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Hubbers Who Have Been My Support System: Installment Ten

Updated on April 2, 2013
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Time has arrived for one of my favorite weekly hubs, a chance for me to shut down the brain and write from the heart, thanking those faithful who have continually rewarded me with readings and comments.

As always I write with a tinge of regret because there are just so many who continually reach out to me, many times with comments that bring me to tears and always humble this simple writer or words. I always wonder how I’m ever going to get around to thanking everyone on an individual basis; until I figure that puzzle out it will have to suffice for me to simply say thank you, one and all, for making this old man very proud to be a member of this community of gifted writers and poets.

If I remember correctly I began on January 6th of this year, some silly real estate hub that barely passed the muster and was recognized by practically no one. My how times have changed! I have been accepted with open arms by so many of you and, if you follow me, you know that I am very sincere when I say that you have all touched my heart. I write with passion and there is passion in the comments I receive and for me that is what writing is all about. We have connected, you and I, on a much deeper level than I could have imagined.

For those of you who are writers such as I am, essayists really, constantly tiptoeing along the imaginary line between journal-writing and hub-writing, I want you to know that there is a market for people who write about life and the feelings attached to life. Find your voice, listen to your heart and be true to your own style of writing.

Shall we begin?

A BEAUTY BY THE NAME OF NARE

NareAnthony is the name she goes by on HubPages and I invite you to visit her site. She hails from Armenia and she is only twenty-one years of age and let me tell you, this young lady packs around a whole lot of wisdom for being only twenty-one.

That, in fact, is why I sent her a friend request. I read a hub of hers and realized that I had found someone of great depth who understood life far better than I ever did at that age. She has not disappointed me in the last two months, continually writing quality hubs and rarely missing one of mine. Give her a try; you won’t be disappointed.

NOT MARTY AS IN THE MOVIE BUT MARTIE AS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Read http://martiecoetser.hubpages.com/hub/Addicted-to-Love-a-poem-by-Martie-Coetser and you will be dazzled by the beauty of her words and in need of a cold shower. Just when you decide you have Martie all figured out then she will slap you alongside the head with some great humor and then you are back to square one.

I have watched Martie interact with fellow writers on Facebook and you can tell quite a bit about a person by that sort of interaction. She is well-respected by all and once you get to know her you will understand the reasons for that respect.

A LADY BY THE NAME OF AEVANS

She is a member of the HubPages Elite, has over 2,500 followers and has been around for over four years. Need I say more? Oh, yes, and she is my friend! Now that’s cool!

I couldn’t figure out which hub to highlight; she is such an eclectic writer that she jumps all over the board with her topics. I finally decided on this one _____ for no particular reason other than the fact that I enjoyed it greatly.

Do you want to know what amazes me about this lady? She has over 2.5k followers and she always manages to find time to visit my site and leave a meaningful comment. I think that speaks of the type of classy individual that she is.

PHDAST7

I happen to know what the PHD stands for and she is, indeed, a very intelligent lady who garners my respect for being a dedicated teacher. She is a professor of European History and as such her hubs are so informative, so well-documented and so fascinating that I usually have to read them several times to gather all the information that is in them.

Try this one on for size but put your thinking cap on first: http://phdast7.hubpages.com/hub/Grappling-with-Important-Questions-Genocide-Atrocities-the-Holocaus. No stuffed shirt here; she thinks my Google hubs are hilarious. Go figure! She is smart and has great taste. J

OLD ALBION

I know what the name means; do you? I can tell you his real name is Graham and he is a relative newcomer who deserves a much larger following than he currently has. Read about his family and some fascinating history when you visit his site. Here’s an example http://oldalbion.hubpages.com/hub/marchingforjarrow.

Graham is a man of intelligence and sensitivity, appreciative of life and a seeker of answers. The kind of man you would love to sit down with and spend an afternoon chatting about a variety of subjects. When I finally make it across The Pond I have quite a few like Graham to visit.

