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From My Virtual Lips to Yours: The 8th Lollipop Award...

Updated on February 15, 2013

The Hubba-licious Lollipop Award: In The Beginning...

Back in the days where Hub-drudgery ruled - Whence seldom a glance was the norm,

Poor Hub-writers toiled from dusk until dawn - Their Mantra to NEVER conform!

Poetics were cruelly shunned, Rejected from Hub of the Day,

If it weren't for ChristinHawaii - One can only surmise the decay!

And So It Was Written...

Sir Christin championed 'Distiction' - A peer standing free from the crowd,

Freedom-writer who stands up for justice - or one witty and humor-endowed!

And whence ChristianHawaii observed that first gem - his virtual mission did stop,

Unto Billybuc was bestowed the first lick - Of this Hub-licious, fake Lollipop!

The Commandments...

Such a sweet honor, this make-believe Pop - Bestowed seven times, today eight,

Well aware you're on pins and needles - But alas, custom is - you shall wait!

The rule's to NOT be a hoarder - This sugar rush fleeting at best,

So please allow me the honor - Introducing six more whom were blessed!

Roll Out the Sticky Hub Carpet..

The Second Award went to Linda (lrc7815) - Social conscience that roars in high gear,

And so, it was passed on to Richard (rcrumple) - Who's humor at Hub is held dear!

The fourth to be crowned was Maria (marcoujor) - Perspectives balanced and true,

Martie (martiecoetser) partook of the sweetness -Her generous nature shines through!

Mine, Mine, All Mine...

The 6th honoree was our Nellie (Nellieanna) - who exemplifies fiery sweet,

Let's not forget to add brilliant - she chose me (I'mKar'n23), after all - SUCH conceit!

Now it's MY turn to pass on this Sucker - As the Reigning Honoree,

A duty of sobering import - The Lolly stands proudly, you'll see!

Deborah Brooks..
Deborah Brooks..
Coming Soon:  Brooke...
Coming Soon: Brooke...

'GUM' Roll Please - Presenting the 8th Lolli-Licker - DEBBIE BROOKS!!!

The time is now come to adore her - This poet of heart, every chord,

A dynamo in a small package - Who else but our DEBBIE LANGFORD!!! (Deborah Brooks)

So deservant of this high achievement - And a published author too,

A survivor who's faith doth sustain her - A heart big as Texas shines through!

Wedded to Van a lifetime ago - Two sons and six grandkids to love,

Sharing her spirit through prose from the soul - Maintaining her strength from above!

So nimble to offer friendship - To judge is not her fashion,

The perfect Lolli-Popper - So sweet and filled with passion!

And so I pay it forward - To a woman I adore,

Secure she'll do this Sucker proud - Not my problem anymore!

Debbie's Favorites...


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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @AHorseback: Howdy Cowboy're just covetous because I'm a LOLLI-GAGGER...


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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      And yet Leslie , when I read the title , Hmmmm , you sure do raise the bar when it comes to "from my virtueous lips tp yours " .......thats where you had me !

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @SuzieHQ: Thanks for joining us for this passing of the POP, Suzie! I agree re; Deb's being worthy of the lolly - she's an all-around amazing woman!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Leslie,

      Loved your poem as way of passing on the lolly to a wonderful writer and lady well worthy of this award. Congrats on your own which I regrettably missed! Oops!! You are without doubt another hubster who is a perfect choice!!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Silvergenes: Hello, dear - it is so nice to have you here - in my tiny hub-corner!..

      I hope you make yourself at home and visit often - the welcome mat's always out and the coffee - and conversation - is always HOT!

      Thank you for your kind words and congratulations to YOU for joining the sticky hub-sucker club!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Silver genes this has been so much fun.. Leslie is awesome and wonderful friend . many blessings


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      SilverGenes 5 years ago

      Wow! Now this was something completely different! From the poem to the music - just amazing. Congratulations to you on winning the sweet award and what a great choice passing it to Debbie. She is a lovely lady.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Lovedoctor926: you know we both love ya, Doc!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @VincentMoore: Hey Vince - ya look good sucking on that lollipop, my friend -!

      it was my pleasure and an honor to pass this award to her - and i was very happy when she told me she was passing it to you..

      (i guess i didn't mention to her that she might have contacted you previous to awarding it - my mistake..)

      and now - it's YOUR sticky

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      Congratulations Debbie! You're well- deserving of this lollipop award. Your poetry is amazing and it comes from the heart.

