HAVE: Fall group seed swap

origami_master(5b)August 14, 2007

I will be hosting a fall seed swap again this year, counting on the success of the one last year. The purpose of this swap is to share seeds with fellow gardeners, who can see if they can get seeds that they want to grow in 2008, instead of spending a fortune on seeds. If you are interested, please leave your name and email here, and I'll contact you when the swap starts. I will also post here to notify anyone who may have missed this message

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hostaaud(5)

Please count me in.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2007 at 11:50AM
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wildie(z3 Alberta)

I'm in!! Jennifer wildieclydex@yahoo.ca

    Bookmark   August 15, 2007 at 12:23PM
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cziga(Zone 5 -Toronto)

Again, I'd be interested in joining :)

    Bookmark   August 15, 2007 at 12:32PM
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mcpeg(5a)

Count me in!
McPeg

    Bookmark   August 16, 2007 at 8:32AM
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sandyteach(5b)

Yes, I've just started collecting seeds, and am hooked. I would love to take part in the seed swap.

Sandy

    Bookmark   August 16, 2007 at 9:02AM
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sunita_fleuriste

Hi,

I m in too!

S

    Bookmark   August 16, 2007 at 11:01AM
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rottweilergirl(5)

I am interested but it will depend on the date you pick. Will let you know for sure once that is decided.
Lori

    Bookmark   August 16, 2007 at 11:03AM
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wlongon5b(5b)

Hi,
Count me in!
Wendy

    Bookmark   August 16, 2007 at 4:19PM
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Shanta_5(Zone 6)

Hello Kenny

Please count me in for fall exchange

Shanta

    Bookmark   August 17, 2007 at 8:05PM
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hmacdona1

Hi Kenny,
Count me in. Thanks....Heather

    Bookmark   August 19, 2007 at 11:25AM
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pei_stewart(5bPEI)

Please count me in
thanks
Wanda

    Bookmark   August 19, 2007 at 7:31PM
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moonandtaiga

I am interested as well, cnichols@lakeheadu.ca

    Bookmark   August 20, 2007 at 9:45AM
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origami_master(5b)

For now, I would like to set the date of October first (Monday) to be the deadline as to when I get all the seeds, so the latest you should expect to mail them is September 24th (Monday), give or take a day. Of course, you can always send them earlier. I'll find and post the rules later If anyone has any concerns, please email me or post here

    Bookmark   August 20, 2007 at 1:54PM
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dmrs49(5 ont)

Kenny,

I'm in.

Marlene

    Bookmark   August 23, 2007 at 7:55AM
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rosco_p(z6a ont.canada)

Kenny: I would enjoy being a participant in your fall swap also. Thankyou. Ross.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2007 at 10:13PM
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claubill(z3Sud ONT)

Count me in.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2007 at 11:57PM
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muspic(5aOntario)

i'd like to be a part of this. have some nice stuff ripening even as I sit and type

    Bookmark   August 26, 2007 at 3:04PM
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rose_tbay(z3Nont.)

Please count me in too

    Bookmark   August 26, 2007 at 6:29PM
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laine2(z4&5 Ontario)

Count me in please not sure of your rules ??

    Bookmark   August 26, 2007 at 8:58PM
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origami_master(5b)

RULES:

Any seeds and all seeds are welcome in this swap. Flowers, Veggies, Herbs, etc...

Please mark all packages clearly. Common names are suffice, and botanical (latin) names are optional but I recommend them. Please print instead of handwriting the names (printing as in individual letters instead of cursive)

Please limit to no more than 5 packets of the same variety of seed (5 per cultiver to be more exact) Example: 5 packets of fordhook swiss chard and 5 packets of bright lite swiss chard, but not 10 packets of fordhook)

Please try to have at least 20 seeds per packet, more if they are small (like poppy seeds) or few if they are more rare or large seeds (like cannas) Include a packet of seeds that you would be happy receiving. As a broad rule, include enough seeds so that if one try fails, another can be made.

Please NO weeds seeds. I understand some of us consider some weeds and invasive plants a part of our garden, but please use common sense. Nothing like purple loosestrife, or ragweed

Please include a WISH LIST of what you want and I will try to give you those on your list if they appear in the envelopes

Before you send you package of seeds, please make sure you have the following in the package:

-a return bubble envelope (I can reuse the one that you send the seeds in)

-sufficient return postage (the last swap I did, there were some people who sent only one .51 stamp...I'm not being stingy, but I don't usually mail things, and I have to run out to buy a few cents in stamps, it can get annoying sometimes!) Besides if it comes back to me, it's going to take even longer to get back to you!

