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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....02-22-05....Fontastic!
Billie

Posted on 02/22/2005 5:30:23 AM PST by Billie



A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day
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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in need; and congratulate those deserving. We strive to keep our threads entertaining, fun, and pleasing to look at, and often have guest writers contribute an essay, or a profile of another FReeper.
On Mondays please visit us to see photos of A FEW OF FR'S VETERANS AND ACTIVE MILITARY
If you have a suggestion, or an idea, or if there's a FReeper you would like to see featured, please drop one of us a note in FR mail.
We're having fun and hope you are!

~ Billie, Mama_Bear, Dutchess, Dansangel, Aquamarine ~





We're gonna do somethin' Different today! :)


A couple of weeks ago I was having some major problems with my computer, and the tech that I use determined the best way to 'fix' it was to wipe everything from the hard drive and start over. He backed up my files and reinstalled them, but some things couldn't be salvaged - among them, many of the neat fonts I had downloaded to make fancy headings.

It wasn't until I looked at our regular threads - the topper we use on all of our threads and the TGIF post in particular - that I realized some of the fonts I used on them were not standard Windows fonts. Because they were already on my computer and I hadn't put them there, I just assumed they were part of the Windows default fonts. They must have been installed on my pc with a word processing program which I also lost in the reformatting, and therefore those fonts were not showing up anymore for me.
The default font face at FR is "Times New Roman" (the one you're seeing in red now.)
The yellow text above was typed with the "Calisto MT" font (which is a Windows Default font), and the font I am using now is called "Comic Sans MS". If you can't see the difference in this white type and the red, then the Comic font is not installed on your pc.



Ho-Hum! Yawwwwnnn!
Stop reading if you know all this already (she said in "Lucida Sans Italic"). If not, and you'd like to jazz up your posts with different types of font faces, then this thread's for you. It's easy, and it's fun. :)

I've now switched to another Windows Default Font called "Arial". I use it a lot for the text in my opening posts, because it's very plain and easy to read and everybody has it installed on their computers. It's a larger *type* than "Times New Roman", so I dropped the size down to "2" instead of the default size of "3".


When you open our threads each day, if the heading in the topper looks like the first example instead of the second one, then you don't have the font "FifthAve" installed on your computer.


If "Quill" is not in your font folder on your computer, when you open the TGIF thread, you'll see the first example instead of the second one. (The second one's much prettier, isn't it?)



I've also used Invitation, Vivaldi, Kidprint, Tabitha, and Chaucer often in my posts, to name just a few more that are not Windows Default Fonts. My profile page doesn't look right without "Tabitha" and "Kidprint" fonts. You can find most of those in the link I've provided in the "Three Easy Steps" below.

"Kidprint" was more difficult to find, but I searched for and found it all by itself (in a zip file)      HERE!




If you're still reading - THANK YOU! LOL - and you do want to dress up your posts, or simply see our threads as they're meant to be seen, it only takes three easy steps to do so. Are you ready? Let's go!




1.  Get Font      2.  Install Font      3.  Post Font

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1.  Get Font.....
You could search Google Web for Free Fonts, or you could search Google Web for a specific font, or you can click on the link below for the easiest and one of the best collections of free fonts available on the net. (I've searched through several sites for my collection of pretty and/or cute or unusual fonts, but Mama_Bear sent me this particular website last week, and it is really great!)

6500 Free Fonts to Download


It couldn't be easier. If you want the fonts that I mentioned above, just go to the letter of the alphabet and look for them; or when you see any that you like, just click on the link to download it.


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2.  Install Font.....
When you click on that link under the font you want to install, select "Save" to your computer rather than "Open", and another window will open asking you where you want to save it. Choose C:/ and then Windows and navigate down the list of folders in Windows until you find the Fonts folder. Click on "Fonts" and you are downloading each font directly into C:/Windows/Fonts. That's it! *That* installs the new font on your pc - both Windows 98 AND Windows XP! The new font is *THERE* and ready to use.


