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Hubbers Who Have Been My Support System: Installment Fifteen

Updated on August 7, 2013
A sincere thank you to all of my followers.
A sincere thank you to all of my followers. | Source

I am so damn grateful I could just spit! In fact, I think I will……patooie!

I love HubPages! I love my fellow Hubbers! I love commenting and receiving comments and I love getting to know fellow writers along the way. Seven months ago I was at best a struggling writer wannabe who had no clue how he would be accepted in a writing community. In fact, I had dragged my feet for at least six months, debating whether to even join HubPages. Bev gave me the little shove I needed (she’s good at that) and the rest, as they say, is history.

For those of you just starting out, you are in the right place. Become part of the community; make friends, follow other Hubbers, leave meaningful comments, and you can have the bevy of riches I have.

I remember following someone the first week after I had joined, and that person had something like 1.6 thousand followers. I thought there was no way that was possible; it must be a scam or a computer glitch of some sort. No, it just turned out that person was one heck of a writer (and ambassador) and people recognized quality and followed her. No computer glitch at all; just good, fundamental writing and a good human being; that’s all it took.

I was helped along the way and now it’s my turn again to say thank you! As long as I’m still above ground I’ll keep churning out these thank you hubs! I have a lot of people to get to, so let’s get this party started.

LORD FROM NEW JERSEY

Actually his name is lord de cross on HubPages and he is a prolific writer with over 300 hubs to his credit. Of the 300, the one that touched me the most was his tribute to his grandfather. You can find it at http://lorddecross.hubpages.com/hub/Our-Inspiration-As-a-Writer.

In that hub you will get a glimpse of all the reasons why I like this man. He has wit (tons of it), he cares deeply, he is insightful and he exhibits loyalty. Lord is one of those people I will look up the next time I go to the east coast, because I think it would be a kick to sit over lunch and just enjoy him in person.

JOSH 3418

The one, the only, Josh! This kid hit HubPages like a storm trooper and he hasn’t let up since that first day. I’m not sure when he sleeps because no matter when I’m making a comment or no matter when I’m on Facebook, there he is.

Josh writes haikus. Josh writes limericks. Josh writes….everything! I think, of all his Hubs, the one I like best is http://josh3418.hubpages.com/hub/Twin-Life. In it he talks about life as an identical twin and it is an interesting insight into a life most of us can only imagine.

If you want to find out how to become a part of the Hub community, hitch a ride on this kid’s star and get ready for one heck of a ride. Oh, by the way, he calls me Uncle, so be nice to him. J

THIS LADY IS IN NO WAY DIM

But she is….Dim Flaxenwick by name….and an absolute joy to follow. I don’t even know how to describe Dim; she is so eclectic in her talents that to pidgeon-hole her with one description would not do justice to her.

I do know for a fact she is a first-rate writer and a first-rate follower. For the more serious side of Dim, check out http://dimflaxenwick.hubpages.com/hub/Our-World-Is-In-A-Mess, and find out how she feels about today’s world. She doesn’t pull any punches and that’s just one reason I like her so much.

PEGGY W

This introduction is going to sound weird but it in no way is meant to be. Do you know how wonderful it feels when you slip on your favorite pair of slippers, or curl up with your favorite comforter? Well now you know why I like Peggy W. She is a positive, compassionate woman who always has something nice to say. Who wouldn’t love her?

She has a number of Hubs about her traveling adventures but I chose the following Hub to highlight because I like the man she wrote about. . Read it and you will get a taste for her writing talent, and if you start following her you will get a taste for what a genuinely nice person she is.

JANINE….OH HOW I LOVE THAT NAME

There are some names that just roll off of the tongue. Janine is one of those names. There are some people who just manage to burrow into your heart. Janine is one of those people.

If you must know, I decided I would follow this woman forever when I saw her pictures on Facebook. There is a picture of her and her husband and kids, and that family looks so happy and in love. I just thought that was really cool, and everything I have learned about Janine since then has been equally cool.

She has a great series of Hubs about her collection of Trollbeads; check out the whole series and you can start with this one http://janinehuldie.hubpages.com/hub/United-States-World-Tour-Trollbeads.

WHAT IS A DEXTER?

