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Hubbers Who Have Been My Support System: Installment Number Twenty-Two

Updated on May 29, 2014

Welcome to My Neighborhood

I have been around HubPages for awhile now. I have peeked behind the furniture and snooped in the medicine cabinet, and I’m pretty sure I can navigate the hallways without getting lost. I still trip on that frayed carpet from time to time, but mostly it has been a pleasurable experience, and the main reason why I love this old house is because of the people who are my neighbors.

They are always there for me and I find that remarkable. I moved in a little over ten months ago, and I received some great housewarming gifts early on and the gifts just keep on coming. My neighbors stop by each day with a howdy and well-wishes, and I have gotten to know many of them quite well during that time, so well that I now consider them to be true friends and not just fellow writers.

We are a tight-knit community, an odd collection of cheerleaders and counselors, each trying to advance their own careers and yet always having time to help each other and yes, I find that to be remarkable as well.

So today I want to introduce you to some of my neighbors. Stop by and say hello; introduce yourself and give them a sampling of your work. You just might end up being as lucky as I am, and gather a bunch of friends for life.

The community I love
The community I love | Source

Say Hello to Melissa

Her Hub name is mpropp and you can find her here http://mpropp.hubpages.com/. Let me tell you about Melissa. She moved into the neighborhood a few months ago, and she hails from the great state of Minnesota, and I find her to be delightful.

There she was one day, on my doorstep, smiling and being all affirmative and encouraging. I thought she just wanted to borrow a cup of sugar; little did I know that she planned on moving into the Billybuc site and establishing permanent residence there.

She is bright, delightful, energetic and I love her smile. Did I mention that she is incredibly loyal? Well, find out for yourself; stop by her site and borrow a cup of sugar. You just might get so much more!

My good buddy Paula
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The Matriarch of the Neighborhood

Can I get in trouble by calling my next guest a matriarch? How about a grand dame? All I know is that she was one of the first to welcome me to my new house in Hubville, and she has been with me for ten months now. Her name is Paula and you can find her here http://fpherj48.hubpages.com/.

I wrote about Paula in the first installment of this series, but I want to give special mention to her once again, and since this is my gig, I guess I can do whatever I want. This is a no-nonsense lady who is in- your-face honest, a lady who does not understand b.s. and who has a wonderful sense of humor.

When she knocked on my door ten months ago, I just figured she wanted to borrow the lawnmower. Hell no, she wanted me to mow her lawn! That’s Paula for you! To me she is everything that is great about this neighborhood, and if you don’t follow here already then you really need to get your act together and do so.

The Dunedin Dynamo

Wasn’t that a clever sub-heading? I’m kind of proud of it.

Well, this next Hubber hails from Dunedin, Florida, and her name is Liz (http://radcliff.hubpages.com/) , and she has been around Hubville for longer than I have, and I can tell you that she is a devoted mother who has a great sense of humor….in fact, I’m still not convinced that her name is Liz! She knows I get confused with names and I think her name is Beckie and she just changes it to make me appear old and lost. Oops, I really am old and lost. Okay, scratch that! Back to Liz!

Do you know how there are certain people you just instantly like? There is something in their words, or the way they say what they say, just some indefinable quality and you think you would really like to know them better. That’s Liz! She is a quality writer and one day she was walking by my place; she popped in for a cup of tea and she has been a regular guest ever since. Invite her over for tea and see if I’m telling the truth. If I’m lying then I’m dying!

Aloha Mr. Chris

Okay, true story….oh, wait, this is Chris from Hawaii. Okay, now true story. Chris flew in from the islands one day, and he was walking through the Hubville neighborhood on the mainland. He stopped by my place while I was working in the garden, and he said hi.

A few days later he walked by, said hi again, and that happened maybe three more time.

Then, one day about a month ago, he walks up to my doorstep and gives me the Lollipop Award, right out of the blue, no questions asked, no fanfare, no nothing….just gave me an award that meant the world to me.

Do you need to know anything else about this great guy?

Opera Anyone?

John Sarkis is his name and here he is http://johnsarkis.hubpages.com/.

So, another true story. I see this guy down the block several months ago, and he’s driving this really hot car. Tells me he is a writer, and he writes these articles about cars, and sure enough, that’s what I find when I visit his home in Hubville.

