Monday, December 8, 2014

SMS Giveaway Day ~ A Black and White Tote

I'm going to make this short and sweet ~ It's Giveaway Day at Sew Mama Sew.  

This year I've decided to participate by giving away a Black and White Noodlehead 241 Tote.   I made one for myself a few years ago and now this one is for you! 

Black and White Noodlehead 241 Tote made especially for Giveaway Day 2014.
Details: 
Win: Black and White Noodlehead 241 Tote (not the pattern).
How: Leave a comment answering this question, "If you could project yourself into the past, where would you go?"  (Please tell me why! Don't be surprised if I talk about your answer on my podcast, so make them good.) 
Giveaway closes: Friday, December 12, 2014 at 5pm  PST.
I'll announce the winner on a blogpost by Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 5pm  PST.

Lastly, as I am a historian and love globes and maps, I will ship internationally. 


Good luck and make sure to go enter more giveaways at Sew Mama Sew
Susan 

94 comments:

  1. Interesting question. I would go back in time to meet the grandparents who passed before I was born. I've heard wonderful stories and would like to know them in person.
    Thanks for the great giveaway. Happy holidays.

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  2. Wow, beautiful tote...such talent. I would project myself onto the spacecraft that carried Neil Armstrong onto the moon. Instead of Neil stepping out...I would step out!

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  3. I almost bought that pattern last week! I'm kinda scared of the past, with the lack of sewer systems etc. But say, a romanticized sanitized version... I'd go with a time before when we could manipulate our environment with light and heat, to experience how people lived with the rhythm of the earth and seasons.

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  4. I would go to the Middle Ages, but only if I could switch genders & go as a man. Otherwise, I'd head to the 1920s & embrace life as a flapper. ;)

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  5. This is tough and you've gotten some good answers. I am afraid of the past too. I'm also afraid of the future!! I'd like to go back to When my parents first got married and see what their life was like (I know they had running water and indoor flush toilets). Tami. Jimtami at gmail dot com

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  6. I think I'd like to go into the 1950's! It seems like such a wonderful time to be a teenager. My mom was a teenager then. I'd go see Elvis and wear saddle shoes and poodle skirts!

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway. I've a;ways loved this bag pattern. My husband and I have often talked about this because he loves history and time travel movies. While I love reading historical fiction, as a woman I've said I prefer today to any other time. I'd hover over other time periods and observe from afar though. First choice would be the time of Christ. But honestly seeing my parents and husband as infants would be so special.

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  9. I think I would go visit the Tudor era - would love to see how that era's fashion was created from what we would consider limited technologies. I have read a few books about Henry VIII and relatives but I imagine like most of us I prefer the conveniences of the modern era.

    Karen
    sunshinekeb(at)msn(dot)com

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  10. Great tote. I've made bags for years for everyone but myself so would love to win this. If I could go back in time I would choose to go back to the 30s or 40s when life was so much simpler and there was no TV or other distractions.

    December 8, 2014 at 6:26 PM

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  11. Cute cute bag!. I would want to go back to early pioneer days when they were moving west. I am not sure I would survive the rigors of life back then, but I would like to try.

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  12. OBSESSED with that main fabric - so please pick me?!? As for me, I'd travel back to Ancient Egypt, ideally to when Hatshepsut was Pharaoh. Speaking of obsessions, Ancient Egypt is definitely mine. I don't know if maybe I lived there in a past life or what, but I could read (and reread) nothing but books about that civilization and be happy. Whether it was the life of the peasants (not awesome) or the rich (also not awesome but better than the peasants!), I just can't get enough.

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  13. I would like to go back to the 40's and learn to quilt with my grandma.

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  14. I grew up about 30mins from one of the main towns that Laura Ingalls Wilder lived (in South Dakota), and I've always been fascinated with pioneer/homesteading life... so that's how far back I'd go! Well, either then or around the time Elizabeth the first took the English throne... I love that time period, too!

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  15. Hi there! What a great giveaway!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    h_freund@hotmail.com
    Well as long as I was rich, I would love to live in the Victorian time period and meet a charming Mr. Darcy... Sigh... Living in those big estate houses and having a butler and maid at my beckon call would be wonderful. Sigh... (better snap out of this day dream I have a baby hollering for me, and their aint no maid service around here!! )

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  16. I would love to go back to the era of beautiful gowns and formal dances, but with amazing parents who don't want to write my entire life :-D

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  17. I would go back in time to when my grandmother was still alive. I'd like to ask her questions that I never thought to ask her when she was still alive and make more memories with her.