Well, for me, a Dexter is a hilarious man from the Chicago area who makes me laugh every single time I read one of his political hubs. Beyond that, however, he is an insightful man who leaves wonderful comments that let you know he actually has read your Hub.

Dex has 35 installments in his series about President Obama. Check out the first of that series and then get busy reading the rest. http://dexter-yarbrough.hubpages.com/hub/Private-Conversations-Daily-Talk-of-Barack-Michelle-Obama. I promise you that you will not be disappointed.

SUZIE WITH THE GREAT GRIN!

I bring you Suzie HQ from Dublin, Ireland, although she may not live there right now. She travels a lot and then she turns me green with envy by writing about the many places she has visited.

So of course I didn’t choose one of her travel hubs; you can read them on your own. I wanted you to sample this one http://suziehq.hubpages.com/hub/cellandmobilephoneuses as an introduction.

I will tell you one thing about Suzie and then leave you to discover more: she has an infectious grin and sense of humor, and she simply makes me feel great when she comments. Now how cool is that?

VOX VOCIS

Jasmine is her name and she has been around Hub Town for two years now. Naturally, I’m a little late coming to her show, but I’m here now and singing her praises. I like people who leave insightful comments. No “nice hub” out of this lady. Every comment has her own mark on it and shows that she actually cares about what she has read.

Go visit her and read this one http://vox-vocis.hubpages.com/hub/self-help-writing for some tips on writing. The lady knows what she is talking about.

SUZETTE

I have time for one more; I already have a list of names for the next installment. Sheez, how am I ever going to say thank you to everyone?

Suzette is a retired teacher who now is a freelance writer and traveler. She sees places I dream about, and she writes with clarity and excellent content time and time again. She has a number of traveling hubs but this is a powerful one about an American tragedy

If you want to have someone follow you who will be faithful and who leaves quality comments, then this is the lady for you. By the way, she is also a quality human being. Not a bad bonus.

THAT’S ALL FOLKS!

I am approaching 900 followers and that’s a whole bunch of thank you notes still to be written. Good Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise, I’m up for the task. Until next time, God bless all of you, and thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

2012 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)

For more in this series see the following:

http://billybuc.hubpages.com/hub/Hubbers-Who-Have-Been-My-Support-System-Installment-Twelve

http://billybuc.hubpages.com/hub/Hubbers-Who-Have-Been-My-Support-System-Installment-3

To purchase any of my books on Kindle, go to:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&search-alias=digital-text&field-author=William%20D.%20Holland

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      And the best way to respond to this is, you're welcome and thank you too! It's been a pleasure being your follower, Bill!

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      Lynn S. Murphy 4 years ago

      Interesting and up. I found HP through a want ad on monster.com I think (it has been awhile) and have found the most amazing people; some likely and some unlikely which is the best part - the diversity. Congrats on your success!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Michele, you are very welcome.

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Very nice to know, Jose , Dim flexenwick, Peggy w, Suzie, Jasmine, Suzette and Billy...lol.

      Thanks for sharing, keep it up.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lynn, thank you....the people I have met have been the greatest reward for me.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      girishpuri, get to know these folks; they are excellent human beings. Thank you Sir!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      I can't even begin to thank you enough for the beautiful mention in this article and am yet humbled by you. I have been trying to write this message for almost 20 minutes give or take, but my girls have interrupted me repeatedly for one thing or another and so the beat goes on. Seriously I can't even begin to tell you how thankful I am to have gotten to know and be a loyal, faithful supporter. I have truly meant it when I have told you I just love the human touch you put in all your articles and writing. I can tell you this I will also be a follower of yours forever too. You truly have gift and it is for more things than one, but writing definitely is at the top of that list. That said I look forward everyday to reading your next installment. Thank you Bill for being just you!!! Have voted and shared too as always!!!

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      Natasha 4 years ago from Hawaii

      Installment 15! And almost 900 followers! Wow. Congradulations! That's awesome =)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Most excellent, Bill! I follow most of these awesome writers with the exception of that Josh kid - I heard he was trouble. :) Seriously, tho, you always find some of the best of the best to set on center stage and showcase their great talents. Nice job. :)

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Another wonderful hub, Bill! I always love reading these hubs. Your hubs are a wonderful way to say thank you as well as to help us get to know some of our fellow hubbers. Voted up and awesome as always!