-wishlist

-seeds

-return address label

Again: I need to get all the seeds by Oct 1, you can mail them any time but the latest should be Sept 24 (I will post a reminder on the 22th) You are welcome to send the seeds earlier if you would like! Have Fun!

    Bookmark   August 26, 2007 at 10:30PM
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greylady_gardener

thanks for posting the rules. I was trying to decide to join in or not and this sounds easy and fun!! count me in!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2007 at 12:52PM
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sharont(z5 can)

Count me in also.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2007 at 10:48AM
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latha(5b)

Thanks for taking the initiative. Count me in too.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2007 at 10:11PM
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holidays99(5b / 6a)

I would like join in.... Mary

    Bookmark   August 29, 2007 at 2:07PM
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origami_master(5b)

Wow, this is the best response I've gotten for a swap! There will be people from other forums in the swap too so there is a larger variety of seed to choose from

    Bookmark   August 29, 2007 at 2:53PM
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dirtyknees_2007

Definetely count me in, sounds like a great idea!

    Bookmark   August 29, 2007 at 11:03PM
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daylady(3b mb ca)

I'll join too.
Chris

    Bookmark   August 30, 2007 at 11:05PM
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cancolgirl

I'm in as well. Now I have to get packing :) I still have your address.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2007 at 11:16PM
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closer2u(toronto)

I'm in as well looking forward to it...
I need the address please.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2007 at 6:18PM
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origami_master(5b)

There are currently 27 people from this forum, 3 gardener friends of mine, and roughly about 12 people from other places Please send me an email and I'll reply with my address. The whole thing should be done by the first week of october and everyone should be able to get their seeds by the second week of october

    Bookmark   September 3, 2007 at 7:32PM
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rose_tbay(z3Nont.)

Count me in as well
Rose

    Bookmark   September 5, 2007 at 11:11AM
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cowgirl2

Yes, I'll join as well.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2007 at 11:15PM
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fretza

Count me in too. Seeds are on their way.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2007 at 10:13AM
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origami_master(5b)

I got the first wave of envelopes today from
Shanta (Burlington)
Kirsti (Caledon)
Marg (BC)

    Bookmark   September 12, 2007 at 5:19PM
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Tinkerbel(7b/8a B.C)

Im so excited about this seed swap. This is my first swap ever and I was outside taking inventory today and Im stoked but worried as Im not sure that many if any of my seeds will be mature for harvesting before I need to send them. Almost everything has just started making me seeds or is still blooming. This summer was so slow to start and is still so warm 28 degrees today. I dont think I am going to make the end of sept deadline.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2007 at 11:16PM
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greylady_gardener

Any more seed packets arrive, Kenny? Just want to make sure mine makes it there.....it was mailed at the post office on Monday.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2007 at 4:06PM
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seagull(z5NS)

count me in if i still have time to get seeds out from nova scotia

    Bookmark   September 15, 2007 at 8:59AM
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origami_master(5b)

Yesterday, I got a package from
Wendy (Cambridge)

    Bookmark   September 15, 2007 at 12:47PM
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hmacdona1

Hi Kenny,
Please send me your address so I can forward seeds.

Thanks....Heather

    Bookmark   September 16, 2007 at 11:03AM
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seedwizard(z3MB)

Hi Kenny
Count me in for the fall swap. Need your address please.
My email is smo@mts.net

    Bookmark   September 17, 2007 at 7:27AM
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claubill(z3Sud ONT)

I'm ready to send my package. I need your address.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2007 at 7:56AM
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origami_master(5b)

Today's Packages:
Donna (Killaloe)
Alexa (Killaloe)

    Bookmark   September 17, 2007 at 5:05PM
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kaynik(Zone 4)

This is awesome! Count me in :-)
Kay

    Bookmark   September 18, 2007 at 9:24AM
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rose_tbay(z3Nont.)

