical stormy Cindy. I do not know if it will hit n.c. but I have not heard any news in over a week.

    The adventures of Stinky have been so much fun.

    Hi Kate..it is so lovely for you to send him to “summer camp” with us.

    Hi Queli..we had a sneak peek at the new dolls.
    Carlyle has a man bun…so it was no surprise to see that one. And I think the one in glasses looks like Bill Greening.
    I love all the new boys. Adds some fun into the life of all the girls.

    Hi Marigene…I wish we had a new baby here to love. All this worry about death is depressing.
    I attended a support group meeting with my sister last night. Eight women all going through the stages of Alzheimer”s with their hubbys. Lots of stories and tears.
    Great to have their support.
    One new lady came. She was so pleased to have been welcomed with open arms.

    Hi Fiona… I hope you are getting to see Stinky”s big adventure.

    Hanging in there…
    Jackie

     
  • 08:53:38 am on June 21, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good morning…
    Hi Kate…those nesting dolls are so amazing.
    15 all stacking…wow!
    Thanks for all the good vibes.
    David is still here.
    His sister told him he cannot leave today because it is her birthday.
    We will see if he is an obedient little brother.

    Hi Queli…amazing Lego displays. I remember my hubby helping our son put all the kits together. Shoot many little pieces.
    But those displays had to purchase individual blocks of the same colors to make custom things…seems like a labor of love.

    I think the hat would be uncomfortable to wear…ha!!

    Hi Marigene…your life seems so happy now.

    I hope my sister can be happy again soon. This is such torture for her right now
    Alzheimer”s needs a cure soon.

    Hi Shirls…Stinky will have to come up with some new adventures when he gets to my house. He has almost as many jobs as Barbie has had.

    Wish Marie was here to enjoy them.

    Hi Fiona…hope you pop in soon to see Stinky”s big adventures.

    Have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 07:18:16 am on June 20, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good morning…
    Another day in the 90s here in St. Louis.

    David still lingering.

    Hi Shirls… Stinky is loving being His Royal
    Highness
    Love the breast plate.
    Not sure sushi was eaten by royals back in the day, but with Stinky…anything goes.

    Hi Marigene…glad to see you pop in.
    You always are doing so many good things for people.

    Love your doll in the egg chair.

    Beautiful garden.

    Hi Kate…I hope William is enjoying life in your house. Such a handsome kitty.

    Hi Queli..wow…all the fun people have with Legos.

    Love the banana ones.

    I was supposed to fly home today.
    I am glad to be with my sister a few more days. We do not know if David will still be here before I have to leave.

    We scheduled another massage tomorrow.
    Good therapy!

    Hope you have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 07:39:18 am on June 19, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good morning..

    Hi Shirls…we saw the opera Titus by Mozart.
    The stage had a giant bird…it was fantastic.
    Costumes and music were beautiful….and the singing was amazing.

    I have extended my stay until this Saturday.
    David is lingering and I don’t want my sister to be alone.

    Hi Kate.. I am sure you love the minis.

    William looks relaxed and happy.

    Hi Queli…great photos…keep them coming.

    Sure do miss Marie, Fiona and Marigene.

    Have a great day.
    Jackie

     
  • 08:31:47 am on June 18, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good morning..

    Hi Queli…love the book and how it is inspiring you.

    Hi Shirls…has Stinky packed up to leave?

    He does love to travel although we all worry when he goes until he arrives at his next location.
    Good that Kate keeps a twin.

    Still hanging with David.

    Our massages were great. Tonight is another musical event.

    Happy Sunday all.

    Jackie

     
  • 05:11:41 am on June 17, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good morning…lost track of time and day here.
    Keeping vigil is exhausting, so we are going for massages later….hope it helps.

    Wow…love the Leopard jacket…
    I haven’t seen anything lately that I like better in a long time.

    Shirls…Stinky knows it is close to time for him to leave. I sent him back with a few things which show up in his room at Kate”s on occasion.
    He is now a part of your family.
    He lives with Kate, but can come again to see you.

    Always fun to see him in a different setting.

    I hope David will go to heaven soon. All the staff have prepared us well. We all need the rest.

    Thanks so much for all your caring.

    Jackie

     
  • 10:59:08 am on June 16, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Kate…thanks.
    We are still holding vigil.
    The waiting gets hard and we are wishing for relief soon.

    Hi Shirls…once you are finished, send Stinky back to Kate…unless someone else wants to host him.
    I won’t be ready until August.
    You will find the NEED to have him return again in time. Ha! Cause that is the kind of guy he is!!

    Queli..all the minis are so cool. My son had the real version of most of them.
    We do love mini reminders.

    My trip ends on Tuesday. I hope we will be finished by then….God willing.

    Hi Fiona
    Hi Marigene

    Hope you are having a good time.

    Jackie

     
  • 09:30:42 am on June 15, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good Morning

    Yes, I am Stinky fan!!

    Hi Shirls, I see the little guy has tired you out with all his energy. I know how that goes.

    Kate has him hang out in his room while she gets fresh ideas.

    Hi Queli…those are great minis.

    My confirmation to GAW for next year came.
    Maybe you should come since Kenvention won’t be happening.

    Hi Kate..
    By August I will love hosting Stinky.
    June has been a rough month.
    We did some things yesterday that
    aren’t fun.
    But some arrangements are in place.
    Still we wait…

    Thank you all for caring.

    Jackie

     
  • 01:17:56 pm on June 14, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Ha!….came out cowes to my house.
    Ya know I meant comes….the cows are at Shirl’s.

    Jackie

     
  • 01:16:08 pm on June 14, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi

    Stinky sure is having a great trip.

    I will have fun when he cowes to my house.

    My sister and I spend most of the time with David, but we do go for some nice places for meals.
    The caregivers are nice to be with so time is going pretty fast.

    Love all the photos here.

    Jackie

     
  • 08:39:40 am on June 13, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi
    Thanks for all the kind thoughts.
    David is still with us, but we are meeting with people to prepare for the end today.

    Hi Sari…glad to hear about a new baby.

    Shirls…Stinky brightens my sad day.

    Hope things will be over here soon.

    Jackie

     
  • 08:01:30 am on June 12, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi,
    Madame Butterfly was great.
    Wish I could sing like that.

    David is resting easier now,but hasn’the had any nourishment since Saturday.
    Hospice is with him so we are just waiting.

    I hope you are all doing great.
    I know Stinky is.

    Check back in here later.

    Jackie

     
  • 06:49:47 pm on June 11, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi
    I do love Wonder Woman.

    Spent time with David. He can’t swallow, so we are just waiting…
    Hospice has been very helpful letting us know what comes next.

    Lauren and I will be going to the opera tonight to see Madame Butterfly. A nice break.

    I hope Stinky is having fun.

    Jackie

     
  • 01:53:52 am on June 11, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi…Stinky has traveled back in time..looks like he has made lots of friends along the way.

    I got to my sister’s okay. I barely made the connecting flight…I used a wheelchair or I would not have made it on my own. So glad they have that service for us that need it.

    My sisters husband is not doing good. So we are playing things by ear right now.
    Azheimers is a cruel master.

    So glad I am here with her right now even though it wasn’t part of the plan.

    Wishing you all a good night.

    Jackie

     
  • 10:52:11 am on June 9, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Good Morning…

    Whee!! Love the adventures of Stinky and the gang.
    I can appreciate that it takes several days to get things
    under way!

    Hi Queli… Halloween already…. and Christmas?

    I do love the things they have , but I am not ready.

    Hi Kate… seems Stinky is being treated like royalty.

