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BETTER LATE THAN NEVER! Good Deed Contest Results Are In! - Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen's Blog

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BETTER LATE THAN NEVER! Good Deed Contest Results Are In!


Blog Posted:5/27/2011 5:59:00 AM
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER...The Good Deed Contest Results Are FINALLY In!!!  Sorry about the delay, but my Premium Membership had expired before I had finished judging the contests. It was many months before I was able to become a Premium Member again. Then, Life became too busy for awhile. I am glad to finally be here finalizing this contest. Thank you for your patience.  

I must say that there were many wonderful poems with great meanings entered in this contest.  As usual it was very difficult to judge.  Those poems with great meaning and very few or NO errors in spelling and grammar are the ones that made the top 10.  That was the only way I could eliminate some of the 20 that I thought were worthy of placement. 

Thank you all for your support.
 
Sincerely, Dane Ann
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Date: 5/28/2011 7:20:00 PM
I ventured out to your Red Bubble site and saw an amazing photo of Birth on a Passion Vine----wow. I love butterflies and this one in your photo is a rarity to me. You really are a Renaissance woman. I will keep peaking back here for more tidbits of your God-gifted talent. Gwendolen
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Date: 5/27/2011 4:23:00 PM
Hey there DA thanks for my placement in your contest.. Quite an awesome suprise to end a stressful work day.. Congratulations to all the winners as well.. Love Wilma
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Date: 5/27/2011 12:40:00 PM
enjoyed this trip of yours, dane.. so glad you renewed! thanks for the acknowledgment as i send cheers to all who enetred and won! :) hugggs!
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Date: 5/27/2011 11:21:00 AM
Thanks for my placement in your contest, Dane.
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Date: 5/27/2011 8:49:00 AM
Thanks for my placement, Dane. love, Carolyn
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Date: 5/27/2011 8:46:00 AM
Congratulations to all your winners, Dane Ann. I'll see if I can find the contest placements. Love, Carolyn
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