Friday, December 16, 2016

Christmas in Savannah...Duffy Brown style

Bruce Willis here...the canine version of BW...from the Consignment Shop mysteries by Duffy Brown.

I’m counting down the days till Christmas here in Savannah. I can almost taste those yummy table treats now. Turkey here I come!! Let me tell you there is nothing better than a Southern cooked turkey.

The whole house smells like heaven and the real treat is the pumpkin pie. I don’t get the pie part but did you know that pumpkin is good for dogs!! When Auntie KiKi makes the pies she always puts aside a scoop for me.

It’s been one heck of a year with dog-mamma Reagan ending up in the swamp with the alligators and dog-daddy Walker on the run for killing some guy found dead in a bathtub. But now that things are back to normal they suddenly aren’t again.
 
In Savannah there are two things guaranteed to get folks talking...weddings and funerals. Reagan’s agreed to marry Walker so that’s good and we’ll be one happy family. And our neighbors, Annie Fritz and Elsie Abbot, have stepped up their business as professional mourners to assure one and all a memorable send off.

Okay, all this seems like a good plan except now bodies are going missing, the sisters are accused of knocking off people for profit and Reagan needs to find the killer to save our friends. And as if that’s not enough her wedding plans are getting hijacked by everyone with an opinion. Fuchsia bridesmaid dresses? Gold shoes? Biscuits and gravy for the reception? They want me to wear a doggie tux and be the ring bearer. It’s enough to scare a dog half to death.
 
I tell you this is one heck of a way to end a year with bodies popping up where you least expect them to be and crazy wedding plans.

This is crazy Christmas in Savannah, so what’s going on for Christmas in your neck of the woods? Are the lights up? Presents wrapped? I sure hope there aren’t any dead bodies under your tree.

Leave me a note and I’ll pick a winner for Demise in Denim, the latest Consignment Shop mystery. 






97 comments:

  1. I am done. I think. The tree is up and lights are on. Just need to wrap
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  2. Tree is up and decorated. Presents are all bought, but not yet wrapped. Love this series. mcastor07@gmail.com

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    1. thanks tons, Melissa!!! Have a great Christmas. Hugs.

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  3. amy guillaume lindermanDecember 16, 2016 at 9:48 AM

    i have everything done except stocking stuffers and finding somewhere to hang stockings...we have a stone fireplace and can't hang stockings there

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    1. maybe hang the stockings on the steps?? Good luck

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  4. Organized and completed everything. Have a wonderful holiday. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Main things I've accomplished are putting candles on the windowsill and my daughter's present picked out. Janet-monstercreed1@yahoo.com.

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    1. Lucky daughter!!! I love buying for my kids.

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  6. I'm waiting for a jump since my car won't start so today is a lost day. Once it gets jumped I'll have to take it to the dealer.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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    1. Oh no!!!!!!!! I am so so sorry. Good luck

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  7. Just have baking and cooking to do and then can relax. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. Lots still to do, but I'm enjoying it! lkleback@hotmail.com

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    1. I think the stress is part of the season LOL

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  9. I ... AM ... DONE!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  10. I bought a few presents. We didn't put the tree up since my son won't be home for Christmas. We've decided to go camping at the lake on our Christmas break.

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    1. So sorry your son won’t be home but camping sounds fantastic!!!

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  11. I knitted one present and bought others - done! teabird17 &&at&& yahoo 88 dot 88 com

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  12. I'm done. Would love a new cozy to read by the fire. kbracey@tampabay.rr.com

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  13. I have sort of skipped a lot of the normal Christmas stuff this year. But, cards are gone, every gift is already in the right place and I have high hopes that everyone will be happy with their gifts. Two thoughts off topic. I hope everyone here has a wonderful holiday season, whatever that season may be. And Ms Duffy Brown, I absolutely love Reagan, Walker, Aunt Kiki and all the other wonderful characters. annettena at yahoo dot com

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    1. Oh, Annette, thank you so very much. You made my day. Hugs, Duffy.

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  14. Well, we have no tree. As retirees it's just too much work. The presents are wrapped though!!

