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Hitting A Century! (100 Hub Milestone)

Updated on October 20, 2016
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John has many years writing experience including a Writing School course "Writing for Profit." He has written text for children's books etc.

Sachin Tendulkar scores a record breaking double century.
Sachin Tendulkar scores a record breaking double century. | Source

Cricket is a difficult game to explain to those who aren't familiar with it but basically is a bat and ball game played between two teams of 11 players on a field at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. Each team takes its turn to bat, attempting to score runs, while the other team fields and tries to get them out. Each turn is known as an inning.

The bowler throws the ball (using a stiff arm action) to the batsman who attempts to hit the ball away from the fielders so he can run to the other end of the pitch without getting run out (where the fielder throws the ball directly onto wickets or to the wicket keeper so he can dislodge the bails before the batsman or the non-striker has reached the crease). Each batsman continues batting until he is out. He can also be bowled out if he misses the ball and it hits the wickets. If a hit ball reaches the boundary on the full without bouncing on the ground it scores six runs, if it hits the ground on the way to reaching the boundary it counts as four runs.

The batting team continues batting until ten batsmen are out or specified number of overs (6 balls) have been bowled, at which point the teams switch roles and the fielding team comes in to bat. The team with the most runs at the end of the game is declared the winner.

Today there are many different forms of cricket including: Test Matches(5 days), One Day Matches, Twenty20, indoor cricket.

A Century in Cricket

In the sport of cricket, to reach a score of 100 runs while batting is a major goal sought after by all batsmen, but that only the best are usually capable of achieving.

On Tuesday 18th March 2014 in a Twenty20 cricket match in the Indian Premier League, West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle blasted the fastest century in professional cricket. Gayle, playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore made his 100 runs off just 30 balls, finishing on 175 runs not out.

Gayle smashed 17 sixes and 13 fours in his innings of just 66 balls beating the previous highest Twenty20 score of 158 by Brendon McCullum, also set at Bangalore’s Chinnaswamy Stadium in the first-ever IPL match six years ago. West Indian captain Darren Sammy referred to Gayle as “not human, he’s a tsunami mixed with a nuclear bomb”.

Chris Gayle has already two triple centuries to his credit as a batsman in first class professional cricket.

West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle. One of the world's most destructive batsmen.
West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle. One of the world's most destructive batsmen. | Source
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Facts about the Number 100

  • 100 is the basis of percentage, with 100% being a full amount.('per cent' is 'per hundred' in Latin)
  • 100 degrees Celsius is the boiling temperature of fresh water at sea level.
  • The US Senate has 100 senators, two from each of the 50 states.
  • There are 100 years in a Century.
  • Most of the world's currencies are divided into 100 subunits; one dollar is 100 cents, one euro is 100 cents, and one pound sterling is one hundred pence.
  • Centennial is a 100 year anniversary.
  • A person who lives to 100 is a centenarian. If they are a citizen of the British Commonwealth they receive a personal congratulatory letter from the Queen on turning 100.
  • Winnie the Pooh lives in the Hundred Acre Wood.

100 Hubs!

Today, when I turned on my computer to check my emails I was excited to see an email with this heading:

"Hi Jodah, You have hit a pretty impressive milestone—you have published 100 Hubs!"

I knew I was getting close to reaching my century milestone but hadn't been keeping track over the last few days so it was great to see this email. A year ago I wouldn't have believed this possible. You see I have been a member of Hub Pages for more than four years now, but I had only written three hubs in the first three years. I wasn't sure how the site worked and hadn't had a lot of spare time to write anyway.

Approximately a year ago things changed in my life and I found I had more time on my hands. I revisited Hub Pages and decided to try to become more involved. I began 'hub hopping' to get an idea of the type of things people were writing, and began leaving comments. I came across a hub of beautiful poetry written by a lady named Nellieanna, and left a comment. I was so surprised by her wonderful reply to my comment and she welcomed me to hub pages and read my hubs in return.

