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Hubbers Who Have Been My Support System: Installment Twenty-One

Updated on November 3, 2012
A very happy writer, and so grateful to be at HubPages.
A very happy writer, and so grateful to be at HubPages. | Source

INTRODUCING YOU…TO ME...or ME TO YOU

Well, in case you don’t know, my name is Bill Holland, and I hail from Olympia, Washington. I am a member of HubPages, obviously, and I have been at this site now for a little over ten months.

During that time I have met some incredible people. Yes, they are also wonderful writers, but above all they are incredible people. They come from all walks of life and from practically every nation on Earth. They are doctors and lawyers, teachers and stay-at-home moms. They are married, divorced, employed and unemployed. They all have two things in common: they are all writers and they are all my friends.

You see, something remarkable happened to me ten months ago, and this series is a direct result of that remarkable happening. I joined HubPages in an attempt to “try out” a writing site. My plan was to toss out a few of my works, meet a few people, and maybe get some feedback that might help me as a writer.

To date, I have tossed out 302 works, I have met over 1,100 people, and my feedback totals 23,644 comments and counting.

I have decided to stick around for a little while.

This, then, is my way of saying thank you, and it is installment twenty-one in an ongoing love fest between me and the generous people who follow me on a regular basis.

I have received everything I had hoped for when I joined HubPages, but along the way I noticed that the other writers were no longer my peers….they had become my friends. We have shared joys and heartaches; we have laughed and we have cried. They know about my life and family and I know about theirs. It is a remarkable coming-together of kindred spirits who have never met and yet feel a bond with each other.

Enough with the introduction. If you want what I have, then get busy and become part of the community. Share, read, comment, inquire, trade ideas, and work together, and hopefully, one day, you will be as lucky as I am.

SAY HELLO TO DONNAH75

Okay, I’m going out on a limb, but I’m pretty sure her name is Donna, and you can find her at http://donnah75.hubpages.com/.

As I was scrolling through her hubs I noticed what eclectic tastes she has. She is a high school teacher, so there are obviously some teaching hubs, but she also touches upon a wide variety of other subjects.

What I know for certain is that when she comments she takes the time to leave meaningful comments; she obviously reads the hub and then takes the time to share her thoughts on the hub. As a teacher I know she is rushed for time, but that never stops her from giving support, and I respect that.

MY VERY FIRST COMMENT RECEIVED

Talk about being early for the party. My next guest was the very first Hubber to leave a comment on one of my hubs ten months ago. As such, she deserves her own pedestal in the Hall of Fame, because I can tell you that first hub was awful. Why it has taken me this long to include her in this series will forever be a mystery. Say hello to Deborah-Diane and you can find her here http://deborah-diane.hubpages.com/.

What can I say about a person who would take the time to comment on the first hub written by a newbie? Generous comes to mind…..gracious comes to mind….caring comes to mind. Well, she is all those things and I will be eternally grateful that she took the time to encourage me that first day.

A RAY OF SUNSHINE

Here is another lady who somehow has slipped between the cracks. I don’t know how this happens, but I’m guessing it has something to do with old age. Her name is Sunnie Day on HubPages and you can find her here http://sunnieday.hubpages.com/.

This is one gifted writer my friends, and you would do well to visit her. She has over 250 hub, all intelligently written, and all marked by her ability to view every aspect of life, but I think my favorite is her hub about Walton’s Mountain. The words introspective and reflective come to mind when I think of this very kind lady who I am proud to call my friend.

THE ONE, THE ONLY….

This appears to be a day when I eat crow on a regular basis, for my next guest is another Hubber who has been with me for quite some time and yet has not been mentioned in this series yet. Well, that mistake is about to be rectified. In my opinion she is one of the most gifted poets on HubPages, but don’t take my word for it. You can find Audrey here http://audreyhowitt.hubpages.com/.