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  18. Oh dear.....not into the past much here. Perhaps hmmmmm.......I'd like to keep staying in my present really. A brief sighting of a wooly mamoth? With some fibre to bring home and spin.

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  19. I would definitely go back in time to the Elizabethan age to really know the man we call Shakespeare!

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  20. I would go back to the time of Jane Austen as I would love to meet her and the clothes were just gorgeous. x

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  21. I think I'd like to go back to the 1950's. I love the clothing and I bet I could pick up some fabulous long lost baking recipes!

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  22. Lovely giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.Love the bag.For myself I would back 10 years ago and make some changes in life.And for the time I would say the 50's when things have been simpler,new things happened in the world,it was old value with little bit of new like technology and other items.Have a lovely week.

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  23. Victorian England but I would go on a Grand tour of Europe so that i can collect some textiles from all over. ooh ribbons fabrics laces silks

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  24. I would go back to the 1940s, so I could meet my Grandmothers. Both of them were dead before my parents got married, and I'd love to meet them.

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  25. Beautiful bag, thanks for the chance to win. If I could go back in time I would go back to the early 80's and relive some of my childhood.

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  26. Oh, what an easy question! If I could project myself into the past, I think I'd like to be a fly on that wall and see my mother again. Watch her as a child growing up. And falling in love. Having babies. Decorating the Christmas tree. Maybe have her give me a hug again. Yep, easy question.

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  27. Id love to go to France in the Middle Ages, by the time the Templars were burnt to death. Of course, Id be a Noble woman, protected and cared for. Well informed about all the gossip around!

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  28. great question! I am a genealogist as well as a quilter, I would go back to about 1894, I have a whole bunch of family history mysteries that start about then. Specifically in Idaho and Alabama. It would be quite difficult to travel between the two at that year, but I would be tickled pink if I could solve mysteries

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  29. Truthfully? I'd like to go back to the year 2000... all was good then for me... a loving boyfriend (now hubby) and my dad was still with me and not yet plagued by the dreaded ALS that took his life 7 years ago.... I'd give anything to spend time with him again! as far as a period in time, I feel kind of akin to the 1950's and loved the way they dressed and ate and the movies!!

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  30. I'd love to go back to the mid 19th century to see if the books of Dickens are accurate.

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  31. Good for you for participating in the SewMamaSew giveaway extravaganza!

    Your question is hard,because my real answer is that I want to go back into some historical novels and observe, but not actually have to participate, wear a massive dress and have to worry about offending someone.

    I agree with Kelly O! that the late 40s or early 50s would be interesting, especially if I could spend time with my grandmother at that time and see what was really going on. I'd also like to meet the great grandmother after whom I was named (middle name). Alternately, the late Victorian or early Edwardian eras would be interesting from a purely historical and "is this book actually accurate" point of view. Of course, I would want to be a member of an aristocratic household, because we all know I was switched with a princess at birth. ;-) I would want to miss World War 1, however. It occurs to me that there are other wars around those times that I would run into.

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  32. I've often thought about that question, too far back, you run the risk of getting eaten by a sabertooth or wooly mammoth, coming down with the plague or getting forced into marriage by a guy that's already got 23 wives and have 12 children before the age of 20. So it would all depend on if I could get killed or not. That being said I think the roaring 20s would be a great time to go back to, I've heard it was a pretty good party! Smoking, drinking, dancing and those cute flapper dresses, yes please.

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  33. This is a tough question because I'm sure I romanticize the hardships of earlier eras. If I could choose where to live as well as the time period, I think I would live on a small farm or in a small town in my grandparents' era, the 1880s to 1900. An era with some conveniences but without the pesticides and chemicals, without the expectations of so much "stuff" that came later, with a sense of neighborliness and community. My grandparents lived into their 90's with mental capacity intact, without major health problems, and seemed to had a simple but satisfying and independent life. I wonder if they would agree?

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  34. Early 1860s. I just love hoopskirts! Honestly though, I really am glad I live now. There are so many cool eras in history and living now means I can "visit" any of them whenever I want. And I often do! (Yeah, I'm a history geek!)

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  35. I think I would want to go back in time to hear Jesus teaching and see him heal people.

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  36. If I could go anywhere in history I would go back to the revolutionary war. One of my ancestors fought in the revolutionary war on the front lines for our freedom and I would like to see what he went suffered through.