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      Joseph De Cross 4 years ago

      Gee! Bill shaving my head and.. still not having time to answer you. Got to compose myself. You are welcome to visit us one day; surprisingly you will see a kid lol! We are like little rascals joking all over. Yep! Like the fun student you taught so much, back in the days. Thanks for the mentioning Billy.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      #15 is just as awesome as #1. Josh, Janine, Dexter, Peggy, Suzette...they are all amazing writers and kudos to them and you Bill for another successful installment:)

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      Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

      What is a Dexter? Had me laughing just at the heading.

      Can´t thank you enough for the compliments.

      What a wonderful , generous hub.

      We all support eachother on hubpages, but to actually write a hub, mentioning certain qualities of each one is a beautiful thing to do.

      I salute you billbuc. (PIPO)

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      Madeleine Salin 4 years ago from Finland

      How could you even doubt that HubPages wasn't for you? HubPages has changed since you joined, Bill. It has changed only for the better. Bills like you are rare. :) Thank you for writing another great hub filled with talented writers. There are a couple on your list that I haven't discovered yet.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Janine, you are the gift. I celebrate each and every time I meet someone like you. I had become jaded about people and six years ago I decided to open up my heart and let others in....and now, every time I meet someone like you, it is a reward for that decision six years ago. Keep being you and I'll keep saying nice things about you.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Yes, Natasha, and I believe you were mentioned in installment three or four....now that is faithfullness. Thank you my friend.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      of course I do, TT....I chose you, didn't I?

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      sgbrown, it is entirely my pleasure.....HubPages has given me so much; I love being able to give back. Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Joseph, thank you for so much; your gesture this morning in your new hub touched my heart.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Linda! It is worth noting that you were mentioned very early on in this series; that is a very loyal follower and I will forever be grateful to you for that.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Awww, Dim, you gave me a PIPO! Thank you for the smile you just gave me....you are special!

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      Joseph De Cross 4 years ago

      You are welcome Billy!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Made, thank you my dear, dear friend! Come to the U.S. some day so we can meet as friends do. I would love that.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Joseph, the battle continues tomorrow....I think I can get the attention of some bad guys with my hub tomorrow.

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      Linda 4 years ago from Texas

      Congratulations! 300 followers! I hope to get there someday! I hope you don't mind, after reading your article, I 'followed' each of your friends listed. I admire you and your writing and you know the old saying 'any friend of yours....' :) I enjoyed reading this. Thank you for posting!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lindalou, that was the hope. I want others to follow my friends; they are quality writers and people and deserve to have many followers. Thank you!

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      This is beautiful, Billy! All those followers that you mentioned are truly great companions, specially that LDC, lol...... Great pick, and wonderful tribute! Voting up and sharing my friend :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      LaThing, I happen to know that you are on the list for the next installment....and well-deserved. Thank you!

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      Mark G Weller 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      A great tribute to many great people Bill!

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      DS Duby 4 years ago from United States, Illinois

      Great tribute as usual BillyBuc it's pretty cool that you show your followers your appreciation, I look forward to reading these hubs because it has helped me discover a lot of great talent to follow on hubpages

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      Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

      You deserve a medal just for trying, Bill. One thing I have noticed about good writers...they are observant and that one word describes you quite well in my book. So glad to see your journey here on such a good course. Lots of good folks here as you know. Thanks. WB

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Yep, I'm an old timer and honored to be one :)

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      Candie V 4 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Great tribute Bill!!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mark, YOU DA MAN!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      DS, I'm glad it has helped; I would be a fool not to thank the people who have supported me for so long now. Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Wayne! As you know, since you were included in this series, I happen to admire you as a man and your work.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Linda! :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Candie, my dear, wacky friend, thank you!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      It is funny Bill, but I truly don't know how to be any other way and if I tried I just wouldn't be me. I credit a huge part of who I am and have become to my mother. She was a stay at home mom and was and still is there for us (my brother and I) always. She taught me so many valuable lessons growing up, one of the greatest was how to be a mother myself. Also, she taught me to truly treat others the way I would want to be treated and that is something I constantly strive when I meet new people or just interact with those I already know. That said I am very thankful for so many different reasons and today I am truly thankful to know you and be your friend!

