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Peter Grant (tjmatel3)

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I am married with 3 children - 2 boys and 1 girl. We also have one of our nieces living with us. I live in McDonough, GA and currently work as a paralegal in Atlanta, GA.

I am a born again Christian who loves the Lord and people. I also love a good joke (share some).

My interests include travel, politics, reading, network marketing, and writing. My wife has told me that I write well and that has helped me to spend more time writing.

I am currently building a business providing families, groups, couples and even singles an opportunity to make lasting memories in places traveled. I provide travel booking services at Petes Travel Center.

In addition, I have website that offers invaluable information on all inclusive Caribbean cruises. You will find this helpful if you're planning your first or next Caribbean cruise.

HubPages is a great place to connect and learn and I look forward to a great experience.

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    2010 Family Cruise

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    New Testament In Blood

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    US Economic Recovery?

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    8 years ago

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    Life's Offerings

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    Obama Caravan 1

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    Myrtle Beach

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    Helping Hands

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    Call Me Friend

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    Fathers Wanted

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    Elderly Drivers

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    Cruise Vacation Savings

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    0

    Illegal Immigration

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