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Interview: Tammy Maticic

Updated on September 18, 2016
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In an English course at Villanova University in 1981, Maria interviewed her mom, who likened her to Barbara Walters. She never looked back.


Meet Tammy ....

Tammy Maticic, aka tammyswallow, is a fascinating, energetic and positive presence in HubVille.

I first met Tammy in the Spring and found her supportive demeanor was laced with spirit, humor and a great depth.

Tammy received the 2012 Hubbie Award for 100 Great Things You Can Buy For/ With A Dollar $1.

Her writing is always informative about a wide range of subjects, her craft hubs are some of my favorites. She writes of life experience with a uniquely powerful, and oftentimes funny, voice all her own.

I think you will all enjoy getting to know more about Tammy, as I did:

The times I feel most relaxed are....

I am most relaxed when the people I love are in a good place and all is right with them physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

The times I feel saddest are...

I get sad when I think about all the special people I miss that have left this world, especially my Grandma. Other than that I have a deep sadness for all the cruelty that is in the world today, especially against children and animals.

Something I'd like to teach others...

I wish all people would realize that each one of us collectively contributes to the world in which we live. We all choose what kind of world we end up with and what kind of country we live in. People constantly complain and place blame on this group, or that politician, or young and old people. Very few people have the personal integrity or self awareness to accept their own share of the lot. If each person made the choice to live with self control, integrity, and respect for others, and see it is our responsibility to do so, the world could be such a better place.

My secret passion ... my dream job....

I was an avid dancer when I was young and I wish I would have followed through with it.

Most hated gift I ever gave someone ...

When I was in my late teens, I gave an atheist a Bible. In my naivety, I thought I could change their thinking. It didn't go over well.

The gift I could have done without ...

My mother’s biting sarcasm.

If you peeked in my junk drawer, you'd be surprised to find ...

A hidden stash of chocolate, a collection of lethal pocket knives that my son’s insist I need, assorted craft supplies, and poetry rags.

My date from Hades ....

never had one believe it or not! Just a bad first husband.


A life goal on my bucket list ....

I had a child later in life so my biggest goal is to live long enough to meet my daughter’s children if she has any. I also want to travel the world starting with Scotland, Ireland, and New Zealand.

What I most look for in a friend...

I have been blessed with a lifelong best friend that I met in kindergarten. I was a very shy and introverted child and she was brave and outspoken. On my first day of school, the bus driver passed my house and forgot to drop me off. I was distraught and thought I would never see my home again. She spoke up for me and told the bus driver she missed my house. We have been friends ever since.

In a friend I look for a sense of humor, someone who is a positive spirit with a healthy outlook on life. I am drawn to people who are interesting conversationalists.

Something I will never part with...

My I pod. I could never live without music, especially my heavy metal collection.


A life lesson I will never forget ....

When your mini van gets stuck in the mud and someone tells you to hurry up and get something to put under the tires as a gripping compound, don’t pick up the bag of Ready Mix Cement Mix.

The worst part of getting older...

I think the worst thing about getting older is you can look back on your youth and realize.. “what was I thinking…” on so many foolish choices but can’t change any of it.

A writing lesson I learned the hard way...

I started writing poetry before computers were popular. I literally had the lesson of spell checking beat into me with a dictionary. I am elaborating of course, but I was fortunate to have four years of private poetry tutoring with Robert Thornton before his death. He was a brilliant poet and scholar with little tolerance for inequity and a Scottish temper. One Saturday morning he tapped me on the head with a dictionary and told me to use it or reenroll in grammar school. I learned to never present a poem that was not polished to someone who is so respected in the field and to edit, edit, edit. These skills helped me in poetry and life.

My favorite movie and why...

The best movie ever is Legends of the Fall. I suppose it appeals to me because it is about three brothers and I have three sons, but it is the ultimate story of love within a family that transcends all.

What subjects / genres do you enjoy reading/ about ?

I am a sponge so I love reading lots of things. I love reading paranormal stories, torrid historical romances, poetry, and literature.

What would be a subject/ genre that you would like to read more/ about...

