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Verna Cole Mitchell

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I joined a long time ago, but just very recently I upgraded my membership and started contributing and reviewing, so I'm really a newbie here



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karenina: Hello! Unpack and settle in! I just ran and reviewed your posts--(although I'm taking a little hiatus)-- I think you're "write" where you are meant to be! Welcome to FanStory! -



damommy

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Two doctors and an HMO manager die and line up together at the Pearly Gates. One doctor steps forward and tells St. Peter, "As a pediatric surgeon, I saved hundreds of children." St. Peter opens the gates and lets him in.

The next doctor says, "As a psychiatrist, I helped thousands of people live better lives." St. Peter nods in approval and lets him in.

The last man says, "I was an HMO manager. I helped hundreds of families get cost-effective health care."? St. Peter replies, "You may enter, but you'?re only approved for a three-day stay."








2018 Poet of the Year
Gloria ....


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"The Internet: where men are men, women are men, and children are FBI agents." ... written by ???







giraffmang


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RIP David Farland





I just completed the second half of a virtual marathon. I didn't have to get off my backside--but it was an effort indeed!

I am appalled to confess that I was 407 review responses in arrears. Yesterday, I knocked them down to 176, and I responded to the rest this evening. Whew! Apologies to all for my tardiness.



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karenina: Wow! You made quick work of that! I'm impressed! You were not tardy...you were "fashionably late!" (Smile)

Rest time!

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karenina: Wow! You made quick work of that! I'm impressed! You were not tardy...you were "fashionably late!" (Smile)

Rest time!

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Angela Hayes

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Poems with sound; I'm thinking of putting my poems on disc, so I can
use it to educate, add music and tory teller with a poetic flow. :)



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Gee: That would be a nice idea ma'am.
Reach for the stars. You may only hit the moon. But it's better staying on the ground and wondering.
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2018 Poet of the Year
Gloria ....


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"He who takes offense when offense was not intended is a fool, yet he who takes offense when offense was intended is an even greater fool for he has succumbed to the will of his adversary." ... written by Brigham Young.






Gee: oh, but it so hard not to take offense sometimes...lol

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damommy

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I was looking at myself in the mirror earlier today, and realized my figure has everything it had forty years ago. It's just three inches lower now.







Gypsy Blue Rose

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freedeb

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I have writing that I would like to submit but I'm not sure what genre it would fall under. It's a short story, right under 200 words & it has suspense & tragedy. Some will believe it's of a historical nature but it can fall under any event in any country.



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As to the catch-22 below, another avenue to for ID is obtaining a passport--alas, the same dilemma applies.

My game plan is to get a notarized letter from my lawyer as to vouching for my identity and go to a nearby passport office--IF they aren't closed on account of coronaphobia--I shall call tomorrow.

I do have my birth certificate (no certification stamp as required) and I have SSN cards in both names and an expired license with my photo (different hair color).

I'm hoping I can charm the clerk to accept these documents as proof. If I can't muster sufficient charm in the face of bureaucratic constraints (scratch the "IF") I will lie and say I was told when I called that given my special circumstances, they would accept my documentation--

--though there would be a processing surcharge of $50, payable in cash--which I would wave in the face of the clerk, and hope s/he would take the bribe.



Gloria ....: I thought you would've already had a passport. By the sounds of it, they are a lot easier to obtain in the USA, than in Canada. It's a lengthy process here.

How often do you renew your driver's licenses in the US?

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Elizabeth Emerald: We have to renew every 5 years. If we let it lapse more than 2 years, we have to retake the road test. There's no way I can get things together by the 2-year mark, and there is no way I would pass a road test. So, the license route is moot--that's why I'm focusing on a passport.

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Gloria ....: Just a comment regarding your other profile thought. Profile thoughts are a pull-down tab from Community, so everything you post here is for public perusal without going into your profile.

