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I Just HAD to Do That Search

Rich white-collar crooks wearing suits, street walkers, and rowdy old coots, bank robbers, dope dealers, bootleggers, fake healers-- I found while pursuing my roots! fictional! July 15, 2018, entered in Carolyn Devonshire's Limerick contest

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Date: 7/21/2018 7:18:00 AM
I like this one. :) congrats
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Date: 7/19/2018 12:06:00 AM
good one, Janice. maybe it is not quite fictional. I heard Americans' roots were from the criminals brought over from England!! congrats on your win.(are you in US?)
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Date: 7/17/2018 9:11:00 PM
Congratulations on your great well written win, Janice. your so funny. Hugs Eve
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 7/17/2018 10:31:00 PM
Thank you so much, Eve! Janice
Date: 7/17/2018 12:58:00 PM
...I punched my name into an ancestry app.......they told me "keep moving' kid and don't look back"... Great limerick Janice
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 7/17/2018 2:45:00 PM
Thanks so much, John. I'm thinking that--way back-- there might have been a horse thief in my family. Or was it a chicken thief? Janice
Date: 7/17/2018 11:54:00 AM
I think, Janice, this is why I'm very hesitant to start tracing my familial lineage. Exquisitely funny...and congrats on your placement in the contest.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 7/17/2018 2:46:00 PM
Thanks so much, Jim! Janice
Date: 7/17/2018 8:48:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. Clever! Well done!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 7/17/2018 9:20:00 AM
Thanks so much, Susan! Janice
Date: 7/16/2018 11:24:00 PM
Congratulations, Janice on your great win. Very funny indeed.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 7/17/2018 12:38:00 AM
Thanks so much, Subimal! Janice
Date: 7/16/2018 8:11:00 PM
Janice, I know just how you feel. Before I go to Ancestry.com I have to put on a wig and dark glasses. Congrats!
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 7/16/2018 9:09:00 PM
And Janice's poem was one of very few entries that made magic with the meter!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 7/16/2018 9:00:00 PM
LOL!!! Thanks so much, Dale! Janice
Date: 7/16/2018 3:43:00 PM
Haha, sometimes we shouldn't dig too deep into our roots. Congratulations. Tom.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 7/16/2018 3:45:00 PM
Thanks so much, Tom! Janice
Date: 7/16/2018 3:30:00 PM
Janice, I love great lims and this is a great one (altho I hope it is fictioinal!!!!) Congrats for your well-deserved lst place win! Many thx for your kind comments re my entry.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 7/16/2018 3:43:00 PM
Thanks so much, Robert! Janice
Date: 7/16/2018 1:20:00 PM
Be sure to send me your address. I'm preparing the packages and will take them to the post office when I have all of the addresses.
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 7/16/2018 9:07:00 PM
You EARNED first place. Look at all the people who are now afraid of tracing their roots. Sometimes I read a great limerick and never forget it. This one is sure to stay in my memory. LOL
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 7/16/2018 2:12:00 PM
I'm SO happy with this win. Thank you so much, Carolyn, for sponsoring and for my win. I'll SoupMail you my address. Janice
Date: 7/16/2018 11:31:00 AM
very funny Janice, many congrats:-) hugs jan xx
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 7/16/2018 2:16:00 PM
Thanks so much, Jan! Janice
Date: 7/16/2018 11:21:00 AM
Skeletons in the closet... Great limerick, Janice, congrats. John
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 7/16/2018 2:16:00 PM
Thanks so much, John! Janice
Date: 7/16/2018 11:06:00 AM
Wow, Janice! This is outrageously funny and it tied for first place. Please send me a Soup mail with an address where I can send your prize. I had been thinking of having my own ancestry checked, but maybe I'm better off not knowing. Carolyn
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 7/16/2018 2:20:00 PM
Yep, those ancestry checks can be shocking! LOL! I just sent my address to you. THANK YOU AGAIN! Janice
Date: 3/15/2016 12:12:00 AM
Janice, Congrats on your limerick win. Luv ~LINDA~
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 3/15/2016 9:44:00 AM
Thanks so much, Linda. Janice
Date: 3/6/2016 9:14:00 PM
Well, Janice, there was a country song years ago that cautioned against "Digging up Bones". Well done, well written, with a nice limerick laugh....congrats.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 3/7/2016 8:21:00 AM
Thanks so much, John! I remember that Randy Travis song well. Janice
Date: 3/6/2016 8:14:00 PM
haha... nice write, Janice, congratulations on your limerick win a 7 :) Hugs Eve
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 3/6/2016 8:24:00 PM
Thanks so much, Eve! Janice
Date: 3/6/2016 8:05:00 PM
Very clever and well-written limerick. Congratulations on your win!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 3/6/2016 8:25:00 PM
Thanks so much, Susan. Janice
Date: 3/6/2016 7:53:00 PM
Interestingly good!! Congrats on your win!!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 3/6/2016 8:30:00 PM
Thanks so much, Sarita! Janice
Date: 3/6/2016 7:25:00 PM
this is REALLY GOOD. BIG congrats. One of the best in the contest.
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Date: 3/6/2016 6:05:00 PM
Oh Janice this sure made me laugh out loud so glad it's not true lol:-) hugs Jan xx
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 3/6/2016 7:12:00 PM
Thanks so much, Jan! Janice
Date: 2/19/2016 11:59:00 AM
...HEY, Janice, with my last name it didn't come as a surprise....Love this one...if it ain't on the top of the list I'll cut and paste it there myself...thanks for the laugh.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 2/19/2016 1:19:00 PM
John, your comment has made my day. Thank you. Janice
Date: 2/18/2016 6:17:00 PM
Ha! Love it!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 2/18/2016 7:02:00 PM
Thanks so much, Luke! Janice