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  37. There are so many places I would love go in the past. My first pick would be frontier America. cdahlgren at live dot com

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  38. I could choose a bunch of places and times, but I will go with October 3, 1849 in Baltimore, Maryland to wherever Edgar Allan Poe's night began to find out what had happened to him!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    -CaLynn (hoopla ((at)) thecrafties ((dot)) com)

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  39. I would go back to New Testament times and hear Jesus teach - see how different it really was from how it has been interpreted over and over again.

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  40. My grandparents were renowned cheesemakers - I'd love to go back and watch and learn!!

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  41. I'd go back in time to meet my mother's mom while she was pregnant with my mom. She gave my mom up for adoption. I'd love to know who she was, the biological father of my mom and their history. I often wonder what occurred in their lives that lead to their decision(s). Adoptions then were closed so we have very little information.

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  42. Definitely the 60s! I love the fashion and would love to see the 70s roll in!

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  43. Beautiful bag! If I could go back in time, I would like to spend a week or two with the Ingalls family as they traveled West in the covered wagon. My 8 year old daughter and I just took a trip to Laura's birthplace in Wisconsin and retraced their path across southern Minnesota. It was such a neat learning experience and certainly made us grateful for all that we have now.

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  44. If I could go back in time, I would want to go back to the early 1800's, the time of Jane Austen. I love fashion, and fashion changed so much from this time period through the next 100 years. I would be fascinating to watch!

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  45. The first thing that came to mind was going back 2000 years. Perhaps it is the season that inspired me, but I would love to be a shepherd and hear the angels sing at Christ's birth.

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  46. If I could project myself into the past it would be with the Moundbuilders. So much unknown information, they used the land in awesome and meaningful ways seen from the sky and they were all over my part of the USA. Fascinating!

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  47. If I could go back in time, I would view the life of my mother. She committed suicide when I was 22. Now I am almost 40 and I wish more than anything I could know her better and see what her life was like.

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  48. Hmm...the past...well I would love to a fly on the wall when my parents first met!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. Where would I be transported back in time... Mmmmm I think just drop me off at Downton Abbey

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  50. I would go back to Germany in 1957, to meet my grandmother and see my mother as a child. Fun!

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  51. I would definitely go back to the Regency days in England. Love reading about that period. Of course it wouldn't be any fun unless I was part of the aristocracy and had a boatload of money!

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  52. I would go to India during the days of the Raj. I grew up in India and would love to see what it was like back then.

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  53. I would go back to the signing of the declaration of independence.

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  54. I love your bag!! I would go back to when my Grandmother was a young mother, she died when I was 8 and I would love to have known her better!

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  55. I'd got back to ancient Rome.

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  56. Merry Christmas from Oklahoma, USA. I would like to go back to 1970 and find my Dad so I could have more time with him. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  57. I would go back to the 40's. I love the music of that time as well as the fashion!! I love the idea of simpler times before internet & tv took over everything!

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  58. I would go back to Versailles, France, under the reign of King Louis XIV. I would hide in his garden labyrinth and watch parties from afar.

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  59. mmm that is quite a question. I would love to go back to when my grandmother was young woman, a new wife and mother. I would love to learn from her as she learnt and to see the history of my family.

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  60. Hi there Susan,
    I would send myself back to the early 1950's in Memphis, TN, just before Elvis became so hugely popular. Maybe I could bump into him while he was driving truck-just a small bump, so that I could meet him and maybe go for a date! I was a tween when he passed away and do remember the moment when I heard.
    I just love that bag-so modern in the graphic B+W!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows,
    snausages22@yahoo.ca

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  61. If I could go into the past, I would go to the 1800's to meet 2 of my ancestors who were famous poets (Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  62. I think I'd like to go to the mid to late 1800's to meet my father's ancestors. My daughter has researched that part of the family and we have so many questions about who, how and why!

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  63. Hmmm - I spent some time living in Cairo and always thought it would be fun to go back to the late 1800s to see what Cairo and Alexandria were like then -- more cosmopolitan in some ways, maybe more glamorous (at least for the upper class)? It would be really cool to see.

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  64. Thanks for a great giveaway. If I were to project myself into the past, I would most like to visit... hmmmm I think it would be interesting to visit North America during biblical times. There's plenty of history we have on Europe and the Middle east during that time but what was happening in the rest of the world? There's plenty of other time periods that would be fun to visit but my curiosity is peaked :)

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  65. I would go back to the 40's. Women were so glamourous in that era!