I find a passport the best ID of all, and unless you are Jason Bourne you only get one. Here you need three references who are professionals and also part of a society. For example the engineer's society, or the law society because they have to vouch for the person they are representing and a false claim can result in them losing their license to practice in their field. Those references are scrupulously followed up on before a passport is issued.

Canadians can't cross the border into the US without a passport, or an enhanced driver's license. All increased security after 9/11.

I expect you will achieve your goal, and have a great story to write about after all is said and done.

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Elizabeth Emerald: Mystery solved--I knew community comments went on the profile page, but not vice versa. I'd have no better luck in Canada--no one I know is in a professional society--and if they were, doubtful they'd vouch for me! -



2021 Writer of the Year
Mrs. KT

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FanStory wrote:  Congratulations! 2021 Author of the Year.



Jay Squires: HUGE! Gargantuan congratulations, Mrs. KT. What an honor you've received! -

humpwhistle: So well deserved. Congratulations, Diane. -

Jannypan (Jan) : CONGRATULATIONS, Diane.

~ a well-deserved honor ~
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juliaSjames: Awesome Diane. Many congratulations!!! So well deserved.


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LisaMay: So very happy for you! What a delicious honour. Huge congratulations! -

AJ McCall: CONGRATS! -

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Terry Broxson: Congratulations!!! Terry. -

VJWild: Yay!!!! -

giraffmang: Many congratulations -

IndianaIrish: An upstanding recognition to you, Diane. Congratulations -

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MissMerri: I'm so happy for you Diane! I can think of no one who deserves this more. Congratulations!! -

Judy Lawless: Congratulations, Mrs. KT! -

Sally Law: CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! A prestigious honor and so well-deserved! I am so happy for you!!!! Be blessed! Sal XOs... -

Pam (respa): Congratulations, diane, for this distinguished honor. It is a great accomplishment. -

lyenochka: Congratulations, Diane!! Well deserved!!!
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Gloria ....: Way to go, Diane. :)) -

Midi O: Yay! Way to go. Very well deserved! -

Cecilia Lynne1: Congratulations on your award as Author of the year 2021. I will look forward to reading more of your gifted writing. Your writing and success is extremely encouraging and inspiring. .All the best in 2022 -

damommy: I'm happy for you! -

Warren Rodgers: Congratulations, Diane! You certainly have earned
this prestigious award!
Best wishes,
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tfawcus: Many congratulations. -

Sugarray77: You are so worthy of this honor, Diane. Big hugs and congratulations on receiving this recognition!!!

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Lordinajamjar: Well done, Diane, enjoy this moment. -

Frances Jean: Wow Diane congratulations!! Well deserved. Luv Franky -

Jesse James Doty: Congratulations, Diane! I am so proud of you! -

Chrissy710 : Hi Diane congratulations and well deserved, always nice to read your excellent work Cheers Chris
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Begin Again: May all the sunshine and twinkling stars brighten your day, Diane. Congratulations on Author of the Year! Spectacular....

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Eternal Muse: Congratulations, Diane!! This honor is well deservedl -

Father Flaps: Congratulations, Diane, for this well-deserved recognition! -

zanya: Heartiest congrats! Zanya -

Jasmine Girl: Congratulations! I always enjoy reading your work. -

judiverse: Congratulations on your impressive win. judi -

Anne Johnston: Congratulations on this achievement, well deserved

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Mrs. KT: Dear Friends,
I am beyond honored and humbled to receive this award.
I write that others may know and remember, and to share with the reader my love of nature and perceptions of the world around me.
To receive heartfelt praise, here, and in private messages, from individuals I have never met, yet for whom I hold the greatest respect for their own creativity and gifts, is overwhelming to process.
My heart is full...

Thank you!
diane
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Teri7: An honor well deserved! Congratulations!!! -

Spangle: Truly a SPECTACULAR achievement. So happy for you, Diane! --Janet -

Rosemary Everson1: Congratulations Diane! So happy for You! -

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karenina: What a wonderful accolade! How well deserved! I am thrilled for you...

Congratulations -