Then one day I see him down the block and he’s singing opera, and he tells me he’s a writer and he writes articles about opera and classical music.

So, which is true? Are we dealing with multiple personalities or are we dealing with a guy who has an incredible range of interests and is infinitely smarter than me? Yes, you got it, the second choice is correct. J

Nice Guys Do Come from Joplin, Missouri

Mr. Archer is his Hubname and here is his home in Hubville http://mrarcher.hubpages.com/.

I don’t know how to describe this gentleman, other than to say he is genuine, sincere, and has great depth. He strolled by one day when I was taking out the trash, and we got to talking, and suddenly he was praising me for my garden and my lifestyle and my sense of humor and my whatever….all he does is build me up with nice words….and I’m thinking this guy can’t be for real.

And then it turns out he is!

It also turns out that he is a writer, and a darn good one, and he cares about his fellow man, and he is invested in helping others, and…and….and…and

Would you like to meet a truly good man in Hubville? Here he is!

Bill Is the Traveling Man

To Hubbers far and wide he is known as bdegiulio; find him here http://bdegiulio.hubpages.com/.

Okay, I will admit it: the first time I met Bill he was writing a Hub about the area where I live, and he was writing it better than I could have written it, and I was green with jealousy. There, I said it!

So I read his Hub, and I’m getting ready to tell him how ticked off I am, and it turns out, darn it, that he’s a nice guy. Don’t you hate it when that happens?

Now Bill is writing articles about Italy and he’s writing them better than my Great Grandma Maria could write them, and she lived in Sicily for like 200 years. And somehow, despite all of this traveling, Bill manages to stop by and visit me every single time I write some more nonsense and call it a Hub.

He is a friend; he is a gentleman; and he is worth a visit!

Thank you, all of you!
Thank you, all of you! | Source

More Later

Bev is calling and I really have to hustle up and take the garbage out, so I’ll have to continue this in another installment. Hey, if you are ever by my neighborhood in Hubville, stop by and say howdy. I love meeting new people, and who knows, I might just write nice things about you.

I’m hosting a barbecue in December. You bring the meat and side dishes and I’ll eat. Sound good to you?

Thanks to all of you….all eleven-hundred and some odd people….Hubbers….friends….kindred spirits….thank you from the bottom of my heart!

2012 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Chris, one bag of chips it is, and you are very welcome. You are appreciated from afar my friend.

      Aloha,

      bill

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      chrisinhawaii 5 years ago

      Why thank you so much for the kind words Bill. I mostly enjoy your Simple Living hubs, but I'm glad I happened to pop in on this one. What a surprise!

      Put me down for a bag of chips, cuz that's how I roll...

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      Tactfullyrude 5 years ago from Idaho

      That sounds good to me friend!!!!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sha, that is a plus indeed. The sun is out here and I'm heading out to mow the lawn one last time before cold weather gets here.

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I've been writing all day and haven't discovered any new weird bugs, so I'd say all is well!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sha, i had a little more fun with this one than the others in this series. It was time to shake it up a bit. :) Glad you liked it my dear. I hope you are having a great day in Florida.

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      What a nice leg in this latest of your series, Bill! You have truly found your voice! I mean, your voice is loud and clear when it comes to social issues, but this particular installment of the series has a 'down home' feel. Nice!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Tact, I hope so! You truly were missed by little old me; you are such an interesting person, and I mean that sincerely. Maybe someday I'll swing through Idaho and we can have coffee together, and laugh as old friends do.

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      Tactfullyrude 5 years ago from Idaho

      Oh Billy!! That is the only motivation I needed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHA!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Graham, thank you my friend. I started writing this and decided I was bored with the old format. LOL

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      Graham Lee 5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Bill. Well this hub has a really creative slant on approach, well done as usual Bill. Always refreshing to read you work.

      Graham.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Honey and I hope you had a very nice Thanksgiving!