    I hope he behaves himself when he has to return to your house.
    Ha!

    Hi Marigene…

    Hi Fiona…

    I will be going to be with my sister for a little over a week starting tomorrow. I will peek in to see what Stinky is up to.

    Have a great time.

    Jackie

     
  • 12:45:10 pm on June 8, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Hi Kate… Looking forward to seeing your new doll.

    I hope you and your Dad had a great time being away from William.
    I know he doesn’t think there is any good reason for you to leave him alone that long….. my kitties let me know just how they feel about my leaving them!!

    Luckily I have a very caring babysitter who looks after them when I am gone.

    Hi Queli…I have been listening to the political hearing … this is going to be a bumpy ride!

    Hi Shirls… glad you are taking your time and getting Stinky into some fun adventures for us!
    I do know that it takes a lot of planning…. I am already getting
    some ideas together… for August.

    Off to get some things from the store for my next trip…

    Have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 11:24:07 am on June 7, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Good morning… the Clooney babies have arrived!

    Never thought George would get married let alone have twins…
    boy is he in for a change!!
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    Getting ready for Houston in July! Wish you were all coming along!

    Hi Shirls…. love the stories that Stinky is helping you create… he does that to ya!! Ha!

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    Hi Queli… Vina is such a fun doll for you!
    So many wonderful dolls in that store!

    Hi Kate…we are getting rain… for a couple more days.

    So it is cooler and refreshing. But… when it rains…
    it pours. So far I am high and dry.

    Hi Fiona

    Hi Marigene
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    Have a wonderful day.

    Jackie

     
  • 05:53:17 pm on June 6, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Hi,

    Been a busy day.

    Hi Queli..I love Queen Anne’s Lace. I haven’t found it around here.

    It is a weed. But a very lovely one!

    That is an amazing doll store.

    Hi Kate.. glad you got hair fair.
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    Hi Shirls… we are expecting rain later. it is in the area, but none
    here right now. It sure is humid though.

    I did have a great time with my classmates. 50 years went by fast!

    Hi Marigene… you are one busy person. Nice that you are so happy
    with all that is going on for you.

    Hi Fiona.

    My kitties are still following me around… they should be okay by tomorrow.

    Jackie

     
  • 09:32:40 am on June 5, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Good Morning.
    I got home yesterday afternoon…. whew! whirlwind trip.

    I didn’t take many photos because they will provide us with a DVD
    of the class reunion.

    What a hoot that was. I found myself sitting on the front row…. because 50 years later I am still one of the shortest!…
    for a photo of the classmates I started in Kindergarten with
    and followed through until we graduated high school. We usually
    had about 25 of us, I will need to see the photo to count how many were in it. But I knew them all and they knew me. Good thing we had on name tags though…. 50 years can alter a person’s looks!
    We had name badges with our senior year photo…. .like being
    resurrected from the dead!

    It was really fun to spend a little time with friends I have known all my life. We decided to have another reunion in 5 years. Lots of us
    are not in great shape!

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    Hi Marigene… so nice to see the sweet baby.

    I know you are having a wonderful time. Makes me happy to
    see you enjoying life.

    Hi Kate… love to see Stinky making himself so many new friends.

    Hi Queli… what a great doll store. Was that Gigi’s Dolls??

    Hi Shirls…love black Canary.
    I have a doll who wore black fishnet stockings and the dye
    is permanently on her legs. You must decide whether to take them off occasionally, or have them on full time.

    Hi Fiona
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    June… the month for weddings!

    I had such a great time, my senses are on overload.

    50 years in a couple of hours will take a while to digest.

    There were lots of people I don’t really know there, but
    some of my best forever friends were there. And I hadn’t seen
    many of them in 25 years when we had our only other reunion.
    And many I hadn’t seen in 50 years.

    Funny how you can catch up in just a few minutes as if no time
    has elapsed!

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    I have this week at home and then I will going to see my other sister
    for more fun.

    Have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 12:40:30 pm on June 3, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi
    Just checking in.
    Seems Stinky is having a great road trip.
    Me too.

    Jackie

     
  • 05:30:44 pm on June 2, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi…got to Michigan. Hubby is with me so we rented a car. That took 2 hours. They started a new computer system today.

    Having dinner with my sister.

    I will pop in when I can.

    Jackie

     
  • 11:08:50 am on June 1, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Good Morning…

    Hi Shirls….glad you found out who the little ones are.
    I have seen Black Canary, but not for a long time so I
    don’t remember what she looks like.

    Stinky has a lot of heroes to spend time with.
    will he learn some super hero tricks? to fly?
    to leap tall buildings with a single bound?

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    Mackinac Island…. I leave for Michigan tomorrow. I won’t get up to Lake Michigan, but I will next trip.

    Hi Queli…you my size doll looks great in both pairs of glasses.
    She can change them with her outfit!

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    Gray Lady Gene…. feeling like a gray haired old lady….going to my 50th class reunion. Best part is…… everyone else will be the same age as me!!

    Hi Kate…. wow! your niece is quite accomplished as a musician.
    I am sure the recital will be wonderful. I love to listen to music.

    I get to go to the symphony when I am in St. Louis with my sister.
    It is a terrific experience. She has season tickets so she gets to go
    all the time.

    Hi Marigene

    Hi Fiona
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    I will be back next Monday… see you soon.

    Jackie

     
  • 07:43:44 am on May 31, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good Morning…
    I am glad that our group is still active, although growing smaller it seems. I hope Marigene has just been busy.

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    I was with my sisters at the National Cathedral in D.C. when I took this photo. We were just looking around as this bride came out to take some photos. Just as I took my photo, the air caught her dress.

    June and all the weddings start tomorrow.

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    Hi Shirls… Stinky has found some cute playmates. I have never seen them before.

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    Hi Kate… such a lucious photo of Barbie and the flowers!

    what type of music does your niece do? singing? play an instrument?
    music camp sounds like a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy watching her.

    I loved that lobster print when I spotted it at the convention.

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    Hi Queli… Wonder woman is really cool. I know you will love her.

    Not sure about the tiny Barbies. I would have to pass on them.

    Hi Fiona

    Hi Marigene
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    USO Gene…. farewell to Memorial Day…. let Summer begin.

    Have a great day… the week is half over already.

    Jackie

     
  • 09:39:20 am on May 30, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good Morning..

    Hi Shirls… I see Stinky is having fun playing games with all the little people.
    Nice that he has his own bunk!

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    I hope you all had a nice weekend.
    There were lots of memorial celebrations but we didn’t attend any.
    Hubby wasn’t feeling too great.

    He went to the doctor today and has a prescription, so he should be fine in a few hours.

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    Hi Queli… love Olivia. She knows where to go for all the party decorations!!

    Our air conditioner guy is coming again today. He got us fixed up, but we need a new part installed today…. always something!

    Hi Marigene… I hope you had a nice weekend.

    Hi Kate… do you have family there?

    Have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 08:45:51 am on May 29, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Happy Memorial
    Hi Queli… we had one of those loud thunder storms with lots of lightning last night. My poor kitties were scared!
    We got lots of rain so today will probably be a rehash of storms
    with temps near 90.
    Great beginning of summer for beach goers.

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    I hope everyone has a great time today.

    Jackie

     
  • 09:15:02 am on May 28, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Happy Memorial Day weekend!

    Hi Queli…thanks for taking us to Hobby Lobby with you!
    I see those cute little hats.

    They always have so many temptations in there!

    Hubby and I are watching the Monte Carlo Grand Prix….at least he is!
    Then we are going out to brunch.

