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  1. Gina DaCruz
    July 9, 2020 @ 12:45 pm

    Thank you for your post. You made me laugh, even though lately I haven’t laughed much. Keep crazy and busy!

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  2. Jessica Gassaway
    July 9, 2020 @ 7:42 pm

    VEB…I just want to thank you for blogging! I am a total stranger to you but I just had to say something today.

    You’ve been a HUGE encouragement to me today (I didn’t realize it until about T-minus 2 minutes ago!) as I recently started my own blog about home design AND I NATURALLY WRITE IN ALL CAPS SOMETIMES and let myself ramble if the mood strikes.

    But then, someone today read something of mine and said they only like blogs where they can quickly find the information they’re looking for, like “how to’s”…and that they “Don’t like to read a lot of fluff”…and for a few moments I felt sad, because I’ve always wished I was a more concise, “How To” kinda writer. I wanted to give this person that kind of writing. But it’s not me.

    Then somehow I came here to your blog to remind myself that I LOVE reading your writing. And that not everyone feels like that person. (Like me, reading your blog.) I love it! And you had a new post and it was just DElightful.

    So there’s my rambly, not-concise way of just wanting to tell you today, with a little catch in my throat, THANK YOU. Thank you for being an encouragement to be myself and to write how I naturally write. (And thank you for all the laughs.)

    Please keep writing forever.

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  3. Lisa
    July 9, 2020 @ 8:07 pm

    Hello from northern Indiana! 👋🏻 (Not South Bend but very close.) I love this story (and your blog in general). Can’t wait to see the kitchen!

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  4. Kyle
    July 10, 2020 @ 8:09 am

    The hunt for things that remind us of a treasured past are precious. Hope the cats enjoy their new dishes. Virtual hugs to you, Paul, your family and friends – stay safe and keep hunt for treasures!

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  5. Robert Musgrave-Perkins
    July 10, 2020 @ 5:52 pm

    This was touching and hilarious and just plain fun. Thank you so much for your meaningful and lively story in the midst of so much…utter weirdness.

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  6. Sharon @ Laurelhurstcraftsman
    July 10, 2020 @ 10:50 pm

    I love those dishes. Enjoy them.

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  7. judy
    July 11, 2020 @ 4:06 am

    Imagine an 80 year old lady who walks with a walker due to knee failure,jumping up and down,strange squeegee face,yelling yippee and you know how much I missed your wit and humor. Note: Only in my imagination but definitely the thought was there. I love the dishes-so cheerful and pretty

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  8. Emmie
    July 11, 2020 @ 11:57 am

    I used to be married to a guy just like that. I corrected that mistake 15 years ago and am much happier now, plus nobody crabs about any of my “crap” Life is good!

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  9. Mary
    July 11, 2020 @ 11:58 am

    I used to be married to a guy just like that. I corrected that mistake 15 years ago and am much happier now, plus nobody crabs about any of my “crap” Life is good!

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  10. Tracy
    July 11, 2020 @ 5:45 pm

    Condolences for your loss. Love you are finding places of comfort. May you feel the hugs of your mother each day through the unexpected (just like Victorias words).

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  11. Tracy
    July 11, 2020 @ 6:05 pm

    (For Pamela)

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  12. Michele M
    July 11, 2020 @ 8:18 pm

    LOL! Great story – writing – laughs – thank you. Funny, not funny as my daughters would say.

    But – in their defense – those are some super cute dishes! ♥

    (Came over, visiting from Thistlewood.)

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  13. ruth miller
    July 12, 2020 @ 5:57 pm

    Love your posts. Put the plague in the recesses of your mind. Bring us more kitty posts and, more crap posts !
    I agree about declawing kitties. It’s a horrible thing to do to a cat. Inhumane.

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  14. Jayne
    July 28, 2020 @ 7:11 am

    The colors just make me happy! They are keepers if not the actual thing you thought you wanted!

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  15. jeffrey Rust
    August 1, 2020 @ 12:41 pm

    I think I need to talk to Paul. While you may well be the goddess that speaks to my soul…. okay wait, I think Paul is the one that speaks to my soul…nevermind, “the toothpaste”. You speak like this is a “bad” thing or at least something no one else does. I find it amazing that more people have not figured this out. Have I lost you yet, Elizabeth? Please tell Paul….nuts, you make your own now. Well okay if for some reason you get back to using toothpaste in a tube tell him it works much better to cut the end off square and “dip” your tooth brush in. Then use a black binder clip to fold over and seal the tube. I could include a photo if you need one. Of course while my wife begin using the new tube, I continue on with the prior tube in this fashion until all the toothpaste is gone.

    I’m going to back to the rest of your blog now……

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  16. Ann
    August 11, 2020 @ 9:41 am

    This whole post was hysterical but when I read the part about the poodle going beserk I actually spit out my coffee laughing. Thanks for that!

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  17. Charlotte Bruce
    August 26, 2020 @ 3:56 am

    I agree Toni! We need a weekly dose of Victoria!

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  18. Erin
    August 30, 2020 @ 3:11 pm

    Love the dishes! W.S. George pottery originated in my hometown of East Palestine, OH. They later built a few other locations in Pennsylvania. The company was in operation from 1904-1955. I have several of their dishes in other patterns 😊

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  19. Carolyn Anderson
    September 3, 2020 @ 10:35 pm

    I love those cheerful dishes!! What a sight to see a full table set up with tablecloth, napkins, flowers, candles. Beautiful!! If you ever want to release them please let us know so you could have a bidding war!!😂😂❤️❤️🙋🏼‍♀️

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