HubNuggets of the Caribbean

We be pirates! We be off on another venture, raiding 'cross the uncharted seas in search o' treasure. This be no ordinary treasure we be seeking though, matey. No, we be after the greatest treasure in all o' the 'ub Pages - the 'ubNugget Wannabes.

Our Cap'n heard tell o' a pirate's hoard of 'ubNugget Wannabes, stashed away in an 'idden cove. The Good Ship 'ubNuggets 'as scooped the lot, but she's went aground with 'er booty and the treasure is ripe fer the pluckin'. And who better to pluck it than fearless crew o' 'ubNugget Privateers.

We be shippin' out on the Golden Pearl, fairest frigate in the whole of the 'ub Pages fleet - and a fine, fast vessel she be, trim and clean, and rigged for speed. Many's the time we sailed in 'er to the very Edge o' the World and back. We 'ud tweak the beard o' the Kraken 'imself to snag 'ubNugget Gold.

Goonies map from
Goonies map from
High Commissioner Menayan
High Commissioner Menayan
The fair Lady Maddie Ruud
The fair Lady Maddie Ruud
Cap'n Scarlet Anderson
Cap'n Scarlet Anderson
Peg-Leg Pat
Peg-Leg Pat
Ol' Blood 'n' Thunder Evilpants
Ol' Blood 'n' Thunder Evilpants
The Ripplemaker
The Ripplemaker
Gold-Tooth Bee - ye 'ave to look quite close to see 'er tooth, but it be there, mateys, an' a beauty it be! Arrr!
Gold-Tooth Bee - ye 'ave to look quite close to see 'er tooth, but it be there, mateys, an' a beauty it be! Arrr!

Golden Pearl - the Book o' Souls

Our Letters o' Marque gives us leave to pillage and plunder the Seven Seas o' Hub Pages in search o' treasure. Straight from the hand o' High Commissioner Menayan they be, and sealed by the very signet and sign o' the fair Lady Maddie.

'Tis said this canny pair has a hand in many a fine venture, what with their broad ships plying the trade routes from the Americays to Madigascar.

They be marketing all manner o' fine provender to the fancies an' fops, an' the honest, workin' feller alike, an' many a fair communique from home fer those as can read 'em.

Our Master and Commander aboard the Golden Pearl, be none other than Scarlet Anderson - the boldest Captain that e'er shivered a timber, an' Scourge o' the Seven Keyboards.

Cap'n Scarlet be a stickler for everythin' ship-shape and Bristol fashion - none o' them half-hearted 'ubs for 'er! Only the very best, the true 'ubNugget Wannabes, will do fer Cap'n Scarlet! Arrr!

Our bonny first mate be Peg-Leg PI, and as brave a wench as e'er sent a brigantine o' bad grammar down to Davy Jone's Locker. She be a deadly shot wi' 'er seven-pounders, an' when she lines 'em up acrost yer bow, ye'd best hove to an' prepare to be spell-checked. Arrr!

Our PI be an' 'oly terror fer reading the treasure maps. She's got a nose fer gold, an' what's more, she's scouted every cove and 'arbor in these parts where a tall ship wi' a Wannabes cargo could hide.

Up in the crow's nest, there be our lookout - Blood 'n' Thunder Evilpants. Old Blood 'n' Thunder's a Cap'n in 'is own rights, but the wily Jackalope's made 'is mark in the Book o' Souls o' the Golden Pearl to set sail wi' Cap'n Scarlet an' go off in search o' 'ubNugget Wannabe gold.

'Im an 'is scruvy mate, UbNuggets 'Ank got theirselves into a spot o' bother runnin' contraband up the coast durin' the Great Gravy Blockade of ought-five, but 'e's a dab paw wi' a cutlass, and an 'andy feller to 'ave on board fer a long voyage.

That fair damsel on our bowsprit - there's some as would call 'er the figurehead, but we calls 'er The Ripplemaker. She be the soul o' the Golden Pearl, an' spreads the news of our comin' throughout the 'ub Pages.

A fine lassie she be, an' keeps 'erself busy wi' lookin' ahead, pointin' the way to the golden 'ubNugget Wannabes we seeks.

Our ship's cook be Gold-Tooth Bee. We calls 'er "Goldie Bee" fer short. She's the best cook as e'er sailed on the Golden Pearl, an' can whomp up a tasty duck soup faster'n ye can say "roll me in the scuppers an' clap me in irons!" Arrr!

Some says as that there gold tooth (see Announcing: The HubNuggets 'Strip' ) give 'er a taste fer the 'ubNuggets, an' that's why she signed the Book fer this voyage.The Bee's made one o' them gold teeth fer each of 'er shipmates, an' we wears 'em on a gold chain round our necks like a talisman. Arrr!