    It is a beautiful day here for the holiday. I am sure there will be a lot of barbeques.

    Have a glorious day!

    Jackie

     
  • 03:17:04 pm on May 27, 2017 | 0 | # |

    HI,
    Happy Saturday… and Memorial Day weekend.

    Hi Queli… great news from the BFC. I wonder what happened that they
    had to regroupl Glad that it is coming back.

    I love the shirt with the doggy wearing glasses! Looks good on her.

    Hi Kate… sorry to hear about your club’s leader moving away.
    I wonder if you will find someone to take over. Not an easy thing
    to find.

    I agree the new version of Dirty Dancing did not live up to the original. The rarely do. I liked the guy a lot, but the girl… not so much.

    Debra Messing was the only person I knew. I know they are reviving
    her old show for a few episodes. It should be fun.
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    I will be heading back to Michigan for my 50th class reunion June 2.
    I haven’t seen most of those “kids” for 25 years. And some for 50 years. It should be interesting.

    I won’t spend much time there because hubby is coming along
    and he doesn’t love it up there the way I do. And my sisters
    won’t be coming to the reunion so I won’t see them much either.

    One is not coming at all. the other has to work.

    But I will see her the following week.

    Lovely day here… a little hot, but nice for picnics.
    Hubby and I had to get a new t.v. Last power outage
    killed the one we had. So much for “smart t.v.s”!!!

    Have a great weekend everyone.

    Jackie

     
  • 08:20:05 am on May 26, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good Morning…
    Hi Shirls..good luck with the neighbors’ dogs this weekend.
    Sounds like they will be a handful.

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    Hi Queli… they say all roads and airports will be busy with
    holiday travelers starting today. The summer season starts today… where has the time gone??
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    The Indy race will be this weekend. I went one time. It was the loudest thing I ever attended…. once was enough for me.

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    Hi Kate… love your Lola Falana outfit! That is a lot of fringe!

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    Gene in her Derby Day outfit… a bit late girl!
    Have a great weekend.

    Jackie

     
  • 03:52:52 pm on May 25, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Barbie is feeling happy about Memorial Day coming up this weekend.

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    Hi Queli… love the big bike and the little bike!

    Glad that you have so much fun with your doll club.

    Hi Shirls…. I know Stinky is having fun at your place. Wonder what he is going to be doing for Memorial Day?
    Maybe nothing like me???

    Wishing everyone a great holiday.

    Jackie

     
  • 10:04:36 am on May 24, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good Morning…

    Hi Shirls… Stinky is having a great time with you! His big grin proves it!
    Ha!

    Hope your furbaby is okay.

    Stinky looks like he belongs in a hammock!

    the sombrero looks great on him too.

    Hi Queli… your doll club looks like so much fun.
    They announced the sequel to Top Gun today. Filming should
    begin within the year. Woo Hoo

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    I love this set from Kenvention!

    Hi Marigene..
    we have been having torrential rains. Yesterday a tornado
    hit north of us. Did damage to a trailer park.

    We only got rain, but tons of it. More coming today.
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    it’s barbeque season. I love food cooked on the grill.

    Hi Fiona..
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    this was my favorite part of our trip to the Bahamas…. feeding
    a barracuda to the sharks! the tour guide was doing all the feeding as the sharks jumped out to get it!

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    Have a great day and try to stay dry.

    Jackie

     
  • 11:00:32 am on May 23, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Good Morning…

    Hi Kate… I know you and I are loving Stinky’s adventures at Shirls’
    place.

    Not sure he should be riding his motorcycle in the house!!
    Love the helmet on him!

    I really miss having lilacs in the yard.

    Hi Shirls… Stinky is sure having fun with your dolls! Isn’t he a pleasure to host??

    Hi Queli…I have lots of the Hallmark ornaments too. Most have never gotten out of the box, but I do love to play with the Fisher Price ones and others that the Kelly dolls can play with.

    Hallmark does such a great job of picking ones for collectors.

    Hi Marigene… hope you and all your family and kitties are having fun.

    I had a trivia question last night…. what is the Emerald city…
    knew that one…. thanks to you being in Seattle.

    We only won one of the 8 prizes, but at least we got one.

    No trivia next week for the holiday.

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    We had a real downpour last night… and more scheduled for today
    and tomorrow and maybe Thursday too.

    We needed rain, but not sure we will need as much as we might get.

    Have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 10:02:52 am on May 22, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good Morning…

    Hi Shirls…. fun seeing what Stinky has been doing.

    Looks like he is working off his discretions.

    Love that he has a mystery girlfriend.

    Her cat shirt is too cute!

    Glad Jaime is keeping him in line.

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    what great photos of Pippa’s wedding.

    Cute George and Charlotte as part of the wedding party. they were adorable!

    Wish I had an invitation to that wedding!

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    I always love wedding season…. and it is nearly here.
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    Hi Marigene… I hope you had a great weekend.

    We are expecting rain later today and for the next 3 days. We need some rain…. but maybe not that much!

    Hi Queli… Stinky sure is having a great time with Shirls.

    Hi Fiona

    Have a great day.

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  • 09:28:45 am on May 21, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Good Morning… Happy Sunday!

    It’s great beach weather!

    Hi Shirls…. glad to see Stinky is having such a great visit.

    No telling what adventures he will be having next.

    Hi Queli… nice to have a great starting point for a collection.

    Hi Kate… thanks for the email. I am glad you will be having
    company soon. I will be seeing my sisters soon too.

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    I got this doll at a convention… her sunglasses have tiny flamingoes.

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    Hi Marigene… I hope you are getting to see your new baby.

    Hi Fiona

    Have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 11:51:33 am on May 20, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Good morning…

    Hi Kate… I sent you an email.

    Ha! About Skipper’s hair sticking straight up!
    I have lots of Barbies from the 80s that the more you
    comb the blonde hair, the more it puffs up!

    Hi Queli… I love that ornament too… I have one somewhere.

    Hi Fiona… I hope you are all having a lovely weekend.
    I have been watching a documentary about Australia. So interesting to learn about that amazing country.

    Hi Marigene

    Hi Shirls..
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    have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 08:45:42 am on May 19, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Good Morning….

    Hi Fiona…. there’s a new Pirates of the Caribbean movie coming out soon. I have been to see them all and to the ride at Disneyland
    lots of times.

    Glad to see you back.

    I use photobucket in spite of all the problems.

    I would love to see more photos of Australia.

    Hi Queli… ooohh the headless dolls sitting around the table
    like nothing is wrong!

    Ha!

    Great sewing room for Barbie.

    Bronner’s has the best Christmas stuff!

    Hi Kate… Ken looks great in his beard.
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    I am waiting for the air conditioning man to come. My unit broke down last night. Luckily it wasn’t too hot when I caught the problem and was able to get an appointment for today.

    Waving at everyone.

    Jackie

     
  • 09:00:37 am on May 18, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Good morning… another hot day!

    I am going to Fishy Fishy restaurant for lunch! It is on the
    Cape Fear River in South Port, N.C.
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    hI Queli…. still practicing the fork bows. Utube has a good demonstration.

    Hi Shirls… I am enjoying the photos of Stinky’s visit.

    I am sure you are having fun….

    Have a great day…. waving at everyone.

    Jackie

     
  • 04:10:27 pm on May 17, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Hi Shirls..

    I am chuckling at Stinky and the gang camping out, fishing,
    and drinking beer. He does know how to party.

    Hi Kate… so the fan club is ending… sad.

    Almost as sad as when Barbie Bazaar stopped publishing.

    I haven’t joined in a long time, but I know lots of people who love it.