Get this: she sings classical music, she is/was an attorney, she is a writer and she is a wonderfully-talented poet. I know for a fact that she has her own published book of poetry (probably more than one), and I also know for a fact that she has been absolutely gracious towards me as I found my niche in this community. She is well known among Hubbers but if you don’t know her then get with the program and start following her now!

A FRIEND FROM A FOREIGN LAND

You can find this young lady at http://ishwaryaa22.hubpages.com/ and her name is Ishwaryaa, and she is from India.

Answer me this: how can someone as young as Ishwaryaa be so talented? When I was her age I was too busy watching sports and I had the depth of a yardstick. This woman is a gifted writer who also cares deeply about her fellow man, and I find that remarkable.

I like helping young artists whenever I can, so do me a favor and follow this fine lady. She deserves to be followed, read, and appreciated.

FROM MESA, ARIZONA

Say hello to Randi, one of my newest followers. Her site is at http://btrbell.hubpages.com/ for those interested in meeting a quality human being.

Look up loyal in the dictionary and you will see a picture of Randi! I post a hub and she is there; it’s like she has this sixth sense that tells her immediately that I have written something. Then, not only does she read it, but this very busy lady takes the time to leave a quality comment.

I hear you asking if she can write; well, take a look at her series about Miriam and see for yourself. Oh yes, she can write!

Tammyswallow on HubPages, as faithful a follower as you could ever hope to have....and one hell of a writer.
Tammyswallow on HubPages, as faithful a follower as you could ever hope to have....and one hell of a writer. | Source

A REPEAT OF ONE OF MY DEAR FRIENDS

I wanted to re-visit some people who were in the first issue of this series, and I’ll start that little tradition today by re-introducing you to my dear friend Tammy! She is quite well-known on HP, but if you don’t know her yet she can be found at http://tammyswallow.hubpages.com/.

Tammy jumped on my bandwagon two weeks after I joined, and there she has remained for the past ten months. She reads my hubs, she comments on my hubs, she shares my hubs, she bought my novel, and if she lived closer I’m sure she would dog-sit for me if I asked her. J

I consider Tammy to be an ambassador of HubPages. While others fake it, Tammy makes it, and if you read her hub about the Ugly Duckling you will find out for yourself that this lady is a quality writer of the first degree. Add to that her craft-making talents and you have a person I am proud to call my friend.

My first follower, but then she loves me, so it was kind of expected. :)
My first follower, but then she loves me, so it was kind of expected. :) | Source

UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN

So many people to highlight and so little time. I figure if I live to be 100 I just might get around to thanking everyone who I appreciate on HubPages. I know there are many of you that I have not gotten around to yet, but be patient with this old man.

A sincere thank you to all of you who have given a bit of yourself to me. I hope you realize how much I appreciate each and every one of you.

2012 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)

Sit With Me Awhile

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      DDE, thank you so much! I love this community and I want to see everyone succeed.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      You have improved readership well on HP and as always you are doing a great job making this a close community thanks for this.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Lastheart! That makes me happy!

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      billybuc my words are certainly true. You are blessed and bless others as well.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Leslie, let's not get all emotional this early in the morning. I can't see to type with water in my eyes. :) You don't follow Tammy???? Read The Ugly Duckling and you will....or that hard hitting piece of hers about why men cheat...that's right up your alley. :) Thank you kind lady.....you are.....a true friend.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Randi, I'm just giving back to the community; it makes it easier when I'm dealing with a quality human being like yourself. :) You are very welcome, and thank you!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Tammy, there will always be a special place for you in my Hub Heart. Thank you my dear friend; you are more appreciated than you can possibly know.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Bill...your generosity to, and respect for all hubbers - new and old - is just a small part of what makes you YOU!

      You chose a perfect 'new' friend in Randi - i've been getting to know her too - and i absolutely ADORE her!

      Tammyswallow? Hmmmm....

      Will have to look her up...

