UPDATE: Birthday Seed Extravaganza ' For kids' swap

flwrs4everJanuary 15, 2009

Since the kids wanted to post a wish list, I am putting up a new thread, for you to post "wish lists", and thank you's for when the cards are received.

OK....all kids are encouraged to post a wish list, with the parents help ofcourse, and YES, please post them NOW..and if there is an update right before the bday, you can do an add on if necessary. Posting a wish list NOW, will help the kids be able to "shop" or harvest seeds for their garden buddies.

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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Hi Kids! I am posting this list on behalf of Ezra, who isn't old enough to use the computer yet.

Beans - Yellow green beans, Red Noodle beans
Broccoli - Romanesco (the pointy looking ones)
Carrots - Orange ones : )
Cucumbers - White ones
Cantelopes or Watermelons that are small enough to grow on a trellis
Peppers - miniature bells in any color
Pumpkins - miniature ones like Baby Boo or Jack Be Little

Marigolds - red ones
Sunflower - Teddy Bear

He had a lot of fun looking through catalogs and making his wishlist! His birthday is a few months away though. I'll bet he'll be so surprised when he actually gets a birthday card in the mail!

His older brother will post his own list later.

Signed,
Ez's Mom

    Bookmark   January 15, 2009 at 2:00PM
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plant-one-on-me(MI 5b)

Jordan made Tabor a card and put in some of her favorite seeds. She dropped "all by myself" in the mailbox today. Just in case it doesn't get there on time...Happy Birthday Tabor.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2009 at 2:53PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

My kids made Tabor a card too! We are just waiting on his wishlist to see what kinds of seeds to send with it. Since it probably won't get there in time ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TABOR!!!!!!!!

    Bookmark   January 16, 2009 at 3:08PM
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flwrs4ever

here is TABORS want list......

hey 20th of this month is my b-day and if anyone wants to send my seed specials here's my top favorits:# peach tree seeds
# apple tree seeds
# orange tree seeds
# peaches and cream corn
# black dimond watermelon
# cantalope
# cucumber
# strawberry
# blueberry
# cherry
# mulberry
# anything that when it grows I can be canned.
and happy birthday to all, and all a good night. and i'm getting 2 rabbits for a early birthday present.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2009 at 10:23AM
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webuser_5438468

Well, I sure started something here! My 3 grandsons have been looking at seed catalogs for days!! The youngest is still deciding what he wants and I will post then. The middle one is easy! Now the oldest loves to eat and loves all veggies-what we didn't grow before we used to buy at the farmer's market each spring every week! So this year we are going to do spring and fall garden just so he can grow the things he likes to eat! There is no way I can get all the items he likes! We just left home depot earlier and he got 10 packs of things he had to have! Thanks goodness the others went home with Dad!! So here goes (not sure if there is a limit but he copied all these by himself so will put them up!). Trying to put in categories.

Austin May 5th BD-he'll be 13!
Flowers-only orange ones nothing else!
Veggies-
Asparagus-Jersey King, Jersey Knight, Purple Passion,Morte
Artichoke-Violetto, Imperial Star
Beans-Red Noodle, red seeded asparagus bean, ozark razor-
back, wing, soleil
Broccoli- Super Blend, Sothern comet
Brussel Sprouts-Falstaff, royal marvel hybrid, Franklin
Carrots-Rainbow Blend, gourmet gold, purple haze,
Thumbelina
Cabbage-Mammoth red rock, copenhagen market, primeto
Chard-Golden Sunrise, Bright Lights
Cucumber-Richmond green apple
Corn-Ruby Queen, early pink (popcorn)
Lettuce-(loves salads!!)-Rainbow baby greens, mild mesclun
mix, rapid star hybrid, dark lollo rossa, delta dawn,
valmaine, blushed butter cos, drunken woman frizzy
headed lettuce
Eggplant- casper, india purple
Peas-snow wind, Lincoln
seedling peas-kind to eat the vine (he loves them!)
Radishes-plum purple, philadelphia white box, long scarlet
Okra-burgundy
Radicchio-indigo, early treviso
Tomato-orange fleshed purple smudge
Watermelon-black diamond
Apple-sundance
Strawberries-earliglow, king kong
Raspberry-Anne
Believe it or not he picked them all and loves to eat all these things!! The farmer's market made a killing off of us last year as I wasn't able to do as much in the garden due to hurt knee! But will this year! Personally, anything close to the items he wants will be fine I am sure.

