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Location: Bentonville Arkansas USA
Gender: Female
Born: 10 15 31
Interests: tutoring, reading, writing, playing computer games, quilting,
Member: Standard
Joined: March 2009
This picture is Gigantea, part of a Faeirie Ring story posted some time ago.
patwannabe is a 80 year old widow (after 57 years of marriage) who hates the snow, but lives in it anyway. She has 21 grandchildren, 16 greats, and tutors math and reading during the mornings. The rest of the day and the evening is HERS. She reads, writes, rakes leaves, shovels snow, plays computer games, knits, crochets and quilts. Her writing has been off and on, stop and go forever. Years ago she received $15 for a poem sent to Saturday Evening Post's "Post Scripts", and years ago, she got $50 for a story sent to Ladies Home Journal. That was back when money was worth money. She loves writing children's books but has the normal rejection phobia in which she says to herself, Gotta stop throwing money away on postage. Then she thinks of John Grisham who received 16 rejections for "The Testament" and the rest is history. Dr. Suess' first book wracked up 27 rejections before he found the right publisher. She's sure Harry Potter's "mother" didn't expect to hit the bigtime, either. She's glad she joined and is encouraged by the wonderful reviews she's received for her posts.
whatever can go wrong, will go wrong. Murphy's Law
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patwannabe: Three men stood before St. Peter.

"You may come in but don't step on a duck or bad things will happen to you."

They went in and to their dismay, there were ducks everywhere. It was very hard to move around and not step on one.

A few centuries later, one of them saw his friend coming, holding hands with an ugly old hag.

"What happened?" he asked.
"I stepped on a duck."

Several more centuries passed and he met the other friend who was also leading an ugly old hag.

"What happened?" he asked him.
"I stepped on a duck."

Again, a few centuries later, a beautiful blond approached him and said, "I'm all yours."

"Wow", he replied, "what did I do to deserve this?"

"Nothing. I stepped on a duck."
October 26, 2011 at 1:25PM
    Bellydanser: Yep. Okay. I laughed out loud.
    October 26, 2011 at 4:25PM
    adewpearl: Now, that is funny!! :-)
    October 26, 2011 at 6:23PM

patwannabe: I didn't realize I'd been away so long. Have been reading and reviewing some, just lost my desire to write. Too many things going on that are making it un-fun to live. No, I'm not planning to do away with myself, but waiting for the other shoe to drop.
April 21, 2011 at 4:16PM
    adewpearl: It's good to see you, Pat :-)
    April 21, 2011 at 9:58PM
    Shirley B: Dear Pat, Hope things will be looking better for you soon. Happy Easter. :-)
    April 21, 2011 at 11:30PM
    Jotting Pen: write it oyt, even if you don't post it, it helps.
    April 22, 2011 at 4:29AM
    patwannabe: I'm in the process of making a major move of 3000 miles. It's scary and quick and I don't have time to reply to the reviews that have come in in the last few days. Please bear with me. I will get to them as I can.
    June 18, 2011 at 8:10AM
    patwannabe: Well, the other shoe dropped and the "3000 miles away" fell through, but I did land in Bentonville, Arkansas near another daughter. Praise the Lord for family. I'm so blessed.
    August 20, 2011 at 4:47PM

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