      You know how i feel about you, my friend - nuff said!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      How the heck did I miss this?!?!?! There goes my reputatuion:( Oh, Bill, thank you so very much. What a beautiful, beautiful tribute to me and to Miriam! I hope you know that you have been my biggest fan and resource here on hubpages! Thank you so much. up and awesome!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I am deeply moved. I would definatley puppy sit for you and Bev when you take her to see Magic Mike. :) All kidding aside, you are so kind. It is a pleasure to follow you and your works and seeing you unleash your many talents. You are one of the very best on Hubpages, both as a writer and as a supporter of other writers. I am honored to be your friend. :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lastheart, that made me smile! Thank you so much; if your words are true then I am grateful. :)

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      billybuc this world needs loving and honest people. We all know that you are one of them that is why you have followers and they will keep coming. Your words are inspiring!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Glimmer, this is a good group; I hope you get the chance to visit them. Thank you!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Another good one Bill and now I have a few more hubbers to check out. I did not know most of these. Thanks!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      LaThing, the party doesn't start until you arrive, so welcome! I hope you are well; I always wonder when I haven't seen someone for awhile. Take care my friend and thank you!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rebecca, I consider myself the luckiest man on HubPages, and it is because of the acceptance I have received from others here. Thank you so much!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      tibliss, the pleasure is all mine! Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Gypsy, you just named three quality people in my way of thinking. Thank you my Latvian friend, and have a great afternoon.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Ruby, I believe you are correct in your assessment. I hang with the winners, and always will, and that certainly includes you. :) Thank you and have a great Sunday in Illinois!

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Beautiful tribute to all those Hubbers! A wonderful hub, as usual, Billy! I know half of them, and will get to know the other half, thanks to you :))

      Sorry, I am late, and I have to catchup on all the hubs that I have missed..... Hope all is well with you!

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      It's wonderful how well you have done on HubPages and amazing how well you got to personally know some of your followers!

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      tlbliss 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Glad to have met you here billybuc!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Another great hub Bill. Love taking time to listen to your videos - the voice of reason. Great mention of people especially three ladies whose hubs I really enjoy Sunnie, Audrey and Tammy. Passing this on.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Bill, I have found that people who follow are people with the same philosophy as you. People who have a kind heart and believe that better days are ahead. I know why i read what you have to say, i am a believer in good will toward others. Thank you my friend..

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well, Denise, that was a lovely compliment. Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Martin, greatly appreciated my friend!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for sharing. Doing my part to get you to 200,000.

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Bill, this is a beautiful hub and I am thoroughly enjoying your chats. In fact, it reminds me of the old 'Fireside Chats'...take care.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Deb, I'm surrounded by the cream of the crop, and you are one of them. I don't say that lightly! :)

      Have a good evening and I'll see you by the lakeshore tomorrow. Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Peter, thank you my new friend, and thank you for the follow. I'm glad to have you along for the ride and I'll get over to your site to see what you have soon.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Julie, thank you! You are rapidly becoming a force in your own right, and I'm happy to see it. People respect you and that is saying a lot considering they never met you.....it takes a quality human being to pull that off. :)

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks on introducing more wonderful people to us, Billy. Some have found me, and I have found them, so this is a great way to meet more wonderful souls.

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      petertebin 4 years ago from Maryland

      What a great hub... I have not gotten the chance to read any of your work but after this I will and I will continue to follow you and I hope to become a friend! Congrats and keep up the work!

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 4 years ago from Clinton CT

      This tribute series was one of the first hubs I ever read as a hubber. I remember being so impressed. It is clear you touch a lot of people Bill...xo

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rajan, believe me my friend, it is my pleasure to give back to HubPages. As you know, I love this site, and I am grateful to so many writers who have supported me.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Debbie, you know all about giving back to the community; you do it quite well with your series of interviews. Thank you and I'm always pleased to have you visit.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Bill you are so good at celebrating all the hubbers. You are an awesome hubber my dear.. I am so glad I know you

      many blessings

      Debbie

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

      Bill, another set of wonderful writers in this ongoing series. Thank you for introducing us all to such talented people.

      Voted up and interesting.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Faith, thank you my dear; it's all about the Hub Love, as I would be nothing on this site if it weren't for those who faithfully follow me and support me. I appreciate you greatly my friend.

