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Hubbers Who Have Been My Support System: Installment Seventeen

Updated on October 13, 2012

A Word From A Grateful Hubber

I don’t know about all of you, but I have a lot to be grateful for! I have put myself in a position where I have the freedom to write for a living; in other words, I follow my passion each and every day. That is a gift for this man; after forty-five years of working for others, I am finally working for myself, and isn’t that a beautiful place to be?

However, if I did not have feedback from other writers and supporters, I would be just one more writer-wannabe, typing out words for my amusement alone, and that is a lonely existence indeed. Oh, I’m sure there is some self-gratification in writing just for me, but I much prefer writing for others and then interacting with them about my writing. I become a better writer because of feedback. I am motivated to improve because of feedback, and my writing takes on a personal nature because of feedback. My followers energize me and that, too, is a beautiful thing.

I often think of a writer on HubPages who quit a couple months back. She had written a Hub that was important to her, personally, and she received no comments on it. She then quit HubPages the next day. I still find that extremely sad. The interaction we have with each other is crucial for each of us; that’s what makes HubPages such a great community. That is why I feel compelled to write these thank you Hubs, so that my followers know just how important they are to me. I read every comment and I respond to every comment. That is the least I can do; hopefully, Hubs like this add to my show of appreciation. You all mean a great deal to me and I hope you know that.

Having said all that, it is time to single out some more special people in my life, people who have gone out of their way to leave meaningful and touching comments to me. They do not have to do such things, but because of their giving nature, they do so practically every time I write a Hub. I am touched by their comments and I am very grateful.

I hope all of you will take the time to visit their sites and follow them; you just might make a friend along the way, and come to appreciate them as much as I do.

A grateful writer!
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MEL, MY BELLE

Corny, yes, but that’s the best I could do this Sunday morning. MelChi is her Hub name, but I just call her Mel and she is a friend of mine.

The first words on her profile say that she is a dreamer. Right off the bat I liked her. I like dreamers, and I like people who follow their dreams. Read the following and you will see that she puts her money where her mouth is . http://melchi.hubpages.com/hub/leaving-a-full-day-job-to-become-a-freelance-writer...in other words, this lady is not afraid to back up advice with action.

Give her a visit; it is well-worth your time. One final note about Mel: I love her zest for life. She is one of those people who have found the secret to happiness, and that’s the kind of person I want by my side.

PSTRAUBIE48

I have no idea what that Hub name means, but to me it means loyalty as a follower. She was a teacher for over forty years so right out of the chute she has my respect, but more than that, she is a positive human being who is oh, so supportive.

She wrote a lovely Hub about why we are here on this planet. Do yourself a favor and give it a read at http://pstraubie48.hubpages.com/hub/Why-We-Are-On-The-Planet. It is my favorite of her works and I’m sure you will gain an appreciation for this gifted writer after you read it.

ANYONE WANT TO TRAVEL?

Well, then I have the person for you! Travel About is her Hub name, and she is one of those people who instantly strikes you as genuine and kind. She hails from Maryland and she is happily married, and she is one of those people who walk the talk. Would you like some advice on how to keep that spark in your relationship? Read http://travelabout.hubpages.com/hub/Creativity-Tips-For-Love-Relationships and find out how a pro does it.

On a personal note, this lady has been very kind to me. Her praise has been glowing, and when I see that she has commented I instantly smile. That is a gift, and I want to take this moment to tell her thank you from the bottom of my heart.

ANYONE INTERESTED IN A TATTOO?

Ricky is his real name; thelyricwriter is his Hub Name, and to me he is a gem. He tells us in his profile that he is blessed by his wife and children. Those words tell us that he has his priorities straight.

He has done a series of Hubs about tattoos. Okay, I don’t have a tattoo, nor am I terribly interested in ever having one. Having said that, I read every one of his tattoo Hubs because he makes them so interesting. Try out http://thelyricwriter.hubpages.com/hub/Beta-Fish-Tattoos-And-Designs-Beta-Fish-Tattoo-Meanings-And-Ideas-Fighting-Fish-Tattoos and see if you don’t agree. The photos are great! Ricky is quality through and through; he wrote a comment yesterday on my PIPO Hub that had me in tears. Go meet him!