      ImKarn- Congratulations to you too my friend for being so bold and passionate about the things that you write about. You're also well-deserving of this lollipop award.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Oh everyone is so nice.. I LOVE YOUR ALL.. I had a ball with the award.. it tasted so good... how sweet how sweet..

      but I passed it on...

      The ball is in Vincent's park now


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      Vincent Moore 5 years ago

      I am not surprised by your choice at all. Deborah is a wonderful peson, dedicated to her craft as a superb poet and inspires so many of us with her loving work. I truly hope she enjoys this prestigious award as much as I know you enjoyed awarding it to her my fellow Canadian. Hugs and Deborah enjoy the long sweet licks, you so deserve them my poet.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Teaches12345: It's good for me too, my friend! Thanks for taking the time..

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Great choice for the award. It is always a good read when I pop in on your posts.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @DDE: So glad you could make it, my friend! Doesn't Deb look perfectly at home - sucking on that lolly? it's almost as if she's done it before...somewhere..

      hmmmm, Deb? Are you keeping a lolly-tale from us?


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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Lady_E: So nice to see you Elena! So glad you could join us for this auspicious - if sticky - occasion!


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      Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Way it go Debbie you are fantastic and mKarn23 you just know what to say and write well done!

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Very beautiful to read. I thoroughly enjoyed and well done on being consistent with lovely/ funny / thought provoking articles.

      Well done to Debbie too. :-)

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @DeborahBrooks: SEE??? There's a huge responsibility that comes along with that innocuous-looking lolly!

      Like it says - Now - it's YOUR problem...


      Love ya, gfxx

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Leslie.. how in the world do I top this awesome hub and I read nellieanna.. I am amazed.. okay let me read more.. blessings my friend


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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago


      @Debbie: Thanks for sharing this momentous occasion with Deb and i, Eddy - it wouldn't be the same without you!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Leslie everyone I cant quit reading this one.. Leslie you are so awesome.. I am so honored my friend.

      thank you again and again



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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      A brilliant share Leslie and another for me to vote up,across and share all around.

      Have a wonderful day .


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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago






      MMMMmmmmmm...these are a few of my favorite hubbers -

      So glad you could join us for the passing of the lolli - a most solemn occasion!


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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      A wonderful choice! Debbie is another of my favorites. Leslie, you did this so well!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      I bow down to thee the lollypop and gracefully accept your ruling! Haha! Debbie is a great winner of this prestigious award, so well done!

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Love the fun way you have passed on the lollipop, especially the 'Gum' roll. Poetry, pics, music what more does anyone need for a perfect presentaion to Debbie

      Congratulations Debbie well deserved

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Leslie, You are too darn funny! What a sweet treat this tribute is. I'm not being a suck-up, just stating the facts! :)

      Congrats to Debbie!!

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      It took me far too long to get to this. Look at all the fun I have been missing!

      LESLIE - a wonderful choice. Debbie is such a wonderful beautiful lady. Always suportive, she writes from the heart - ad what a big heart it is. I LOVE your spin on the award. If anyone can jazz it up, it's you.

      DEBBIE - congratulations on your award. It is well deserved. You are a great writer and a good friend. I thank my lucky stars that our paths have crossed. You are loved by so many, includind me. Never forget that.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago



      @LaurinzoScott...........Welcome, my friends - Deb and i are thrilled that you could stop by and watch the crowning of the next Sucker! (lol)..

      Thanks for noticing the pics, Carolina - it's all about the Sucker...ya know? (lol)..

      Cowboy..when did i EVER say dream on to YOU? lol

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      Mmmmmm....loving the amazing atmosphere at one of these...'Lolli-nations'..

      Thank you all for stopping by and witnessing Deb take her first good lick!


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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Laurinzo,,


      A horse back

      thank you all I am so honored...

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      Live To Write 5 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Absolutely wonderful Leslie... and I think you made the right choice

      Congratulations Debbie...

      Voted way up!!!

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      carolina muscle 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      This is a cool post... It seems like a great choice. I gotta say though, my choice for best 'grab yer attention' hub pic is the one on here ! :-)

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      ahorseback 5 years ago

      AANNNDD! Congratulations Debbie Brooks , My gosh that womans pretty Leslie !........Ed

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      ahorseback 5 years ago

      Well Everyone , "There she goes again " causing me to push all her buttons [ man I wish just once ] , isn't it something though , I mean think about it ! Leslie gives away gift given to her , a just reward to Another beautiful woman and I get to push each one of the accolades ! I guess its only fair thouugh ! She pushes my button , I push hers .........ohhh I know what your gonna say already Leslie ....."Dream on Cowboy "!..........story of my life !