    Hi Queli..she is beautiful and very colorful.

    Hi Marigene… I hope Mom and baby are doing well. Do they live close enough to see often?
    I do wish my son lived closer to me.

    How are all the kittens? You have lots of babies to play with!!
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    Hi Fiona… probably cooling down where you are since it is heating up here.

    Yesterday hit 90, today it is only 80 something.
    But the humidity is low so it isn’t too bad… yet.
    My car was hot when I got into it…. black interior.

    I am teaching myself how to make small bows with a fork.

    Need more practice!

    Have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 08:51:17 am on May 16, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Good Morning..

    Hi Shirls…. nice to see what a fun time Stinky is having at your place.

    Looks like he is a good fisherman! Love the car…. and the hat.

    Mystery girlfriend?? Does Kate know????

    Hi Queli… it’s a little too hot here for me. 90 degrees in the middle of May probably means a very long hot summer.

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    I hope you all get hair fair.

    I never had her, but I did get several totally hair Barbies.

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    Hi Marigene…. glad the baby is finally here….. whew! I bet Mom
    is resting after all that.

    Sad when all the lilacs are finished. They are such a favorite of mine,
    and NONE grow down here!

    Hi Fiona

    I had fun at Trivia. Our group won 2 out of 8 sets of 10 questions.

    It is interesting to see what types of information you have stored in your brain as the questions come.

    Even with a group of 8 or 10, we come up blank with lots of answers.

    It is easier when they have multiple choice to pick from, but that doesn’t always happen.

    Have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 08:10:00 am on May 15, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Good Morning…

    Hi Shirls… Stinky looks like he is having a great time.

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    I was so happy to get the silky redhead at GAW. They also gave us the purple dress she came in…. there was a big fight over who gets to wear it and the ballerina won!
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    I think she looks stunning!

    Hi Queli…big scare in the computer world…. so far mine is working just fine.

    The more we go techie, the worse the problems can become.

    Hi Kate… hope you and your Dad had a lovely Mother’s Day weekend.

    Hi Marigene

    Hi Fiona

    Trivia tonight. My group won 2 out of 8 prizes last Monday.
    We get a $10 gift card good for the clubhouse as a prize so it takes several to have enough for appetizers to split for our group of 10.

    Have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 04:11:48 pm on May 14, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Happy Mother’s Day!

    I spent the day having lunch at the beach…. can’t beat a day like that!

    Hi Queli… love Tommy with the hair that sticks up all over!
    Which one is he?

    Hi Shirls… love seeing Stinky visiting you! I knew he would have a lot of fun at your place.

    Love his photo and him in the same picture.

    Hi Kate…. thanks for letting Stinky travel again! He is such a hoot!

    Hi Marigene.. haven’t seen you in a while… hope you are having fun.

    Hi Marie

    Hi Fiona

    I hope everyone is having a wonderful day.

    Jackie

     
  • 10:44:15 am on May 13, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Good Morning… Happy Saturday.

    Hi Shirls… it looks like Stinky is having a great time out in the yard.

    I know he had fun here!

    Love the troll tree!!

    Your yard looks lovely.

    Hi Queli…love how well you can give us instructions.

    King is amazing!!

    Hi Kate… we were supposed to get rain today, but it didn’t come last night. Maybe later.

    Hi Marigene…. I hope all your friends are loving the lilacs.

    Hi Fiona

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    Have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 10:13:42 am on May 12, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Good morning…

    Almost Mother’s Day! My Mom has been gone since 1999. Good thing I have my sisters.

    Hi Kate… Glad Shirls has a chance to see how much fun Stinky is.

    I look forward to having him here in August.

    What a sweet little bear in her scarf.

    Hi Shirls… don’t you find Stinky has a great personality.. for a little
    piece of plastic! That big grin on his face is just too cute.

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    He sure had fun here with us! Even my hubby loved him.

    Hi Queli… more fun minis… the clown is very cute… love his party.

    I didn’t buy the King. That photo is from GAW. He was won by someone else.

    Another nice day, but rain is headed this way tonight.
    It is cooler today… good because it is way too early for 90 degrees.
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    the girls love Stinky.

    And… Stinky loves hats!
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    Have fun!

    Jackie

     
  • 10:03:14 am on May 11, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good Morning

    Hi Queli… I will have to check out the movie link later… thanks

    So happy you got the King of the Crystal Cave… he will be fun!

    Hi Shirls… I don’t mean to pressure you… Stinky will let you know when he is ready to play!

    Eww on the doggy rolling in the cat doo.
    I hope that won’t keep happening.

    Hi Kate
    Hi Marigene

    Hi Fiona

    Have a great day.

    Jackie

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  • 03:03:47 pm on May 10, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi,

    Lovely day here so I have been busy.

    Hi Queli… love the parks in Chicago.

    Hi Shirls… waiting to see what Stinky is doing.

    Hi Kate… I am sure you are too!

    Hi Marigene..
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    the water tour of Chicago was really fun!

    Jackie

     
  • 10:42:27 am on May 9, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Good Morning….
    Hi Shirls…. I hope Stinky got plenty of sleep for his new adventures.

    Looks like he had quite a group waiting to see him.

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    We are getting a new larger life guard stand.

    Hi Queli… what fun kites. Love the shark…..looks like sharknado really happened!

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    Hi Mariene.. how are the baby kitties doing?
    I haven’t been around little kittens in a long time.

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    Hi Fiona

    hi Kate… bet you can’t wait to see what Stinky is up to at Shirls place.

    Have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 02:32:11 pm on May 8, 2017 | 0 | # |

    hi,

    Lots of errands to run today.

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    Hi Shirls… I am sure Stinky will have fun with all your dolls.

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    My other Irish dolls..

    I hope everyone is having a delightful day…. waves to all.

    Jackie

     
  • 03:51:23 pm on May 7, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Happy Sunday…

    Hi Queli…I think that Javier said he worked on the Monster High dolls.
    I know how much you are in love with them.
    We will see if Javier gets to come to National. I don’t know how they decide who gets to come. Right now Bill is the main one since Robert
    got a promotion.

    Love the polka dot top on her too.

    What a fun doggy and his bag.

    Hi Shirls… looking forward to what Stinky gets to do at your house.

    He does inspire some interesting things.

    Hi Marigene… love baby kittens. Are these from the one you didn’t get spayed soon enough?
    I am glad you have found homes for them…..although I know
    you would keep them if you didn’t.

    Hi Fiona…beautiful day here today. sunny and in the 70s.

    Our golf tournament ends today. I am sure all the golfers will be
    sad to see it end.
    I will be happy to see traffic back to normal.

    Hi Kate… I am sure we will be having fun seeing what Stinky
    does at Shirls’s house. He is so much fun to host.

    I hope we can entice Marie to return.
    How is her Mom doing?

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    Have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 10:53:31 am on May 6, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Happy Saturday!

    Hi Shirls… you have a treat in store for you when Stinky arrives!
    He is really fun to have for a visitor.
    I am sad that Marie isn’t planning to have him visit her.
    Miss her!

    We had a lot of rain here yesterday. Now it is dry, but only 69 degrees for a high. And very damp.

    I hope we don’t get more rain for a while. Lots of places need a chance to dry out again.
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    this was a great peanut butter and chocolate mousse…. and we got a scotty dog cookie cutter.

    Hi Marigene… love seeing your lilacs again. I am sure all your
    friends will enjoy sharing them. I was disappointed that the lilacs weren’t out yet when I was in Michigan.
    They had just started and the smell wasn’t there yet.

    they don’t grow here in the red clay.