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      Georgianna Lowery 4 years ago from Slaton, Texas USA

      900 followers!?!? Dang, Billy! I'm grateful to be one of them! :)

      Thank you for sharing even more cool Hubbers. I'm adding a few of them on your suggestion!

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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Wow billy: thank you so much for the shout out. It is a delightful feeling to read your words about me. I never stopped to think about myself in that way. Right back at you, buddy. You are the reason for writing on hub pages. It is meaningful people like yourself who make writing here a dream. You are an excellent writer and certainly belong here on HP. Thank you for your articles that make us stop, think, wonder, and ponder. That is always a sign of a great writer!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Georgie my dear, thank you! You will always hold a spot in the Hall of Fame!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Suzette, I don't think people know or understand just how grateful I am to be on HubPages; I am so lucky to have found all of you. My voice comes from all of you and I will always be grateful.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well then, Janine, give your mom the biggest hug possible from me because she has done one heck of a job raising her daughter. :)

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      I will do just that Bill, but also give her one from me, because I love her so very much and still am not too old to give my mom a hug!!

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      KDuBarry03 4 years ago

      Awesome job, yet again, Bill! All these people are great writers, great people, and prolific in the community :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Janine, I hope you never outgrow that practice! :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Keith my friend, you'll be in the next installment....now that you have returned to us. :)

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      Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

      Billybuc! I am truly grateful to be included in your hub. But I must admit, you have been more of a support person/system for me! Your hubs are engaging, challenging and human. You have been an inspiration to so many and I look forward to continually gaining insight from your wisdom.

      Thank you so very much. I have been hovering around 491 followers for the last month. Thanks to you, 3 more people are following me (and me them). Maybe you can push me over the 500 mark!!!! :-)

      Thanks, Billybuc for...well...just being there for me, for us.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well shoot, Dex, we need to hit that 500 mark....heading to Facebook now to see what we can do about that. Thank you buddy; I truly do appreciate you.

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      Russ Moran 4 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Just got back from a 9 day cruise and I'm glad to see a billybuc hub awaiting me. Great heartfelt comments as usual Bill.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Welcome back rfmoran...I hope you had a great time....and thank you!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Bill,

      WOW! This was a total surpise! I appreciate the mention you gave me here! You are awesome Uncle Bill! I am smiling from ear to ear! And the other hubbers you have mentioned, very cool! I am proud to be mentionedalong with them Bill! Again thanks so much!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Nephew, my pleasure. You work hard on Facebook and HubPages and you unselfishly give back to the community. Now, keep it up! :)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill, WOW, I am soooooo honoured !!! You are a pleasure to read, you brighten my days no end! I am humbled you saw fit to include me here with writers of such calibre, my friend! I'l be launching my own spin on thanking later so keep an eye out, just editing the language and beeps!! Ha!! Many Many thanks you guru of words!XXXXX (kiss kiss kiss!)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Suzie, you have me laughing...guru of words??? LOL Thank you my dear, and I mean that. I like quality people and you are one of those....it is a pure pleasure knowing you.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Billy,

      It is an honor indeed to be included among such good writers and with such a wonderful mention. Who, after all is said and done, doesn't like to curl up with their favorite slippers and comforter? Seeing you in your easy chair talking about happiness starting with that quote from Mark Twain was a great way to start my day...at least on the Internet. "Random acts of kindness" is what you did with this hub and I'm sure what you do on a daily basis. I am so pleased to be one of your many followers! Thank you!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      You are a true gentleman!

      To not only appreciate, but to demonstrate that appreciation as you have just done, says much about your character. My hat's off to you!

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      CarlySullens 4 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      "If Bill Likes 'em I am gonna like 'em." ~ Carly

      I am going to check them all out Bill. Thanks for the great heads up about these fabulous hub writers.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Carly, I like you more every day! Thank you! If you ever make it to the west coast then dinner is on me!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      rcrumple....just paying it forward my friend. I needed help when I first started out and some gracious people took me under their wing. Thank you Sir!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Peggy my friend, it is a pleasure...I so appreciate you and how kind you have been. I don't forget friends and you have one for as long as you want me.

