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Fun idea for a swap!?!?!

Posted by ollierose 7, Atlanta, GA (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 7, 08 at 12:01

I'm new to GW, but I've encountered some really great people here and was thinking that I would start something a little fun for everyone.

Each person interested should post a reply listing the ONE type of seed that they are DYING to have! Be specific!

Then review the list others have provided. If you have the one thing a person is DYING to have, contact them for their address and send it along!

You can try to work out a trade, but it could also be something fun and generous that people can do for each other. Afterall, what's the big deal with a couple of stamps and some bubble wrap!?!?

This is a great way to:
- say thank you for a previous trade
- let someone know how much you enjoy trading with them
- bring a smile to a someone's face
- surprise a newbie
- get rid of seeds you don't want or need
- pass the time while things are brewing under the earth before they show their glorious faces to us!

You might have to wait a while before the right person makes your day, but unexpected surprises are always a good thing, right? I realize that some people may not ever get their request, but it's certainly worth a try!

Be sure to contact any members for an offer or trade via email of through their GW page. It will be easier to read if we only have our requests listed here.

Hope you all like the idea!
Diana
(ollierose)


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I do most of those things and I think most people at GW do too! Except for 1 person that I sent alot of seeds to for free because they were so depressed! Oh, well, live and learn! I would like to know what herbs you have and what do you have of 100 seeds each to trade? I would like 1 each of your pumpkin seed trades and 1 each of your spouts and alfalfa trades. Thanks you can look at my trade list under peachie-q and e-mail me directly. Gw post don't always get forwarded!! Maggie


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Well I just couldn't go through my list and pick out the one thing I wanted the most, so I did what every mother does chose their children. I am looking for these if possible.

If there is such a thing, flowers with the name AMANDA
If there is such a thing, flowers with the name CRYSTAL
If there is such a thing, flowers with the name DOUGLAS


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Great thread Diana!:)
Right now the one I cant stop thiking about is Verbascum...lol... Southern Charm, Copper Rose, Caribbean Crush, Dark Eyes, Jackie, Pink Petticoats, Plum Smokey & Raspberry Ripple,especially!:)
I will give my right leg for these! Anyone interested in an extra leg?


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Lady Slippers would be my dream seed or plant

Carol


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Okay, I broke my own rule and listed 9 things I would love.

Aster Hulk - Aster Chinensis Hulk
Mountain Bluet - Centaurea Montana
Lenten Rose Royal Heritage - Helleborus Royal Heritage
Daylily You Angel You - Hemerocallis You Angel You
Iris Sarah Taylor
Lily Miss Lucy - Lilium Miss Lucy
Nemesia Masquerade - Nemesia cheiranthus Masquerade
Jacobean Lily - Sprekelia Formossissima
Pyrethrum James Kelway - Tanacetum coccineum James Kelway

Diana
(ollierose)


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I would also like verbascum seeds and I would give my left leg so whoever has the seeds and gives to me and agirlsgirl will have a new set of legs...lol


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nice rooted cutting of an Austins yellow rose.
Tammy


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Would LOVE to have either one: spirea 'shibori' or any color of astra double balloon flowers. PLEASE? Begging!

~ Nicole :-)


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  • Posted by anney Georgia 8 (My Page) on
    Thu, Feb 7, 08 at 22:17

Not a seed, but a gardenia bush cutting that I can plant!


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i'm with carol, i would love to have some ladys slippers for tallas fairie garden, for me i'd love to have some of candy mountain foxglove.
i LOVE this idea!! hmmmm...1 seed?? LOL :')) LOL i see a few familiar faces LOL :')) we're just missing ann now LOL


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Diana,
This is a great Idea. My wish would be to have a black bat plant and a lady slipper.
Anney,
I have a gardenia( rooted cutting ).contact me at DementedDeb1@aol.com


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Hi,
My wish would be for Chocolate vine, also called fiveleaf akebia. Or any knid of unusal vine.
Faye!


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Keep them coming! I would love to see a wish here I can fulfill!:)


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or skullscaps, i love anythingthings that has that look of of the animal w its mouth open. cuz its weird :')) LOL


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Shell vine plant??


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Thank you Diana!Because of this thread, I am trading for two types of Verbascum! One peachy creamy colored and the other is a purple! Woo-Hoo! Thanks to the ladies I am trading with and to you again!
Keep these wishes coming,I love these threads!:)


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oh yea that does remind me of the one i've been trying to think of for the past week!! the shell one that is really fragrant!! :'))


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Weeded 'em down to 3 at least!