    Hi Queli…love the polka dot top.

    I have had peanuts many places, but can’t remember
    having pop corn as an appetizer.

    Both can cause problems for little kids.
    Some are allergic to peanuts and the pop corn
    can get stuck in their throat.

    Hi Kate… I just know Shirls will have a great time having Stinky
    there for a visit. He is charming to all.

    I think he should come here the second week of August for a couple of weeks. So far my August calendar is pretty open.

    Hi Fiona… do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo?
    Our news people were joking about how we celebrate it here and
    they don’t in Mexico.
    Mostly it has become a reason to go to the local Mexican restaurant
    and have Margaritas.
    Just like St. Patrick’s Day is for drinking green beer in the Irish Pubs.

    Just a fun time with friends.

    Barbie likes to have parties on those days!!

    I hope you are all having a great weekend.

    Jackie

     
  • 11:04:17 am on May 4, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Good Morning…

    this is Paul Bruce and our centerpiece. He designed most of the dolls outfits for GAW. and he was our table host!
    We get to sit with him again at National.

    He had the plaid for Ken’s kilts in his “stash”… the perfect size plaid!

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    paper challenge

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    there were some excellent dolls in the competition room

    Hi Fiona.. Scottish Highland fling was really a great theme.

    Lots of folks in plaid and all the dolls were great.

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    Hi Queli..your dolls look great… In LOVE the blue gown!

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    Where is Marigene?
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    Ninimomo had some great dolls

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    I didn’t buy much this time.

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    but there was a lot of look at!

    What a great day today. We are going to have rain later.

    My sister in St. Louis said the flooding there is getting really bad.
    It is a few miles from where she lives…. thank goodness.

    Waving at everyone.

    Jackie

     
  • 11:38:59 am on May 3, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good morning…

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    Hi Queli… glad you are having fun with Vina.

    the new Hallmark ornaments should be fun. I love going in and looking them over…. although you NEED lots more time than I do…
    ha ha

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    Hi Kate… isn’t she gorgeous? I love the redheads, but didn’t buy her… now I have her plus her original dress and this lovely dress too.

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    I haven’t played with her yet.

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    Hi Marigene…

    this is Bill Greening with the Totally Hair repro… he had a drawing to give 3 of them away… signed by Carol Spencer.
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    plus the hair fair repro… which was not given away… it hasn’t been released yet.

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    Hi Fiona… standing behind Bill is Javier… a new designer.
    He was at his very first convention and told us about what he has been working on. It is so much fun when they send someone from Mattel to GAW. It is the perfect place to introduce them.

    He did the curvy dolls.
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    The new guy doll is from the forest theme… he was also drawn in the raffle… I did not win any of them… but I was sitting at the table closest to the stage… so great photos… although we all know
    Queli takes MUCh better photos…
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    Another wonderful day here.
    You may know the golf tournament is in Wilmington this week.
    You can see it on the t.v. if you are interested. OUr local news people
    are very excited!
    I have been to lots of golf tournaments, but I can’t walk that far
    now so will just watch it on t.v.
    It is supposed to rain on Thursday.. we are hoping that it will
    stop raining by the time the golfers are out playing.

    Have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 09:20:18 am on May 2, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Sometimes Photobucket is exhausting! It is letting me load photos
    one at a time!
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    Hi Shirls…love a bride standing with cookies and cake!
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    I was at the beach at sunset… as the sky changed, so did the water.
    It was also at high tide.

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    As we sat on the pier, this man came lugging this fish into the hut to get it weighed.

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    it was this 40 pound mackeral…. what a great fish!

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    Perfect day at Kure Beach.

    Hi Queli…the Rock reminds me of the Stretch Armstrong dolls from years ago.

    I do love She Ra!

    Hi Marigene

    Hi Kate

    Hi Fiona

    our group is getting smaller… sigh!

    Jackie

     
  • 10:48:32 am on May 1, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Good Morning…

    Hi Fiona… glad you have had a nice trip.
    Playing in a band sounds like so much fun.

    Glad you got a new Skipper to play with.

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    You are teaching us a lot about the history of Australia. Thanks!

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    Can you find Nessie in there??

    Hi Queli…I am so glad Hallmark is on board with Barbie again.

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    Hi Kate… Stinky would have had fun in these dioramas.
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    Hi Marigene.. we have had such lovely weather here since I got home.

    Rain is coming tonight.

    We drove through the mountains around Ashville, North Carolina and they had had 4 days of rain so we had to pick our route carefully when we drove home. Raleigh had a lot of flooding so we avoided going that way home.

    Have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 08:05:44 pm on April 30, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi,

    It has been such a lovely day. I went to the beach for lunch.
    Then we sat on a bench on the pier and watched the swimmers
    and the birds. Only one pelican, but he went dive bombing for a fish.

    Then a man came rushing from the other end of the pier with a huge fish. I went into the hut to take a photo….
    it was a 40 pound Mackeral. (photo later).

    That does NOT make me want to go swimming in the ocean.
    But I love being at the beach and enjoying the scenery.

    One thing about Lake Michigan… no sharks, barracudas
    only the muskees with lottsa teeth that I know of in those waters.

    I don’t swim in the big lakes either though because I am NOT a good enough swimmer.

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    sadly all the fudge shops were still closed for the season when I was up north.

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    I do enjoy taking photos as we cross the Mackinac Bridge.

    Hi Shirls… beautiful photos as always. Glad we can have such fun with our dolls.

    Hi Queli… thanks for the photos of the new Hallmark ornaments.
    I bought quite a few last year.

    Hi Kate… so happy you reached out to Marie.
    I am happy she is okay.
    I guess I trust this site enough to stay as long as you other folks do.

    I am thinking about when Stinky should come. Maybe August would be good. I will let you know next time if that is an unbusy month.

    Hi to Fiona

    I hope our friends in Texas are okay. Big storms there yesterday.

    Jackie

     
  • 11:04:11 am on April 29, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Good Morning…. Hi Queli… I had a nice dinner at Zender’s for my sister’s birthday… yummm

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    We went across the bridge to St. Ignace. No snow!!

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    But… this sign was still up for one of the ferry boat docks.

    Hi Kate… thanks for letting us know about Marie.
    I am glad she is okay, but sad she won’t be coming here with her fun photos.

    Many of our Barbie friends are getting older and having many health challenges. I know GAW has about 220 registration spaces. The
    event meal room was really packed so not many more can fit.

    National convention is limited to 800 this year. It varies depending on the size of the hotel.

    Hi Shirls

    Hi Marigene

    Yesterday it was almost 90 here and very humid.
    Summer weather in April.

    Have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 07:30:53 pm on April 27, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Hi..
    We had a wonderful time at Grant a Wish.

    the Scotish Highlands theme was neat.

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    Always fun to see how they have dressed the big girls.

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    Hi Kate… of course… Stinky is always welcome for a fun visit with me.

    I need to think when will be a good time and I will let you know.

    I hope we can get Marie to host him too. She has been missing too long.

    Hi Shirls… love the fairyland.

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    This was a great backdrop!

    Baker Stinky looks great in his hat.
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    Has Queli gone on a trip?

    How about Fiona?

    I love when everyone shows up a lot.

    More photos tomorrow.

    Jackie

     
  • 12:27:05 am on April 27, 2017 | 0 | # |

    I am home.
    Great trip.

    Glad you popped in Shirls.

    Photos tomorrow.

    Good night.

    Jackie

     
  • 10:00:13 am on April 25, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi

    I am in Kentucky should be home tonight…unless we find a fun place to spend the night.

