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by jrob Moderator ( edited 22 Oct 2017 ) 22 Oct 2017

Ya'll, I've just gotten home from the BEST day I've had in a LONG time! I'm the lucky one that gets to post the pictures because my DH (darling husband) Mike, took the photos for us today because we couldn't stop talking. 2 hours passed in what felt like 2 minutes. Several days ago Toogie announced that she was going on a southern bus route trip and she and Miss Lillian (Lbrow) arranged a meeting at the Birmingham (Alabama) Botanical Gardens today at 12:30. I got wind of it and asked Toogie if I could barge in on their meeting since I was only 3 hours away and then Graceandham will have to tell you how she found out and she came, too! We had the best time and it was like I had known all of them forever. I'm still giddy. What sweet, sweet folks did I have the pleasure of meeting in person. I won't post all of the photos, just too many. LOL



Photo one is : Betsey (graceandham), Miss Lillian (lbrow), Toogie and me, Jerrilyn. Photo 2 is Toogie, jrob, lbrow and graceandham. Photo 3 is just before we found Miss Lillian; me, toogie, graceandham. Photo 4 is us posing in the Rooster shirts graceandham made for us, then photo 5, the back of her shirt with all of the chicks; please notice that there is one for each of us. :). Photo 6 is of the sweet gifts exchanged among us friends today, the Christmas tree sweatshirt, rooster shirt and FSL bookmark from graceandham, the beautifully embroidered notebook and beautiful piece of fabric from Toogie and the sweet angel that Miss Lillian made out of an antique pillowcase. It's a post angel to go on a poster bed, but mine will hang over the bed from the wall as you can see I don't have any posters. Thank you all for letting me be a part of this and for the warm and welcoming feeling I've been carrying throughout this day. REAL hugs!


P.S. Thanks to Miss Lillian's beautiful daughters and sweet son-in-law for bringing her with post surgical leg pain.

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by stork 24 Oct 2017

Looks like everyone had a marvelous time. What a wonderful thing to do-meet up with other cuties!

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lbrow by lbrow 25 Oct 2017

We did and it was.!

jrob by jrob 29 Oct 2017

Nothing better.

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by mops Moderator 24 Oct 2017

I am so happy you all had such a lovely day, the pictures clearly show you had the most wonderful time.

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lbrow by lbrow 25 Oct 2017

What do thy say " a picture is worth a 1000 words" this is so true, it was a beautiful day and time! Wish you could have been with us Martine.

jrob by jrob 29 Oct 2017

Martine, some day. Visiting your beautiful land is on my bucket list.

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by maleah 24 Oct 2017

There are no other words that WOW..... It looks like you had a blast....

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lbrow by lbrow 25 Oct 2017

Oh we did!

jrob by jrob 29 Oct 2017

Surely did!

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by 02kar Moderator 23 Oct 2017

What a delight to share in the reunion. I wish I could still drive the 6 hours on my own, I would have been there too. But this was so much fun to see the the pictures and read the comments. We Cuties are a close and loving bunch even with the distances between us.

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lbrow by lbrow 25 Oct 2017

Wish you could have been there also Karen. You are so very right, we are a close and loving bunch!

jrob by jrob 29 Oct 2017

Next time I'll come pick you up first.

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by shirley124 23 Oct 2017

I am oh so glad you were all able to meet up and have a wonderful day Love the gifts. Hugs from Down Under

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lbrow by lbrow 25 Oct 2017

Thank you much

jrob by jrob 29 Oct 2017

Happy, happy, happy.

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by clintonmiss22 23 Oct 2017

Oh, looks like you all had such fun. I was just through Birmingham last Friday. Would love to have met you all. Glad you were able to finally meet your long time friends!!

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graceandham by graceandham 24 Oct 2017

If you come to Bham again, I can get there in less than 2 hours.

jrob by jrob 29 Oct 2017

Yes, ma'am, give us a day or two warning. I'm three hours from there.

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by kustomkuddle 23 Oct 2017

Such wonderful pictures and memories. This is what being a cutie is all about. So happy you were all able to get together. Thank you for sharing your experience with the rest of us who weren't able to meet! Hugs!