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3.  Post Font.....
You know how to make a post in color, and you know how to make a post in a bigger or smaller type - it's just as easy to make a post using a font other than the default, as long as it's installed on your pc. You type all the font commands inside one bracket, like this:

<font face="comic sans ms" color="blue" size="5">

To turn OFF the font, type </font> only one time, and it turns off the face, the color, and the size all at once. (You still have to turn on and turn off the bold or Italics commands separately.)





Whew! Got it? Now I need coffee! Lots of coffee! Please, please, please, somebody, tell me you're going to install a new font or two and post it here so I didn't wear my fingers to the bone posting all this stuff for nothin'! :) The main thing you need to remember is that though you may see your fancy new font, unless it's on someone else's computer as well, they may not see why you're smiling so big about that pretty post you just made. Darn it!


Now Have Fun!
(This is "Quill" - if you download and install it, you will see it.)





THIS WEEK'S THREADS

02-21-05 Military Monday

Opinions by our own 'King of Ping'
The guy's good, folks!
Thanks, Mixer!

1) Click on the graphic to open the Calendar.
2) Once there you can click on any month and even click to the right to go into next year. Once you are in the month that you joined FR you will need to click on the number in the calendar and then an add item screen will come up.
3) In the next box enter your name in the "Calendar Text" field and then click on submit.
4) If any of the screens fail to load simply click on refresh in your browser and that will usually fix it.
5) If all else fails or simply if you want me to do this for you send me a FReepmail and I will gladly do it for you. ~Mixer

Click on the photo to view the album. To
submit your photo, please contact dansangel or .45Man
at
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and include Freeper Photo Album in subject line.

Hall of Fame #10 ~ 12-29-04



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1 posted on 02/22/2005 5:30:31 AM PST by Billie
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Aquamarine; dansangel; dutchess; Mama_Bear; The Mayor; deadhead; Diver Dave; GailA; ...

2 posted on 02/22/2005 5:32:26 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie

This is going to be FUN..................as soon as I get some coffee into me.........


3 posted on 02/22/2005 5:33:37 AM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: Gabz

Hi, Gabz! Thanks! I hope it is, and I hope to see some fancy posts here today. :)


4 posted on 02/22/2005 5:39:06 AM PST by Billie
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Below are names of some of our FReepers' loved ones who are serving our country. If you have someone you would like to add, please address a post to Billie; Mama_Bear; Dutchess; Dansangel; Aquamarine, and we will add their name to this list. As we pray for them, we pray also for all our nation’s leaders, and military personnel, and their families and friends. May God hold them close to His heart.