    Facebook has lots of convention photos.

    Have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 02:51:31 pm on April 23, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi…GAW is over for me.
    The sales room is open til the afternoon.
    Laura and I had breakfast with Kim and Anita.
    We packed the cars and headed home.
    My son is having dinner with us in Columbus.

    Convention was fun. Photos in another day or two.

    Hope you all had a nice weekend.

    Jackie

     
  • 09:17:42 am on April 22, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi
    Anita is doing well with her room sales.
    We had a fun dinner and auction last night.
    I took photos which I will post when I get home.
    Lots of cool plaids and kilts.

    Luncheon in a couple hours then the sales room opens at 5 p.m.

    I will check in tomorrow.

    Have a great day.
    Jackie

     
  • 11:14:56 am on April 21, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good morning….
    Fun Scottish Highlands theme at GAW.
    Things start today.

    Kim and Anita are doing room sales.

    I have seen lots of relatives and Barbie friends.

    I am sure Barbie will do well finding something to take home…Bonners was not meant to be this time. The funeral of my sisters staff members husband took first priority.

    Rainy and cool here again today. Makes room shopping better for Anita.

    Have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 10:07:05 am on April 20, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good morning…
    So far I have only seen a couple of Barbie friends. Most will come in tonight or tomorrow.

    Another gray rainy day here.

    Registration has not opened yet.

    Kim and Anita should be on their way.

    Hope you all have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 10:18:51 pm on April 19, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Spellcheck did a little of its own magic…sorry Queli.

     
  • 10:16:54 pm on April 19, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi…from GAW hotel. Nothing happening til tomorrow. Lil sis and I had dinner with cousins. Always fun catching up with them.

    Raining here.
    I have had rain,snow, fog 78 degrees and 34 degrees…welcome to Michigan.

    But it always feels like home!!

    Quality we had dinner at Zander in Frankenmuth yesterday. Went to the outlet malls shopping and Bonners was closed when we went by… so Barbie was outta luck!!

    Still have the room sales and showroom though.

    Hi Kate, Marigene, Shirls, Fiona, and Marie.

    Be careful in the poison oak Shirls.

    Jackie

     
  • 11:29:51 am on April 18, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi…
    Just checking in.

    Having sister fun although the librarian is working half the day.
    A staff member’s husband died so his funeral will be Thursday. My sister won’t be with us at GAW.

    Have a great day.
    Jackie

     
  • 04:03:04 pm on April 17, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi..We are back at my sister’s.
    We head to GAWork on Wednesday.
    It starts on Thursday.

    We had brunch with the Easter bunny yesterday. We were on the shore of Lake Michigan, but it was dense fog and could not see the water.
    This morning there were snow flurries.

    Now that we are further south, it is warmer and cloudy.
    Wait 5 minutes….and it will change again.

    I hope you all had a lovely Easter.

    Jackie

     
  • 08:18:42 am on April 15, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good morning from Harbor Springs, Michigan.

    Hi Kate..glad you feel better.
    Looks like Easter fun for Stinky.

    Hi Marigene…such pretty flowers.
    I can feel the joy you have being in the garden with your sweetie.

    Hi Queli…We went across the Mackinac bridge yesterday. I got new photos. Can’t post til I get home though.

    Wishing you all a Happy Easter.

    Jackie

     
  • 06:14:51 pm on April 14, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Just checking in to say how beautiful it is in Upper Michigan.

    Jackie

     
  • 12:43:32 pm on April 12, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi…halfway to Michigan.

    Kate, I am so sorry you were sick. I hope you know what you had so you can avoid it.

    Cute purse and sweet bunny.

    Hi ShirL’s

    Waving at you all.

    Will check in later.

    Jackie

     
  • 09:06:54 am on April 11, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Good morning…

    Hi Queli…so many pretty curvies. I hope they can all wear all the outfits.
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    My son was afraid of the Easter Bunny when he was little.

    Tomorrow I am headed to Michigan.

    I will try to peek in…. and hope to take lots of photos.

    Have a Happy Easter!

    Jackie

     
  • 11:23:11 am on April 10, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good Morning..

    It’s a beautiful sunny day.

    hi Queli… what a fun flamingo umbrella… reminds me of the
    croquet mallet of the Queen of Hearts and the umbrella of Mary
    Poppins.

    Thanks for the Hobby Lobby link.

    2 days til I go sister tripping.

    Must be everyone is enjoying outdoor things.

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    Have fun!!

    Jackie

     
  • 10:25:58 am on April 9, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Happy Sunday…

    Hi Shirls… love Gabby and Max!

    Love the way you fixed up the house.

    Beach houses are so much fun to play with.
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    Here is another Easter photo from last year. I will be away this year.

    Hi Queli…love the picnic table!
    It will haunt me til I can find one!

    Those eggs shout Stinky’s name!!

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    This is definitely one of my favorite beach houses… The Grand Hotel
    on Mackinac Island, Michigan. I know they are preparing it for
    opening day in May.
    I am hoping to see the concierge lady friend next week before she goes over to the island for her job.

    Hi Marigene… your life has certainly changed lately. It is good to
    know you are having such fun.

    Hi Fiona… would love to see photos of Australia.

    Hi Marie… hope you are having a good time.

    Sunny lovely day here.

    Hugs to all.
    Jackie

     
  • 08:33:54 am on April 8, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good Morning… it’s Saturday.

    Hi Queli… I love it when I find lots of others have been here too.

    Love the Easter candy.

    The garden show you went to was a lot of fun for me too. I love all the pretty photos you took.

    That silkie was our travel doll, Millie. Our BBB group sent her to
    everyones house and we each added something to her box and then
    had her in the auction.

    She had a lot of neat stuff for the person who got her.

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    this is Lynda holding Millie

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    and Bill holding Millie
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    I took this photo last Easter.

    Hi Marigene… so good that you are enjoying time with your sweeting in the garden.

    I am happy that you still find the time to pop in here.

    I love the daffodils blowing in the wind.

    Hi Kate…
    what a sweet little bear.

    You find more uses for those eggs than anyone I know.
    I hope Stinky knows how lucky he is.

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    I had lunch at the beach two days in a row this week.
    Yesterday we just sat at our table at the window watching
    the ocean and the birds. There were lots of sea gulls and a few pelicans. It was about a 30 mph wind and the birds were flying backwards some of the time. Love to see them dong that.

    And the pelicans divebomb into the water to catch fish.

    It was too cool and windy to sit outside though.

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    Hi Shirls… so glad Queli was able to tell us about the http vs https

    My comuter skills are getting further behind every day.

    Hi Fiona.. we are having an Azaela Festival here this week.
    And it is also the Masters Golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia.
    They have lots of azaelas there. And right now they are all blooming
    and so pretty.

    Hi Marie… hope things are okay in Texas.
    I hope you will still be able to come to the National convention in
    Houston. Kim and Anita would love to meet you too.

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    my little gator friend is back from hiebernation.
    He has grown up a bit more.

    Hope you all have a great weekend.

    Jackie

     
  • 09:18:40 am on April 7, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good Morning..
    A cooler morning, but sunny.

    Hi Shirls… I have this site on my favorites list so I stayed logged in.

    Not sure what the http looks like. I am sure Queli will know.

    Love all the tweeking you have done.

    You are very good at improving their looks.

    Hi Queli… love the flower show photos. All the dolls look great with flowers.

    Hi Marigene… we know your doll/flower photos are wonderful.

    Hi Kate… What will Stinky be doing for Easter? I know him…. it will
    be something fun.