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago



      @Mhatter99: Bill, Deergha, Martin...hello my friends - and welcome - always! Your generous words are felt deeply - and appreciated greatly!

      Thank you for visiting, and for reinforcing the fact that Miss Langford embodies everything that the Lolli

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @MartieCoetser and

      @Marcoujour: Welcome to TWO of my most favorite predecessors! Lol..

      Hmmmm...a lotta women, eh? surprise here...haha..

      Altho...i'm one to believe that we need a man to suckle greedily once in a while, as well..

      (LOL...that was a lollipop allusion - nothing more...uh=huh...)

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago




      @Deborah: Hi, Sunnie, Carol, Shauna - and Deb! i am over the moon with my successor, as well...LOLxx

      Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to pay tribute to Lollipop Langford! lol..

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago




      @Deborahbrooks: So glad we all agree that Deb is the perfect hub-sucker to carry on this great tradition! LOL..

      Love ya Debxx...

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Good choice and well presented. Thank you.

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      deergha 5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Wowww Leslie .....and what a signature ImKarn Kinda way to aptly put forward this coveted award to the most deserving and sweet Debbie. Applaud on this for sure.

      I am a fan of both of you gorgeous and so talented ladies. Long live the LoLLIPOP ladies :-)

      Votes all up way and shares across the board.

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      Bill Blackburn 5 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

      Graceful, compassionate, beautiful, intelligent, creative and so much more! Leslie you're incredible.Hat's off to all the lollipop kids!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Fyrfytr234: Lol..thanks for noticing...

      Glad you enjoyed...i know you follow Deb too...

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @HLPhoenix: Hola Henda! Donka for sharing!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago




      @Btrbell: Hello, my friends - and thank you for attending this sweet coronation!

      Your presence is always welcome, and always appreciated!

      The poem was a lot tougher than the decision of who to pass on this special treat to...

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      Gina 5 years ago from West Tennessee

      Thank you for honoring our sweet friend Debbie :)) She is truly one-of-a-kind.

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Leslie, You 'take the cake, as well as the lollipop' for being gracious and funny in your passing of the sweet stick...!

      Deb, Hope you have as much fun as I did...enjoying your favorite flavors of sugary goo...Congratulations!

      Hugs, Maria

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      Oopa Leslie style! I could hear the music in the background :)

      Congratulations, Deborah! Enjoy your lick of the lolli-lollipop....

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      WOW I already have someone in mine for the 9th lollypop award..

      hee hee

      love you all


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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Excellent choice and very colorful presentation as only you can pull off, Leslie!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @lrc7815: pressure in THIS hub-corner, my friend...xx

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      Linda Crist 5 years ago from Central Virginia

      Oh gawd....please don't hold it against me. I'm only one person, really I am. I got behind and I promise I'll never let it happen again.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @lrc7815: think YOU"RE miffed?

      Read up - Sunnie Day thinks i'm 'Kim'...

      Sooooo - who's this Kim wench? LOL...

      love ya, Linda - glad you caught this one - Deb's the hub's meow!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @DeborahBrooks: My friend - with all due respect - you were a 'no-brainer'

      i truly couldn't think of one other person who personifies every single thing that hubpages WRITERS stand for..(not necessarily the hub-ministers, mind you..sigh..)

      You're a great writer - AND a great woman!

      What they call 'Quite the Package'!

      Enjoy the recognition...It's well earned and my pleasure!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Wow an honor. I just love these pictures. You have a way of writing, putting together the best photos and always totally amazing all of us. Great as always..and it is pleasure and delight to know you.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Nellieanna: I felt my first response should be to my predecessor - who else?!

      This was a daunting task, as i very much wanted to convey the 'essence' of the previous 7 awards - and yet - add a little 'LIP'

      ya know - do it i'mkar'n style! (sigh...sadly - not gangham style..LOL)..

      i truly couldn't think of a better lolli-licker to add to the Luscious Lollipop Line-up than Deb! She's just an amazing woman - i've gotten to know her quite well over my time here - and - she just shines!...

      What i love most is that we don't see eye to eye on many topics - and yet - it's SUCH a non-issue!