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      This is a beautiful hub and such a nice tribute to your supportive followers. It's so sweet that Josh calls you Uncle. : )

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Vespa, thank you...Josh is a pretty nice kid...stop by and visit him!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      You got me there, Bill. :) now stop it...it's damn hard work trying to live up to your expectations when I'm trying to be a lazy bum, laying on the sofa watching soaps! :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      TT, the day I find you on the couch watching soaps will be the day cows sprout wings.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      lol...ok, you got me there...but I would really like to have a day where I could veg. :)

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      So many wonderful and interesting writers included in this fine article. I enjoy reading new hubs and I can't thank you enough for all you do in the Hub community.

      As my Dad used to say "Youa re a true gentleman and a scholar."

      Great job Billy. XXOO

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Beckie, my dad used to say the same thing. Good to hear from you my dear friend; hope you are well.

      love always,

      bill

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      TT, I have you scheduled for a veg day two years from tomorrow. :)

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      Your video message is excellent again. I love doing nice things for people and just showing that extra bit of courtesy when I am checking out of a store or talking to a waiter. The smiles you get are so heartwarming. I believe what you get back what you put out.

      I have to check out a couple of the Hubbers you mentioned, but I know most of them to be excellent writers. Awesome hub.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi, another great tribute to some awesome hubbers, I do follow nearly all of them and totally agree with you, they make me smile, laugh and just about cheer me up even when I am feeling down, just like you do too! lol! nell

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 4 years ago from Clinton CT

      I am following lots of these people and I concur- great hubbers that deserve the recognition!! :)

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      If anyone has any doubts about who to follow all they have to do is read your Support system Hubs! Not only do you have great people listed but your explanations and links are a great way to meet these wonderful people. They say, "it takes one to know one' so that "Uncle" Bill is how you know all these great hubbers.

      Another fantastic tribute. I must add, I am honored to be one of your followers and have you following me, wait that must mean I'm great ;)

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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      Jasmine 4 years ago

      William, thank you very much for mentioning my name in this hub. I was surprised and I feel honoured. Of course, I'll check out the other hubbers you've mentioned and comment on their hubs. Actually, I'll start from the installment No. 1 some time during this week because I came a little late to your show as well and found out about the hubbers who had been your support system only from No. 14. A lot to catch up on, but I'm sure it will be worth it :) Thanks again, my friend :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Nell, what you just wrote could be said about me concerning HubPages...I love this community and I greatly appreciate your friendship.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks for reading and commenting Julie!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mary, it does, indeed, mean that you are great! I've always thought so and I'm never wrong! Just ask Bev! Oh, wait, don't ask Bev; that would not be a good idea. LOL

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Vox, it was my pleasure. I appreciate loyalty in any way, shape or form, and you have been as consistent as any other follower the past month or so. Thank you sincerely!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Pamela, thank you once again. It seems like I thank you an awful lot; must mean you are very loyal....yes, that's what it means for sure.

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      Cynthia Calhoun 4 years ago from Western NC

      Another wonderful tribute! These are fun, too, because I then see people that I might want to meet, too. ;) Thanks for sharing!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Cyndi, you are very welcome, and thank you! As one of my earliest and most loyal supporters, I thank you from the bottom of my heart lil' Sis!

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Yahooo! Another instalment to one of my fave HP series. In particular I like the part when you ask when Josh sleeps - good point cause he always seems to be around to chime in when his name is mentioned LOL!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      You've named some great Hubbers whom i love to follow.. Thank you. You are so kind with your tributes. We appricate you, a great writer with soul.....Cheers

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Christy, I'm glad someone else has noticed that. The kid must run on like three hours of sleep. LOL....thank you as always my friend.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Ruby, I could be very happy with that as my epitaph after I'm gone. Thank you my friend....sending peace and happiness to you always.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Bill, I love how you give back to those who read your work and those that you follow as well. All of these are great writers and they deserve an article just like this. Your personality stands out my friend. Congrats to all of you for a job well done. Bill, awesome tribute, catch up with you soon:) You have did a great job with this series!!! Genius of an idea.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      My hat's off to you. A true gentleman. This is so nice of you.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lyric, thank you! I'm just giving back as best I can. I still have a whole lot more to mention so hopefully I'll stay healthy for quite some time.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mhatter, thank you Sir!

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Hi Bill

      A wonderful tribute to your followers.

      I enjoy your hubs and videos.

      Take care:)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Sue; that means a lot to me!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      OMG, Sue, I just realized I hadn't thanked you in one of these....please forgive me. I am actually embarrassed right now.....next time for sure.