    Hi Marie…

    Hi Fiona…
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    Have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 10:19:16 am on April 6, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Good morning… we did okay last night. There was a lot of thunder and lightning, but it hit 30 miles away causing 3 fires in the beach town of Calabash. No one was hurt. Sure kept the firemen busy.

    Also one place had hail the size of golf balls.

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    the rain has ended.. at least for now. We got around 2 inches of rain.

    Hi Queli..the curvy girls are getting some nice outfits.
    Love the flower bears… so cute.

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    My friend’s gray lady Gene.

    Hi Kate… sweet Buffy and the lovely eggs. You are going to be all ready for Easter!!

    Waving at everyone… have a great day.
    Hopefully the storms are gone for a while.

    Jackie

     
  • 07:26:45 pm on April 5, 2017 | 0 | # |

    hi
    It is almost 7:30 p.m. and our stormy weather has begun.

    Jackie

     
  • 09:52:19 am on April 5, 2017 | 0 | # |

    It was a dark and stormy night….

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    Lots of storms going on and we are about to get hit with another one today… and tonight.

    Hi Shirls… I hope you are doing okay.

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    Hi Marie… I know Texas is getting lots of big storms.
    I hope you are okay.

    Hi, Marigene.. glad you learned to love the lush green moss.

    Hi Kate..
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    last year when I went to GAW, we stopped in Dundee, Michigan at Cabela’s. There are several Cabela’s, but this is the only one I know that has a log cabin exterior and these great fighting bears in the yard.
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    It was a stormy day… as are many in April in Michigan.

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    Hi Fiona… are you close enough to get to the ocean often?

    I was there for lunch one day when it was stormy… the lightning
    went sideways across the ocean.
    It was really great to watch, but you did not want to be out in a boat!
    I wish I had my camera with me then.

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    this is a shelf cloud. You know a lot of rain is going to fall soon when you see one.

    They have already closed a lot of things today in anticipation of the storm headed this way. I am hoping no tornadoes or golf ball sized hail will hit here!! I know it is happening as the storm moves.
    Missouri had another tornado only 30 miles from Joplin, which is still rebuilding from the one that hit there a couple of years ago.

    Hi Queli… I hope you are not in the path of the storms.

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    I should have been a weather girl! I love watching storms.

    Stay safe today.
    Jackie

     
  • 10:29:48 am on April 4, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good Morning…

    Hi Queli… lots of fun minis.

    I love Belle, but Gaston is amazing. love his outfit!!

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    I will be going to the beach for lunch on Thursday.

    Hi Kate… Your collection of nesting eggs is impressive.

    Little Georgie is so cute!

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    Hi Marigene.. last night we had a lightning storm. No damage that I know of, but it lasted a while.

    This morning it is sunny and bright and all the pollen has been washed away! It was a heavy dose this year and everything had yellow on it.
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    Hi Shirls… I know you probably had the storm too. More coming
    in a day or two.

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    Hi Marie… I know storms have been in Texas too. Hope you are okay.

    Hi Fiona… not sure what weather you have had.
    My friend leaves for Australia today. It takes all day to get there.
    Actually 2 days.
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    Our Azaela festival starts tomorrow. I have never been because
    it is usually when I am at GAW.
    I won’t be going because my foot gets sore after a brief walk…
    so no festivals for me.
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    Barbie wants to wish you all a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 08:56:28 am on April 3, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good morning..

    Hi Queli… love the photos. Nice way to showcase the scale of the minis. There are a whole lot of them in that case!

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    I am ready for GAW. I wish I were going to Michigan this week.
    A cousin’s son was killed in a car accident on Friday and the funeral is next Friday. Tragic thing for the family. Both my sisters are planning to go.

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    Hi Kate… Stinky’s funny bunny cracks me up.

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    Another bright sunny day here. Things are greening up nicely.

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    Have a great day everyone.

    Jackie

     
  • 11:07:11 am on April 2, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good Morning… HAPPY SUNDAY

    Hi Kate.. Glad the snow… and winter are finally coming to an end… although slowly!

    I’m glad that we are having 70s weather… it is my best temp!

    I know, Katie is in college. I will see Anita and Kim at both GAW and the National in Houston. We are sitting at the same table at both.
    So far no Kenvention has been mentioned.

    Love the adventures of Stinky. He is a clever dude.
    Tutti’s dress is adorable.

    Hi Fiona… flip flops are definitely the right name. What do you call tennis shoes??

    The Campbell kids are about the same size as Kelly.

    I hadn’t heard about your weather. Our news tends to be just
    the states.

    Hi Marigene… love when the moss is pretty and green.

    Your kitties have the good life! Any word on babies??

    Hi Shirls… hope you are having a great weekend. It is sunny and nice here, but more storms are brewing in Texas.

    Hi Marie.. are you getting the storms??

    Hi Queli… I know Mattel must hear us when we beg for things.

    The made to move bodies make play so much more fun.

    I just wish they could wear the vintage clothes better.

    finding just the right doll for an outfit can be challenging.

    Another week until I head to GAW. I will be in Michigan for a week ahead of time to spend Easter with my sisters and cousin.

    Ah… sister fun!

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    We will be heading up to see the Big Mac… the Mackinac Bridge which connects the Upper Peninsula with the Lower Peninsula.

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    that is Mackinac Island in the distance… a 20 minute ferry ride…

    We won’t be going over to the island because season hasn’t started yet.

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    This is the ferry boat landing on the Lower peninsula side.
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    This guy lives there!!

    Have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 07:18:43 am on April 1, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good Morning… Happy Saturday

    Hi Marigene.. love all the Skippers in the flowers.

    It won’t take long before your seeds turn into beautiful flowers.
    You do have a green thumb.

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    Hi Shirls… we had a lot of rain yesterday too. No severe weather which is good.

    Thanks, I got that dress when I was in Seoul, Korea so it is authentic.

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    I haven’t played with this house in a while.

    Hi Queli.. love Abby…. she is all set with her helmet and knee pads.
    I hope she knows how to skateboard!
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    Love the Tim Gunn styles!

    Hi Kate… aww glad Stinky got some love from Queli.

    Are you going to send him on another trip?
    He is always welcome here.

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    Hi Marie… you have been missing for a while. I hope that everything is okay.

    I will be seeing Kim and Anita in a couple of weeks. Anita says her house is going on the market. She wants to downsize now that her daughter is off to college.

    I will also get to see Barb. She is not coming to GAW, but my sister and I will stop to see her at her house on our way home.

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    Hi Fiona… my friend is going to Australia… she is so excited.

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    I hope to see Pam Seeman in Michigan too. She lives there.

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    Here is a fun beachy scene!

    I hope to see Bill again soon too.

    Have a great weekend.

     
  • 09:50:33 am on March 31, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good Morning…

    Pouring rain right now. Hope my car gets all the pollen washed off.

    Hi Queli… I know basset hounds are larger than beagles, but didn’t know they could change from one to the other.

    My Mother in law’s Dad was a vet who raised basset hounds.
    He trained them, and they were in the film… the Hounds of the Baskervilles. So long ago… they did it for FREE!

    Hi Kate… such a lovely outfit… times 2!

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    Photobucket sent me an email… they have been upgrading and want their clients to put in more money…. so far I am sticking to what I have already.

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    Waving at everyone… stay dry!

    Jackie

     
  • 09:37:05 am on March 30, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Good Morning… a little Gene fun!

    Hi Queli..we did have some really fun swaps and Christmas exchanges. Sometimes we had 25 people involved so you got 25 gifts at once. Kate has lots of them in her closet… I recognized lots of them. such fun!
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    Carmen Miranda must have had a fun life!