A SPARK…A GLIMMER….A WONDERFUL HUBBER

My headings are pretty corny but my intent is sincere. This lady is fairly new to HubPages but she has already cemented a place in my heart. She is a stay-at-home mom, a substitute teacher, and a volunteer for different causes. She is also very genuine and just a good person.

Here is my favorite Hub of hers http://glimmertwinfan.hubpages.com/hub/10-Fun-Plants-To-Get-Kids-Into-The-Garden. I’m all about getting kids involved in nature and learning responsibility, and this Hub is an excellent example of someone writing with passion about a subject they enjoy.

Please stop by and say hello to this lovely lady; I’m willing to bet you will want to follow her. Oh, by the way, her Hub name is Glimmer Twin Fan.

KRIS HEETER IS HER NAME

Now it is time to be a bit embarrassed. Kris has followed me for six months, but for whatever reason, she fell through the cracks during the first sixteen installments of this series. Her time has finally come.

Kris is a research scientist, from Indiana I believe, and she is one smart cookie. However, before you start feeling intimidated by her intelligence, let me tell you that she has the ability to write about complex information and “dumb it down” for those of us not quite as gifted as she is. Try this Hub about technology http://krisheeter.hubpages.com/hub/Advances-in-Nanotechnology-and-Uses-of-Nanoparticles. Naonparticles??? Believe it or not, when I got through with that Hub I actually knew what that words meant. J Thank you Kris and I’m sorry this took so long.

WHAT IS A HABEE?

I’ll tell you what a Habee is: it is someone with over 1,000 Hubs and over 3,000 followers, who in three years has amassed a blizzard of interesting and entertaining articles about a variety of subjects.

This lady is a former teacher, as shown in this Hub http://habee.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-be-a-Good-Teacher. Valuable information is her niche, and every word she writes springs from a fountain of personal knowledge.

I am in awe of her portfolio. I also am in awe that she takes the time to read my works. Honestly, I don’t know how she finds the time to do everything that she does, but I’m happy that she follows me.

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MORE LATER

I would love to go on, but Bev is calling me to lunch and insisting that I stop on this Sunday. We all need a Bev in our lives, someone who loves us enough to make sure we stay healthy, physically and mentally. You can meet my Bev under her Hub name kingmaxler. She is also worth a visit.

Until next time, to my 900 + followers, thank you for everything. I love HubPages, and although I’m sure there are those out there who will doubt this next line, I will say it anyway….I love all of you.

2012 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)…..just call me Bill in your comments. We are, after all, friends!

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      Rachel Koski 4 years ago from Minnesota

      It's really sweet that you write these. Makes me feel good about Hubpages! Voted up :)

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Bill, I love this series and how you totally give back to your loyal supporters. Most times I know many of the names, but not all. Those I do not know, I of course try to get to know, because they follow you and you to them, so I do trust your instincts on this. Thank you for just being you and you are indeed lucky to have Bev and she you too (you too compliment each other perfectly!). Have of course shared, voted up and tweeted too!!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Gratitude is an attitude, and you show it in this series BIl. From you, others will learn to be grateful for the things they have instead of just grousing about what they have not! Thanks for sharing!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      I voted this up, useful, awesome, and interesting. The information you provide is great, the fact that its a tribute is awesome, and all the folks you write about are interesting! Keep em coming Bill. This is the best way to learn about and meet other hubbers. I've stolen your idea and started a similar hub that is written a little differently but I hope provides the same service to my fellow hubbers.

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Bill -

      Tis a wise and grateful person that recognizes there are others responsible for their success. That, my friend, is exactly what you are! No jokes this time. You deserve the best, and those you mention supply it! Great job!

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      CarlySullens 4 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      If Bill likes 'em I am gonna like 'em! I already follow half of these amazing hubbers and look forward to peeking on the other's you mention. I am sure they are fabulous.

      Thank you again for showing an attitude of gratitude you lead by example.

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      Bill this 17th installment was truly breath taking, and I wanna meet Habee in person to congratulate her for her outstanding efforts on hubpages, I hope for such a day to come, and many of the other hubbers who you met here through their words all seem cool as well.

      Awesome job bro, it also shows how supportive you are as a fellow hubber, who truly knows how to fully embrace the heart of the hubpages community.

      Nicely written Bill, and I know that lunch that Bev prepared for you was quite yummy indeed.