I slept through history classes in school and now it really interests me. I would like to read more about World History.

Can you take us to a favorite piece of writing on Hub Pages by you that does not get much traffic...

Von Hippel Lindau Disease (VHL): One Family's Genetic Nightmare

What song makes you want to pack up and leave the party...?

Turn to Stone- Ingrid Michaelson

OK, Tammy, let's move on from that one 'quick sticks'...! I did some research on one of your wonderful hubs: 25 Nasty and Naughtiest Songs for Lovers and decided "Fire" might be COOL instead.

Pointer Sisters: Fire

Thank you, Tammy....

As I looked over The Supremes' songbook for you, I stopped dead in my tracks at "Amen"...!

I figured that anyone who has the temerity to give a Bible to an atheist would have to appreciate this.

So, Tammy, thank you for sharing yourself in this interview. This one's for you, girlfriend!

© Maria Jordan (revised September, 2014)



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    • marcoujor profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      TERRIFIC and nuff said, TycoonSam. Thanks for stopping by.

      Hi and hugs to Tammy as well!

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      8 years ago from Washington, MI

      Very nicely done. Tammy was one of the first people to approach me as a new Hubber. It's nice to know her story.

      Voted up, funny, useful, interesting, awesome, amazing, intelligent, beautiful, wonderful, shiny, and sparkly...need I say more?

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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA


      Your comment to Tammy is as LOVELY as you.

      Thanks for stopping by. Hi to Tammy and hugs to both, Maria

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      8 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Great interview and I felt like I was sitting among several friends, each sharing a little part of themselves. This is such an honest and real conversation between Mar and Tammy....I've enjoyed reading Tammy's comments and writing but have not , yet, gotten to read as much as I'd like. I like Legends of the Fall, too...but it makes me a little sad. Great 'conversation' Mar! And it's good to get to know a bit more about Tammy, too.

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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Sharon,

      I am not SURPRISED that you think Tammy is SWEET, cuz you are too.

      Hi to Tammy and hugs to you both, Maria

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      Sharon Smith 

      8 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Tammy is such a wonderful, sweet person and I am so glad to learn more about her. And honored to call her friend.

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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA


      As you are one of the FUNNIEST FRIENDS I have, I FEEL confident that you would get along FAMOUSLY with Tammy.

      Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day. Hugs, Maria

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      8 years ago


      I've seen Ms. Swallow swooping around in some of the same circles as me, and as the good bishop says frequently, LHM, the girl is FUNNY!!!!

      I'm STILL laughing at the bible-to-the-athiest thing, lol!!! And, oh my, I can totally understand the mind of a child on the first day of school thinking they'd never get to go home again because the bus passed their house by. What a great way to make a best friend. :)

      This was a blast to read, and now I'm very much looking forward to getting acquainted with Tammy's work. :)


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      8 years ago from North Carolina


      It is a real pleasure to meet you here on Hubpages and I thank you for your wonderful comments. I do think you are right about "whole" people being more preferable. Thanks so much and I hope to run into you again on Hubpages. :)

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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Hi Y'all,

      Special THANKS to Tammy for your TERRIFIC review of KB... I saw it TODAY and was TOUCHED.

      Alastar, ACCURATE as ALWAYS in your feedback. Sorry I have been such a stranger and promise to visit soon.

      Mohan, You always MOVE me with your MEANINGFUL feedback and I now know you are MIGHTY smooth, for a graphoMANIAC!

      Sannel, It is SIMPLY the SWEETEST to see you here. Hope you are well and thank you for STOPPING by!

      Hugs to y'all and have a lovely day, Maria

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      8 years ago

      Thank you Maria for another beautiful interview with a truly beautiful lady. From the very beginning Tammy struck me as very dynamic, intelligent, talented, supportive, kind, witty, lovely and well. . . just AWESOME!! Tammy is a wonderful asset to Hub Pages and wherever she goes she leaves this radiant and sweet smile behind her that make you fall in love with her right from the start.

      Hugs from me to both of you!