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    Hi Kate..love all the flocked versions of Ken. Unending possibilities!
    I sure hope Spring arrives up there soon. Snow drags on in March and especially in April. Time for a warm up.

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    Hi Marie

    Hi Shirls

    Hi Fiona

    Have a great day girls.
    Jackie

     
  • 07:31:18 am on March 29, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good Morning…

    Lots of storms going on. None here this morning, but they
    will be here probably by Friday. I hope everyone is okay.

    Hi Shirls… sometimes the rescues are the best. She is a pretty doll and I am sure you have already bonded with her.

    Hi Queli..she is definitely a cool doll…. and the outfit is interesting.

    Hi Kate… sorry you didn’t get any photos. Sometimes you need to just have fun and not worry about taking photos. I am sure you will find some somewhere.
    Love the closet!!

    We all love sharing Stinky.

    Hi Marigene

    Hi Marie

    Hi Fiona
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    Have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 07:18:33 am on March 28, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good Morning…

    Hi Shirls… rerun photos here too.

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    No trouble with photobucket today.

    Sorry to hear you are still getting the warning. I don’t know why that is happening for you.

    Hi Queli… you had a lot of fun with the new Belle dolls.

    I am so happy that Emma Watson did so well in the film. It is so hard to break out of being type cast. She will always be Hermiene (don’t remember how to spell it) to most of us.

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    Stinky always has a lot of parties when he comes here for a visit!
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    Have a great day… waving at everyone.

    Jackie

     
  • 10:03:08 am on March 27, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good Morning.

    Hi Fiona…I love the original Barbie outfits too. The tiny zippers
    were so cute. I know they occasionally put one into a dress, but
    it is rare.

    Hi Queli… the beauty salon is very cute… and tiny!

    Your dolls have lots of fun toys!

    Photobucket is not letting me in right now.

    Hope you all have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 11:13:59 am on March 26, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Happy Sunday

    Hi Queli… funny to see Harry Potter hanging in a tree.

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    I took this photo a few years ago… Ha!

    Peeps have done some marketing!! How fun!

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    Spring Break has begun around here. It is supposed to be in the 80s this week.

    Love the Quinceanera doll.

    Waving at everone. Have a fun weekend.

    Jackie

     
  • 09:35:43 am on March 25, 2017 | 0 | # |

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    Happy Saturday…

    Hi Queli… yup… dolly friends are great!

    Can’t wait to see your photos Kate. I know you will have a lot of fun.

    My kitties did very well yesterday. Came home matt free.

    Both have a lot of tartar buildup which we might need to have removed. And Whitey has a heart murmur. He didn’t have it
    at his last visit. But they are 15 years old and slowing down.

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    Glad the DA costumes are owned by safekeepers. I went to a costume museum in L.A. and they take great care of their costumes. It was when Harry Potter was big and they had Dumbledore’s robe and hat.

    Plus… tons of other things!

    Love the Winter Belle and her outfits. I am so glad that the movie has broken lots of box office records. We need to have more family friendly movies make money.

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    Hi Kate… still got snow up there?
    It is going to hit 80 here this week.

    Hi Marie… hope you are not too hot yet.

    Hi Marigene… You should have nice moss this spring with all the rain you have had.

    Hi Shirls

    Hi Fiona
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    Love those Disney Princesses.

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    and their handsome Princes.

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    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Jackie

     
  • 08:51:22 am on March 24, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good morning..
    I just dropped off both kitties at the Vet. They need grooming and their checkup.
    I can appreciate that Marigene has the vet come to her house!!

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    Hi Fiona… It will be interesting to see how many of my class come to the reunion. We had 150 in my class and I know of at least 2 that died. Gathering them together will take work. My cousin is on the committee to do that.

    Hi Kate… we had frost here this morning. Hopefully it will get to the 60s later today. I had to take the kitties out in the cold to get to the car.

    Ha! Love fierce Ken. Manly Ken and original Ken aren’t able to wear the same clothes in some cases.

    Hi Shirls… I do love that doll too. Her hair and eyes are lovely.

    Love her dress that you made her.

    Your Island doll is beautiful.

    Hi Queli… Love all the Downtown Abbey photos. What have they done with the collection now?

    Hi Marigene… can’t wait til you can get more lovely garden photos.

    Hi Marie.. my Xavier Musketeers are still in the basketball tournament.
    I got my Masters degree there. So every March they send me an
    opportunity to donate…. all my money ….to them.

    When I went there I would sometimes see a large black limousene.
    It was there for the President’s lady friend. Loretta Young.
    I never got to see her. But she might have been in the car behind those dark windows.

    Have a great day.

    Jackie
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  • 10:19:49 am on March 23, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good Morning..
    Hi Fiona…all the bands seems like such a great way to spend a weekend.

    All my band days were in High School… and this is my 50th
    class reunion year…. so it has been a long time!
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    I have another lunch at the beach today. It is a bit cool, but nice and sunny.

    We like to go before the tourists arrive, which will be very soon.

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    This is our coast guard cutter which goes out occasionally.

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    We have two drawbridges which have to go up when it comes in or goes out to sea.

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    I was first in line when it went up one day.

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    Love going to the beach. Even though I never stick a foot in the water!!

    Waving at everyone.

    Have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 09:50:29 am on March 22, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good Morning…

    HI Marigene.. you are certainly keeping busy helping others.

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    I did not know Lily of the Valley came in any color except white.
    Mom had some and they just came up every year… no maintenance required.

    Lovely photos! Love them all.

    hi Queli…I spent the entire day yesterday having my car serviced.
    A tire had gone low so I had it towed to the dealer’s and they
    also did the regular service which included new brake pads.
    Sitting there all day is so tiring. But they did have their shuttle driver take me to Olive Garden so I could get some lunch. He came back to get me. Nice to know that service is available.

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    Nice to hear a new version of Downtown Abbey may be coming.

    Hi Marie..

    Hi Shirls… love all the green… including the HULK.
    Wonder if he minded getting painted green all the time?

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    Hi Fiona..

    GAW is coming soon. I will be spending a couple of weeks with my sisters for Easter and GAW. My older sister still is not driving after breaking her shoulder. It happened just before Christmas so we
    know there is a problem, just not how to fix it yet.
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    We keep having our weather jumping from cool to warm. Today we have cool after rain last night. Yesterday it was 85 degrees.

    So glad my car is back in great condition. The low tire light kept going on… so this time they replaced the sensor! Hope that did the trick.
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    Have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 09:46:35 am on March 20, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good Morning…

    Hi Fiona… looks like you had a fun trip. Wish I still played in the band.
    It was a lot of fun in high school… although I had no real talent! Ha!

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    My little tree is almost all leaves now. And it leans to the left after the hurricane last fall.

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    I have also changed out the St. Patty’s Day decoration.

    Happy Spring…. officially starts today.
    And it is my 46th anniversary…. yup, I’m that old!

    Waving to everyone.

    Have a great day.

    Jackie

     
  • 08:41:52 am on March 19, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Good Morning…Happy Sunday

    Sunny pretty day this morning. It rained last night so some of the pollen should be washed away. It was really heavy this year.

    Hi Queli… love all the hat colors. I will need to keep watch for them.

    Love the cat eye bag.
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    this is an oldie photo, but I love daffodils.

    I don’t have any in my yard here.

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    Hi Kate… I hope your snow is melting away.

    Hi Marigene… How is Tammy doing? I hope she is much better.

    Hi Marie..

    Hi Fiona

    Hi Shirls.

    Have a great day.

    Jackie

     
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