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  15. the outside is decorated but the inside is minimal.
    I was doing some re-decorating and didn't know if it
    would all get done by Christmas so I didn't get much
    out. The re-decorating is done but I like not
    having a lot of clutter. It's just me so I can celebrate
    without a big tree, etc.
    Can't wait to read the next chapter in the life of Savannah.
    Mary Lou at txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. Waiting to put up the tree. I'm done shopping. Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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    1. The tree is always fun!!! My fave part. Enjoy!!

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  17. I would love to experience a Southern Christmas in Savannah. I have my all my gifts bought and wrapped and looking forward to spending Christmas with my sister and our fur babies in beautiful, snowy Michigan. Merry Christmas.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Yes, Christmas in Michigan has to be special. Have fun. Hugs, Duffy

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  18. All ready for Christmas - decorations up, presents wrapped, & luckily no dead bodies. Thanks for the giveaway.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I think it's going to be a quiet, adults only (not THAT kind of adults only **sigh**) Christmas this year.

    acm05atjuno.com

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    1. Always fun to visit with family and friends. Have a lovely Christmas. Hugs.

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  20. Tree is up. Most of the presents are wrapped. Shopping all done. Time to bake cookies.
    agavigan@cox.net

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  21. We decorate the winery, so when it comes to the house I enjoy the quiet! This year we have 15 trees decorated with different themes, penguins "sliding" down the banister, a display case filled with Menorahs and wreaths all over the place. Now to get ready for my children's birthdays. Yup, Hanukkah, Christmas and their birthdays all at the same time. cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  22. Not finished shopping and still need to put up tree!donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  23. Merry Christmas !!! A very quiet Christmas at our us. No one spending Christmas with us so its just two for the holiday. Today I dragged the bread maker out and am baking bread.

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    1. I forgot to put my email address it is cochrandcr@gmail.com

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  24. My tree with lights is up... The presents have been bought... My wrapping consists of putting items in a bag so that is almost done... Haha

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  25. My tree with lights is up... The presents have been bought... My wrapping consists of putting items in a bag so that is almost done... Haha

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  26. The tree is up, the presents wrapped, the cookies baked---now I can relax until the big day.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  27. The oldest daughter & I haven' t decided what we are going to do for Christmas this year. We are almost through shopping and wrping gifts. It will be a quiet holiday I think. I know she will be working early the day after. The joys of retail life.daw655(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  28. tree is up..some decorations out..silly kitty knocks them off the mantle so they will go up Christmas eve..before we open gifts..lol thank you for this chance rosep@bayland.net

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  29. I am ready for Christmas (mostly) and am about to sneak off with my husband of 25 years for a celebration in NYC. Is there anything prettier than the city lights at Christmas??

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  30. having hard time getting in mood but putting up my daughter's tree , still have to wrap her gifts, and promised we'd make cookies this weekend love this series.
    greeneyes2755@yahoo.com

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  31. Busy tonight making cookies that I'mail donating to one of our local shelters called Lilah's. With Lilah's volunteers foster animals until a forever home can be found.

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  32. I love your books and certainly do not want to win a copy of this book. But I do want to wish you Happy Holidays - which includes Christmas and New Years. It is going to be strange having five cats around, I hope I can find my electric menorah as I do not want to light any candles with an almost 5 month old kitten that may not have been around them before. Happy Holidays to all of your readers, also.

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  33. Presents are bought but not wrapped yet. A few decoratons are up but then we don't do a lot here at home. We have to start early with decorations and town festival at work. Add several different get togethers to that and we generally have a busy season. Hope you have a blessed holiday season!

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  34. All presents bought, wrapped and under the tree!

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  35. No presents this year. It has been a very tough year. But I will be with my hubby and kids and that is all I need.

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  36. Presents were mailed. The others are almost finished being wrapped. The tree bought and will be decorated once my Mother-in-law arrives. Still have to bake! mommatoodle at msn dot com

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  37. Pumpkin is good for kitties too.;-) Sounds like a great series. Looks like I am behind but hoping I'll get time this winter. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  38. Everything is all set and decorated. Just need to plug in the Christmas village and we are good to go!! Still need to get a couple more things and our holiday shopping is all set! Thank you for the giveaway and Merry Christmas!!