      I hope you are well, Faith! Sending you peace and serenity, today and all days.

      bill

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Nanderson, we Washingtonians have to stick together. Thank you Sir, and Go, Seahawks!

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      nanderson500 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Nice hub! Good to see the impact that HubPages has made in your life. Voted up and shared from a fellow Washingtonian.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      What a lovely tribute and a blessing to all of us who do not know of these great hubbers, as we know they are great if you say so dear one.

      You are so fabulous as always to engage the whole community here at HubPages.

      Voted Way Up

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Michele, I am a blessed writer, and it is all because of my friends on HP. Thank you for being one of them.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you John! I didn't realize until just this minute that you live in Los Angeles.....no reason for mentioning that. :) Say hi to my cousins in Torrance when you get the chance.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Janine, I feel the same about you my dear, so thank you for being who you are, and here's to many more fruitful years for both of us.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You do the same, Ishwaryaa!

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      You know what I really like about this kind of hubs? You introduce me to other people who write very good articles or hubs. I love those, because they help me to learn a lot. That is a never ending thing. ( not a never ending story)

      Thank you for the information in this hub.

      Voted up.

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      John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Hi Billy, and what a great hub this is.

      Yes, Ishwaryaa22 is awesome - she's a great asset to this writing community. Tammy is another gem - both of them are exceptional writers and exceptional human beings!

      Voted up on your tribute hub.

      John

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Bill, you seriously are just a wonderful friend and can't say this enough. That said you never cease to amaze me and I love this series truly, because it embodies who you are, a wonderful, caring man. Thank you as always for being just you!! Have of course voted and shared all over!!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Please don't mention sorry. You are a good friend. Have a nice weekend!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Ishwaryaa, I'm just sorry it took me so long to highlight you. You are an asset to this community and I appreciate you greatly. Thank you for being who you are!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Thank you a lot, my friend. It is an honor to be mentioned in your heartwarming hub. It is a great pleasure meeting you and reading your engaging hubs. Like you, I am grateful to be part of HubPages which is indeed a wonderful writers' community site and it gave me the opportunity to meet many nice and friendly people, including you. Nice to see Tammy - she is not only multi-talented but also extremely supportive! Cheers!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      mpropp, as long as I continue to get this kind of support, I'll never run out of people to highlight. I'm glad you enjoy this series; don't worry, I'll keep writing them.

      Thank you and have a great weekend.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Liz, thanks for the visit on this rainy Saturday; I hope you enjoy these Hubbers as much as I do.

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      Melissa Propp 4 years ago from Minnesota

      I really appreciate the fact that you write these hubs and introduce us to so many fantastic hubbers. I find that one of the best ways for me to find new hubbers is by reading the suggestions of those I follow. So please, continue to write these tributes and I know I'll never run out of people to follow. Thanks!

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      Liz Davis 4 years ago from Hudson, FL

      I love these posts because you always pick out people I need to follow. Thanks Bill! Happy Saturday.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Audrey, it was my pleasure! You are greatly respected and appreciated.....by me!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mary, thank you my dear friend; now I'm heading your way for your latest.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Bill, thank you as always! Just a heads up....the next in this series will interest you greatly. :)

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you my friend!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      A few here I don't know but I hope to change that soon. Thank you for introducing us to such great people; birds of a feather and all that ;)

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great job Bill. Always enjoy meeting new hubbers. You have a wonderful series going here. Have a great day.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rich, this is the heart and soul of HubPages, and I'm proud to be their peer. Thank you Sir, and have a great weekend!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Michelle; always nice to see you stop by!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Bill, A great group of hubbers here. I'm familiar with all and you couldn't have gathered a stronger group for a tribute! Great job, my friend!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Wonderful group of hubbers and a great tribute. Thanks Bill!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Linda, I'm running out of time...only two more hours and I haven't posted for tomorrow yet....sigh! :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      rmcleve, besides saying thank you, that's exactly why I write these....thank you for mentioning that!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Eddy, thank you my dear and you are probably correct....I have no idea how much impact I have made. :) I get like that on occasion. I love this series; it gives me a chance to show my appreciation for the gifts I have been given on HP.

      hugs to you this wet morning!