Hi there ... sent my seeds today

    Bookmark   September 18, 2007 at 2:34PM
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origami_master(5b)

I got a packet from GreyLady Gardener from London

    Bookmark   September 18, 2007 at 4:14PM
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wildie(z3 Alberta)

Kenny, put my pkg in the mailbox this afternoon. U should have it mid-next wk!! PS, I put my current address on it, I have to have the mail forwarded b/c of government stuff and they take forever to transfer over, so we're all good. But I'll send you my new address with the Wintersowing trade!

    Bookmark   September 18, 2007 at 7:44PM
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cancolgirl

Sent seeds yesterday. Kenny, I was in such a hurry to get it to the post office, I just droped the stamps inside the envelope itself after I bought them. Please be careful when you open the package so you don't miss them as you turn it over to empty out the contents. thanks

    Bookmark   September 18, 2007 at 10:58PM
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origami_master(5b)

No problem Nuria...I'll be careful

Today I got packages from:
Sharon (Midland)
Sandy (Hamilton)

    Bookmark   September 19, 2007 at 5:13PM
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origami_master(5b)

Packages from
Nuria (Calgary)
RoseMarie (Thunder Bay - I love your name!)

    Bookmark   September 21, 2007 at 4:21PM
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jeannesue

Hi. I sent my seeds today.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2007 at 6:47PM
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latha(5b)

Hi Kenny

I need your address. I will make sure I mail the seeds on Monday.my email is latharanga@hotomail.com
thanks

    Bookmark   September 21, 2007 at 11:22PM
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hmacdona1

Hi Kenny,

Just send you a third email. Don't think my emails are getting through your spam control. I have my seeds ready to mail but need your mailing address. Please email me back by Sunday as I'm going to be out of town for the next week.
Thanks...Heather

    Bookmark   September 22, 2007 at 11:13PM
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hmacdona1

Hi Kenny,
Seeds were mailed today. You should receive them in about a week. Thanks again for coordinating.....Heather

    Bookmark   September 23, 2007 at 11:06PM
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origami_master(5b)

sure thing Heather! I got a package from
Ross (Chatham)

    Bookmark   September 24, 2007 at 5:41PM
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ianna(Z5b)

Do you have a deadline? I'd like to join in too.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2007 at 4:20PM
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origami_master(5b)

ianna, I need to have the seeds by Oct 1...depending on where you are it may not be too late...chances are if you're in ON, I'll get it in about 2-3 days

I got three packages today:
D.M. (Kirkfield)
Jeanne (West Jeddore)
chris (Winnipeg)

    Bookmark   September 26, 2007 at 5:01PM
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origami_master(5b)

Two packages from
Heather (Calgary)
Marg (King's Co.)

    Bookmark   September 29, 2007 at 9:40AM
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wildie(z3 Alberta)

Kenny have you gotten my pkg yet? I sent it out Sept.18th....

    Bookmark   September 30, 2007 at 7:16AM
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origami_master(5b)

Two more packages today:
Wanda (PEI)
Joanne (Brandon, MB)

First of all, my apologies to everyone; I tried my best to fill all the lists and if there was something that I had, I just threw in a packet for you. For anyone who didn't get anything on their list (I think one or two) I'm really sorry...I will be waiting until wednesday nite to sort the seeds and will send them out friday morning. by monday the packages will have reached their cities and you can start expecting them starting tuesday, thank you everyone for participating and feel free to post any comments or suggestions to make the swaps better and more fun for everyone, happy sowing!

    Bookmark   October 1, 2007 at 5:20PM
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cziga(Zone 5 -Toronto)

Did you not get mine?
I sent it out a little while ago and sent you an email as well.
As I'm so close to you, i'm surprised it is taking this long???

    Bookmark   October 2, 2007 at 12:08AM
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latha(5b)

Hi Kenny

Did you get mine? I mailed it from Scarborough on Sept 23. I made sure that there is enough postage.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2007 at 8:21AM
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origami_master(5b)

5 packages today:
Claudette
Latha
JM Aasland
Audrey
Cathleen

    Bookmark   October 2, 2007 at 10:32PM
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wildie(z3 Alberta)

U still haven't gotten my pkg? I hate Canada Post.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2007 at 8:58AM
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origami_master(5b)

I've been trying to keep track of everyone's packages, and I've just send out most of them on thurdsday so what I've sent out I don't know. I will keep three of the larger packages until Tuesday to see if there are any last minutes ones that Canada Post has failed to deliver, and if any show up after, I'll just swap them with what I have (if you don't mind), but whatever comes past tuesday I'll let everyone know, sorry if I caused anxiety, I should've been more organized