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      Mohan Kumar 

      8 years ago from UK

      Another great profile of a cheerful, ebullient soul. Tammy is a talented, warm writer who is always supportive of others . It is amazing to know she had poetic tutoring from Thornton. Her creativity is always alluring, as is her beautiful smile. thank you Maria.

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      Alastar Packer 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      Tammy had me almost immediately on seeing her avatar. Besides the obvious reason, there was something else special emanating from it that came from within her. Your wonderful interview here Nurse mar, shows exactly what that especial sense was all about. Her answer to questions like Something I'd Like to Teach Others resonants truth and wise understanding. She's just a lovely person inside and out and very talented in the subjects and writing department as well. Thanks for bringing Tammy's interview to us Marie; and very Happy belated Birthday to you Tammy!

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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Mary, Thanks for MAKING time to wish Tammy a MAGICAL birthday!

      LaThing, Your LAUDATIONS are LOVELY.

      Nellieanna,You NEVER cease to amaze me with your NURTURING and detailed comments. I think we are NATURALLY drawn to people that have our core values, even with situational and circumstantial differences.

      So thanks to each of you and hope you are enjoying your day, Tammy!

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      8 years ago from TEXAS

      Tammy is new to me, but I am positive that after this great intro she'll not remain 'new' and unknown to me. I've read her other interviews recommended here and get a most impressive and likable picture of the lady!

      There must be something about Maria's choice of interviewees, because, whether or not I ever laid eyes on each of them before, by the time I've read the interview and additional links Maria provides about them, I discover so many things in common with each one, though each at first glance differs from each other and from me! It's amazing!

      Tammy, in addition to your background of loving writing and reading and some feelings of self-consciousness and introversion, a couple of your principles are so like mine:

      1) the strong feeling that it is each person's contribution to the world to be a good person, and demonstrate it, rather than expecting solutions to come from some other entity - the government or wherever. I've written this thought again and again, which you state so well: "If each person made the choice to live with self control, integrity, and respect for others, and see it is our responsibility to do so, the world could be such a better place."

      2) the strong feeling that children need their mothers to be the major presence in their lives, especially in their early years, rather than focusing on or dividing their time with outside careers. I'm old-fashioned enough to have been unable to avoid noticing that in the past 50 or 60 years, as women have chosen providing more 'things' than personal presence, kids have fallen prey to more and more life-changing entrapments & have lost keen senses of direction and decency, awarenesses and choices which only really present mothers can instill and exemplify, beginning from birth to some level of well-directed self-sufficiency in their emerging young persons.

      One point on which we may vary: I really know few if any 'metrosexual males'; I do know plenty of 'Cowboy males' (real ones from west Texas!). I must say that I prefer WHOLE MALES, and WHOLE FEMALES -- WHOLE PEOPLE! - who're comfortable with all their "sides" and unafraid to exemplify the wholeness in themselves. ;-) But, of course, the bottom line is the individual, not the type.

      This entire interview is so delightful, Maria and Tammy! Your children are poster-kids and I've been introduced to some great songs! I love "Fire"! whoo-hoo! I admire your expertise on making Hubpages work financially - if ever I choose to go that direction, I'm saving your tips and advice! I'm also so in agreement with your lesson in writing from Robert Thornton: never to present a poem that's not really ready and fully edited! As you say - it is a lesson for all areas of life!

      (I wish I had your hair!!) :-)

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      8 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Love this interview! Don't know how I missed it!! Tammy, another favorite of mine...... Love her answer about teaching other! I agree with her whole heartedly!

      Thanks Mar, for such wonderful interviews ..... Getting to know all these ladies more.... :)

      Voting up and awesome!

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      Mary Craig 

      8 years ago from New York

      Where to start? Hmm, how about Happy Birthday Tammy! Next, what great answers...your life experiences seem to have brought you to a great place Tammy. ..talented, caring, lovely, resourceful, did I say lovely? You get the idea... so nice to know you.

      Maria, we hope you never stop!

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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Good Morning, Y'all,

      Happy Birthday, Tammy... hope your day is as TREMENDOUS as you!

      Hyph, I love when you HAPPEN by.

      Faith, You were so FINE in your comments about Tammy and her love of FAMILY.