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      Helen Laxner 5 years ago from Illinois

      Hi Billybuc, I love the way you put this together. It's an awesome way to introduce your neighbors. It was a fun read. Thanks for sharing.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mike, you are a good man and I greatly appreciate your following and I appreciate you. I know there is some sadness today, but I hope at least a part of today was wonderful for your birthday and Thanksgiving.

      bill

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      Mr Archer 5 years ago from Missouri

      Bill, I stand amazed. I am humbled that you should even consider me worthy of consideration, let alone actually include me in this series. I haven't been on here in a few days. My wife's birthday was Saturday; a woman who works for me had her son killed that same day; we were preparing for today, and my birthday; and I went to the young man's funeral, so my mind really hasn't been aware of this site for a bit. I apologize for not reading this immediately, but it is perhaps the best birthday present anyone has given me in a long while: acknowledgement in something I am struggling to gain some measure of worth. Thank you, my very dear friend; from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well shoot, Tact, if you stuck around you would make it instantly. LOL I'm glad you are back!

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      Tactfullyrude 5 years ago from Idaho

      My goal is to one day make this epic list of talent my friend!!!!!! Haha!!! I have missed your writing!!!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Gypsy, if I could I would. I would love to spend Christmas in another country to see the different festivities. If we are ever in your area, you can bet we will cater a meal for us all.

      Thank you Gypsy!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up. As always thanks for a great hub which always introduces me to some hubbers I didn't know. Hey if you and Bev would like to experience some really cold weather and snow come on over for Christmas in Riga. Don't forget to bring some goodies and we'll have potluck. Hugs. Passing this on.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Eddy! I love giving back to the community that has helped me in so many ways. Blessings to you and Dai and those wonderful grandkids.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      I could have sworn that I had replied to this hub; oh well never mind it was just as good reading through second time round. Thanks for the great share as always and I wish you and Bev a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Paula...LMAO.....you just couldn't leave well enough alone, could you? You had to warn them about my Velveeta surprise, didn't you? See what kind of friend you are!

      You're killing me softly! :)

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      There's just one thing I meant to say....If you're going to bill's BBQ.......BRING YOUR OWN FOOD....for sure! Why? Have you ever read bills' hub on his bachelor recipes? Oh, barf.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hey Randi, thank you. I had to go back and see which picture you were talking about. LOL Thank you for your kind words and for being so loyal.

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      Randi Benlulu 5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Well, this one had a different flavor! I loved it, so fun and playful! I so appreciate when you write these because it gives me the opportunity to meet more great hubbers! Have a great one. Bill! I like the pic at the end! I don't know if it's new but it's new to me!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      PS, I get goosebumps every single time you send angels my way. :) Thank you dear friend. As long as you bring yourself to the barbecue I'll be happy.

      Thanksgiving! Boy, do I have a lot to be thankful for....including you.

      Peace and happiness to you, today and always

      bill

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      You are successful, in part, Billy, because you willingly recognize others. What a powerful thing that is. To have someone else admire your work enough that they focus light on your work is humbling. As you do so, you show us the way to exciting and interesting readers that we may not have found as soon without you pointing us in the right direction. And I thank you for that.

      By the way, what do I bring to the bar-be-cue??

      Have a lovely Thanksgiving week, Billy. I am so thankful that I found a new friend named Billybuc here on HubPages. Sending Angels your way... :) ps

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      rfmoran, I echo your sentiments. We come together when we need to; hopefully we will learn to come together when we don't need to. :) thank you sir!

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      Russ Moran 5 years ago from Long Island, New York

      The Hubville neighborhood. A very apt analogy. And like a good neighbor you thank your neighbors. Thank God there were a lot of neighborly people like you to help with the hurricane disaster in the East.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Eliza, hopefully that is true! I'm happy that you already follow these Hubbers; they are good people.

      Thank you Eliza!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Vellur, I'm so happy that you like this series. These are good people and deserve to be recognized.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Valley, I'm so glad you like them. Thank you for joining me in this tribute to some very good people.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      LaThing, I always have the best Hubbers hanging around; that, of course, includes you. :) thank you and I'll see you in December.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      girishpuri, thank you so much; I'm glad you like this series.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Martin, my pleasure Sir! Thank you!

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      Lisa McKnight 5 years ago from London

      Ha ha Bill. Many of these illustrious hubbers are my hubpals too. This is a nice hub here. Online writing can be so thankless. I am sure you have touched many hearts here with your thoughtfulness. Carry on!

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      A great tribute to wonderful hubbers. I like reading these installments, get to know so many hubbers. Great work.