I am ever grateful to Nellianna for encouraging me to write more poetry and she 'followed' me and shared my hubs with her own circle of hubbers. This is how I found all you wonderful people who have accepted me into this community and made me feel welcome. In the last year I have written 97 hubs, well actually 99 counting this one, and another I have currently unpublished because it is entered in a competition elsewhere and can't be published here while the competition is under way.

As I said, I would not have thought it possible for me to have written this many hubs let alone the growth I have experienced in my writing, expanding into short stories, articles and biographies, in addition to my first love, poetry.

Thank you everyone for reading my hubs, leaving your wonderful comments with your encouragement and support, and above all your friendship. Without all this I wouldn't have reached this milestone. My new goal is to reach 200 hubs within the next year. I hope you'll share the journey with me, and I look forward to reading all your wonderful hubs as well.

If anyone reading this is new to Hub Pages, I encourage you to join in the community by reading as many hubs on different topics and genres as you can, leave comments, and write write write. Before you know it you will have written 100 hubs as well.

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World Cup 2015

As I write this update Australia are playing New Zealand in the final of the 2015 Cricket World Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). New Zealand are batting first but their batting is beginning to collapse with three quick wickets falling and they are now 6 out for 151. Anything can happen and the last meeting of these two teams was close and a low scoring game. That being said, things look good for an Aussie victory.

I have now written 191 hubs so it won't be long before I write my double century hub :)

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks SAQIB, it is times like these I am proud to be an Australian. Michael Clarke will still be test captain for some time, but Steve Smith will be a great replacement as OD captain. What a crowd. Amazing.

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      SAQIB 2 years ago from HYDERABAD PAKISTAN

      Micheal Clarke Legend indeed, Inspirational Leader.

      Will miss him in ODIs.

      OZs are champions now. S Smith will be a revelation of a leader too. Leads by example. OZs are simply great Jodah.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      It would have been a great atmosphere SAQIB. I was in Sydney two weeks ago, but couldn't get to Melbourne so watching it on tv in the comfort of my lounge room...Michael Clarke and Steve Smith playing well.

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      SAQIB 2 years ago from HYDERABAD PAKISTAN

      oh Jodah brother !! Ya OZs are nailing it.. I thought you will be at Melbourne and cheering up for the golds..(91k crowd at the gigantic stadium today)

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      The World Cup Cricket final is on today...go Australia!

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks SAQIB6608, good to see another cricket fan here. I appreciate your comment.

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      SAQIB 3 years ago from HYDERABAD PAKISTAN

      Great, since i am an ardent viewer of Cricket matches, i just loved your 100th hub. go on, be proud chap

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you for reading this again Jaye. It seems like a long time ago now that I wrote this and my 100th hub. I suppose 'cricket' appears in a lot of British and Australian movies and tv shows so it is helpful to know a little about the game. Thanks for your continued support and encouragement as well.

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      Jaye Denman 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Hi, Jodah - It was fun to read this clever hub again, and perhaps a repetition of the cricket rules 'stuck' with me better this time. If not, I have it bookmarked for whenever I watch a movie featuring a game of cricket. Your sidebar description is my 'cheat sheet' for a quick read to refresh my memory of how the game is played.

      I noticed your hub count has increased to 139. You write not only interesting and well-written hubs, but you're quite prolific. You seem well on your way toward that second 'century' milestone, and since you became more active on HP, you're an involved and helpful community member. I'm sure there are many who join with me in being glad that you found more time to write.

      Jaye

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you for such a kind comment Audrey. Yes, Nellianna is a great mentor and 'discovered' me so to speak, or at least gave me the encouragement to take my writing seriously and helped introduce me to the wider Hub Page community. I do feel my poetry has developed and improved too, and thanks for confirming that. Nice to know you too, blessings back.

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      Audrey Selig 3 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Hi Jodah - This was a great way to introduce 100. and congratulations on reaching that mark. Nellieanna is a wonderful mentor to have and a gentile lady. She must have really influenced you. Your poetry gets better all the time, and I am glad you returned to write more hubs. It is so nice to know you and read your works. Blessings, Audrey

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi Kim :)

      "You're not crazy, you're just a little unwell" as Matchbox 20 would say. I do accept your congratulations most definitely. I think I have 112 hubs published now, so although not 195, I'm on my way. I can't wait for you to get back into full writing mode again my dear friend. I love your hubs, and you.