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Bill,

      I haven't read as many of your hubs as others. I am working on it though. I have a full time job that gets in the way. ;-)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sue, you deserve to be mentioned and you will be, and I appreciate you greatly.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Another great hub Bill. This is a wonderful tribute to your followers here in HP. Thanks for sharing this. Voted up and awesome.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thelma, thank you for your kind words. I am a lucky writer to have such followers.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Wonderful list of writers. I am familiar with most of these writers. Vox is such a supportive hubber! Excellent!

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      Sinea Pies 4 years ago from Northeastern United States

      Billybuc, you too have brightened many lives through HubPages. :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sinea, if I have then I am grateful. Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Tammy, I am a very lucky man and my followers are great! Thank you my dear!

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      Maree Michael Martin 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Just adding to your long, ever growing list of followers who have been encouraged to keep on truckin. Someday my list will get that big because with friends like you, how can I miss?

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Ruby, I just run out of words to express how much I love this writing community. To answer your question, you can't miss. :) Thank you!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Billy you have named some more great hubbers.. Lord De Cross is special to me.. and josh and Peggy and wow all of them.. You are the best to keep celebrating different hubbers.

      hugs and blessing to you a great hubber yourself

      Debbie

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Debbie! I wanted to do something uplifting before becoming immersed in the horror of today's hub.

      Thank you for being the gracious lady that you are.

      bill

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Terrific & awesome tribute to your followers many of whom I read. I like your interesting and in depth analysis of these writers, Bill.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rajan, thank you! They are good people, as are you, Sir!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      A magnificent tribute to these "hub greats." How marvelous for you to pay homage to each one. But that is so you, Bill. You are my "hub angel."

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Bill. There is nothing I can add to the above comments it's all been said. Proud to be a follower Billy. Just keep on leading the way.

      Voted up and all.

      Graham.

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      I love the way you describe Peggy, that's exactly how I would describe her, when I see she has published a hub - I immediately think, great a 'Peggy hub' to read!

      A terrific tribute to some great hubbers!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Audrey, what a lovely thing for you to say....I am proud to be your hub angel. :) Big smile and hug coming your way.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Graham, I'm just trying to spread the love a little bit...and I'm proud to be your follower as well.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Movie, thank you...I am blessed by the followers that I have.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Another great hub Bill. I always get a warm glow when I see a hub from you because I also know it means a video and I enjoy them lots. You have a fine list of writers there and wonderful tributes to them all. Passing this on to my followers.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Gypsy, thank you my friend! I'm glad you enjoy the videos. It's been a long week so far and your kind words make me feel good today.

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      SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA

      I noticed a lot of people also comment on how supportive you are of their hubbing efforts. That is nice you are saluting those who also support you. I always enjoy reading your hubs.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Sweetie; just paying it forward in any way that I can.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Enjoyed this new post on your hub follower series. Always a great read and I find out about all the hubber talent I am missing.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Dianna, there is a lot of great talent out there for sure. I seem to discover a new one each day.

      Thank you as always!

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      Dr.Vangeepuram Navaneetham Satakopan 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Great tribute to some wonderful hubbers. I am also impressed by the number of followers you have and the comments you receive. Keep it up.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      vnsatakopan, I am incredibly grateful for those who follow me. It is overwhelming at times....emotionally...there is a lot of love in HubPages. Thank you!

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      Jasmine 4 years ago

      Like the last time, I ended up reading hubs by these authors other than those you had recommended. I laughed, learned something (I have to point out Suzie HQ's hub on Alberobello, Italy) and even got some new ideas to develop in my novel (thanks to Suzette's hub about seashells).

      P.S. Is your name Bill or William? Sometimes you sign yourself as Bill and sometimes as William.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Vox, where have you been? All of a sudden I see you four times in one day. It's nice to have you back, and everyone calls me Bill. :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Vox, I just noticed that you haven't been writing, so I don't feel bad about missing anything. Whew!

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      Jasmine 4 years ago

      I spent a month in Croatia. Got back a few days ago and you can imagine how my home looked like after a month of female absence. I'm still not done with all the housework. This is the first time I even went online after a month and a half. I'm back and getting ready to write (don't I say that often? what a lazy bee I am!) Until soon, Bill :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Glad you are back Vox!

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