ZIYENA….THERE IS ONLY ONE

And she is special! I’m not sure if there is a more multi-faceted writer on HubPages. From beautiful poetry like this http://ziyena.hubpages.com/hub/Wild-Earth to stirring accounts of history, this lady has game and she can bring it.

If the picture on her profile is really her then she is way too talented for someone so young and quite frankly, I am green with envy.

Do not visit her site if you are looking for a lighthearted stopover when you have five minutes to kill. She is too damn good to only spend five minutes on. You have been warned!

MORE COMING SOON

But for now, that’s it for this 3rd weekend in May, 2012.

There are quite a few Hubbers out there who seem to be a bit isolated. Oh sure, they rack up a good number of followers and they make a token effort now and then to comment on a couple hubs, but for the most part they write and move on, never really making contact with the people behind the hubs. That seems oh so empty to me.

The beauty of HubPages to me is the relationship I form with my readers and the Hubbers I follow. I have become friends with many of them; they give me strength; they give me laughter; they give me love. I came here thinking it was just a writer’s forum and now, five months later, I have found it to be a place where friendships are formed that will last a lifetime. People from around the world read my hubs, not because they are obligated to, but because they genuinely care for me and supporting me is their way of showing how much they care. That, my friends, is priceless.

I hope all of you find what I have found on HubPages. Take a look at the Hubbers I have profiled in this Hub and stop by and visit the others in my nine hubs preceding this one. They are all worth the visit!

2012 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)

For more from this series please read:

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

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

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

To purchase my first, full-length novel go to http://www.the1259shuttle.com

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Ziyena, how odd that you would randomly come across this hub that featured you. I am so happy that you found it, and I meant every word of my praise....you are a talented young woman and I thank you for your following. I hope the issues have been resolved, but if not, best wishes in the future my friend.

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      ziyena 4 years ago from ... Somewhere Out There ...

      Billy ... that picture is ME

      I guess I need to show more pics to prove my identity lol

      I came across this article by chance, and found a very flattering account about the one and only ZIYENA. Even though I've been away for a while, dealing with some serious issues I want to now thank you for your support!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Beckie, Dad didn't raise a fool. I know where my support comes from, and my job, and pleasure, is to give that support and thanks back to those wonderful people.

      Thank you Beckie!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Billy - This superior series is a direct reflection on the wonderful soul you possess. Or are you possessed! LOL

      You provide suppport to so many and I'm sure I speak for everyone when I send a heartfelt "Thank you."

      Made and Phdast7 are fantastic and I have no doubt the others listed here will be a wealth of creation as well.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mwilliams, what a lovely person you are. Your profile is just a hint of a person of considerable depth. You had me when you wrote that your children humble you. I look forward to learning more about you and I am grateful that you have chosen to read my works.

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      mwilliams66 5 years ago from Left Coast, USA

      Billybuc, I absolutely adore this series. I am inspired by your kindness and dedication to those who follow you. What a rare "breed" you are.

      I've only just hit the tip of the ice burg on your hubs and I look forward to continued reading.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Ruchira, thank you; I know I'm proud of my followers and most definitely you are included.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      boy...you sure are a good citizen and dedicated hubber :)

      I am sure all the hubbers following you are proud of you...cheers!!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Tammy! I seem to say that a lot but it is genuine and heartfelt.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      It is no accident that you have wonderful Hubpages karma. These are always great to read. :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Nare, I'm very happy that you picked up some new followers. My pleasure!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Maddam, yes, that seriously cuts down on your comments. :)

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      Nare Gevorgyan 5 years ago

      Bill I dropped to say thank you again, due to you I get the chance to know many great hubbers who read my work and follow me :)

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      Marie V Stephens 5 years ago from New Mexico

      LOL...well, that explains why I never got a single comment on that hub :) thanks for the heads up, would have never known if you had not pointed it out..

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Cathleena, thank you! I hope you enjoy getting to know me as I will getting to know you.

