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Birthday Preterition

Although my birthday's very soon, I won't expect a card or gift (the shops are open late tonight); don't think of me; I won't be miffed. These aftershaves, these ties and shirts are looking good - but save your cash; and at my age my birthday's banned! (That barber shop would wax my 'tache). Those shops have books I love to read; I drink that whisky, and that beer. I don't suppose I'll be surprised by any type of gift this year... (not for real) for Sara's preterition contest, 4th April 2016

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Date: 6/13/2016 1:33:00 PM
Nice one Jack and congrats on your win. love phyl
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Date: 5/19/2016 3:01:00 AM
Very well written, great flow and just fabulous all round! Congratulations on a well deserved win.
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Date: 5/18/2016 7:38:00 PM
A great entry and great win. Congratulations Jack. I hope you get your heart's desire on your next birthday. Love, Joyce
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Date: 5/18/2016 11:13:00 AM
it has been said that many a truth is spoken in jest. Congrats on the top spot.
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Date: 5/18/2016 10:36:00 AM
Nice win, Jack.
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Date: 5/18/2016 9:31:00 AM
I liked this one..You are saying don't give me anything but this is what I like and want so you will know what to buy..LOL..Great winning work..Thanks for participating in my contest..Sara
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Date: 5/18/2016 9:29:00 AM
Nice win Jack... Very clever with humor. Congrats!
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Date: 5/18/2016 4:00:00 AM
Congrats Jack, for your well-deserved first placement in the contest!! ;-)
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Date: 5/17/2016 9:05:00 PM
Congratulations Jack, well done...
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Date: 5/10/2016 8:09:00 PM
Dang, Jack, did I miss telling you happy birthday? I know I saw this earlier but sorry if I never told you happy birthday on your day. I can't remember if I did or not!!
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Date: 4/9/2016 8:24:00 PM
Good write Jack. I too don't celebrate my birthday. Don't think it is a worthwhile celebration, its an unnecessary diversion.
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Date: 4/8/2016 6:40:00 PM
Lovely write
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Date: 4/5/2016 2:24:00 AM
Jack, a funny one for the contest, I have the problem solved, I buy my own presents !! I am loving this 7 ~
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Date: 4/4/2016 3:58:00 PM
A good sense of British humour, Jack:) Very enjoyable and entertaining! Hope you're keeping well! ~ Regards // paul
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Date: 4/4/2016 3:53:00 PM
hahaha. Not for real. I thought you were trying to STRONGLY hint it was your birthday. So good to see you post a new one. Glad you liked shaggy rug dog.
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Date: 4/4/2016 1:36:00 PM
Haha... Loved it :D
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Date: 4/4/2016 12:31:00 PM
Loved this humourous write Jack - I'd rather forget my birthday now Jack - I buy myself a bunch of my favourite carnations from my son and I'm a happy bunny with very little money being spent:-) good luck in the contest:-) hugs Jan xx
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