      It is INCREDIBLY lovely to see you again, ishwaryaa.

      Gypsy, You are a GOOD woman and I am looking forward to your GIVING words to us as well.

      Thanks to each of you for stopping by with your beautiful thoughts about Tammy. Hugs to all, Maria

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      8 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Voted up and awesome. Tammy is just super and love her hubs. Tammy hope you have a great birthday. Lots of good wishes and may all your dreams come true. Hugs to you Maria.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 

      8 years ago from Chennai, India

      An extremely engaging hub with one of HubPages's finest female hubbers! She is indeed a versatile writer. Like you, my favorites among her good works are her amazing creative craft hubs. I have read her previous interview and through your interview, I got to know her better. A wonderful interview hub! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Awesome & Interesting. Voted up

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      8 years ago from North Carolina

      This has been a wonderful experience and I thank all of you for your kind words. Maria has outdone herself with her series. It is great to see familiar faces and a real pleasure to make some wonderful new friends through Mar. Thanks everybody!

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      8 years ago from America

      Another great interview on nice hubber. Thanks for sharing this interview I enjoyed reading about Tammy. It's always nice to get to know hubbers we see around but really don't know what their life is all about. Voted uP!

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      Faith Reaper 

      8 years ago from southern USA

      Maria, another wonderful interview!!! Tammy brings so much life here and she just shines so brightly with her fun personality and gifted writings. Wow, she is a supermom, with three boys and crafting, too. Amazing! Tammy is a lovely person inside and out, as everyone can see here. Awesome. Tammy I hope you have the best birthday ever, as you deserve the best this life has to offer. It really touched my heart what Tammy said about hoping to get old enough to be a grandmother. What a beautiful thing to hope for, indeed. Tammy would make the best-ever grandmother, as she has had one in her life, and was blessed. Voted Way Up across the board. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Brenda Barnes 

      8 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      It is nice to know Tammy after seeing her around HubPages. Martie, I enjoy all of your interviews and now I am going to check out Tammy's profile.

      Tammy, you are brave, loving, strong and have a joyous spirit. May all your dreams come true.

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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      spy, I have been SPENDING SOME time getting to know you today and you truly are SWEET!

      Car51, Thanks for CARING enough to wish Tammy a COOL birthday tomorrow.

      Terrye, Yes, we are THREE TIERED, at least, in our dimensions...THANKS for the THOUGHTFUL TONE in your comment.

      Hope y'all have a peaceful night and HI to Tammy. Hugs, Maria

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      Terrye Toombs 

      8 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Mar, I really enjoy how you bring a one dimensional avatar on Hubpages and bring them to life with such breadth and depth. Great job! Voted up and more.

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      8 years ago

      What a sweet early birthday gift for Tammy! I enjoyed reading the interview and learning about her!

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      Life Under Construction 

      8 years ago from Neverland

      Hehehe thank you for the sweet words, Maria. hugs.

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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Good Morning, Y'all,

      Karine, You are the KIND of lady I hope others check out as well.

      Sha, I would SIMPLY love doing this for a living...oh wait, a penny just came in (hee-hee!)

      Peggy, You PICK the most PERTINANT POINTS.

      HBN, Thanks for HONING in on two HUBS of Tammy's that I wish to read.

      poetvix, PLEASED to see you and thanks for your PLEASANT remarks about Tammy.

      Natashalh, It's very NICE to meet you.

      Eddy, It is EVER so wonderful to see you.

      Thanks to each of you for your beautiful comments about Tammy and support of this amazing series. You are each truly remarkable.

      Love and hugs to Tammy and y'all, Maria

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      8 years ago from Wales

      A great hub and so well deserved.

      Thanks for sharing Mar and here's to so many more hubs to enjoy from you both.


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      8 years ago from Hawaii

      I love Tammy's hubs and it's great to see more about her!

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      8 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      This was a total pleasure to read, a wonderfully candid interview with a truly interesting and talented writer. I loved it all. The part about the cement under the tires in the mud made me laugh out loud as I could see myself doing it! And, the Bible for an atheist? Classic! Martie, thank you for sharing and Tammy thank you too! God bless.