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  39. Lights and decorations are up. Not many presents this year due to financial difficulties. Just going to enjoy family time together. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  40. All of decorating is done! Just got started on Christmas shopping halfway done!!! Love spending time with family, going to be making Christmas cookies tomorrow!!!

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  41. We're all set. Started buying gifts after the holiday season. Following my Mom's pattern. The end of year closeouts, usually January or February. Prices are often better than even Black Friday's. She'd buy the next years anticipated size needs in clothes. And other items she thought would be needed later. Had a big walk-in closet she would store stuff in. She would buy throughout the year when items were on sale. In late spring she would start cooking for the holiday season. Anything that would survive freezing for about 6 months. She always saw how stressed her Mom was and decided that was not going to be her. Works. We are all set. Ingredients for things that have to be done within one day or day of Christmas Eve and Christmas day. Divinity is only made for this holiday. So that will be done over the next 3 days. Thanks for the chance at Demise in Denim. It's on my very long TBR so a reduction would be appreciated. Would love to read it sooner. Rather than later. Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc ((dot) com

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  42. We don't do much at home theses days since I can't do much, but I still can shop online!! We enjoy Christmas at our daughter's house. My granddaughter's are my biggest joy!! I go overboard! I'm so anxious to read this!! I only read ebooks now but I would love to gift it!! parklassie2000@yahoo.com

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  43. Tree is up, shopping is done & presents are wrapped, now all I have to do is wait for Christmas. Thanks for this giveaway.

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  44. Hm,...biscuits and gravy for the reception? Interesting idea.

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  45. Everything pretty much done. I do have to make cupcakes for our Wednesday coffee next week, but thats it.

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  46. Presents are wrapped and all set for when we visit family on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Thank you for this chance! areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  47. Presently I'm sick as a dog with asthma & sinusitis...but we have that BEAUTIFUL REAL CHRISTMAS TREE that makes me sick!! UGH! I'm trying desperately to get my happy on but it's taking way more effort than usual this year. #canwepleasehaveafaketree #iwanttobreathe

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  48. I am soooo not ready for Christmas...

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  49. I'm enjoying a winter storm warning in SE WI until tomorrow night so I'm planning a cozy snow day tomorrow with some baking and gift wrapping. Merry Christmas to BW and all the gang down Savannah way!!

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  50. There are no dead bodies under my tree, I don't think so anyway. Sharon, catwoman-1(at)comcast(dot)net

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  51. Everything is decorated and bought except for things for my college age son. He's in finals and told me he'd give me a list AFTER! That means I will be running like crazy to buy things next week! I love your books and cannot wait until the next one is out! dianegarland12@gmail.com

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  52. Lights up - check
    Presents wrapped - check
    No dead bodies - check

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  53. I started a tradition when my children were small. I buy a book each Christmas and write about what happened in their lives the past year. My children are now adults, but I just finished writing to both of my granddaughters about their accomplishments and milestones that took place in in 2016.

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  54. Loved this post so colorful and fun, the book look really good. I do nothing for Christmas , I have no family close. I read and maybe have hot chocolate, watch a Christmas movie. Georgia
    queenvictoria50@aol.com

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  55. Finally decorated the tree. Today I started wrapping presents! Luckily I haven't seen any dead bodies anywhere! I would love to win your book, though!! Happy holidays!! lindaherold999@gmail.com

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  56. We have a wreath and small preflight tree up and decorated. No outdoor lights. Working on cards this weekend. Very few presents which are wrapped. As a family we will be visiting our son with our Granddaughter. That is essentially a family gift. And, I can't wait! Visits are rare. The important thing is being together. servedogmom AT yahoo DOT com

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  57. No dead bodies here, but I'd sure like to read about the ones Bruce Willis, BW is talking about!It'd be a nice break from the Christmas rush for sure! It's getting close here in SW Georgia but we're finishing it all up in time and I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas this year! oh_bother88@hotmail.com

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  58. Baking xmas cookies this weekend. zeta(at)iwon(dot)com

