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Elin Nordegren Speaks: 'I Feel Stronger Than I Ever Have'
People.com ^ | 08/25/2010 | Sandra Sobieraj Westfall

Posted on 08/25/2010 7:11:36 AM PDT by OldDeckHand

Her divorce is final and she's ready to talk. Elin Nordegren breaks her nine-month silence in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE magazine.

"I have been through the stages of disbelief and shock, to anger and ultimately grief over the loss of the family I so badly wanted for my children," she says in the magazine's latest issue, out just days after her split from Tiger Woods was made official.

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"Elin Nordegren Speaks: 'I Feel Stronger Than I Ever Have'"

...and, richer too.

It's a little surprising Tiger's lawyers didn't get an iron-clad non-disclosure into the settlement, but then again, he was negotiating from the ultimate position of weakness. He might be lucky it only cost him $100M.

1 posted on 08/25/2010 7:11:37 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

YEah, that’s interesting. You would think that they would have offered a lot more if she would have agreed to keep her (lovely) trap shut.


2 posted on 08/25/2010 7:12:46 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: OldDeckHand
...and, richer too.

This may be splitting hares (hairs?), but wouldn't she be richer if she had stayed married.

Theoretically speaking, she would have retained access to 100% of Tiger's money as opposed to 50% or whatever percent she ended up with.

3 posted on 08/25/2010 7:13:15 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

Heh. Either way, it would be more than she could easily spend.


4 posted on 08/25/2010 7:16:52 AM PDT by Genoa (Titus 2:13)
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To: Texas Eagle

She just dissolved the corportation for a wholy owned one . . . no one to answer to.


5 posted on 08/25/2010 7:17:53 AM PDT by mentor2k
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To: OldDeckHand
The 30-year-old mother of two, who is studying towards a college degree in psychology

Oh. That generally means she's mentally unstable and while possibly fun in small doses, generally a pain to be around.

6 posted on 08/25/2010 7:18:55 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Texas Eagle
"Theoretically speaking, she would have retained access to 100% of Tiger's money as opposed to 50% or whatever percent she ended up with."

Yes, that's theoretically possible. Of course, we have no idea what the actual financial dynamic was inside that home - Tiger has a reputation as a cheapskate, so we really have no clue what kind of "allowance" she was on, but I'm sure she probably didn't have want for anything.

There was a prenup, so even in his death, she may not have inherited all of it or even $100M. We'll never no for sure, unless one of them talks about it.

Lastly, the receipt of matrimonial assets in a divorce are not taxable. This is a common misconception. Whatever Elin received in the split, is hers to keep in it's entirety.

7 posted on 08/25/2010 7:19:05 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Golddigging with tendencies to assault others.

Whatever. Cash your checks


8 posted on 08/25/2010 7:19:16 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: OldDeckHand

It isn’t like it is a secret. I’m sure there are a few intimate details that haven’t already made it into the news but I’m also pretty sure they can’t be much more embarrassing that what has already been put out there.


9 posted on 08/25/2010 7:19:23 AM PDT by tiki
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To: Texas Eagle

Everyone would be miserable.

Cut bait and move on to another fishing hole.


10 posted on 08/25/2010 7:20:17 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Texas Eagle

This may be splitting hares (hairs?), but wouldn’t she be richer if she had stayed married.

***************

Hairs.

I don’t think she ever intended to stay married to this cash tiger. The prenups look like a lease agreement, which it may have been.


11 posted on 08/25/2010 7:20:39 AM PDT by Psalm 144
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To: ClearCase_guy

An accurate diagnosis, Doctor.


12 posted on 08/25/2010 7:20:55 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: OldDeckHand
Guess this story has longer legs than I thought.
 
Here is what really happened:
 
So Tiger and his wife are having breakfast. 

Wife- "What’s this in the Enquirer?"

Tiger- "Er, um, those jeans sure do make you look FAT!"

Not a good way to start the day.

Sometime in the afternoon Tiger was sitting on the couch, in the living room. 

His wife sits down next to him and asks "What on the TV?"
 
"Dust"  he replied.
 
The wife fuming, from the earlier insensitive comment, storms off in a huff saying something about "Tiger sleeping outside until he becomes a little more domesticated".
 
Tiger puts a hand to forehead saying to himself "Geesh!"
 
They didn't speak to each other for the rest of the night.  Tiger fell asleep on the couch and at 2 in the morning, heard the screech of a banchee and something about a "...G&)*&damn toilet down or up...!" realizing he committed a capital offense by leaving the toilet seat up, he rubbed his eyes and fumbled looking for his car keys.
 