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Maigrey...................cousin
OhioWfan........................son
mystery-ak..........son, husband
Gogrammy................grandson
Inspectorette...................son
Blessed American..........nephew
Slip18..........................nephew
anniegetyourgun...........nephew
Diver Dave.......niece, nephew
ConspiracyGuy........2 nephews
Pippin..........niece, loved one
Pippin...nephew & his fiancee
weldgophardline.....brotherinlaw
jamaly.................brotherinlaw
Future Snake Eater..........cousin
WaterDragon.............grandson
WaterDragon...........son-in-law
BeforeISleep...................son
kimmie7......................brother
Armymarinemom............3 sons
american_ranger.............son
LadyX.........................grandson
fawn796.......................nephew
Dubya............................nephew
StarCMC......................brother
ValerieUSA..................2 sons
Lakeside......................2 sons
LakeLady.....................nephew
Spruce.....................daughter
Philman_36..............2 nephews
bjcintennessee.......son, niece
Ladysmith..nephew, friend's son
tina07......soninlaw & his friend
Katydidnt..........................son
MontanaCowgirlCop.......brother
Colorado Slim................nephew
Tapatio.........................2 nephews
Warrior Nurse...........active duty
SK1 Thurman...........active duty
David Osborne.........active duty
fc2tomschermuly......active duty
bkwells..................active duty
LongCut..................active duty
cjk..........................active duty
Trish.......................active duty
ODC-GIRL.................active duty
AF_Blue..................active duty
Notwithstanding.....active duty
thumperusn.............active duty
Q6-God.....................active duty
Q6-God...................twin brother
Veloxherc.................active duty
Don Simmons...........active duty
wingnutx..................active duty
Old Sarge................active duty
CGblue........................active duty
Mama_Bear.........2 nephews
ladtx........................2 sons
Its_me_K.E.T...................son
gator girl.................husband
severa.......husband, brother
Hostel......................cousin
MozartLover......son, nephew
LBGA...............................son
katykelly......................son
cookcounty.....................son
SpookBrat...nephew, cousin
Doug from Upland...son-in-law
Himyar..........................son
boxerblues................2 sons
the piper.........................son
sheeza.......................husband
kemathen7.................husband
Tiffee4Bob.................boyfriend
deadhead......................cousin
JimRobinson.........2 nephews
TexKat..............son, step-son
Consort..2 daughters,son-in-law
Darheel.........................niece
Donaeus......................nephew
dixie sass...................nephew
BeAllYouCanBe...................son
Repubmommy...............brother
AgThorn.........................2 sons
homeschoolmama.......nephew
kneezles.............................son
Rose inRoseBear...cousin's hubby
Redhead....step-granddaughter
Redhead..step-grdaughter fiance
Atomic Conspiracy..half-brother
Atomic Conspiracy...nephew
Atomic Conspiracy..........niece
Sunflowergal..............grandson
visualops.......................cousin
Alouette..............................son
mrstank.......................husband
MrsMike31..................husband
eaglesiniowa.........................son
auboy..................................cousin
spotbust1.......................husband
Leofl......................................son
chena......................................son
campfollower.......................fiance
LUV W.........................................son
painter................................nephew
ProudAFDad.................................son
TheMayor...........................friends'son
mhking.....................................cousin
Misty4jc................................husband
Bykrbayb......................................son
Hope and Glory..........................son
ak_daddoo..................................nephew



5 posted on 02/22/2005 5:44:17 AM PST by Billie
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Aquamarine; dutchess; Mama_Bear; dansangel; Billie; Aeronaut; deadhead; Diver Dave; ...

February 22, 2005

A Reason For Optimism

Read:
John 16:16-33

A merry heart does good, like medicine. -Proverbs 17:22

Bible In One Year: Numbers 18-20

cover The Bible isn't a psychology textbook, but it gives us the wisest counsel for experiencing happiness here and now. Proverbs 17:22, for example, assures us that "a merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones."

That simple statement was recently corroborated by the extensive research of Dr. Daniel Mark, a heart specialist at Duke University. The New York Times article that reported his findings carried this headline: "Optimism Can Mean Life for Heart Patients and Pessimism Death." The article begins with these words: "A healthy outlook helps heal the heart."

But Dr. Nancy Frasure-Smith, a heart specialist who has studied the effect of depression, anxiety, and anger, admitted, "We don't know how to change negative emotions."

Faith in God, however, can produce that change. People who look beyond their present difficulty and put their trust in God's goodness cannot help but be joyful.

It's significant that our Savior said on several occasions, "Be of good cheer" (Matthew 9:2,22; 14:27; Acts 23:11). Knowing that life is filled with many crises, He encourages us with this word of reassurance: "Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world" (John 16:33). -Vernon Grounds

All your anxiety, all your care
Bring to the mercy seat, leave it there;
Never a burden He cannot bear,
Never a friend like Jesus. -Joy

No matter what happens, you can find joy in the Lord.

FOR FURTHER STUDY
Do I Have The Right Kind Of Faith?
Knowing God Through Proverbs

6 posted on 02/22/2005 5:44:29 AM PST by The Mayor (http://www.RusThompson.com)
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To: The Mayor

Good! Coffee's here. :)


7 posted on 02/22/2005 5:48:03 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie

Good morning, Billie. It looks like I don't have many fonts installed on my computer. LOL!