Bear's Breaches (acanthus spinosis, mollis, etc, any kind)
Telegraph Plant (Desmodium gyrans)
Dutchman's Breeches

--Tina


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First, thanks to everyone who has send me seeds!! I will have a new gardwen and am thrilled. I would love:

Any type and color of Siberian Iris, Japanes or anything
Any color or size canna seed
Any type of color of lily seed

This site is so wonderful. I have went from one type of poppy seed to actually having everything for my garden. I am so thrilled and happy. Thanks again everybody and my list isn't big but check it out. Happyseed (Sonja)


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i have some purple siberian iris. (happy)
psst...i'd love some of your gigantica sweat peas. i also have some canna seeds i could put into the mix. i got. LOL


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Happyseed, I have all those! I sent you an email.

I'd love to find plants with super huge leaves like Gunnera manicata (Dinosaur food) or ornamental Japanese rhubarb (Rheum palmatum).

But it the interest of naming something I might actually find, I'd love to try some Lupinus perennis. It grows here in Ohio anyway, so I'm hoping it will do better than the ordinary Russell type that wilt in the Ohio heat.

Jeanne


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Hi Diana, glad to see another garden lover joining in. I've been GardeWebHolic for years --- fun grows on you.
Great you brought up this idea as we've had it over the years, sometimes listing Top 10 most wanted, it's been a while.
I'd love Plumerias! Asiatic and other Lilies! Especially fragrant. White -Ivory Canna lily-dwarf.

For starters.

Let me know if you or anyone sees some of your wants on my page?

Bea


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Did you say ONE ?? That is soo hard...LOL These type of threads are a lot of fun...

1. aquilegia " sweet rainbows" IT IS SCENTED...DROOL
2. ANY plant with a chocolate name or scent
3.echinacea green envy

Ok, I cant count...but these are the main things I want...unless you want me to name all the things I have marked in the catalogs...LOL Isnt it hard to look thru them and not want them ALL...grin.

Ok, WHO is next ??? I have lots of seeds looking for homes, I am hoping to see some wants I can fill....


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Thanks to all the wonderful people at GW, I have been able to meet some great new people, offer some seeds and plants to people that are looking for them and even get close to 10 things that I've been hoping to find!

Thank you all! I'll keep checking back to see if I can continue to help others!

Diana
(ollierose)


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i thought 1 seed, LOL i'm so blind, LOL kids and all. talla is always saying lets play the game mommy. LOL at least she wants to learn. its an addition and subtraction game. but it was one trade. geezz i'm soooo crazy, hey i do have chocolate mint, and it has chaff, for free!! LOL :')) i know i'm nuts today!!! LOL i need to winter sow some more!! LOL sending ya mail, i guess thats the way it works :'))


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did you say scented???? omg!!!!

yes!!! drool!!! i'm such a sucker for scented anything thats good scented!! LOL that's why i love my honeysuckle so much!! i had to move some of it up by the house so i could smell it in the spring. and some of the trumpetervine, only cuz of the foilage though. i don't care for it otherwise!! LOL no smell. i can't wait for this spring to get all these seeds planted. i have some chinese love vine that i actually grew. it has never grew for me. but this time i put it on the stove, i have to keep the water on. or i'll shock everything!! then our tv will go out, the pc will go. LOL i shock the walls and the plants. geez!! to much of the wrong kinda energy!! LOL


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I am looking for anything "wonderfully smelly" that will survive in zone 4. I have lots of "Ruby Giant" coneflower, as well as a few other types of coneflower, and a couple varieties of blanketflower for people who are interested and want a trade - I have not been on my list, or on GW in a while because of a sick husband, so it is not updated but you can check it out and email me to see if I have it left - thanks for the trade idea! It is supposed to be -50 below windchill tonight, so thinking about gardening warms my heart...at least one part of my body will be warm! :o)


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You guys are too cool......

Okay only one thing...... Anything vareiagated and will grow in zone 4..... smile that breaks it down to one..... HeHe.. Barb


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ahhh i'm sorry about your husband mng!!
hey barb!!! no varigates here. or zone 4 stuff. wish i did!! :')) i so love this one!! only one thing!! LOL i so love that!! LOL


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Seems to have slowed down in here.....anybody else getting some good things!?!?!


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not yet. how about ya?? LOLdidn't hear back from flwrs4evr? hope she's not sick!! especially with all the sickness going around!! :'((


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I keep checking to see if I can make someones day!:)
Come on people, we know there has got to be something you have been wishing for! :D


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I would love lemon verbena. I had a plant a few years back and lost it. It smells wonderful. Have lots of seeds all kinds of gourd and pumkin and mints. Just ask i might have it. Have a blessed day. (nana25kids@yahoo.com)


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I've gotten a few things from my trade list!


