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    Gabba wrote on Bug's wall

    I am so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. Please be assured of my prayers at this difficult time.

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      Gabba

      I was named after my father's mother...I like Grace but dislike "Gracie" as all I can think of is Jimmy Durante saying " say goodnight Gracie" (are you old enough to remember that show?)...my godson named his daughter Gracie and my son was upset because his wife was pregnant at the same time and they wanted their daughter to be "Grace" so that's her middle name...it has made a little comeback...I agree that it is more " normal" than some others. My daughter teaches kindergarten...one year she had 3 Emma's, another year she had several Madison's...bottom like is I like my name and what it stands for.
      Again, I am so sorry about your mom.

      5 days ago
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      I have heard about Jimmy Durante saying "Say goodnight, Gracie" but I don't recall actually seeing it. (I'm 56.) Yes, there are a lot of Emma's, Madison's...

      Thank you, again, for your thoughtfulness.

      5 days ago
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      Gabba

      You are way too young! I'm 71 and can remember going to my aunt Jessie's to watch the first tv anyone in the family had!

      5 days ago
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    Gabba wrote on perfectpie's wall

    Hello...you will find wonderful people, information and support here. Please let us know if we can help in any way...be sure to ask questions and join in any discussions that interest or pertain to you...we all have much to share with and learn from one another.
    Sending along best wishes and a sincere welcome.

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    Gabba posted an update

    The New England Patriots proved that you never give up hope...that applies to life as well as Super Bowls!
    Now let's have a parade!

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      GregP_WN

      What a turn around! That game went from being a blow out to one of the best I've ever watched!

      16 days ago
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    Gabba wrote on Allard's wall

    Hello...you will find wonderful people, information and support here. Please let us know if we can help in any way. Be sure to ask questions and join in any discussions that interest or pertain to you. We all have much to share with and learn from one another.
    Sending along best wishes and a sincere welcome.

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    Gabba wrote on ndreitz's wall

    Hello..you will find wonderful people, information and support here. Please let us know if we can help in any way. Be sure to ask questions and join in any discussions that interest or pertain to you. We all have much to share with and learn from one another.
    Sending along best wishes and a sincere welcome.

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    Hello, DanniB...thanks so much for following me. Welcome to WhatNext....you will find wonderful people, information and support here. Please let us know if we can help in any way. Be sure to ask questions (using the questions tab at the top of the page) and join in any discussions that interest or pertain to you.
    We all have much to share with and learn from one another.
    The early days and weeks are so difficult until you have a plan in place.
    A few things that I found helpful were to try and have someone come to your appointments with you...so much is discussed that an extra set of ears is always a good thing...don't hesitate to get a second opinion if you are conflicted. Also get a loose leaf binder and divide it into sections like "reports", "surgery", "chemo", "radiation", etc. Be sure to have a section for insurance and any work related paper work you might need. Put all phone/fax numbers on one page for easy referencing.
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    Visit us often...we are here to help! Sending along best wishes and a sincere welcome.