      Cheers to an awesome community , and the power of being truly supportive of each others writing efforts today.

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      Susan Holland 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Oh Bill, I feel so guilty for not commenting more. I try to get to as many as I can, but it just depends on the day. You are so right about feedback being inspirational, though. We aren't just writing for ourselves; we are writing for an audience. I just wish I had more time to read and comment.

      You are so supportive and I appreciate you so much. I hope to catch up to you one day. :-)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hi Rachel, good to see you again. Thank you; I love HubPages and I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Janine! My life at HubPages has been marvelous; it's my job to give back in any way possible. I appreciate you greatly my dear!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Michelle! If others have the experience on HubPages that I have had, they will be grateful too.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mary, like you, I love to give back. I'm happy that you are doing something similar and I greatly appreciate you and your loyal following. Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rich, I have had a fairy tale ride at HubPages! Some very special people took me under their wing early on and supported me; it's my turn to give back. Thank you buddy!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Carly my dear, the next installment should be special to you. :) Thank you; I know you are super busy and I greatly appreciate you taking the time to comment.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mike, we have to have a HubPages convention so we can all meet and enjoy the company. Thank you buddy; I know you understand all about this gratitude thing.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Susan, that would be a wonderful experience, if we could meet. Maybe some day...in the meantime, we will strengthen our friendship on this site. You have supported me for at least six months and that means a great deal to me. Thank you!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      There are several great hubbers on this list and some new ones to check out. Thanks for writing these. If you recommend them, they have got to be awesome!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Tammy, I hope that's true. :) Yes, it's true...just being silly. Well my dear, you were one of my first, so once again I thank you, as I've been doing for almost seven months now.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      I've been follwing Melchi and thelyricwriter. They're great talented writers. I love to see everyday designs of tattoos. it's fun. Melchi, she's very supportive..

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Spy, where have you been lately? Come to think of it, I haven't seen any notifications that you have written. I had better go check that out. Thank you dear!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Waahh.. I've written a few hubs, i think a couple. Very busy these past few days too. :) Thank you sir Bill for the thoughts.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Bill - What can I say except thank you so much. I am humbled and honored that you included me in this list. I've had so much fun getting to know you via hubpages and now I'm going to have to take a look at some of these other hubbers. This is really such a warm and welcoming community. Thank you again. I really appreciate it.

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

      Bill, you always manage to wrangle up some might fine and talented hubbers to highlight. This batch is no exception. Great job. :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Spy, I am happy you are still around. I was not getting notifications to tell me when you had written. Not a good thing as you are one of my favorite Hubbers. Thank you my dear.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Glimmer, it is my pleasure....I so appreciate you always stopping by to say something nice. This is just my way of telling you thank you and sending some support your way.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks TT! It's always nice to see you drop by.

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

      You have a lot of fans and a lot of friends, Bill! This is another great list of wonderful hubbers!!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Candie, I have been very lucky! Thank you!

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      Katheryn 4 years ago from United States

      Bill...what can I say? The deepest and most sincere, thank you. You help and encourage others in so many ways. Not only are you a great writer but also you have the special ability to use words in a way that go straight to the heart. Whenever I feel doubtful about where humanity is headed, I know that it is people like you who put the "human" back in humanity :) I wish you the very best and know you will be very successful. Your HP friend....Katheryn

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Katheryn, thank you....and thanks for your name! :) I will remember that one because it is spelled differently.

      Listen my friend, I would not be here today if it were not for some Hubbers who very early on in January decided I was worth supporting. They gave me praise and encouragement and that meant a great deal to me. Now it is my turn. I greatly appreciate you and all the times you have visited my site, and you now have a faithful follower for as long as you are on HubPages.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Bill. Yet another lovely hub. I do look up many of your recommendations, it's good if you have an hour to spare. The reason being there is such diversity of knowledge and interest. Keep it up Bill, I look forward to your focused hubs in the future.

      Graham.

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      Joseph De Cross 4 years ago

      As always, excellent hubbers who We know...Thanks Billy. Because of you, HubPages is becoming more of a family. Will have tp check a couple of them...Nanotech hub?