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      This is another fascinating interview. The first hub I remember reading of Tammy's was "Confessions of an Ugly Duckling" in which she told how much she was teased about her appearance as a child and from what she wrote and the photos she included, it was apparent that she was always beautiful from the inside out, and still is.

      I love how her best friend from kindergarten is still her best friend today and how protective that friend was of her during the years when Tammy was the target of bullies.

      I just finished reading her VHL Disease: One Family's Genetic Nightmare hub and hope everyone gets a chance to read it.

      Voted up across the board and shared.

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      Peg Cole 

      8 years ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

      Wonderful to read more about Tammy! I loved her frank and candid answers and her story about Robert Thornton and the dictionary. Very enjoyable to meet this hubber through you Maria. What a pleasure.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      8 years ago from Central Florida

      You've done it again, Maria. I swear you should consider a career change! Awesome interview with a beautiful woman!

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      Karine Gordineer 

      8 years ago from Upstate New York

      Hi Maria - another great one! I'm really appreciating your format with these interviews especially the videos. All in all it allows us to get to know the Hubber on a more personal level - how cool!

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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Frog, You are a FLIRT and so FICKLE, yet we are all so FOND of you.

      Ruby, Always RELISH when you ROCK out to the tunes...

      Janine, Thanks for JOINING my appreciation or the song, Amen!

      Vinaya, I always VALUE your input.

      RHW, It is a REAL pleasure when you stop by.

      Genna, You are GENEROUS in your visits and comments.

      Thanks to all of you for your kind remarks. Hugs, Maria

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      Genna East 

      8 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Although have only known Tammy a short while, I found that she has a genuine warmth and talent that shine in the sincerity, and the diverse creativity, of her hubs. Thank you, Maria and Tammy for this wonderful interview! :-)

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      8 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      What a terrific interview! I'm a huge fan of Tammy's and I'm so glad to get to know a little more about her! She is for sure someone who I would love to sit down and have a real live chat with:). Very cool hub! Thank you!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      Maria, you have selected wonderful women writers for this interview series. Tammy is wonderful writer and a great community member. I knew Tammy better when I interviewed her,and even more after reading this wonderful interview.


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      Janine Huldie 

      8 years ago from New York, New York

      Maria, as usual I quite enjoyed reading your interview on yet another one of Hubpages lovely ladies. I also loved the music choice especially The Supremes, "Amen" for the fact that Tammy had given a bible in the past to an atheist. Well done yet again and of course, voted, shared and tweeted too!!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I have noticed Tammy's comments all over Hubpages but was not acquainted. I love that she writes poetry, which is my passion. I intend to follow her, she appears real and according to the lovely comments above, i've been missing out. Thank you Mar., such a beautiful interview and The Pointer Sister's 'Fire' blew me away. Cheers..

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      The Frog Prince 

      8 years ago from Arlington, TX

      I'm smitten for sure. What an interview...

      The Frog Prince

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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Hi Y'all,

      Tammy, This is a TERRIFIC outpouring about a friend who is TOPS!

      Schoolgirlforreal, It is SIMPLY awesome to meet you.

      Sunnie, Love when you give your SINCERELY SWEET STATEMENTS.

      Rosemay, Love that you RECOGNIZE a REALLY cool lady with so many interests.

      Deb, You are a DARLING for leaving such DELIGHTFUL feedback.

      Spy, I am always SO glad to SEE you, SWEET lady.

      LORD, You are LAUDING the LADIES and so LOVELY when you do.

      Bill, Thanks for BEING BY to give your BEST to Tammy.

      Vincent, Your VISION is 20-20 when it comes to a wonderful poet.

      Nette, May I NUDGE my way into this NICE visit? NATURALLY, it is wonderful that you have sopped by to meet Tammy.

      Paula, I PERFECTLY agree with the Martha PAIRING but agreed that Tammy has much more POISE and PANACHE!

      Mike, You are MAKING your way through these interviews like a MACK truck. MIGHTY fine to see you!

      Martie, Have I MENTIONED how MAGNIFICENT is is when you swing into town?