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      Cathleena Beams 5 years ago from Lascassas, Tennessee

      Thank you for sharing your support team with us. I am looking forward to jumping into your suggestions after I visit your profile to learn a little more about you. Great hub!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Love, I am passionate about life and people and I want people to love themselves....so yes, nice to meet you my new friend.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Awww, Christy, thank you! I always look at your picture and that wonderful smile and I think, "now there is a happy, warm, caring person." Thank you my dear!

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      Hi Billy, Nice to meet you. You seem like a very positive person. As I'm reading this hub, I can sense the passion inside you. I've read some of Nare Anthony's hubs and I like her work. Kudos! to all who made this list.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      You are a thankful, positive spirit Bill. That must be why we relate so well to one another. You are gracious to your HP connections with this hub series. Take care you.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Dee, I am very happy that these help you. I feel very strongly about the people who take the time to read my hubs and comment and I try to reciprocate. I appreciate you very much.

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      Dee aka Nonna 5 years ago

      Since finding this series of hubs I look forward to the next one. It allows me and, I am sure others, to find hubbers we might not otherwise. As many others do, I try always to leave a comments when I read and if someone takes the times to read one of my hubs I make sure to acknowledge it. You are so right when you say "the beauty of hubpages is the relationships' and you don't ignore a person you are in a relationship with. Well done. Voted up, useful, and beautiful. Looking forward to the next one. I am meeting a lot of wonderful people.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mrs. Rao, my pleasure. I hope you get that chance and thank you for taking the time to read my hub.

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      mrs rao 5 years ago

      Hello Billybuc...Thanks for this hub.Shall try to read these hubs. As I am new here, this is going to be of help to me.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Minnetonka, good to hear from you once again. I hope you are well and I hope you get the chance to read some of the works by these very good writers and people. Thank you so much for your kind words.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Tom, thank you. I try and that's all any of us can do. I appreciate you stopping by.

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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      I think it's so wonderful that you highlight hubbers who have supported you. It's a nice way for you to let them know their important as well as letting hubbers know of writers they may not know. Your a super man.

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      Tom Koecke 5 years ago from Tacoma, Washington

      billy, you are a good man. I am following only two of the authors you mention in this part of your series, so the tip to the other authors is greatly appreciated.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you, Ruby! I couldn't ask for a better follower than you.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      And you, Teaches, are one of my most loyal followers and for that I am very grateful. Thank you!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I follow most of your followers. They are great writers and poets. Thank you for sharing..

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I do recognize some of the writers you have mentioned and they are talented and gifted in writing. I am sure each one you name has contributed much wisdom and insight to other hubbers through their articles. It is a kind thing you do in honoring the people that follow you faithfully.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      TT, thanks for that half-hearted compliment. LOL It's always a pleasure to hear from you Lil Sis!

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      I always enjoy reading this series because it highlights out of this world writers that I might not otherwise be exposed to. Thank you for taking the time to shine a spotlight on some outstanding people, BBB. :) Oh yeah, the hub wasn't half bad, either. :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Theresa, my pleasure! You have been as loyal as they come and I greatly appreciate you!

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Bill - Every time you do one of these Hubs you provide such encouraging affirmation to your fellow Hubbers. I have loved reading them, and it a pleasure and privilege to find myself in one of them. Your thoughtfulness and generosity of spirit is much appreciated. Thank you. :)

      Great comparison and contrast by the way, an academic who loves your Google stories...and I do! :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Cyndi, if I have any awesomeness it's because of people like you. Thank you my dear; your friendship means a great deal to me.

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 5 years ago from Western NC

      Hehhe, it's like a virtual CHEERS! Hehe. I look forward to these hubs - it's so refreshing to get a little recognition for other hubbers in the community. You continue to be awesome, Bill. :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Tina, thank you! If I truly do inspire then I am one happy writer! All I know is I couldn't do any of this without the support so freely given by those on HubPages and you have always been there with your encouragement and kind words.