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lbrow by lbrow 23 Oct 2017

You are exactly right seems I wrote just what it meant to be a cutie 7 or 8 yrs ago. I still stand by it. To be a cutie is a marvelous think

jrob by jrob 29 Oct 2017

So thrilled that I got to go. Maybe you can make it next time.

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by noah 23 Oct 2017

So nice to hear ya all had fun wish i was near a cutie lol hugs all

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graceandham by graceandham 23 Oct 2017

Come to my pond with your birds?

lbrow by lbrow 23 Oct 2017

Come on down my dear Carolyn . would love to have you and your hubby

jrob by jrob 29 Oct 2017

Carolyn, maybe someday we can swing really far North.

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by sewtired 23 Oct 2017

Wow, what a joy fest. I'm so happy for all of you and it was so entertaining to read all of these posts.

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lbrow by lbrow 23 Oct 2017

It was joyful, and wonderful!

jrob by jrob 29 Oct 2017

Wish you could have been there.

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by basketkase 23 Oct 2017

Fun and pretty group of young ladies........

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lbrow by lbrow 23 Oct 2017

Vicki it was , a group of young ladies and 1 old Hen LOL

mops by mops 24 Oct 2017

Don't say that, it means I'm an old hen too!

jrob by jrob 29 Oct 2017

Thanks Vicki and you two beautiful 🐥 are still kicking.

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by sewmom 23 Oct 2017

What fun! So happy for all of you to be able to see each other!

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lbrow by lbrow 23 Oct 2017

Thank you

jrob by jrob 29 Oct 2017

Me, too. It was indescribable.

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by cfidl 23 Oct 2017

I too am feeling a little left out! How wonderful for you ladies to have this experience. Great gifts and memories!

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lbrow by lbrow 23 Oct 2017

I hope there will be other times and other places when others can join us I hope

toogie by toogie 23 Oct 2017

Me too Mrs.Lillian !

jrob by jrob 29 Oct 2017

We'll pick a central location and send up flairs next time.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 23 Oct 2017

I am soooooooooooooooo jealous but sooooooo happy for you all. Love to see your smiling faces.

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lbrow by lbrow 23 Oct 2017

Oh Angie maybe we will get a bus to Southern Cal one day.

toogie by toogie 23 Oct 2017

You never know!

jrob by jrob 29 Oct 2017

Road trip!!!

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by lilylady 23 Oct 2017

Oh What fun that would have been!!

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lbrow by lbrow 23 Oct 2017

Much much fun was had by all . I have to admit I am whupped today but would do it all again in a heart beat.

jrob by jrob 29 Oct 2017

Wish it were a convention instead of just a brood. :)

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by lbrow edited 23 Oct 2017

Jerrilyn forgot to mention the beautiful infinity scarves she gave us. Mine was beautiful and my favorite color, purple. Thank you again Jerrilyn, Lillian

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jrob by jrob 23 Oct 2017

You are so welcome. Love you.

rescuer by rescuer 23 Oct 2017

Infinity scarves are perfect for the occasion. I know Jerrilyn's love for you is infinite.
I would have loved to been there to hug you all.

lbrow by lbrow 23 Oct 2017

And mine for her, love her like she was one of my own. Sometimes I feel I have a myriad of daughters I have never seen here on Cute. IF i was affluent I would try to visit them all. LOL

toogie by toogie 23 Oct 2017

I plan to wear my beautiful scarf so what for a photo. Thanks again Jerrilyn !

jrob by jrob 29 Oct 2017

My true pleasure.

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by asterixsew Moderator 23 Oct 2017

Oh what a great set of pictures. Meeting other cuties face to face is very special and we can all see what a great time that you were having. Birmingham UK is where some of the UK Cuties have met at sewing shows... so Birmingham is a great place for Cuties wherever it is in the world. As Sarah says it would have been great to have been there too.

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jrob by jrob 23 Oct 2017

Cuties putting Birminghams on the map! lol

lbrow by lbrow 23 Oct 2017

I've already said we would have made a name for ourselves there in the Gardens

toogie by toogie 23 Oct 2017

I think by the time our bus got to our next stop everyone on it had heard about our meeting!- lol- we defiantly got the attention of a lot of other onlookers too!