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Joseph, you always give me a laugh! Yes, nanotech hub...and I understood it after I had read it. Now that's a good writer! LOL Thanks buddy!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Graham my friend, I fear I may have missed one of your hubs...I have not seen any notifications about you lately. I will go check shortly. Thank you kind Sir! I'm glad you enjoy this series and I greatly appreciate your support.

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      KDuBarry03 4 years ago

      Always a pleasure to see you supporting other Hubbers, Bill! You are truly a prized gem here on Hubpages :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you, Keith, as are you!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      This series is so helpful. I just love finding interesting and talented hubbers to follow.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Kim, I have no doubt that one day you will be featured. I like everything about you so far and I appreciate your support.

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Aww thanks bill, don't make me blush ^_^

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are welcome Kim!

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      Kris Heeter 4 years ago from Indiana

      My thanks too - I feel very honored! And what's best is that you've pointed me to some great hubbers that I have yet to encounter and I'm very much looking forward to checking them out!

      P.S. Thought more and more today about the simple life you've recently written about. I think every time I pull out a credit card now, your great hub comes to mind! I think this week, I'll make a list of 4-5 changes or goals to shoot for this coming month to take that step back and live a more simple lifestyle.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Kris, that makes me smile! Thanks for sharing that....thanks for the kind words....and thank you for being so loyal to me over the past months.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      I love pstraubie and the lyricwriter and now I want to check out the others you mentioned, as if you mention them, they are bound to be awesome. Great Installment 17 - wow! It is great to have much support here on Hub Pages. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Faith, that's why I write this series.....to raise awareness about some good people, and to give back support that was freely given to me seven months ago.

      Thank you my dear and peace to you always.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Bill, we are all very fortunate for this series. Very thoughtful and I can't thank you enough:) Bill, it has been a pleasure getting to know you over the past few months and meeting a friend that has similar interest, besides tattoos:):) Your a good man Bill. I bet you when you teached, you changed many lives. As a writer, your doing the same. I will certainly check out these other writers for sure Bill. Once again, thanks.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      It is always such a nice read on the other hubbers you have come across. You are making a difference in this community of writers.

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      Melanie Chisnall 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Wow - what a way to start the day! Thank you Bill for such beautiful words! I am honoured to be mentioned and so glad that I met you this year, as you know you've been a huge inspiration to me - both in writing and as a friend for who you are and what you believe in. HubPages is an amazing community and I am so glad to be a part of it. Thanks for making my day :))

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and interesting. These are great hubs Bill and inspirational. Makes one feel so good about this community. Wonderful hubbers mentioned. Passing this on to my followers. Love you too Bill. Your lucky to have such a wonderful wife who looks after your well being.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      I always look forward to this series Bill, and this one is a great tribute! I do know some of them and agree with your choices! Habee, Glimmer Twin, MelChi - they are all extraordinary! Looking forward to checking those I am not up to speed with. Voted awesome, interesting, useful and up+++ sharing! Hope you had a wonderful Sunday lunch via Bev! Great job bud!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Billy, it is a wonderful generous thing you do. I feel sorry for the lady who left HP after receiving no comment.

      She is quiet probably a good writer with something to say, who needed to get a bit more involved.

      On HP as in life 'as you've so aptly demonstrated here' we get out, what we put into it.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lyric, it's just my way of saying thank you. There are many, like you, who are so faithful, and I appreciate you all so much. This is just a little way of saying thank you in a special manner. So....thank you!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Dianna, I hope so....i really do....that's what all of us strive for, right? I know you do...you have been touching lives most of your adult life.

      Thank you my friend!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mel, it was my pleasure. None of us write in a vacuum, and we all give each other support and encouragement. That's what you do for me when you stop by daily and read my stuff. You are very appreciated.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Gypsy, you are very correct in all you say, especially the very last part. I am a lucky man. Thank you my dear!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Suzie, I sure like you! I did have a wonderful Sunday with Bev. This series is all about giving back; I literally would have quit seven months ago if it had not been for people who supported me early on. Now it's my turn to give back. thank you Suzie!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Tobusiness, I tend to agree with you, but it still bothers me. She had passion but she had no confidence, and I find that sad. Anyway, thank you my friend and blessings to you.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Another GREAT hub. I know some of the Hubbers you've mentioned this time. You are kind to introduce your followers. I know they are grateful. Thank you again...

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Ruby, just giving back that which was so graciously giving to me. I know for a fact that you understand all about giving back. Thank you!