Goldie Bee rules 'er galley wi' an iron pot-hook, so best stay on 'er good side when she be seachin' out the golden 'ubNugget Wannabes.

I be Red Eye, the ship's cat, scourge o' any rats unwary enough to pokes their scurvy nose out o' the bilges. Arrr!

I made me mark in the Book as soon as I 'eard we was settin' sail fer treasure. I loves nuthin' better than to sink me hooks into a great, golden 'ubNugget.

Gold an' glory, me hearties! Gold an' glory!

Here be our theme song, matey! Arr, they be bonny pirates, too!

Which one of this week's Personal Finance nominees is your favorite?

  • 23% Ten Reasons Why You Won't Get Rich and What You Can Do About it.
  • 4% 24 Ways to Make Extra Money - No Skills Required
  • 29% Growing Your Wealth While Retired
  • 7% 6 Ways for College Students to Earn Extra Cash
  • 21% Get Paid to Write Sites
  • 16% How to Deal With Scavenger Debt Collectors and Zombie Debt
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Which one of this week's Politics & Social Issues nominees is your favorite?

  • 9% Earth Day: 40 years young?
  • 11% Imprisonment of women and children in Stoneybatter, Dublin 7, Ireland in the 19th century
  • 12% Is the Fair Tax Fair?
  • 12% Letters from Vietnam 1968 to 1969
  • 39% Living Green Before Living Green was Cool
  • 18% The Complete Guide How YOU can Save the Dolphins and the Whales
112 people have voted in this poll.

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Which one of this week's Food nominees is your favorite?

  • 33% 20 Meatless Meals That Will Save Money on Groceries
  • 27% Chilli Chocolate Recipes
  • 8% Diabetic Low Carb Cooking
  • 14% How to cook quick & healthy meals in 5 easy steps
  • 8% How to make "Shakshouka" (Middle Eastern brunch dish)
  • 10% The Hamburger - America's First Fusion Food
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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Ahoy RedElf - i enjoyed the read and will read on and vote. The photoshop job of the crew of the Golden Pearl is the best EVER!

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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

I I captain, Cast me vote and now I be off! Thanks and Peace:)

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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thank-ee so much GL- I had WAAAAY too much fun with the pictures ;) Don't they be a pretty lot - Arrr!

Good morning, Katie! Peace to you, too...Arrr!

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Maddie Ruud 6 years ago from Oakland, CA

You've done me proud, my faithful crew! Off to blow-dry my hair. What, you think it does that by itself?

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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

nice presentation and I voted, Thank and to you most, Maita

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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America

AHOY, Red Eye!

- Be a dandy ship's cat, and stick out thy jagged claws and give der ol' peg-leg a scratch afore I disappear agin', will yers? Da static be makin' it itch, tho' it tweren't naught but wood...'ope the nuggets don't fall outin' it. Ach! 'ere me go back inta the breach.... (static...flash...smoke...)

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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thankee, m'lady (doffing cap and touching forelock in my best respectful pirate manner) We be proud t' serve ya! Arrr!

Hey you guys, this is great - now I can be insufferable and talk pirate all week - well, 'til Wednesday...Arrrr!

Thanks so much for reading and voting, Maita!

Ahoy, Mate! Drat that Mate be gone we'll gives ye a scratch...Oooops, sorry, wrong leg ;) Arrr! Now I be runnin' t' saves me tail from the Wrath o' Peg-Leg PI (wait a minute - was that another movie reference?) Never mind- up the mast we goes...Arrr!

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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

be ye warned ye best be stayin out of ma' galley while the chives and garlic needs-a-choppin. arrr

Awesome job RedElf.

Congrats to all ye 'ubnuggeteers and good luck.

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Joni Douglas 6 years ago

Thanks so much for the nod. Loved the presentation!

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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

What, Miss Bee - no snacks for the good little kitty - ARRR! Hey! Watch the tail, Cookie!

Most welcome, Joni! Arrr!

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susanlang 6 years ago

Good sailing mate, loved the photo's and voting was a joy!

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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

Great selections, and a fun presentation!

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Shirley Anderson 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Fantastic job, Red Eye! Your paws must be tired from all that typing and picture taking of the action aboard ship!

Might I say that the team looks especially fetching this week?

Good luck to all our wannabes!

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Gosh, you made me laugh. This was fantastic. Thank you.

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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thankee so much, susanlang - Fair winds and following seas to ya'...Arrr!

Thanks so much, Paradise7! So glad you enjoyed it!