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      Christina Lornemark 5 years ago from Sweden

      What would we do without the support from other hubbers! It is so important to get feedback from others and we all benefit from it! This is a great idea and I will check out the hubbers you have mentioned here that I don't already know. You are an inspiration Billy and your kindness and life experience shines through the description of these great hubbers! Voted up, interesting and awesome!

      Tina

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jools, thank you so much for sharing. I have an abundance of riches and I am blessed.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Katrine, you just hit upon a problem, one of abundance. It is difficult to keep up with all the followers as you well know. At times I feel that I do a poor job of it but we can only do what we can do. These hubs give me a chance to at the very least say thank you to all while highlighting a few. Thank you for your comment and insight.

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      Bill, another lovely hub from you. I follow quite a few of those you mention, I love all of their work so I can see why you do too.

      Voted up and shared so that more people can read yours and their articles :o)

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      KatrineDalMonte 5 years ago

      Lovely Bill, I see your audience is growing fast, so is the number of your hubs. It must be a little overwhelming for you to try to keep up with all those who are supporting you. This is a great way to show both your appreciation and recognition of good writers here on HP. Take care and all the best.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Martie, your words are true...we all can move mountains...and I love the fact that you said Hubbers fill huge empty spaces in your Psych system...as I'm sure they do for all of us. Thank you my friend!

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      Hi billybuc, what a surprise to find me in here! True - we are many personalities in one and actually we can never pin each other down, because we grow all the time, and rapidly here in HubPages.

      Thank you for regarding me as part of your support system. And so you are part of mine. Let's never deny the major support we are for each other. I can move mountains, knowing I have many-many friends in Hubland that will encourage me to keep on doing what I'm doing :) The hubbers in Hubland fill huge empty spaces in my psychological system.

      I actually wanted to read your previous hub, but decided to quickly clicked into this one to see if here's any hubbers I have not yet met... And whalla....

      Thanks again and take care... :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Vinaya, you are a good man. Thank you for your faithful following.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      I read and follow the writers you have mentioned here. They are truly wonderful.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Barbara, what can I say; I'm like a dog with a bone and I can't let go of it. I love it here at HubPages! Thank you so much for stopping by.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Nare, I'm glad you found this one. It is I who thanks you; you have brought a wealth of talent here to HubPages and you are very appreciated.

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      Nare Gevorgyan 5 years ago

      Wow, Bill I am shocked! It is really a honer to be mentioned here and I become proud :) Thank you very much. You are also a support system for me and I enjoy your honest hubs every time :)

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      Barbara Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Wow. You joined 4 months ago and have 144 hubs. that is doing well.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Keith, you are right on with your words. I love the feedback, the mutual admiration and the mutual support. This is a great place to reside. Thank you my friend.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Vidya, thank you my dear; have a wonderful evening and bless you always.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Kelley, you are wonderful! Thank you!

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      All these Hubbers, including you Bill, are outstanding writers and are very friendly to converse with :) it is great to see someone taking the time to write a thanks in their name. Great job, Bill! And you are right, there are numerous hubbers who are isolated; they get some good views, some good feedback; however, the communication there between the writer and the author is what, I think, why Hubpages is worth while: you get a chance to converse with the author in a more social matter :) Cheers, my friend!

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      Vidya Mallar 5 years ago from India

      Thank you Billy... but one promise remains .. a walk with me talking about life... no you are already walking with me when we are sharing our hubs here and passing our opinions...yet I wish some day we meet and have a long walk sharing our thoughts and ideas of life. Am very happy today, Billy... just bcos your words have inspired me to think , write and share more...

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      No I didn't Bill I'll have to look back now to see! Thanks Kelley

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Maddam, I just read another of your hubs but there was no place for a comment...I enjoyed it immensely.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Maddam, thank you so much. I hope to spend more time on your site soon.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Vidya, I don't believe kinder words have ever been written about me. Bless you and may peace and happiness always be your companion.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      AE, I am so sorry to hear of the pain in your life right now. The trials at times never seem to end and it is most painful when we have to witness the pain that our loved ones are enduring. My prayers go out to you and as always you have my respect and thanks.