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  66. I think the 1920's.
    sntbosch(at)me(dot)com

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  67. I would love to go back to the 1800's to experience how different life was then.

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  68. I would like to go back and visit with my grandparents. I was too young when they were alive and they also lived in other states. I would love to visit with them as an adult.

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  69. Hi, oh probably back to Laura Ingalls time! Love all things "Pioneer"! Thanks for a sweet giveaway! MERRY CHRISTMAS !

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  70. If I had to go back in time, I would go for 1988 Berkeley, CA. My life would be complete if I had the chance to see Operation Ivy perform live at Gilman St. Oh, the sweat and energy!

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  71. I would like to go to the 1950's. Thanks so much.

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  72. I would only go back to the seventies. My husband and I had so much fun back then.

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  73. I love the old England Castle times. If I was of noble blood of course!

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  74. I'd go back to 1634 so I could travel from the Netherlands to the New World with my ancestors!

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  75. New England in the 1830's has always fascinated me. I used to live close enough to Old Sturbridge Village to visit frequently, which has fed my interest in the textiles, samplers, quilts, clothing, and hats of that time period.

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  76. I'd like to be able to go back (but come home again) to see my grandparents, none of whom are alive anymore. It would be a kick to see my parents young and myself as a kid. Otherwise perhaps to the "Downton Abbey" era - so long as I could be a lady and not a servant

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  77. I'd like to go back in time to when my grandmother was about my age & visit with her. She has been gone 31 yrs but we were very close & I miss her every day.

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  78. I'd like to go back to the Tudor time period. However I would only want to go if I was a Lady of the Manor and rich. I definitely wouldn't want to go back as a peasant!

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  79. I'd like to go back to the 70's. I would like to know what the fuss is all about ;-)

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  80. Tough question! I've always been fascinated with ancient Japanese history so that would be my choice.

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  81. I would love to go back 150 years or so and see what life was like here in rural SC. I would rather hurry home though. A summer in SC without AC does not sound fun!

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  82. I would like to be in recency Britain, like a Jane Austen novel. But if I were a man, I would like to be in London in 1888 and try to solve who Jack the Ripper was (I know they claim to have figured it out, but we can't be sure). I would also like to be in Europe just after the Black Death was over.

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  83. What a questions... Let me think, I'd visit the Elizabethan era for the dawning of renaissance and the Victorian area for its lace knitting. Thanks for the chance!

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  84. I would go to Connecticut in 1980's

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  85. ohh I don't want to go too far ... further back than 1871 but not further then 1648
    - 1871 because that was sort of the beginning of the end of "regional identities" and 1648 beacause there was a long war just before that and I would have had to be a rightless sellable object to further somones intrerset and not mine ...
    Not too close to 1800 there was a lot of turmoil what with the french revolution and stuff ... hmm mabye I should go to 1760 Finland but then they were either still under Swedish or already under Russia ... ok maybe after all that thinking I should go back to the time just after the barbarian migration (you have to love that term) and then somewhere close to lake constance ... or hmm yes a few years before it ... ohh well I can't decide do I really need to?

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  86. I would visit my tribes before the forced assimilation & relocations, learn the traditional customs & languages. Listen to the stories.

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  87. I would go back a 100 years and meet my Great Grandma and Great Grandfather he was a railroad engineer and ride the rails all over the country with him. Livinig in TX. I would like to have met my faturnal Grandmother who was a Blackfoot Indian so maybe 150 years would be better.

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  88. Truthfully? I'd like to go back to the year 1990... all was good then for me... not married...hence someone else had all the worries and my dad, mum and grandma was still with me. I'd give anything to spend time with all three of them again! Ashwini (askanhere@yahoo.com)

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  89. the past? The only time I'd want to go to would be to walk with Jesus and hear Him teaching! That would be amazing!

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  90. I would like to go back to spend time again with my children when they were younger I miss those sweet baby cuddles.

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  91. So many times to choose from! I'd like to check out ancient Egypt. I've always had a fascination with pyramids, mummies and archaeological finds. It would be amazing to see it as it was and actually know how they lived by experiencing it. Thanks for participating! Love the bag! :)

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  92. I'd love a chance to be at the Stork Club or any other Hollywood gathering spot of the 40, even just for an hour, and see in person all the wonderful actors and directors I admire.
    Wonderful bag, thank you!
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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