      John.

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago

      WHoops! I saw the 195 followers and mistook that for hubs. See that is something crazy people do. SMiles. Hope you will still accept my congratulations.

      Kim

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago

      Please accept my belated congratulations and let me be the first to offer upcoming congratulations for I see you are very close to hitting the 200 mark. I love your work! You are definitely one of my favorite hubbers and appreciate your kindness and support. Thank You for being You!

      Love,

      Kim

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks for the kind words Anna, I never expected to ever write 100 hubs so it happened a lot more quickly than expected, and already on the way to 200...lol.

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      Congratulations. That is a big achievement and a lot of work. I like the diversity in your writing.

      Nellieanna is a beautiful lady in every way.

      I look forward to your next hundred.

      Anna :)

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi teaches, thank you of the congratulations. I'm already working on my next 100.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Congratulations on reaching this impressive milestone! I will look forward to more of your creative and interesting writing.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you very much ologsinquito. Much appreciated.

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      ologsinquito 3 years ago from USA

      Hi Jodah, congratulations!

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you dis-cover. I appreciate your congratulations and kind words.

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      Nikolic Predrag 3 years ago from Serbia, Belgrade

      Bravo John! Congratulation on reaching the 100 hub level. I have enjoyed reading your hubs and poetry. Wish you all the best and a lot of success in the future work my friend.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks for taking the time to read this Dream On, and for your kind comments. Much appreciated.

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      DREAM ON 3 years ago

      Great job ! 100 hubs is a wonderful achievement. You put the time and effort in each hub and this hub shines 100 different ways. It is so nice to see other hubbers do so well. I am so happy to follow your work and wish you much success in the future. Have a great day.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you for your congratulations. I am glad my achievement is an inspiration to you also Alexander and look forward to reading more of your hubs.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 3 years ago from Lagos

      HURRAY!

      CONGRATS!!

      It is a remarkable achievement indeed and hopefully you will add more numbers to it. I don't know when i will reach that height but i will surely follow your lead.

      good job.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you so much Genna. Your encouragement and support means a lot to me. I appreciate your kind words, they are humbling.

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Congratulations on reaching this wonderful milestone, John. I like the symmetry and analogy of Cricket. I am a devout follower and fan of Nellieanna as well, and I am so pleased she encouraged you. Her “discovery” was definitely our gain and our delight. Here’s to a hundred more! :-)

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Haha, thanks LongTimeMother, aiming for a triple century. It may take that many hubs for me to reach my first payout...lol.

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      LongTimeMother 3 years ago from Australia

      Hi Jodah. May you hit many sixes (the ones that make money!) lol.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Why thank you Jo, for such kind comments as well as the generous vote up and share. I look forward to writing many more and I'll make sure I read more of your hubs as well.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 3 years ago

      Cheers Jodah!

      You have reached an impressive milestone!~:-) What is really neat about this milestone, is each and every one is top notch! Just like this one. :-)

      Shared and of course up! Useful, interesting, awesome, beautiful! :-)

      Wishing you many more creative days ahead..

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you so much for your well wishes Harishprasad. I hope you enjoyed the cricket theme of this hub also.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Many congratulations ! John on reaching this fascinating point- No.100. I am sure you will run fast to reach soon to the second, third, fourth and .......I wish you all success in your endeavors. And , what an informative hub you have produced on 100. Fantastic ton and fantastic hub ! Voted up.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks Millionaire, I appreciate your congratulations.

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      Shasta Matova 3 years ago from USA

      Congratulations on your very impressive milestone! 100 hubs is quite an achievement.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I intend to Frank...thanks buddy.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      congrats!!!!! keep a movin on til u hit 200!!!!!

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Eric, Faith, Eddy, Devika, Pamela, Flourish, Raymond.

      My dear friends, thank you one and all for your kind words of congratulations. I too look forward to writing the next 100.

