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Mine was actually purple from 1969 but I cannot find a picture of it in that color. This is more like pink!

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the new bike for which all summer I worked my bum off Sept. 30, 2018 for Maureen McGreary's Biker's Dozen Poetry Contest *Bum can be replaced also by the word buns or my made-up word, bunless. I read that England prefers the slang Bum and US prefers buns!

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Date: 10/12/2018 4:19:00 PM
Congrats Andrea, great fun much enjoyed. :)
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Date: 10/8/2018 3:38:00 PM
Congrats on your first placement with this clever entry Andrea. I missed this one before. : )
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Date: 10/8/2018 6:23:00 AM
So cute! My bike was pink and I had a basket on it. My dad built both bikes in his office. My brother and I were curious of what he was doing. A fun memory.
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Date: 10/4/2018 11:45:00 AM
This is great, Andrea...I love the double play on words. Congratulations on placing first! Regards // paul
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Date: 10/4/2018 11:02:00 AM
Good one, Andrea. CONGRATS! Janice
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Date: 10/4/2018 7:41:00 AM
Very clever, Jan! Congrats on your nice win! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 10/4/2018 7:27:00 AM
soooo, I guess you were never called a lazy 'BUM".....nowadays the words "work" and "ethics" are persona non grata....
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Date: 10/3/2018 6:11:00 PM
lol Andrea bum or buns who cares - but to me buns are for eating lol - what a fun poem:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 10/3/2018 5:34:00 PM
Congrats on your gold medal win, Andrea. I was picturing a kid biking as hard as she could with her bum up off the seat... Fun poem.
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Date: 10/1/2018 5:34:00 PM
I’m not sure if you mean you worked all summer to purchase the bike, or used the bike all summer to aid your slimming regime lol. Who said you can’t do amibuity... Anyway Petal, I expect it was just one short trip down the street to achieve the re-shaping required. Take care, Richard. And bum is much nicer
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/1/2018 5:51:00 PM
I sold greeting cards door to door all over my hometown all through the summer in order to be able to buy myself a bike. My family was too poor for me to have the kind I wanted. I would have to use a secondhand bike of a sibling until I could afford my own. I was already quite skinny at age 14, Perhaps I was even younger than that when I got the bike! Oh, and I worked so hard that summer, I got boils on my arms from exhaustion I guess.
Date: 10/1/2018 3:39:00 PM
Cute write- laughed my 'bum' off! ;)
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Rhona McFerran
Date: 10/4/2018 4:56:00 PM
Back to say "Congrats" on your win!! ;)
Date: 10/1/2018 10:58:00 AM
oh is that butt, cute haiku, Andrea.
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Date: 10/1/2018 10:46:00 AM
Oh, poor bum! Cute one. Posting mine today though I've two practically unread (comment-wise). Tim actually longs for a cycle but I am a motorcycle wimp - the older I get the more wimpy I feel about them. Love to you ... CayCay
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Date: 10/1/2018 6:31:00 AM
A fun was worth it if it all worked out as planned. Good one, Andrea.
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Date: 10/1/2018 5:52:00 AM
Ooh, that was an expensive stingray. Well done.
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Date: 10/1/2018 1:44:00 AM
Good one Andrea, dare I ask, did it work lol. Tom
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Date: 10/1/2018 12:30:00 AM
- Great for the contest Andrea, good luck :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 9/30/2018 11:12:00 PM
Oh ho! bun or bum but no Trump!-- well penned
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Date: 9/30/2018 9:52:00 PM
This one made me fall on my bum, which until today I thought was buns.
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