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It is a great idea!
My wish list comprises of just a few seeds of Bay leaf plant and Murraya koenigii/curry plant. I have been looking for these for a long time and have been unable to find them.


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I think my main wish would be red yarrow. Mngardner1 I have something smelly for you. Email me when you get time with your address


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my current number one want is asarina climbing snapdragon. I have enjoyed the generosity of garden web members this past year and have seeds to share. I just don't have any that I have seen listed. yet.


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Guess I will join in also! Wanting annuals for hanging baskets, etc. Shorter trailing ones. Things like diascia, torenias, trailing lobelias, angelonias, etc. Or what do you think? Anyway, I have many more seeds not listed on my trade page, so could probably find something you want. Will go through some this pm and check what you are all looking for! Trying to plant things for my sister this year. Thanks, Melinda


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Morning glories
morning glories
morning glories
would love to have these
any and all kinds
check my list
or ask I may have it.

Blueangel


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Hi looking for Clematis seeds and tree seeds. red bud, jap. maple, crabapple.....
I have some nice frangrant plant seeds. Mostly flowering tobacco (which I just loved last year. easy to start and smells wonderful)
stacy


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Hi Stacy, I have Clematis Sweet Autumn and a couple of others, Morning Glory mix...for your Morning Glory Deep Blue and Mix.

Blueangel, hi, if you have something on my want list, I can trade you Morning Glories, mostly Japanese.

plmk,
Bea


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Stacy,
I have red bud and jap maple seeds that I would be happy to send you for an sasbe. If you still want them, please email me.
Susan.


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Great idea for a thread.

I have conacted those on this list who's wish I can help with, and would now like to add my own.

I have been looking for white maltese cross for years. Does anyone have some they would be willing to share?


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I would love to have a few seeds of Japonica Striped Maize and Job's Tears. What a neat thread!


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Wow!What a great thread! I would be interested in any kind of veggie or herbs or any kind of flower that attracts hummingbirds. I also have a fondness for honeysuckle, snapdragons and shell flowers and night blooming flowers. OH! And chocolate mint and vine! Love the smell of them in the heat of summer! I'm hoping to perhaps have a few things to trade in return in the next few months and would be very grateful for anything received!


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I am looking everywhere for Ornamental Rhubarb (rheum palmatum var. tanguticum) Thanks everyone. Sending seeds is as much fun as getting them!


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i have veges AND chocolate mint and peppermint. email with your wants and if i happen to have them i'll certainly send them along :'))


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Barleychown, I have white maltese cross. Email me if interested.

Kate


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Wow - I'm so happy about this thread! I keep trying to find someone that wants something I have, but no luck yet.

Keep posting folks! I'm determined to offer something that will make someone's day!

Diana


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My seed would be Russian Sage. I think it would awesome outside my side porch.


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Let's see.. I'm still looking for some things.. I'm determined to have one of those stop and stare yards! Here goes...

Bells of Ireland! I saw these and I went "ooooooh!"
Daffodils
Iris
Bird of Paradise
Amaryllis
Money Plant
Azalea
Tulips

Anything that will grow in a really shaded area
Anything that will attract hummingbirds
Houseplants- Wandering Jew, Pathos Ivy

Kathy


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Kathy - Sent you an email. I have some things you are looking for.

Diana


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jaleeisa,
I have moonflower seeds which bloom at night, If you're interested, email me!


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for me I would love to get
magnolia after last years weather mine died. and
daylily seeds any colors.


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Hi Everyone! Newbie here- my son just called me a "Seed Junkie!" I've never had such an opportunity to find such interesting seeds for the price of a trade or a few stamps! And I have met so many wonderful folks! All day at work, I think, I can't wait to get home to see what's new on Garden Web!
My secret desire would be CARDOON!
Also-
Bears' breeches
gunnera manicata -Volkswagon plant
bleeding hearts- red or white
red spider lily
My list is new, but maybe I can meet someone elses' wish!
Happy Gardening,
Kathy


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Kathy says:
Newbie here- my son just called me a "Seed Junkie!"

I had to laugh, my family thinks the same thing about me. We'll be having to start a support group..."SA" Seeds Anonmous!