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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      You know me all too well. I enjoyed the coffee with you this morning too. No get going, you made a promise to quit at 10:30 and your comments have only just begun. :-)

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      Rachael Cleveland 4 years ago from Woodbridge, VA

      Love it, Bill! You're an asset to the HP community. These posts help us all feel closer and like family. :)

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Another wonderful thank you hub from you Billy my very dear friend.

      I am listening to you talking as I am writing this comment.

      Here's to a very long time to come of hubs and friendship to share right on here.

      I doubt whether to this day Billy if you are truly aware of how you have enriched the lives of others also;myself included.

      Take care and lots of love to you and Bev all the way from my little corner of Wales.

      Eddy.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mickey, LOL... I had thought about that. Since she and I are good friends, I don't think she will be offended. I guess we'll just wait and see. Thanks for the visit.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Donna, I'm just sorry it took me so long to mention you in this series. Oh well, better late than never I guess. Seriously, thank you so much for always supporting me; I hope you are well and have a wonderful weekend.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Beckie, I always look forward to receiving "warm fuzzies" from you. Thank you as always, and I hope you get the chance to visit these wonderful human beings.

      sending you hub hugs from 3000 miles away.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Carol, the are the cream of the crop....and if you don't follow Tammy you really need to do so. :) Thank you my friend; I hope it's nicer in Arizona than it is here.

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      MickeySr 4 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

      . . . and you seem like a pretty sharp guy . . !? . . if it were me, I'm just sayin', I think I would go back and edit my hub so my appreciation of Tammy didn't sit under the heading "AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE".

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Linda, it's nice to spend part of the Saturday with you; thank you for the coffee and I hope you enjoy the reading. I am a bit disappointed that you might not write....I suspect you will before the day is out.

      Thank you my dear; have a happy Saturday!

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      Donna Hilbrandt 4 years ago from Upstate New York

      Thanks for the mention, Bill. As promised, I am sitting on my couch this Saturday morning drinking a much deserved cup of coffee and catching up on some hub reading. I love that you said I have "eclectic" taste, because I am always exploring and trying new things. Others call me scattered. I like eclectic better :) Love it. Thanks again, Donna.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I always enjoy this particular series from you as it offers me an opportunity to get to know so many creative people. Some on here I have had the pleasure of getting to know and some will adorn my future reading library.

      You are always "A gentleman and a scholar."

      Love, hugs, kisses and warm fuzzies to Bev and yourself.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Besides being generous with your fellow hubbers you have shared some new ones that I will certainly check out. I alway enjoy reading your comments about these people..yes glowing but ultimately sincere...I am lucky to have appeared before.

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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      I was going to write today but then... a billybuc tribute hub appears and I find that there are some hubbers I want to meet so, I just might make it a lazy day of reading. It's always so much fun when you take the time to widen the circle here n HP. I am never disappointed in the folks you choose to showcase. If they are good enough for you, the ambassador of HP, I certainly can't question their talents. So, my friend, have a great day and thank you again for the introduction to some talent I have yet to meet.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Audra my dear, I miss you, but at least I have you on Facebook. I have always respected you as a good, caring human being. I hope you believe that of yourself. :)

      Thank you my dear friend.

      bill

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Alex, sticking around is one of the better decisions I have made in years. :) Thank you my friend; you are greatly appreciated.

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      Audra Fisher 4 years ago

      I really love your tributes Bill! I really like how you paid tribute to the grat Tammy especially! I know I am not on here anymore. But, I like to check in with you from time to time. Keep up the great work!

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      SilverGenes 4 years ago

      Once again, you introduce me to more wonderful hubbers. Thank you, Bill! I'm so glad you decided to 'stick around'. :)