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      Raymond Philippe 3 years ago from The Netherlands

      Celebration time is here! Quite an achievement. Cool.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      Woohoo! Congratulations to you on this impressive achievement! I always look forward to reading your contributions and am so glad you are here.

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      Pamela Oglesby 3 years ago from United States

      Congrat on reaching the 100 hub point. I have enjoyed several of your hubs and your poetry.

      I am glad you explained a bit about the game cricket, as I knew very little. I like sports, and it sounds like an exciting game.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Well done on your achievement! Reaching such a milestone must make you feel proud. Keep writing and sharing I enjoy reading your interesting hubs.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      A great huge congratulations all the way from Wales John and I now eagerly await the next 100. You are wonderful writer and here's to so many more for us both to share on ere. Have a great day.

      Eddy.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Awesome, Jodah! Wow, for 100 you look young : ) ...seriously, 100 hubs is great and I look forward to reading the next 100 hubs! Nellieana is such a precious soul and you were blessed she welcomed you to HP. She is also a gifted poet and knows talent when she reads it! I love the creative manner in which you have written this hub. Excellent. Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      That's my guy! 100, boom.

      EWF

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Ah MsDora, thank you and glad to find another who understands cricket.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Congratulations, Jodah. I have enjoyed many of your hubs and look forward to reading a hundred more. By the way, I fully understand the illustrious game of cricket.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Congratulations, Jodah! I'm looking forward to your next 100 hubs. Thanks for the information about an amazing cricketer, too.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks Shauna! I never thought I'd get to 100 hubs, so I surprised myself. Thanks for your support, I promise to keep writing.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thankyou for reading tis Randy and your congratulations. I haven''t deleted any hubs yet and hopefully don't have to though a few older ones need more views to keep them from becoming unfeatured. Yes pity TPTB hadn't told you those hubs could again become featured.Sometimes it seems they forget about the veteran hubbers, poets, and story tellers. There seems to be a lot more support given to new hubbers, the "how to" and "recipe" writers.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you Mary. You have been a big inspiration for my writing here. Your praise of my poetry and encouragement has helped me attain the milestone of 100 hubs. When I do publish a book of poetry you'll be the first I tell.I also appreciate the ote up and share.

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Yay! Happy 100, Jodah! I enjoy your hubs and the diversity of style you incorporate. Keep 'em coming!

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks for your words of congratulations Jaye, and encouragement and vote up.

      Sunil, thank you also for your kind comment. When I attained 100 I kept thinking of a century in cricket. Thought it was a good idea to add a commentary on cricket.

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      Randy Godwin 3 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Congrats, John! I once had over 100 hubs but HP went on an "Idling" rampage so I deleted many of them. I wish I'd known that my unfeatured hubs would have become featured again after a short while. But nooooo, TPTB didn't reveal this to HPs veterans. I suppose they don't trust us. :(

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      Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

      Congratulations, John, here's to the next 100!

      Not only do I find your work very enjoyable, but " You" and your poems are a wonderful inspiration to myself and to your readers as is evidenced in the many comments under each hub. If and when you compile your poems into an e-book, I hope to be one of your first customers!

      Voted up, awesome and shared!

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you Ruby for the congratulations, I'm glad I found you too. :) I love your writing as well. Sometimes I feel like a new hubber because I wasn't very active early. It is a big community and even if you have mutual followers it can take a while to find each other.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      That's a wonderful idea to mix cricket with your hub achievement. Congrats on your great achievement. I hope you will touch 200 next year and an accolade for 300 within 2 years. Writing 97 in a year is really amazing. You can achieve more if you go in that pace. Wish you all the best dear.

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      Jaye Denman 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Your accomplishment is all the more amazing because you've written and published 97 (now 98) of the 100 (now 101) in such a brief span of time. Congratulations, John, and the sky's the limit for you now!

      Voted Up++++

      Jaye

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I thought you were a new hubber John. I have been here four years too. I'm so glad you found me and commented on my hub. I enjoy your stories and poetry. Congratulations!

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks for the congratulations and for being my first commenter Bill. I appreciate all your help and encouragement.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Congratulations John! You are an excellent member of this community...very clever way you wrote this. Carry on my friend.