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  59. We are ready! Shopping done, lights up, tree decorated, and Micheal Bublรจ Christmas CD is playing on repeat...Merry Christmas!
    kat8762@aol.com

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  60. Just about done. Presents seem to get wrapped the day before I need them this year. Only a few more things left to go in bags. jawdance@yahoo.com

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  61. I am a senior on a fixed income with a rent raise this year of 400 so Xmas is not possible I have no tree and did not put out any dรฉcor at all because its to depressing I cannot buy any presents and told everyone not to bother. On Xmas I will have a quiet day at home alone as my friends are busy and I will be counting blessings of shelter and food to eat. I think its more about the season for me now with my entire family dead, I like to read the Xmas story in the Bible and be quiet on Xmmas to count blessings for the Lord's birth. Have a lovely holiday and thank you for the chance to win this amazing package.

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  62. All ready for Christmas! Have
    A merry one!
    Pjstaton64114@aol.com

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  63. I am starting to have my annual Christmas freakout! I still have gifts to buy, not to mention the ones I have to wrap! I lost track of what day it was about a week ago. Thanks for the chance to win! magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  64. Just have to "rap it up". Still enjoying doodle dog Christmas card exchange. Been doing this for the last 6 years. It's my weird Joy. Love my fur kids to the moon & back!!๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿถ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…⛄๐ŸŽ

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  65. I am done! We finished buying last weekend and got the presents wrapped because we had some that we had to mail. I am now relaxing.

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  66. No tree here, but my Mom has a little one. Presents bought, not wrapped yet. Sigh

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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  67. Looking forward to spending Christmas with the grand kiddos and the wonder on their faces on Christmas morning.

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  68. We might have to stop in Savannah sometime this week.

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  69. I still need to put ornaments on the tree. In my defense my boys out it on an end table to protect it from the dog. I need a small ladder to reach the middle and top. Not today though, because I am celebrating with my siblings in Munfordville Ky. So excited๐Ÿ’œ

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  70. We are heading to northern Michigan for out holiday break. We are going to try a trip to Mackinac Island. Never been there in the winter and I've heard some places are open.

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  71. I am ready for Christmas. I only have one thing left to do and that is attend the Christmas eve service at our church. So I have time to read a new cozy! Thank you for this opportunity.
    mommomsworld(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  72. No bodies under my tree but last night I finished wrapping so there are presents. Here in Kentucky it is supposed to be in the 60s with wind and rain and day before yesterday the wind chill was 5 below zero. So it's crazy in KY also!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail (dot)com

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  73. Charlie Brown style primitive Christmas tree is up, not a lot of ornaments but a few special ones. All the presents are wrapped, just need one more to arrive from Denmark that I ordered from Etsy and to finish the keychain I am making for my mother-in-law. Tuesday is Buckeye making day and cookie baking and Wednesday is delivery day. Kids last day of school is Wednesday. Ready for a few quiet days at home with no school runs. Merry Christmas to all!

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  74. Our tree is up but not decorated yet, hopefully today we can decorate it. I have most of my gifts wrapped because I have been wrapping since the 1st of November. We are taking our kids to a fun town party where they will each receive a gift of a book! utaker555(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. We're not doing much for the holidays this year. Presents are sparse since our budget has been strained due to having to purchase a car and a new stove within the last two months. I'm also scheduled for surgery on 12/21 with hopes of being home for Christmas. It's definitely not a year for celebrating other than to celebrate the reason for the season - the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  76. Hi Duffy! We still don't have our tree up. Maybe today! We'll be heading to visit our family in Wisconsin next Friday. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! bobwiesmann(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. we have not had a chance to put the tree up - but it will go up this weekend. We have been so busy!

    connie.tillman82(at) gmail (dot) come

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  78. planning to get presents wrapped today

    parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com

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  79. Winner of Demise in Denim is Libby Dodd!!! Thanks everyone for playing along and have a terrific Holiday Season. Hugs, Duffy

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  80. I am always too late... :-(

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    1. Hi Lisa I'm always late for about half of them. LOL Just bookmark http://www.killercharacters.com/ and check everyday. I believe there is a new post almost everyday

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