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Billy, some hubbers here I don't know so I must drop by and meet them. This is a wonderful series, thank you!

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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Thank you for the information on these Hubbers. Some I know, but some new ones are here that I will have to look into. Thanks for recommending them!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Movie; it's always an honor and pleasure to have you stop by.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Suzette, it is my pleasure. I love it when others follow my followers...they all deserve a big following. Thank you!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Another great tribute to fellow hubbers. Interesting and an enjoyable read. I get to know awesome hubbers through your hub.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Thank you, billybuc, for naming me in your hub. You have written about so many things that I can so identify with. I am inspired too by you as you share life lessons that help make each of us to grow.

      The pstraube48...is easy...ps are my initials of my 'real name'; traubie is an abbreviation for my maiden name and 48...that's the year I was born.

      Have a lovely rest of the day, My New Friend.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Vellur, I'm glad you enjoyed this! I really enjoy writing these so I can say thank you to some special people.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      PS, we are the same age! I always pictured you so much younger. I'm glad you found this and were able to read just part of my appreciation for you....and others. You mean the world to me; people like you feed me with appreciation and positive comments, and that is priceless. Thank you my friend!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Actually, I am older than YOU...I was born in January of that year. And I am soooooooooo young in so many ways but the years slip by. I am glad I have come to hubpages....I found so many special people like you who have kept me writing when the times were tough. :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      PS, I'm glad you came too! It's a great community; my only regret is not being able to meet any of you in person. The years do slip by, don't they, but we are both young of mind and heart, and loving life, and that's big in my book.

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      You are precious, Billy! Great tribute to your followers.... Great pick, you mentioned some Wonderful Hubbers here. As usual, enjoyed reading this...... Voting up!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      LaThing, it gives me great joy to give back to this community. Thank you so much for being the person that you are.

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

      Bill, this a beautiful tribute to these fine hubbers. I believe what is given comes back many fold and this is the love multiplied several times over that you are getting back.

      As always a beautiful read from you.

      Voted up and beautiful.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rajan, I believe that as well; I was nothing until people started supporting me on HubPages...now I must give back.

      Thank you my friend and have a great weekend.

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      Sparklea 4 years ago from Upstate New York

      billybuc: It is absolutely wonderful you can write full time, and I consider you one of the most loyal and genuine hubbers...so glad to know you and your loyalty is unsurpassed. This is a terrific tribute hub, and I love reading what you have written as well as your videos.

      I have not been able to get to them all because of stuff that is going on, but you are such an inspiration with your phenomenal accomplishments on this site.

      You are loved by so many and THANK YOU for putting sunshine in the day for multiple readers. God bless, Sparklea :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lea, if there is a nicer person thank you on HubPages I sure don't know about them. I hope your life becomes a little easier soon; you have been missed greatly. You bring a smile to my face every single time you visit. Thank you my dear and God bless you as well.

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      Julie Z 4 years ago from North Central Florida

      I am working towards being a better writer, while learning and leaning on Hubpages for all that there is. With only 8 followers, my gratefulness already runs deep. This truly touched me.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Homesteading, I want you to call on me if you have any questions. Others had to help me early on, so now it's my turn to help others. Just go to my profile and drop me a note if anything is confusing, okay? And thank you!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I was pleased as punch to have found your wonderful Bev in your last installment. She is such a beauty - outside and in. Her wonderful hub explaining her life was an inspiration to me.

      The lyric writer - the only person I know who can make tattoos interesting, pstraubie - like you, she is a wonderful teacher and it comes throguh in the endless hubs of patience and insight. Melchi - beautiful poetry you could set to song.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm laughing about lyric writer....I don't like tattoos, and yet I read every one of that series on tattoos. Go figure! As for Mel and PS....they are becoming two of my favorites.

      as are you...not becoming...always. :)

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Bill. Another engaging hub from the heart. Extremely helpful as usual with your links to other great hubbers.

      Graham.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Graham! It's always good to see you my friend!

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      I return here Bill, I had fun today with the whole hubpages outage and all with all my ramblings on FB LOL, just wanted to say thanks again bro for being super supportive of us all man. You rock!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mike, I am one grateful Hubber, so this is my pleasure. Thank you buddy, and have a great Friday!

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