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I love the visual of you singing on your walks. I have a terrible singing voice, and absolutely refrain from any public singing what-so-ever. Trust's best that way. Which is why I probably picture you singing worse than you actually do, and get the giggles thinking of you walking and singin'.

Marla Taviano

Okay, so it's not 11:00 here yet, but this post is making me laugh like it's after midnight! My faves:

the shout-out to me, of course
gabe's grandma's name was marilyn and we always called her myrtle to drive her nuts
audrey calling you mother
marmot--saw my first one in 6th grade in yellowstone
the manna thing--so true

I'm going to bed early tonight...

Holly Smith

We are praying to see marmots in RMNP...are they there?

I love music and you can sing aloud with me anytime...for that makes it all the sweeter...just belting it out without a care, but enjoying it anyways!

And reading Minnesota...I have never been there, but I believe that I read it with a Minnesotan accent.
Min-a sooooo-ta :)

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