Arrr, Cap'n! er, I mean Aye-aye, Skipper (..wait a minute - I'm having some kind of flashback to Gilligan's Island...static...) OK, here we go - we're back...I were hopin' ye'd all like yer new bloomers, Arrr!

Thanks so much, Hh - always nice to see you!

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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi RedElf, you rock! It's a delight seeing the Hubnuggets Team in piratey outfits! I enjoyed it immensely! Please, please, may I copy the photo you made of me? It's super cool! And oh, with all the ruckus going on, it's affecting my connection. Challenge to look fer a solution to get my way to the hubnuggets wannabees. hmmmmm...thinking and thinking... aha! I'll be off fer now Red Eye and don't ye finish the rats off, I'll be back with the nuggits...arrr...

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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

All done! Voted. Promoted (also on facebook) and now I'm flying to the kitchen...those food hubs made me really hungry....hahhahahhaha Thanks RedElf and the Hubnuggets Team for the wonderful choices.

Hubbers, keep voting! :)

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DjBryle 6 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

Two thumbs up for this hub! I have read and voted! Congratulations to all the nominees and best of luck! Happy hubbing!=)

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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Of course you may have the photo, with my compliments, dear ripplemaker! So glad you liked it. I had lots of fun finding everything and playing in Photoshop. ...and yes it's a great crop this time, too!

Welcome, DjBryle - Thanks so much, and good luck to all the HubNuggets!

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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Yippppeeee...thanks redelf! It's so graceful...and wonderful! Thank you for this one! The rest of the photos are so great too. Zsuzsy made me laugh out loud..I'm staying out of yer way might hit me with that long knife of yers....heheheheh Shirley and Maddie looks so elegant and Pat looks so mysterious. BT and Jason are dashing in their pirate suits. LOL Thumbs up!

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U Neek 6 years ago from Georgia, USA

LOL, that was a rollicking, fun, exciting read! I love your imagination and the awesome pictures.

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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, ripplemaker. Like I said, it was lots of fun to play with the pictures - glad you like yours! It suits you, I think ;)

Thanks so much U Neek! I really had fun with this one, too. Glad you got a laugh!

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Audrevea 6 years ago

I could have easily chosen 3 of the Politics and Social category!

You all look so cute in your pirate gear

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NamVetRich 6 years ago from Springfield Oregon

How exciting to be aboard, I can feel the ocean swells under my feet and taste the salty sea air. Thank you for the honor of letting me join such and impressive crew.

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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Audrevea, welcome! Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

NVR, glad to have you aboard on this trip! You are most welcome here.

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gramarye 6 years ago from Adelaide - Australia

Good hub nugget choices - voting was so hard!

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Simple Tim 6 years ago

Wow! what a fantastic layout Red Elf!!! what a delcious choice of hubs too! I think I'm gonna let my gut decide this weeks winner:)

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yvens 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

excellent presentation and content.

by the way I voted.

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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

Wonderful HubNuggets Caribbean style.

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Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

Great hub and I have rated it up.

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mega1 6 years ago

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DustinsMom 6 years ago from USA

Great hub!

Sherry (little sis) 6 years ago

NamVetRich these letters are amazing a real window into a soliders life in Vietnam. Though I read them all those years ago as a 16 year old little sister I see them in a whole different light now at 57 years old.

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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

I've read the hubs, cast my vote and you have a great hub Captain!

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Herald Daily 6 years ago from A Beach Online

Terrifically entertaining hub thar, Matie! I's cast me votes fer the week.

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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

gramarye, thanks so much for voting! Nice to see you.

Thanks so much, Simple Tim - I had a lot of fun.

Nice to see you here, Yvens, and thanks for voting.

Glad you enjoyed it, Sandyspider. Nice to see you here.

Thanks, Granny's House - nice of you to stop by.

Glad you stopped by, mega1.

Nice to meet you, Sherry - they are great letters - I agree they're so much more meaningful when we're older.

Greetings, Pamela99! Thanks so much!

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barryrutherford 6 years ago from Queensland Australia

Great theme, well done !

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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

You guys are too much. But I like it nontheless. I started reading the hubs a few times and got sidetracked. Finally I voted. Thanks.

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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Aaay Mate! My vote has been cast wondering who will walk the plank now! lolololo Thumbs UP! :)

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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Great articles and voted - lets see who gets the treasure :)

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Deborah Demander 6 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

Thanks for the great choices this week, and for a well presented hub.


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

barryrutherford, thanks so much! So glad you enjoyed it. We are having fun playing pirates!

elayne001, we try hard ;)

After scratching the wrong leg, I thought it would be me ;), AEvans. Fortunately staying up the mast saved my tail this time.

billyaustindillon, It's gonna be a tight race this time.

Hi, DD! Thanks for reading and voting!