Now for the other one-
Tanner David-BD is July 9th-he will be 9!
Blue flowers-and some red, mostly blue though!
strawberries, strawberries, strawberries!

The little one is still thinking on what he wants. Will post that when I get him to decide.
Thanks, Melinda (for my 3 grandsons!)

    Bookmark   January 18, 2009 at 7:28PM
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markcase1964(7 Piedmont NC)

Micah has been looking through the seed catalogs for days now. We have started a wish list under my page. It is called Micah's Wish List under the seed section.

He just finished Gardening Merit Badge for Boy Scouts. He did all the gardening last summer but didn't do the paperwork. Now he is finished!

    Bookmark   January 18, 2009 at 8:42PM
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webuser_5438468

Oh my gosh! I just committed the ultimate crime! I didn't post Austin's most wanted things before the others! I totally forgot as they weren't wrote down! He said I should know them by heart as he has asked for them forever! So here are some add-on's for Austin
May 5th BD-
venus fly trap
any carnivorous seeds-he wants to grow one big enough to
eat his brothers!
cactus and unusual succulents
Thanks, Melinda (for my grandson so he doesn't stay mad at me forever!)

    Bookmark   January 18, 2009 at 8:52PM
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medontdo(8)

this is for talla- june 29
buttercups
daisy's
bluebells
spinache
strawberrys that go all the time
corn
canteloupe
watermelon
blueberry's
she said that's all that she could think of now **big grinn** ohhhh and she said her fairies love berries as much as she does LOL
austin sounds like talla, she'd love to have the carnivorous ones to eat tabor up so she could have both bunnies!! ~Medo

Here is a link that might be useful: barehanded totally nutso gardener :'}]

    Bookmark   January 19, 2009 at 12:05AM
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markcase1964(7 Piedmont NC)

Micah's birthday is a long way off: July 9, but here are a few of this wishes:

snapdragons
marshmallow plant (to feed the snap dragon)
but eating plants
Devil's Claw
Unicorn Plant (aren't they the same thing with different color flowers?)
Easter Egg Plant
Pink Angel Trumpet

I am sure there are more. but I am tired from working all day in the yard.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2009 at 7:13PM
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webuser_5438468

Ok, here is Stoney Matthews list-BD April 23 He'll be 7.
Watermelons-
moon and stars
cream of saskatchewan
citron
or any yellow and white or red will do!
cucumbers-any green he can eat!
Pumpkins-
galeux d'eysines-says it looks so cool
big moon
batwings
white ones, also
baby corn
yellow squashes-sundance, sunburst
any as long as they are yellow!
Strawberries-any
grapes-any
raspberries-any
blackberries-any

No flowers except for sunflowers for his mom!

    Bookmark   January 19, 2009 at 7:19PM
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webuser_5438468

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TABOR!!!! I hope you have a wonderful fun day! How are you liking your new rabbits? I am behind, but be looking for a card in a day or so!
This is from Austin, Tanner, Stoney Matthew!

    Bookmark   January 20, 2009 at 6:59AM
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markcase1964(7 Piedmont NC)

HI Tabor,

My son Micah and I say:

Your card is in the mail today. They mail did not get picked up on Saturday!

    Bookmark   January 20, 2009 at 7:48AM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TABOR!!! We hope you have a great day!

We dropped your card off at the post office yesterday, so it should be there in a couple of days.

From,
Elijah, Ezra, and their Mom

    Bookmark   January 20, 2009 at 10:55AM
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nikkineel(GA 8/7b)

Hi Tabor - I hope your birthday was wonderful! The bunnies look adorable. We finished your card today and it will go in the mail next week. Sorry we are so late getting it out to you.

I am posting for Sarah Kate, she turns 9 on April 23.
Her want list is below. Thanks! Nikki

1. Viola
2. Sunflowers
3. Pansies
4. Digitalis
5. Dahlia
6. Asters
7. Arctotis (African Daisy)
8. Aquilegia
9. Delphinium

  1. Dianthus
  2. Pecan Tree (???)
    She had a great time looking through the seed catalog. The wish for pecan tree was off the top of her head:)

Looking forward to a fun year of birthdays for the kids!!!