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      Marie V Stephens 5 years ago from New Mexico

      Beautiful!

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      Vidya Mallar 5 years ago from India

      Thank you so much dear Billie... You think so about me bcos you are a very good and kind person yourself.. And this is a great honor that you are confering on me. I was lucky to meet a great person like you on hub pages who has much respect and love for fellow beings and wish to be in touch with you as long as we are here on earth.. Every hub 4m you is a message to others and i get surprised by the way you present each hub ... God bless you and shower his choicest blessings on you and your family... You really made my day today, dear 4nd. I don't have more words to write about you...

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      What a beautiful list! Thank you for the mention and At The Pearlie Gates We'll Meet is one of my favorites as I continue this journey of the pain in my heart for mom, our Uncle and our dog. Now we just found out that my Aunt who buried my Uncle last year, now has breast cancer. :( I pray for her because she has had enough and needs some joy in her heart.

      Your words are so touching and you are on your way to touch a thousand more. Keep up the beautiful work and you are a blessing to all who take the time to read your hubs. (((Hugs))

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Vidya, what a kind person you are! You are a person I would love to go for a walk with and talk about life. I can learn so much from you about kindness and respect for others. I greatly appreciate who you are.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Moonlake, thank you and I hope you find the time to visit the others. They are wonderful people who deserve support.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Debbie, I don't think I need to say it...I would hope you know it...but you are very special, a shining light for so many of us here on HubPages. Thank you for who you are.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Kelley, I'm not sure if you ever noticed but you were highlighted one or two hubs ago in this series. I hope you saw it because you are important to me.

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      Vidya Mallar 5 years ago from India

      This is really great of you Billy.. I appreciate the care and respect you shower on your fellow hubbers.. How much effort you have taken to mention about each one.... Really great job and very positive attitude... Have a good day..

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Bdegiulio, thank you Sir! I'm glad that HubPages has meant so much to you. I appreciate you stopping by.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sha, it may not seem like it at times but I am insecure about my writing and if it were not for the support I received early on here at HubPages and the support I continue to receive I'm not sure I would have continued. That's how important this community is to me.

      Thank you my dear and I am so happy that I have you in my life.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      I read about all the hubbers but only knew one. AEVANS and I agree with you about her. I will be sure to visit the others. Enjoyed reading your hub.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow billy another great hub and great tribute to those on the hub that are your followers. My friend you are so enjoyable to follow.. Always love your hubs..

      I voted up

      Debbie

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Another great installment on talented and nice hubbers! Have a great day! Kelley

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      Bill De Giulio 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Bill, well done. Loved the theme to "Cheers". Very appropriate. I think it's great that you take the time to recognize some of the many supporters that we have here, it really is a great community. I've been at this only 3 months but I know this is a community that I want to be apart of for the foreseeable future. I'm so thankful that I stumbled onto this. Excellent job. Bill

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Bill, I have to agree with you. HubPages is an awesome place to be! The warmth and comraderie is beyond compare. I've made so many friends, you being the first, I believe! What's really, really amazing, as you say, is they are literally from all around the world! I've learned so much about other cultures, the fangdangled new-tech age, dreams, desires, heartaches... the list goes on and on.

      Our HubPages community is so dear to my heart. I light up like a Christmas tree whenever I speak about my creative friends. And, may I say, ALL of my friends outside HP know who billybuc is!

      Thank you for your very special friendship and thank you for introducing me to new friends through this series.

      LOL

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Rose! You are a beautiful part of this community!

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      The community here is one of the best parts of HubPages! It's nice to take the time to recognize some of the people who support us. Well done as always.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Rahul; it would not surprise me at all to find your name in one of the future hubs...you are a kind human being and I appreciate you.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      So nice of you to take out time for your fellow hubbers! I must say the names you mention are some of the most talented writers here along with you!

      Great hub!