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      Valleypoet 5 years ago

      A very creative opening to this hub which I enjoyed. These instalments provide a great introduction to fellow Hubbers, they are a great read. Thanks Bill :-))

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Wonderful, as usual, Billy! Again I meet some new friends, and some old :) Paula is one of my favorite gals here in Hubville! Great intro to the Hubbers. Looking forward to your barbaque in December, hope you have the best of the Hubbers hanging out there, :))

      Take care, and see you around!

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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Congratulations for tribute to another installment of your favorites, thank you so much.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for helping me to better know my fans.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Ruby! The pleasure is all mine! :)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love the way you pay homage to your faithful followers, no wonder you have a huge following..Cheers my friend..

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Melissa, I appreciate you very much, and this is just my way of saying thank you....and maybe get you some new followers. :) I just went to Costco today so no problem with the sugar. :)

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      Melissa Propp 5 years ago from Minnesota

      OMG, I sort of took the weekend off, so I was reading the hubs backwards and I just came across this...Thank you my friend! I can't believe you mentioned me--I am so surprised and humbled. Thank you so much! You have been so supportive I can't even express how much I appreciate you. PS, with my sweet tooth--I borrow lots of cups of sugar. :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rajan, it is always my pleasure to do one of these tributes. Thank you as always for always being here.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Tireless, you have made this old writer smile. Thank you!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Bill, another one in your fine list of tribute hubs. For once, I haven't read many of them so I have a lot of catching up to do. Many thanks buddy for introducing such fine writers. Voted up my friend!

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      Judy Specht 5 years ago from California

      Delightful! Truly enjoy your writing.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Carol, you crack me up! I'll be more than happy to share those veggies with everyone. No reason for me to hog all the good food. :) Thank you my friend!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      I will be at the barbecue. I would like to bring some green beans, cucumber salad and mushrooms. Seriously what fun it would be if we could cyberly really meet and have a meal. As always I enjoy reading about favorites of yours and you are so funny...I am still around here as you can see...Gotta comment...

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Nell, like you, Paula is one of the Hubbers I respect the most. There is a very good reason I have singled her out twice.....she perfectly represents HubPages.

      Thank you my friend!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi billy, I always love your choice of hubbers, and I see paula is up there with the best, yes she is one of my favorites too, voted up! nell

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rich, I have often wondered why they read my stuff! Go figure! LOL I'm just grateful that they do. As for Paula, she is one of a kind and I love the bejeebers out of her.

      Thanks buddy; hope you are having a great Sunday!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Vox, I'm on it! :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jen, I love potato salad; I'm marking you down right now. Thank you my friend!

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      Jasmine 5 years ago

      Oh, you're welcome! Remember, gluten-free and dairy-free! lol

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      December... I'll bring potato salad... and I'll make the tea! :-) Another great tribute to some awesome hubbers... votes and all sorts coming your way, all the best, Jen

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      Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky

      Bill, Another great installment in this series! I'm more than familiar with some, and others, like yourself, have only seen once or twice. They are all quality individuals, which makes me wonder why they'd ever read anything you or I wrote. Oh well, I'll stop wondering and just appreciate the fact that they do stop in from time to time and say a few words. Of course, Paula always says more than a few words, but since they're always so damn funny, it's always a welcome. Great job, my friend!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Vox, thanks for dropping by. You just missed brunch! I'm sorry; I'll save you some leftovers next time. :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      LMAO....Well, Gladys, it is my pleasure....and I truly mean that! You are quality and I only hang with quality. You can take that to the bank.

      Thank you for being such a positive force on HP, and I'm very happy we have become friends.

      bill..........now go take care of the munchkin, Beckie! :)

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      Liz Davis 5 years ago from Hudson, FL

      Holy cow, there's a munchkin in my house who does not want me to stay on the computer today.

      *ahem* Anyway,

      You like me! You really like me!

      The Dunedin Dynamo is something I definitely need to get on a t-shirt.

      Believe it or not, I joined HP over a year ago, but I didn't start writing here until June. I guess I'm a late bloomer. Or lazy. Both are probably true.

      Those kind words mean so much . . . I can't even tell you how much I respect you and the way you take time to share yourself without holding back. Your wisdom and compassion are inspiring.

      I appreciate you more than I can say.

      Love,

      Gladys

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      Jasmine 5 years ago

      So many familiar names this time! Love our neighborhood, too :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Beckie, the day you see me in a button-up sweater is the day we need to start worrying about my mental stability. :) Won't you be my neighbor?