8 posted on 02/22/2005 5:49:00 AM PST by tuliptree76
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To: The Mayor

Good morning, Mayor. :-)


9 posted on 02/22/2005 5:49:51 AM PST by tuliptree76
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To: tuliptree76

Good morning, tulip. That could be remedied. :)


10 posted on 02/22/2005 5:55:10 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie

Thanks for the link. I can use these for my sewing machine too!


11 posted on 02/22/2005 6:03:10 AM PST by stayathomemom
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To: Billie
Just trying out the new Quill font that I downloaded.
12 posted on 02/22/2005 6:05:35 AM PST by Aquamarine
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To: stayathomemom

LOL! Whatever we can do, we're here to serve!


13 posted on 02/22/2005 6:06:33 AM PST by Billie
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To: Aquamarine
Yay! What a Pretty Post!
14 posted on 02/22/2005 6:08:44 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie; tuliptree76
Morning!

Billie, did you see this from the weekend


Rest of the article here

15 posted on 02/22/2005 6:08:49 AM PST by The Mayor (http://www.RusThompson.com)
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To: Billie

Oh, that's even prettier! lol


16 posted on 02/22/2005 6:15:12 AM PST by Aquamarine
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To: Aquamarine
Invitation is pretty, too.
17 posted on 02/22/2005 6:17:03 AM PST by Billie
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To: SilentServiceCPOWife

Pay attention to post #5. I think you have something to add.


18 posted on 02/22/2005 6:18:33 AM PST by wolfpat (Dum vivimus, vivamus)
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To: Billie
I just went to your font link and saved it, lets see if it shows up Woo Hoo! It worked. It's amazing how many different font styles there are.
19 posted on 02/22/2005 6:29:40 AM PST by Aquamarine
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To: The Mayor

A celebrity in our midst! I missed it this weekend, thanks for reposting it. Congratulations, Rus, keep up the good fight.


20 posted on 02/22/2005 6:33:53 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie

I've got coffee in me and now have errands to run - will join up with all you good finest folks a little later!!!!


21 posted on 02/22/2005 6:39:51 AM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: Billie

GOOD MORNING ((((BILLIE))))!


22 posted on 02/22/2005 6:50:11 AM PST by Pippin ( Waiting for Harry to clobber Dudley)
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To: Gabz

Soon as I get home I'll start "playing" with the fonts!


23 posted on 02/22/2005 6:56:20 AM PST by Pippin ( Waiting for Harry to clobber Dudley)
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To: Pippin

Same here.......


24 posted on 02/22/2005 7:04:11 AM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: Aquamarine

Isn't it fun? ;) There actually are some that I need to delete from my folder, because I have some very similar in style. But we have to be careful NOT to delete some Windows default fonts - I did that one time and what a mess I had! LOL! Thank goodness for Google!


25 posted on 02/22/2005 7:21:58 AM PST by Billie
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To: wolfpat; SilentServiceCPOWife

Thank you, wolfpat - I'm assuming SSCW has a husband or other loved one we should add to our Military Prayer List?


26 posted on 02/22/2005 7:24:34 AM PST by Billie
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To: Gabz

Okay, hurry back and come play with us. :)


27 posted on 02/22/2005 7:25:31 AM PST by Billie
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To: Pippin

Morning, Pippin! When you get home, do try to add at least one and post a message to me, letting me know which font you're using!


28 posted on 02/22/2005 7:27:17 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie; All; ohioWfan; dutchess; DollyCali; mountaineer; JohnHuang2; The Mayor; WVNan; dansangel; ..

Wow!!! Billie thank you, and a Terrific Tuesday "good morning" to everyone!


29 posted on 02/22/2005 7:37:34 AM PST by Molly Pitcher (We are Americans...the sons and daughters of liberty...*.from FReeper the Real fifi*)
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To: Billie

If the phone would stop ringing, I could finally get out of the house to go buy what I want to fix for dinner and pick up my husband's anniversary present.