      After 'meeting' some, um...'devout' folks with zero tolerance for others beliefs - Deb again stands out as an example to be followed!

      i really wanted to totally break with tradition and award TWO Lollies - one to Deb AND one to a certain unnamed

      i know - i'da been beaten out of the emeritus society!!! lol..

      Good to know i made you proud, my friend!

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      Linda Crist 5 years ago from Central Virginia

      I am feeling a bit miffed that somehow I missed the passing of this sweet treat to you, my crazy and delightful friend Leslie. I apologize for not being there to make a big deal out of your award. You are so deserving and I am elated to find out today that you have enjoyed the reward of being the 7th recipient of this prestigious award.

      Now, you have also risen to the occasion and passed it along in perfect Leslie fashion and I congratulate Debbie. What a great addition to this elite club.

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Leslie - I'm truly honored to be followed by such an excellent Lollipop and her/your choice of a worthy successor! I love your clever poem describing all about the award, its origin, history and then all about Debbie! I just love the way you've done it, - with poetic simplicity and delightful effectivity! Whoo Hoo! Slurp! Yum!

      And you, dear Leslie, though you've now relinquished your crown, have taken your place in an awesome lineage to become the 7th of what I'm calling The Prestigious Lollipop Emeritus Society! You've served the office in an exemplary way, inspired a rash of wonderful accolades, admiring glances, and many mouths watering for your - - er - - lollipop. It's been delight all the way around, to which your multitude of admirers will testify.

      I've no doubt whatsoever that your excellent choice for the 8th in line will continue to bring honor, distinction and admiring, licking attention to the greatest of all Hubba-licious Virtual Lolliipop Awards in Hubland and when the time is right, will pass it on to another sweet, shining likable example of finest Hubhood!

      So congratulations to you, dear Debbie; and may your reign be a shining beacon and a slurpy treat for all to behold!

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      So happy for you Debbie...You are truly a wonderful beautiful woman filled with sweetness like no other! Kim you chose well in bestowing this fun and inspiring award.

      Loved the entire hub!

      Love and hugs,


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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I cant quit visiting and reading.. I am so excited... Leslie THANK YOU AGAIN and AGAIN.. .. MANY BLESSINGS TO YOU my dear friend.


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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Loved the poem and congrats :)

      I am glad you passed on the award to another sensational author/poet :)


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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Oh Leslie!!!

      You have passed this sucker on to the sweetest lillipop in the land, in my eyes, my dearest and sweetest friend, who is also an amazing, and now published author no doubt!!! Debbie is the best at what being part of the community of HP is all about and that is, sharing, caring, loving and the best of the best poets and writers around.

      I adore Debbie too.

      Leslie, what an amazing presentation of the 8th Coveted Lollipop Award! Outstanding.

      Both of you wonderful women, please take a bow and hear the applause!!!

      Debbie, I love you and cherish you as a dear, dear friend, but you already know that, however, it is good to tell those you love, over and over again.

      Please savor this moment with a couple of licks, as you are already too sweet, no need to add more than necessary.

      God bless you my sweetest friend. In His Love Always, Faith Reaper

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      Dennis L. Page 5 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

      Voted up and all across. I love your closing. It is as if you've declared, "Off of me and on to you." You know me and poetry...but, I got it and I get it.

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      FyrFytr234 5 years ago

      GUM roll? LOL. Loved it. The poem, the pictures, and your choice. You've once again made me smile and laugh. Thank you. Voted up and shared.

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      HLPhoenix 5 years ago

      Well the wait was worth it... a great poem, and a great pick. I have to go read it again. Sharing.

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      Randi Benlulu 5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      First....what an amazing poem! I loved reading it. Second...what a beautiful choice. Debbie is a very worthy recipient! Congrats to all of you!

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      ALUR 5 years ago from USA

      Where's my lollipop? As always engaging, uplifting and well, unique: keep it coming girlfriend while do my ode to the dark and light:)

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      Zia Uddin 5 years ago

      The 8th "lolli-pop licker"? lol, nicely done. Debbie is really the greatest "lolly-popper" above all. I want my lollipop :D

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Leslie.. I am laughing and crying at the same time.. WHAT AN HONOR... you have given me.. I thank you my sweet friend.. my loyal friend and a true friend..

      God bless you all the days of your life.. just a wonderful hub..

      I am honored.. I would give a speech but i am SPEECHLESS..LOL



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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      As fine a recipient as we could hope to receive this glamorous award. You have chosen wisely, Grasshopper! Long live the lollipop!