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Shinkicker 6 years ago from Scotland

Arrrr!! Arrrr!! 'ave I missed National 'Speak Like a Pirate Day'?

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Juliette Morgan 6 years ago

Hi Redelf, that be a lot o' fun matey. I've voted and hope you be passin the Mexican Coast for a warming chilli bit of grub on cooks day off!! There's gotta be some retail therapy for that poor girl to stock-up on some spices for your ship and according to her she'd like some real good coconut face cream!! Give her a day off, I beg you cap'ain! Really fun, thanks - Juliette.

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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Avast, Shinkicker! Arrr! We decided t' adds a whole week o' "talkin' like a pirate"!

Shiver me timbers, Juliette Morgan - that be fine name ye bear - any kin o' the Cap'n? (Cap'n Morgan, we means...) 'cause any friend o' the Cap'n's be a mate t' us.

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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Great Hub RedElf, I look forward to seeing the pictures of the team which is always fascinating to me. Along with reading the hubs of the new writers being featured of course. Keep up the great work. :)

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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, MG. Always a pleasure to have you drop by and comment. You never know what we'll come up with next! ...and always lots of great writing to check out.

Oops, almost forgot - Arrr!

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wordscribe41 6 years ago

Voted. Nicely done, RedElf. Great choices, lots of unique hubs this week.

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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

wordscribe - nice to see you! Thanks so much for stopping by to vote and comment. It's a great crop again.

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EllenGraeger 6 years ago from Madrid

What a great idea, redelf. Rated up, stumbled-upon and a bo-bo bottle of Rum, haha !

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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so very much for the promos, Ellen - really appreciate the boost for all the new hubbers. Arrr!

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B.T. Evilpants 6 years ago from Hell, MI

Avast ye scurvy dogs! Some son of a motherless goat whacked me with a belayin' pin an' tossed me belowdecks! I 'ad to chew me way out, but I made it ashore in time ta vote!

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Jamiehousehusband 6 years ago from Derbyshire, UK

Ahoy there Jimlad here to deliver the carry-out cap'n ordered, took yer time gettin to the gulf of mecico, did bad bout o' wind blow you off course or was it just a bad blow dry job? Now missees I be careful 'ere with my language in fron' o' ladies (been on the local tequila). Now don't go givin' this chili to that ship's cat's potent stuff and yer can't be doing with nursing kittens on board..Oh I can't wait for sunrise be a great way to have tequila...

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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

The Evil Cap'n Hook'em Horns stow'd 'way 'n closed the polls afore this fair damsel could vote. Curses!

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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America

AHOY and Conratulations to all the Wannabes this week! I enjoyed every entry.

I hope I can keep the costume.

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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Arrr, Cap'n Housewreckerpants be on the loose - 'tis back up the mast for me! (...shouts back down from the t'gallant..[that's a very high-up sail]...) "Thank-ee fer votin' Commander Cutlasspants! I be seein' ye later...much later!"

Arrr, Jimlad - ye can keep yer chili - this kitty be dinin' on some fine fat rats that Cap'n Noisypants flushed from the bilges. Glad t' see ye voted, boyo! Arrr!

Awww, Nellieanna, so sorry ye missed out! They be shuttin' down the polls at mid-day on Wednesdays! Hope we sees ye out to vote on the next go'round. Arrr! Ye be welcome anytime!

Arrr, Peg-leg, ye can all keeps the whole shootin' match - we even made arrangements foe the Ripplemaker to keep her whole ship if'n she wants it. But Mister Evilbloomers has to turn in that blessed cutlass or we'll have no peace.

Congratulations to all the HubNugget Wannabees - ye all be winners, here! Arrr!

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bonnebartron 6 years ago from never one place for too long

Wow, this is really cool! I'd love to participate next time you guys do this! Lovin HubPages!

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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Hi there, bonnebarton! Each member of the HubNuggets team takes turn about "hosting" the hub each week. Glad to have you pop in to read and vote for your favorites every week ;)

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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, bonne - hope you like the next one, too.

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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Big thumbs up. Your hub came at the perfect time!! I just today one hour ago, got a summons for an old debt, way old like 5 to 6 years. I forgot about it, The debt has esculated to 1,688. It was $500.

GOd is so good. I am so grateful for your info. I plan on moving forward with the statue of limitations. Me oh my. The company said they would give me plenty of time to pay guess 5 years was plenty. Yikes I am not proud, I do wish I could pay them. God is mighty and awesome, I will turn it over to Him. Thank you so much for sharing your info. Hugs Galore. You have a new fan. I will be over soon for more reads. Hugs Galore.

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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

Glad I could brighten your day. Hope things work out well for you, skye2day...

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