We were smart - we got married on George Washington's birthday - no way can my husband ever forget that date!!!!


30 posted on 02/22/2005 7:46:52 AM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: Billie
COOOOOL thread!! Colorful too!

I'll let the girls do the font tricks since I don't have many of the ones you've used. : )

Morning, gorgeous BillieBlue! : )

31 posted on 02/22/2005 7:47:51 AM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Billie
Okay, I may be dense here but I am having trouble "downloading" the font. I went to your site and clicked on quill. I clicked on the web link underneath the name and all I get is a page with a lot of numbers and letters. Nothing to download. Can you help me out? What am I doing wrong?

thanks.

32 posted on 02/22/2005 7:48:15 AM PST by repinwi
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To: Billie

Hmmmm... I tried to download "Quill" but it's not working.


33 posted on 02/22/2005 7:48:39 AM PST by tuliptree76
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To: Billie
Testing the font.

Oh wait...I see something different. LOL!

34 posted on 02/22/2005 7:51:53 AM PST by tuliptree76
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To: The Mayor
Very nice, Russ! When are *you* running for office? LOL

And, good morning.

35 posted on 02/22/2005 7:52:26 AM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Billie

Now I can see everyone's quill font - it didn't want to cooperate before. LOL!


36 posted on 02/22/2005 7:53:28 AM PST by tuliptree76
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To: ST.LOUIE1

Good morning, Louie. :-)


37 posted on 02/22/2005 7:54:01 AM PST by tuliptree76
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To: tuliptree76
Hooray for you! Thank you, tulip! Now you will always see a couple of the sentences on the TGIF threads the way they were posted!
38 posted on 02/22/2005 7:54:15 AM PST by Billie
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To: tuliptree76

Morning, Ms.Tulip! : )


39 posted on 02/22/2005 7:55:00 AM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Molly Pitcher

Hi, Molly! Thank you - great to see you and glad you like the post today - hope you join the downloading font fun. :)


40 posted on 02/22/2005 7:56:13 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie

:-)

I just thought everything was in Times New Roman. LOL!


41 posted on 02/22/2005 7:56:26 AM PST by tuliptree76
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To: Pippin
((((((Pipster!)))))

Morning, doll. : )

42 posted on 02/22/2005 7:56:33 AM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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To: ST.LOUIE1

How have you been, Louie?


43 posted on 02/22/2005 7:57:39 AM PST by tuliptree76
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To: Gabz

Happy Anniversary! What are you having for dinner tonight? (besides Cherry Pie maybe?) :)


44 posted on 02/22/2005 7:57:45 AM PST by Billie
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To: tuliptree76
The Quill font probably started showing up after you refreshed the page.

Well done!

45 posted on 02/22/2005 7:57:55 AM PST by Aquamarine
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To: Billie
Huh.... I downloaded the quill and refreshed the page and the font didn't change. Then after looking in my Fonts folder to make sure it was there I returned to the thread and suddenly the new font appears. Are you lucky! I was just about to write a very unflattering message to you. :-).

Maybe just for the fun of it I'll write that message anyway. :-)

46 posted on 02/22/2005 7:58:36 AM PST by The Thin Man
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To: ST.LOUIE1
COOOOOL thread!! Colorful too!
I'll let the girls do the font tricks since I don't have many of the ones you've used. : )
Morning, gorgeous BillieBlue! : )

Ah, wolfie has arrived! It's okay if you don't do the font tricks - you're colorful enough without them. :)

47 posted on 02/22/2005 7:59:31 AM PST by Billie
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To: tuliptree76

Doin' just fine, thanks, how's about you, Tulip? : )


48 posted on 02/22/2005 8:00:01 AM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Aquamarine

I first tried refreshing, but I had to completely close Internet Explorer before it showed up.


49 posted on 02/22/2005 8:00:20 AM PST by tuliptree76
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To: Billie
- you're colorful enough without them. :)

Well, yes......I am. Thank you. LOL

50 posted on 02/22/2005 8:01:49 AM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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