    Bookmark   January 24, 2009 at 3:22PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Hey, I noticed Godsgardener's grandson has a February birthday, and there is no wishlist up yet. Have you been in touch with her, Kym?

Bonnie

    Bookmark   January 26, 2009 at 7:17PM
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flwrs4ever

Hi Bonnie, thanks so much, I sent her an email !

I hope she will check in soon!!

I was checking all the Feb info when you posted, thanks for mentioning the missing list, sure does help.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2009 at 8:13PM
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godsgardener(zone 5 OH)

Hi, I'm here, I'm here! Kym sent me an e-mail reminding me to post a list for my Grandson Cameron. Sorry, this month has been really busy and I haven't been on here much.
Anyway, Cameron will be 5 on Feb 15, he loves to garden with me and keeps track of his garden by phone when he hasn't been over for awhile.
Here is his list:
Mini Pumpkins
Mini bottle, canteen or speckled swan gourds or mini ones with bumps
Mini carrots or purple carrots
Cucumbers
basil, rosemary and oregano (these are herbs needed for a pizza garden)
Chocolate bell pepper
Popcorn
Cleome
Larkspur
Hollyhocks
Bunny tail grass
Different colors of sunflowers
Daisy's
Snapdragons
Johnny Jump Up
Any plants that attract butterflies or hummingbirds

    Bookmark   January 27, 2009 at 9:08AM
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plant-one-on-me(MI 5b)

Jordan has been asking if Tabor received her card yet. We mailed it 2 weeks ago. Kim

    Bookmark   January 27, 2009 at 4:55PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

I was wondering the same thing too.

Bonnie

    Bookmark   January 27, 2009 at 5:57PM
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plant-one-on-me(MI 5b)

I hope the February birthday buddies posted their list. Jordan and I want to make cards and send some goodies. Kim

    Bookmark   January 30, 2009 at 1:21PM
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godsgardener(zone 5 OH)

My grandson, Cameron received his first card and seeds yesterday from Elijah and Ezra c/o of their Mom highalttransplant.

He was so excited!! Elijah and Ezra made their own beautiful handmade card and included temporary tattoo's. along with Chocolate sweet pepper, Purple carrots, Jack be little pumpkin, Basil (for his pizza garden) & Agastache rupestris to attract hummingbirds.

I posted a link to a picture of him with his card and one of his tattoo's on his hand.

Thanks Elijah & Ezra for making Cameron's birthday special!
He can't wait to make you a card for your birthday's

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   February 6, 2009 at 8:43AM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

You're welcome, Godsgardner! I am just glad that we had some things on his wishlist. The boys had a great time making the card too!

Hope he has a wonderful birthday!!!

It would be fun to see pictures of all of the kids gardens or harvests come summertime.

Bonnie

    Bookmark   February 6, 2009 at 1:01PM
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webuser_5438468

Great to see the pics of the kids ! I will get one on here someday when I figure out how to do it!
I too sent Tabor a card from the boys! Hope he got it! Melinda

    Bookmark   February 6, 2009 at 1:39PM
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webuser_5438468

Just wanted to bump this up! And to remind Cameron to be on the lookout for something still! We are behind on his bd card!
Melinda

    Bookmark   February 23, 2009 at 8:45AM
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flwrs4ever

Here are the wish lists for the kids in APril...Happy Birthday !!

Stoney Matthews list-BD April 23 He'll be 7.
Watermelons-
moon and stars
cream of saskatchewan
citron
or any yellow and white or red will do!
cucumbers-any green he can eat!
Pumpkins-
galeux d'eysines-says it looks so cool
big moon
batwings
white ones, also
baby corn
yellow squashes-sundance, sunburst
any as long as they are yellow!
Strawberries-any
grapes-any
raspberries-any
blackberries-any
No flowers except for sunflowers for his mom!