And, if there is any problem with your package (if it doesn't show up in two weeks, or you're missing a few packets of seeds, or whatever the reason, just let me know)

    Bookmark   October 7, 2007 at 1:45PM
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wlongon5b(5b)

Hi Kenny,
I received my packet today! Boy that was quick. Thanks for organizing this swap. I got some seeds I really wanted!!!! Thanks again!!! Wendy

    Bookmark   October 9, 2007 at 5:42PM
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greylady_gardener

I got mine, too. Very quick for CP!! :)

Thanks for all your work, Kenny.
Lois

    Bookmark   October 9, 2007 at 6:05PM
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origami_master(5b)

That was fast! I'm really surprised with Canada Post! The remaining packages will be sent out on wednesday evening and hopefully everyone will have their packages by next friday

    Bookmark   October 9, 2007 at 8:25PM
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closer2u(toronto)

Big Thanks for going the extra mile..making lots of us seeds lovers happy Kenny........

    Bookmark   October 9, 2007 at 8:35PM
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thehills

Kenny,
Received my seeds yesterday, feels like Christmas!! Thank you so much for all your work on this, I received a number of plants on my wish list and things I did not know I wanted until I received them! Thanks again for organizing this for all of us, such a great idea and time saver - you realy make seed collecting worthwhile! K

    Bookmark   October 10, 2007 at 10:30AM
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wildie(z3 Alberta)

Hey Kenny U had gotten my pkg!!!! It arrived back to me today filled with all kinds of neat seeds most of which I'll have to do searches for to see what they are!!!!!!!!!!
I too recieved seeds I'd thought of planting previously but always got crossed off the seed orders b/c the totals were above what hubby'd told me I could spend!!!! I love these group swaps! Now I can't wait for the wintersowing one!!!
Thanx again for organizing them for us, U're the best!!!

    Bookmark   October 10, 2007 at 7:52PM
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origami_master(5b)

Sorry, Wildie, I guess I should've been more organized...sorry for the 'trauma' lol I'll be sure next time to ask that everyone put their screen name on their packages, learn from our mistakes!

    Bookmark   October 10, 2007 at 9:26PM
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wildie(z3 Alberta)

LOL No problem just glad it worked out!!! good plan with the adding screen names!! did it get mentioned in the wintersowing thread?

    Bookmark   October 10, 2007 at 9:58PM
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daylady(3b mb ca)

I got my package today. Thanks for all your efforts
Chris(daylady)

    Bookmark   October 11, 2007 at 12:39AM
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rosco_p(z6a ont.canada)

Kenny: I received my package today with a good assortment of seeds for my 2008 garden. Thanks for all the work that you put in too make this happen. This is what makes gardening interesting for all of us!! Ross.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2007 at 4:40PM
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seagull(z5NS)

received my seeds Oct. 10. what a great surprise!!! I can hardly wait to do another group swap. thanks for all your work organizing it Kenny.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2007 at 10:55PM
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dmrs49(5 ont)

Hats off to you Kenny!!!!!! What a fabulous job you did. Thank you so much for all of your effort. Just like Christmas in October.

Marlene

    Bookmark   October 13, 2007 at 8:14AM
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latha(5b)

Hi Kenny

I received the seed package today and 99% of the seeds I received are the ones I do not have. What a variety. I cant wait till summer.

thank you so very much for your time and effort and wonderful job.

Latha

    Bookmark   October 16, 2007 at 5:49PM
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manicorganic(eastern ontario)

Thanks Kenny for organizing this swap. I sure appreciate all the time and effort you must have put into this. Kujos to you!

    Bookmark   October 17, 2007 at 9:56PM
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claubill(z3Sud ONT)

I'm getting kind of envious. A lot of people have already got theirs. I hope mine didn't get lost in the mail. I'm looking forward to getting mine.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2007 at 7:50AM
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hmacdona1

Received my package yesterday. Lots of great surprises. Thanks for organizing the swap Kenny. It is truly appreciated...Heather

    Bookmark   October 20, 2007 at 7:01PM
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claubill(z3Sud ONT)

Hi Kenny: I'm getting kind of worried. I'll be patient. Maybe my package will come in this week.

    Bookmark   October 23, 2007 at 7:54AM
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