      Glad you liked it my friend! Sending you hugs from afar and wishing you happiness today and always.

      love and warm friendship,

      bill

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Linda...if the passion keeps flowing? LOL There is no chance of it disappearing!

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      Linda Crist 5 years ago from Central Virginia

      Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. :-) And yes, bartering is the way to live. Rants....YEAH! I've got one planned for Monday and maybe one more next week, if the passion keeps flowing. :-) Have a great day!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Billy - Another wonderful article shining the spotlight on so many creative and unique individuals. I have to say BRAVO for the mode of delivery with this. How creative to structure it around a "neighborhood" format. All you need now is the "Mr. Rogers" button up sweater and a pair of comfortable sneakers for changing into.

      Another stupendous job from a generous human being. NOW GO TAKE OUT THE GARBAGE!

      Love, Beckie XXOO

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Paula, well done for someone who didn't know what to say. LOL You never disappoint!

      The mower is in the shop for the winter; I promise, first chance I get, I'll be there in the spring with my Sears Craftsman in tow. :)

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      WOW!......I don't know what to say!...and if you believe that, you haven't been paying attention.

      Of course I know what to say. I always do. (Keep those smug murmurings to yourself, please) I'm very sensitive........

      bill has placed me in such a place of honor, I am humbled. I have followed bill by choice. I enjoy interesting, informative, sometimes hilarious, often infuriating, but always well-written articles. bil is an impeccable PRO.

      However, to be fair, you should all know.......he never did mow my lawn.....yeah, I know, some neighbor he is! I only forgive him because he has promised to keep writing...........Peace!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Linda, you have a deal! You do the dishes for all you can eat! Bartering is a great system, don't you think?

      Football game? Who's playing?

      Thank you as always my friend; I'm going on a rant tomorrow and Tuesday, so get ready for some fire and brimstone. :)

      bill

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      Linda Crist 5 years ago from Central Virginia

      Bill, what a nice spin on your usual manner of sharing and promoting your friends. This was pretty darn creative and although I've read your every word since moving in about 5 months ago, you still introduce me to new neighbors with each one of your "meet the neighbors" hubs. I look forward to taking a stroll down the lane later today (after the football game) to meet some of them.

      Now, for the barbecue in December, if I am living in your recycled dumpster gift shed, does that mean all I have to do is eat too? I'll be happy to wash the dishes, if that counts as a contribution. Someone has to, right?

      Good job my friend. I love it!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hey Irish, it's always nice to begin my day with a visit from you. Thank you my friend; I hope you find someone in this list that you can enjoy as much as I do. Have a great day Suzie!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Bill! I greatly appreciate the person that you are. I love having you a part of this great community of writers.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Michele, I'm just giving back to a community that has welcomed me with open arms. I owe a great deal to these people, and to you. Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Good morning Kelly and you are correct; Paula is definitely double trouble and double fun, and I can't imagine HubPages without her. Thank you and have a great Sunday!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      Congrats on another great tribute to some of my favourites! You have hit the nail on the head here with Paula and Bill, that's for sure! The other writers I am not familiar with I will be rectifying thanks to you my friend!

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      Bill De Giulio 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Bill. I'm honored. Thank you for the plug but the truth is that you support all of us much more than we support you. HubPages wouldn't be the same without you.

      Thank you for introducing me to some of these other great writers. Many thanks my friend.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      It is so nice of you to thank hubbers who have been your support system. That is a wonderful thing for them.

      Voted up!

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      GM Bill! Love that you've got Paula again - she is double trouble and double the fun!

      I love these because I do find great writers I wouldn't have know about otherwise! HAGD!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Janine; I can always count on your to visit no matter how busy or stressed you are. Have a great Sunday and I hope you enjoy these very nice Hubbers.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks Michelle; I always appreciate you stopping by.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Yet another great installment and truly do love this series. I must say I don't know as many of these writers as normally do and will have to check them in a bit and thank you as always. Have of course voted up and shared all over!!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Howdy to you and the rest whom you've mentioned here! Each of them I know is a great, supportive Hubber. A great tribute.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Audra.....LOL....I'll save you a seat and I look forward to you stopping by. Make sure you can stay awhile; would love to visit.

      Thanks my dear friend!

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      AudraLeigh 5 years ago

      Hi Bill, I will virtually be there with an awesome cauliflower dish in December! Great tribute!