I am posting for Sarah Kate, she turns 9 on April 23.
Her want list is below. Thanks! Nikki

1. Viola
2. Sunflowers
3. Pansies
4. Digitalis
5. Dahlia
6. Asters
7. Arctotis (African Daisy)
8. Aquilegia
9. Delphinium

  1. Dianthus
  2. Pecan Tree (???)
    Bookmark   March 21, 2009 at 12:48AM
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webuser_5438468

Just checking as I just noticed we never saw a thank you for the card from my 3 grandsons to Cameron! It had some of his wants in it! I hope he enjoyed! Thanks, melinda

    Bookmark   March 22, 2009 at 1:26PM
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nikkineel(GA 8/7b)

I'm late in getting this month's card out as well. Will send soon:) Nikki and Sarah Kate

    Bookmark   March 22, 2009 at 4:25PM
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nikkineel(GA 8/7b)

Just bumping this one up. We have two birthdays on the same day. Kym reposted their wishlists a couple of posts up... Sarah Kate and Stoney's birthdays are both on the 23rd. I'm helping to host the adult birthdays but have almost forgotten this one:) Nik

    Bookmark   April 15, 2009 at 6:52PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Me too, Nikki! I know we have a few wishes we can fill. I'll get the kids working on cards, and post when we get them in the mail.

Thanks for the reminder!

Bonnie

    Bookmark   April 16, 2009 at 10:50AM
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webuser_5438468

Sarah Kate has something coming her way! And if anyone is sending to Stoney Matthew and don't have the addy-just email me and I'll give it to you. Or just use mine if you still have that one. Thanks, melinda

    Bookmark   April 16, 2009 at 7:42PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Stoney and Sarah Kate's cards went out today. I hope they get there in time for their birthdays!

Bonnie

    Bookmark   April 18, 2009 at 12:33PM
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nikkineel(GA 8/7b)

Sarah Kate received some wonderful seeds from Melinda last week. Please forgive us for not posting sooner! She was tickled pink to receive Swiss giant pansies, vanilla ice sunflowers, teddy bear sunflowers, and wild violet mix. She squealed when she got it! Thanks a MILLION! Nikki and Sarah Kate

    Bookmark   April 18, 2009 at 3:02PM
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flwrs4ever

Happy Birthday Sarah Kate, I hope you have a WONDERFUL slumber party !!

Stoney, I hope you have had a GREAT Birthday !!

ALWAYS,

MISS KYM

    Bookmark   April 23, 2009 at 8:03PM
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webuser_5438468

Stoney Matthew laughed at his Happy Birthday on here! He really liked that! Thanks Kym!
Also thanks to Bonnie's kids for the homemade bd card, tattoos, and seeds! He was thrilled! First thing he asked when he came in yesterday to see me was have I got any seeds yet! I've been hearing that for weeks and I kept telling him it wasn't his bd yet! He was going to take them home and plant them today after school he said. He got cucumbers, mini white and orange pumpkins, squash, and something else! I don't remember! Sorry! Anyway, he thanks you alot! Melinda (Stoney Matthews grandma)

    Bookmark   April 24, 2009 at 8:01PM
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plant-one-on-me(MI 5b)

Could someone please send me all the kids birthdays and addresses for the entire year. I have been so overwhelmed with my husband's health issues I completely forgot about the kids swap. I would like Jordan to make a batch of cards for the year so I can just send when they are due. Sorry we missed some birthdays but I bet the kids will still enjoy a late card. Kim

    Bookmark   April 24, 2009 at 9:41PM
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ashcraftbunch(8)

are there any openings for new kids to join. if so I have 3 that would love it?
Jamie

    Bookmark   April 24, 2009 at 11:07PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Melinda, I'm glad he liked everything! Elijah and Ezra have already made a card for Austin too. I just need to go through my seed boxes, and see what I have on his wishlist. It will probably go out on Friday.

Jamie, you may want to send Kym (Flwrs4ever) an email in case she doesn't see your post, since she is hosting this swap.

Bonnie

    Bookmark   April 28, 2009 at 3:12PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Just an update. I heard from Nikkineel that Sarah Kate received her card, and Austin's went in the mail today.

Melinda, keep in mind these are boys making these cards, so don't expect any pictures of flowers, or butterflies LOL!