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Hello Everybody
I am fairly new to the gardening game, but would like to play. My item to die for is echinacea green envy. The plants are so expensive though. I will look for someone to donate seeds too. Thanks for the great idea and cannot wait to hear from someone.
Kathy


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hmmmm....that's what i told my rr last swap hi my name is medo i am a seed adict!! i have been for a year or so!! i think about them i love them and i dream about them, i think where i am gonna plant them when they become plants. then i think about what other kind of beautiful flower that smells so beautiflul that i want!! everytime i go somewhere i think hmmmm.....when is that beautiful flower gonna have seeds??? my hubby say's "don't even think about it!!" we're on public property and they can throw you in jail" dang cop!!! errrrr! so i SNEAK it in my pocket!! HA i'm a rebellious wife!! :')) that's my story (ps i even like to save the ones from the mall and everywhere!! just not the stores) LOL


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Barb, I will have a couple different varigated plants probably in late April or early may. These are plants, not seeds.

Kathy, I was sent some Dutch iris, eye of tiger from Sue/chemocurl that I could share. I also saw on your wanted plants list for raspberries, again some time in late April I will have thornless raspberry plants.

I'm not even sure of my wants at this point since my yard is completely bare at present. I am putting together seeds to start veggie gardens for 3 families plus myself. The only thing I have not been able to get so far is mini pumpkins...I would love to have some for my granddaughter to plant. Kim


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The seeds I currently want the most are, listed in order of desirability:

#Fairytale or Purple Rain (both speckled) eggplants

#Mexican Sour Gherkin (dwarf teensy cuke from landreth seeds)

#Sweet Quartz VFNT, or Japanese dwarf: 2 special types of dwarf tomatoes which are reputed to resist my local pests and diseases.


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I have some small plumeria cuttings for GraanieB, and interestingly she's got Scarlet Runner beans which I would LOVE to grow!! I emailed her. No reply just yet. Hope she is OK.


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Want much! - Giant pumpkin seeds from a /giant/ pumpkin. We want to do a science project to determine how environment affects genetics.

Tomato - Golden Jubilee. I had some, and I stored them somewhere 'safe'. Uh-huh.

I'm new. Please check out my lists. :) Thank you.


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OH...I have been searching for :

Ipomoea beraviensis, Stictocardia beraviensis
Family: Convolvulaceae
Hawaiian Bell, Hawaiian Sunset Vine, Braveheart Vine

Would also really love a true blue hibiscus/rose of sharon

Also want to collect various Amorphophallus and Arisaema plants.

Well, that's more than one...sorry...LOL.

Gina


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You guys are great. I can sit here for hours and read all the postings. I can't limit to 1 but 3.
Lenton Rose
Jack in the pulpit
lady slipper

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Wanted to bump this back up.

Kim, I just noticed you mentioned you'd have thornless raspberries.. and the Iris. Was that meant for me? LOL, we've gotten several Kathy's in the forum lately :) I would be more than happy to have them!

Oh, and let me know what veggies you're still looking for. I still have several seeds and have added to those lately.

Kathy


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mmmmm i'd have to go with anything hawiian at this point!! LOL anything that attracts hummers!! they are soooo awesome!! :')) Medo


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Hi I'm a newbie and would like to join in if I may.
kristlindgren, would that be Alamanda by any chance. I have seeds from the purple Alamanda and will soon have seed for the dwarf yellow Alamanda.
graanieb,if you can give me instructions for taking clippings on plumerias I have excess to some as well as seeds.Medo,you may be interested in the plumerias as well.
I would like some Magnolia seeds if anyone has any.
Please feel free to check my list of trade and email me if interested. Will also send SABE and postage,or extra bagettes,an extra bubble envelope or postage if I dont have what you want to trade.
Thanks and I hope to hear from some of you soon.
Regina(ladygreensleeves)nick giving by husband


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Thai Lime seeds, anybody have these? The double leaves are so fragrant and used in cooking Thai food. I have Tibetan tree peony seeds that will root at the end of summer for trade.


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Regina (ladygreensleeves) sending you an email :)

Kathy


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sent ya a email to Regina :'))
wish i did have your thai lime seeds, then i'd happily enable ya!! LOL :'))


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Darn, wouldn't ya know I'd find this site a year after this thread was started???? I think this is a fabulous idea if anyone is still reading this. The problem with me is that I'm new to Southern Florida and know little or nothing about what I knew so much about up North, so I have nothing to offer YET! I'd love to get involved, please respond?


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I'm still somewhat of a newb, but I would like to join in...My #1, give most anything for: PLUMERIA...any kind not picky...oh the heavenly sent. I drool ala Homer Simpson when I see them. Also on the look out for blue bread poppies.

I have a few chocolate flower seeds left (Berlandiera lyrata)...they smell just like chocolate syrup. mmm...who was looking for them? If you'd like e-mail me.

Here is a link that might be useful: Chocolate flower


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Hi! I would like to get involved as well!
I'd really like some Purslane Hot Toucan Mix, must be a hot seller becuase I can't find it anywhere.
Thanks!
Tonya
tonya_2008


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