Making a hasty retreat to the garage his wife cuts him off.  She is breathing heavy, with her hair everywhere and stuff coming out of her eyes.  Additionally, she is anxiously gripping a "9 Iron" and suddenly screams "What's with the car keys Mr. Can't do anything wrong?  Hmmm?ac  Going to see your harlot?  Well, thanks for pointing out My Fat ass, which just took a dunk in a gold plated toilet".
 
Tiger laughed a little, nervously at first and because the whole thing was just funny .... and that is when she lost it.
 
That is all it took to turn on her Harpy voice and she screamed "You a Tiger?  Humph!!  I am the Lion and Queen of this jungle.  I am in the mood to go hunting, game on!".
 
Then she started swinging.
 
A bit of a long story but that may be what happened.
 
Remember, behind every good looking woman is another man who can't put up with her crap anymore
 
 
 

13 posted on 08/25/2010 7:22:29 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: OldDeckHand
She'll be fine.

Tiger will never win another tournament.

14 posted on 08/25/2010 7:23:05 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Har! You just described the woman I’m stuck with! (2 Kids to raise)


15 posted on 08/25/2010 7:23:17 AM PDT by refermech
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To: OldDeckHand

I love Elin. Proud of her! She made the right decision. I hope no one portrays her to be anything other then a very nice person who didn’t deserve anything that happened to her. My husband and I met her back when she was nannying for Jasper Parnevik. She was so sweet. She deserves everything penny she gets out of this divorce with Tiger.


16 posted on 08/25/2010 7:23:17 AM PDT by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: Texas Eagle

“but wouldn’t she be richer if she had stayed married.”

100 million? That’s quite enough, and she’s rid of that hound dog.


17 posted on 08/25/2010 7:24:10 AM PDT by hoe_cake ( Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Constitution)
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To: Texas Eagle

“splitting hares”

a good way to get the PETA goons after you


18 posted on 08/25/2010 7:26:50 AM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: OldDeckHand; All
"...Elin Nordegren Speaks: 'I Feel Stronger Than I Ever Have'..."

Yeah, a couple hundred million bucks in the bank and a set of Tiger balls in your Visegrips will do that for a girl.

Lay down with dogs, rise up w/golden fleas.

19 posted on 08/25/2010 7:28:34 AM PDT by conservativeharleyguy (Democrats: Over 60 million fooled daily!)
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To: OldDeckHand

“Whatever Elin received in the split, is hers to keep in it’s entirety.”

Here in Texas (a community property state), everything he earned from the date of the marriage was hers to begin with, so she’s just keeping what’s hers.

Colonel, USAFR


20 posted on 08/25/2010 7:35:33 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: jagusafr
"Here in Texas (a community property state), everything he earned from the date of the marriage was hers to begin with, so she’s just keeping what’s hers."

In the absence of a prenup. Believe me, they had a prenup.

Most of the reports I read said that the original prenuptial agreement gave her something less than $20M. Tiger's peccadilloes cost him roughly $80M in assets. His endorsement potential loss is perhaps immeasurable.

21 posted on 08/25/2010 7:43:44 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Halls

“other then a very nice person”

She beat a man with a golf club.

She was a nanny who set her sites on a rich, famous, guy.

Just because he was a serial philanderer, doesn’t make her a saint. It makes her a woman who didn’t have enough sense not to marry a serial philanderer.


22 posted on 08/25/2010 7:44:16 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

What’s with all of these snarky remarks about this woman? Her whole life was turned upside down. She didn’t ask for this to happen and as far as anyone has determined, she was a devoted wife and mother. And, as far as the remark about her taking Psychology....maybe she is trying to understand human nature...why a man would choose to behave the way her husband has....why people point a finger and make snide remarks at innocents...why people judge others without known facts....why people intimate that she is the crazy one...seems to me that a lot of these remarks are totally biased and unreasonable. So, she married a man with money. So, she married a man who was famous. So what! It is quite possible she fell for that smooth talking, silk voiced wolf in sheeps clothing like many of us did....maybe she really loved the man...the man who seems to only love himself. I’m glad she was able to come out of this with cash, a home and a future ahead....many people going through divorces aren’t that fortunate.


23 posted on 08/25/2010 7:44:52 AM PDT by imfrmdixie
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To: imfrmdixie

What you said.


24 posted on 08/25/2010 7:46:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: OldDeckHand

Even stronger than when she smashed him in the face with a 9-iron as he sat facing away? Psycho chick should be in prison,,,


25 posted on 08/25/2010 7:51:50 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Jewbacca
"She was a nanny who set her sites on a rich, famous, guy."