Bonnie

    Bookmark   May 2, 2009 at 2:07AM
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nikkineel(GA 8/7b)

Bonnie, Sarah Kate was absolutely thrilled to receive the seeds. When I came here to post, it made me realize that my previous post did not go through. I've had some gw issues lately but I think they are all fixed now:)
Bonnie sent Sarah Kate vanilla ice sunflowers, teddy bear sunflowers, dianthus magic mix. I am going from memory here Bonnie so I know I didn't list them all. Happy to report that she has sprouts on the sunflowers and wants to Fall sow the dianthus.
Lisa (ishareflowers) also sent Sarah Kate a card and seeds that we received over the weekend. She sent Columbine dragonfly, dianthus, and painted daisy seeds! She was really excited and even went online to see pics!
Thanks for making Sarah Kate's birthday really special!
Nik

    Bookmark   May 13, 2009 at 5:24PM
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webuser_5438468

I want to say a big Thanks to Bonnie's son's for the birthday cards that my grandson Austin received! It had tons of seeds in it and he was very thrilled! Most are already planted! So sorry can't remember them all , but there were ALOT! And the homemade cards to them have been great! Sorry so late in thanking you! From Austin by his grandma, Melinda

    Bookmark   May 13, 2009 at 5:31PM
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plant-one-on-me(MI 5b)

I received an email with the kids birthdays for the year but still need all their addresses. Can someone please send them to me. Thanks Kim

    Bookmark   May 13, 2009 at 8:07PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Hi guys! I'm bumping this thread up, because I just realized that we have a June birthday - Talla. The kids will get a card out to her, but I'm afraid it will be a few days late. BTW, how old will she be?

Also, I'm wondering if some of the kids that posted lists several months ago, and have birthdays coming up, might want to update their wishlists?

So ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TALLA! and check your mailbox : )

Bonnie

    Bookmark   June 26, 2009 at 12:47PM
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webuser_5438468

Just wondering if anyone is still doing this and has any birthday's besides Tanner in July?
Could just one person send to Tanner as his birthday was July 9 and his 2 brothers got seeds on theirs. He has been asking when his seeds will be coming.
If you decide to do this please email me for addy!
Thanks, Melinda

    Bookmark   July 24, 2009 at 10:10AM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Melinda, my kids didn't make any cards yet this month, but aren't motivated to do so, since Ezra's birthday was on the 13th, and he didn't get a single card after making them every month for other children. It appears that those with children earlier in the year, are no longer participating. Very disappointing for a five year old.

Bonnie

    Bookmark   July 24, 2009 at 11:50AM
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webuser_5438468

Bonnie, I sincerely apologize for missing your son's BD. I do understand how he feels as that is how Tanner feels also! I had surgery the first of the month and wasn't on very much! So my grandsons haven't been here much to help do this with me. I will be happy to send a belated one if you will send me the addy! Thanks, Melinda

    Bookmark   July 24, 2009 at 3:51PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Melinda, that comment was not directed at you personally. There are half a dozen other folks that signed up to participate in this swap, and he didn't receive a card from any of them either. If you are willing to send one to Ezra, I'll get the boys to make one for Tanner too. I'm pretty sure I still have your address, but I will email you mine.

Bonnie

    Bookmark   July 24, 2009 at 5:41PM
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webuser_5438468

Bonnie, I am sure it wasn't meant personally to me either. I just understand how he feels and I have felt really bad about being out of the loop for the last 2 months. Things are better now and I would love to continue for the kids. And for the adults birthday swap also. Thanks and would love to have the addy! Melinda

    Bookmark   July 24, 2009 at 5:54PM
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webuser_5438468

Just wanted to say Thank You so much from Tanner to Bonnie and her son Ezra for the great birthday card and 4 packs of seeds and tattoos for him. He was thrilled with them all! Appreciate making his day!! Thanks a million, Melinda
(Tanner's grandma)

    Bookmark   August 2, 2009 at 6:45PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Ezra received his card yesterday. Thank you so much for the seeds, candy, and the card game. The beans and sunflowers are perfect for his little hands to sow! It's amazing how much more interested kids are in eating vegetables that they helped grow!

Thanks again, your thoughtfulness is appreciated!

Bonnie

    Bookmark   August 5, 2009 at 1:49PM
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