      Pamela, You know how to PICK em... Always PLEASED to see you, girlfriend.

      Hope everyone has a peaceful day and thanks to each of you.

      Hugs, Maria

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I have always enjoyed Tammy's outstanding writing and this interview is wonderful as we learned a little more about her life. I also wish you an early Happy Birthday Tammy. I hope it is a wonderful day.

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      Martie Coetser 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      Another fabulous interview!

      I've read some impressive hubs of Tammy. She has touched my soul with a particular one about her childhood and her quest to rise above mean and nasty peers. Tammy is a beautiful lady with a beautiful personality. Although we don't often interact, I am always aware of her online activities. I love to have her in my circle of friends; I know I can contact her anytime and she would be nice and supportive.

      Thank you, Maria and Tammy, for an enjoyable interview and beautiful music.

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      8 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Happy Birthday Tammy. Nice to meet you here on these pages. Mar, you did a nice job with this interview. You have featured so many nice people. Now Tammy has been added to the list.

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      8 years ago from Carson City

      Tammy......Hubville's Martha Stewart....only MUCH nicer and prettier than Martha, that's for sure! You know you amaze me with your arts and crafts! And any Mama who raised three boys, one year apart in age...has all my respect and admiration.

      The picture of you and your little "Princess," is priceless. What a blessing. Thank you, for sharing some of Tammy's inner thoughts. ROCK!

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      Annette Donaldson 

      8 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Maria, another beautiful interview with a lovely lady who I am looking forward to catching up with.

      Tammy, I adore your hair hunnie, if only my hair would play games, and I could copy you lol, instead most of the time I am a natural tight curled, unruly nightmare.

      I also share an interest in crafts, and will be interested to read some of your hubs. Who knows, I may find something else to try, other than jewellery making. I am looking for ideas for creative things to make for the dreaded (excuse my thoughts) Christmas presents. Home made gifts are so much nicer than those that are just bought, and before I get linched lol, I know that is if you have the time in busy life's to make them.

      Put the kettle on girlfriend, I will make my way over for a cuppa :)

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      Vincent Moore 

      8 years ago

      An interesting interview on a dynamic hubber and creative writer. Tammy listened well to her poetry mentor, she is a wonderful poet and I very much enjoy her work. Thank you Maria for a fine interview.

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      Bill Holland 

      8 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Tammy is something special to this Hubber so I naturally read this with great did a wonderful job, Maria.

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      Joseph De Cross 

      8 years ago from New York

      Wonderful Interivew with our Tammy. We regularly exchange views and we know she is a terrific mom. Dancer? Now you tell us! Her crafting hubs are superb, and hopefully she will be expending her birthday next to her kids, away from hubland for a few hours. Thanks Maria for these wonderful series. This is my third attempt in commenting, so this is it! Set of knives in your drawer? Yikes!

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      Life Under Construction 

      8 years ago from Neverland

      Tammy.. my idol in creating beautiful and well-crafted stuffs. I like all her work, her hubs, her passion in teaching others something useful. Some people may use this for a living, she's very kind to share these things to others.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      8 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      What a wonderful interview.. Tammy is a wonderful hubber and writer and just a nice sweet person, with a heart of gold. Maria you are so good at this.. I love all your interviews..

      yes I agree the songs are wonderful..

      Tammy you don't know wonderful good you what might have done you probably planted something in the atheist heart who knows.. I applaud you for that, You are a great poet..

      this is beautiful done



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      Rosemary Sadler 

      8 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Thank you Maria for this lovely interview with Tammy.

      I recently read such a beautiful poem "An Angel needed Elsewhere'

      I do enjoy your crafty hubs too and look forward to reading more.

      Laughing at the ready mix cement mix, imagination running wild here. Thank you Tammy for giving us a little insight into who you are.

      Loved both the songs chosen

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      8 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much Maria. You made this a fun experience. I love the songs you chose. You are one very considerate lady!

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      Sunnie Day 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Mar...this is such a rich and beautiful interview about a wonderful lady...I am happy to know her and read about our friend,



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      8 years ago

      Nice write up on a fellow hubber! Very interesting and fresh.


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