This is not supported by any of the stories about their courtship. I've heard Jesper Parnivek (the pro golfer Elin was nannying for) talk about this in some detail. Tiger tried to date her for the better part of 6-months. She kept saying no. Finally, Tiger asked Parnevik to intercede on his behalf and convince her to go out with him just once. Jesper did - it's one reason he was so critical of Tiger when the story broke.

It's clear from a fair reading of the contemporary accounts, Elin wasn't a gold-digger of any kind. Remember, she comes from a well-known and fairly successful Swedish family herself. The girls weren't professional nannies - they were doing it to spend some time in the states during their "gap year". Her sister went on to become a barrister in the UK. They weren't uneducated women, or women without means.

26 posted on 08/25/2010 7:55:01 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Texas Eagle
"...but wouldn't she be richer if she had stayed married."

Depends on how you define "richer." Not everybody places a dollar sign on the quality of their life.

27 posted on 08/25/2010 7:58:22 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: imfrmdixie
What’s with all of these snarky remarks about this woman?

I don't understand either. By all accounts she really is the victim in all this. And as for her being a gold digger, is every woman who marries a wealthy man a gold digger? I can't help but think that some of the posters here have some issues with the current or past women in their lives and they are projecting the real or perceived flaws of those women onto Elin.

28 posted on 08/25/2010 7:59:56 AM PDT by ExpatCanuck
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To: Jewbacca
She was a nanny who set her sites on a rich, famous, guy.

I though her sister was a nanny for another golfer who introduced her to Tiger. You make it sound like she was stalking him.

29 posted on 08/25/2010 8:00:42 AM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Time to Clean House.)
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To: Halls

When you meet golddiggers, they can often be charming. Thats how they work. Think she would have married Tiger if he would have been a high school golf coach somewhere in Tennessee, when she met him? LOL,,,

And i bet she didn’t look so sweet when she hit him full force in the face with an iron club. She’s lucky he wasn’t killed.

I can only imagine the fury had she cheated on him, and HE had hit her in the face with a golf club. She’s only free because he refused to tell the cops what she did.


30 posted on 08/25/2010 8:02:14 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: imfrmdixie

Yeah, I agree with you. Perhaps Mr. Woods needed to gain a bit of personal and financial insight into his behavior prior to the world finding out it was impossible for him to keep it in his pants.


31 posted on 08/25/2010 8:03:29 AM PDT by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: ExpatCanuck

“is every woman who marries a wealthy man a gold digger?”

Unless he concealed his wealth from her (as any sane rich guy would do, unless he is unlucky enough to be widely recognized) ,,, pretty much yes, always.


32 posted on 08/25/2010 8:08:39 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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"And i bet she didn’t look so sweet when she hit him full force in the face with an iron club. She’s lucky he wasn’t killed."

Oh, boy - you're hysterical. Yes, she hit him "full force in the face with an iron club". That's why Tiger spent less than three hours in the hospital - most people aren't aware of his super-human powers of regeneration.

Someone hits someone else in the face with a golf club - full force - they're breaking something(s). You aren't going to spend 90-minutes in the ER, you're going to spend days, or weeks in the hospital.

By the by, Tiger went to the ER primarily because they couldn't wake him up. Why couldn't they wake him up? Because he was on drugs. The pictures of his car, and the police reports indicate that there was NO BLOOD on his clothes or in the car, and that he had a tiny cut on his lip. Hardly the damage one would expect when getting hit - full force - with a 9-iron.

But, don't let the facts get in the way of your "Elin is a gold-digging, violent offender" story.

33 posted on 08/25/2010 8:09:48 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Elin is coming out with her own line of golf clubs.

Her slogan...”Finally, the clubs you can beat Tiger with.”


34 posted on 08/25/2010 8:13:12 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Vendome

Oooooooooh! Somebody’s bitter!!!


35 posted on 08/25/2010 8:13:39 AM PDT by rejoicing ((that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that God is Sovereign))
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To: OldDeckHand

So tell me honey, would you have consented to become Mrs. Tiger if he had been a pipe-fitter? Are we supposed to feel sorry for you now?


36 posted on 08/25/2010 8:15:15 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: OldDeckHand

Yeah, a few buck will give a person some great power. She’s cute, too, so that helps.


37 posted on 08/25/2010 8:16:13 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Jewbacca

“She beat a man with a golf club.”

So, he deserved it.

“She was a nanny who set her sites on a rich, famous, guy.”

You know that how?

“Just because he was a serial philanderer, doesn’t make her a saint. It makes her a woman who didn’t have enough sense not to marry a serial philanderer.”

