I jes happened to take one last lil look-peeker at this forum, for the mornin' - afore goin' out to hep the ol coot split some more firewood - to see if there's been any more new posts and some plenney more wunnerful pitters to take a gander-see at - and, bless jessie! - I saw this new thread!
And, my-oh-my - - bleeve it or not - - I jes about dang'd well found mahseff 'almost' speechless !! .. (umm-hmm, tis the truff!)
... Ahhh heavens to betsy, Bell .. I'm just jes all humbly-numbly and plum beside mahself now ... with such an expressively appreciative sortee-warm flushed-blush a goin' on . . .
Bell, Juls, and mydaisy - - You guys are jes much too too sweet .. and are indeed a very special kind of folk to consider myself acquainted with. Your wonderful kindness, lovely sentiments and sweetest lil nudgeroonies .. certainly haint a goin' unnoticed, nor unappreciated !!
And, know .. more than any thing else on the face of this ol earth - that, all of YOU GUYS .. are some true-blue sweetie pies, I tell ya! And thar haint a chance in haydees - that any of you would ever be forgotten !! .. (wellllll, cept to givin' that the 'some-timers' affliction, don't up and mess around to developin' into the 'all-timers' .. or, worse!) .. Now, wood'n'at surely be one mitey swift kick to the old butt-ons !!
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If'n I was ever to master such a craft and pummel a publishin' - - you'd be amongst and betwinx some o'da first'uns to be a spectin' to fetch a komplermintry copy!! ... On account o'yer beins some of them'at keep a rootin' fer, and a spirin' me on ...
Jes sortee makes me a bit more mushy on my insides, and further wonder .. if'n a body is rightly deservin' of such sweet a folk, as you guys .. as my cyber-compadres.
I, am most sincerely and am truly .. so very deeply touched, you guys !!
(( some o'da mos 'gen-u-wine' and warmest .. lil huggerooners to you ))
And hey, don't start giving stuff away! As I heard once long ago (paraphrasing terribly here) "you can't make a living as a barber by cutting hair for free!" :-) I wanna PAY for my book when it comes out! And please DO consider this idea. We'd be rooting for you the whole way. Heck, all you'd have to do to get started would be to go through your old threads and start copying and pasting! You've got a wonderful way with words Mags and we all love reading your posts and stories :-).