She was supposed to know this about him before he did those things? Wow. Where did you get your super powers to know the future? Seems you are just jealous. Pretty foreign white girl got the handsome rich American black man.


38 posted on 08/25/2010 8:19:15 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Jewbacca

Well non of what you said is true.

Does each woman who marries a wealthy man make her automatically after his money? I knew Elin. So did my husband. She wasn’t like that. Tiger pursued her. Not the other way around.


39 posted on 08/25/2010 8:19:59 AM PDT by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: OldDeckHand

Bullcrap. He wasn’t seen in public for weeks. And went off to San Antonio or somewhere for dental reconstructive surgery.
And there are a lot of people dead from a blow to the face with a weapon like a club. An inch here or there, and thats a dead man. Stories are widely known of the barfight where an errant punch, a fall against a table edge, etc, results in death.

But go on worshiping the pretty girl. It’s ok for her to hit someone with a golf club. After all, she was MAD!! It’s ok for her to do it, but you would never excuse it if he had so much as slapped her. But i understand, some people don’t expect women to live by the same rules as men. Thankfully, people like that are few.


40 posted on 08/25/2010 8:20:18 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: OldDeckHand

As you said, don’t let facts get in the way of those that have their own axe to grind. Much of FR is not worth reading anymore-increasingly lots of sarcasm not so labeled, stupid allegations. assumptions instead of knowledgeable posts.


41 posted on 08/25/2010 8:24:57 AM PDT by handmade
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To: DesertRhino

She didn’t hit him. That is not true.

I happen to know a lot of wealthy women. My best friend was married to a former hot shot NFL player. He cheated on her constantly. It broke her heart. She was no golddigger.

I do know the difference. Believe me! My husband is a trainer for obey 20 years of celebrity wives and rich people, mostly wives of rich people. He can tell which ones were married for love and which ones married for money.

Elin was pursued by Tiger. Not the other way around.

Last I checked marrying someone with money doesn’t make you a gold digger. It’s what’s in your heart that matters. I guess in your opinion any woman who marries someone wealthy makes them a gold digger. Pretty sad that you belittle people you don’t even know.


42 posted on 08/25/2010 8:26:56 AM PDT by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: imfrmdixie

..and also, withOUT an STD.....


43 posted on 08/25/2010 8:32:42 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: OldDeckHand
He might be lucky it only cost him $100M.

I'll say; he was very lucky she wasn't as greedy as most women would have been. I have more respect for her for that bit of modesty. Now she can get on with her life.

44 posted on 08/25/2010 8:33:29 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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hope no one portrays her to be anything other then a very nice person who didn’t deserve anything that happened to her

I agree.

45 posted on 08/25/2010 8:35:04 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: OldDeckHand
Sheesh. 41 posts.


46 posted on 08/25/2010 8:36:30 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: Jewbacca; DesertRhino

“She beat a man with a golf club.”

Updated: August 25, 2010, 10:51 AM ET ESPN
Tiger Woods’ ex-wife denies hitting him

http://sports.espn.go.com/golf/news/story?id=5495563


47 posted on 08/25/2010 8:36:33 AM PDT by Mila
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She beat a man with a golf club.

Not hard enough, apparently. He's still walking around shooting 15 over par.

48 posted on 08/25/2010 8:36:42 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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"Bullcrap. He wasn’t seen in public for weeks. And went off to San Antonio or somewhere for dental reconstructive surgery."

Really. You are a funny guy, but not in the good way. Again, don't let the facts get in the way of a good hairbrained conspiracy theory.

From WESH on December 30...

Exclusive: FHP Says Tiger Woods Only Had 'Fat Lip'

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Florida Highway Patrol met with Tiger Woods in Orlando several days after his crash in Isleworth and said he only had "a fat lip," FHP told WESH 2 exclusively on Wednesday.

FHP spokeswoman Kim Montes said Woods met with troopers at an undisclosed location on Dec. 1 to deliver his ticket and see if Woods had any injuries that might not be consistent with his traffic accident.

Montes said troopers only noted "a fat lip" and no other facial injuries -- and no reason to believe he was the victim of domestic violence.

emphasis added

I'm not sure what you level of understanding about human biology - I'm guessing from your comments, not much - but people don't heal in three days from "reconstructive surgery" - especially when that surgery is to repair damage from a blow at (your words) "full force" from a golf club iron.
49 posted on 08/25/2010 8:50:50 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Rebelbase

Body and face nice skull empty.


50 posted on 08/25/2010 9:11:20 AM PDT by Vaduz
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