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by airyfairy 23 Oct 2017

What amazing, wonderful photographs. How I would love to have been a fly on the wall - better still to have met in person. Certainly a day to remember

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jrob by jrob 23 Oct 2017

So wish you could have been here. You would have won the award for furthest travel!

lbrow by lbrow 23 Oct 2017

Oh Sarah I wish you could so I could have given you a big hug!

toogie by toogie 23 Oct 2017

And Mrs Lillian gives great hugs!!!

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by pennifold 23 Oct 2017

Oh! what great memories for you all and I'm so delighted that you all got to meet. I agree with Marian, Australia is so far away from all you guys, but maybe one day - you just never know. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pictures of you all. I love the gifts and particularly the Roosters. Love Chris

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jrob by jrob 23 Oct 2017

Memories that will last forever for me.

lbrow by lbrow 23 Oct 2017

Me also I'm already putting them in my Memory Book Toogie gave us.

toogie by toogie 23 Oct 2017

Now you're talking!

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by marianb 23 Oct 2017

What a wonderful day you all had, sometimes I wish Australia wasn't so far away then I could visit with you all to. Marian

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jrob by jrob 23 Oct 2017

I wish it were nearer, too. We could take a cruise?

lbrow by lbrow 23 Oct 2017

Now that's an idea!

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by gerryvb 23 Oct 2017

how wonderful you were able to meet each other and had such a great time together. This is how special memories are made. The gifts are beautiful, but I suppose the most beautiful gift was feeling the friendship and the coming together....Thank you for sharing these precious moments with us. Hugs for you all )))

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jrob by jrob 23 Oct 2017

You are so right about the most beautiful gift, the friendship and real in person hugs. Hugs back to you sweet friend.

lbrow by lbrow 23 Oct 2017

There is absolutely nothing like loving and adoring a friend and knowing and feeling it in return. Wish everyone could have been there. We really would have rocked Birmingham. LOL

toogie by toogie 23 Oct 2017

Lol

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by katydid 22 Oct 2017

I wanted to be there also, but it was just not possible. Thank you Toogie for inviting me. What a wonderful place to meet and I am so glad you had so much fun. If I were 25 yrs younger, I would have struck on on my own to get there.

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jrob by jrob 23 Oct 2017

I'm sorry you missed this one Kay. We said we wished you could have made it.

toogie by toogie 23 Oct 2017

We did wish you had been able to come join in on the excitement!

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by dragonflyer 22 Oct 2017

Well, move over Rescuer...I am JEALOUS too!!! What a wonderful way to spend the day...how lucky you all are to have been able to arrange your schedules to meet on Toogie's vacation...So, Toogie...when you coming to Southern California...for that matter, when are the rest of you coming to Southern California??? The gifts are lovely and extra special as you were able to receive them in person...looks like great weather too...lucky, lucky lucky ladies!!!

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jrob by jrob 22 Oct 2017

I'll ride that Mercedes bus to Southern California with toogie.

lbrow by lbrow 22 Oct 2017

And if I can I will too!!

rescuer by rescuer 23 Oct 2017

Maybe meet in the "middle" ?? I am sure Utah is very near the middle of somewhere. ;)

toogie by toogie 23 Oct 2017

We can do Utah!- lol

lbrow by lbrow 26 Oct 2017

Yes! On our way to Calif.

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by rescuer Moderator 22 Oct 2017

Okay I'm officially jealous! I can see that you had a lot of fun and I'm so glad that you were able to get together. Thank you for sharing this memory.

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jrob by jrob 22 Oct 2017

I know right. Can't say enough about how much fun it was.

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by lbrow 22 Oct 2017

It will be a memory I shall hold in my heart forever. So very wonderful to finally get to hug my sister Cutes. You have no idea what it meant to me or how much I love you. It's like we have been in each others lives forever. Thank you for your gifts, thank you Jerrilyn for bringing your precious husband and Toogie for your sweet friend, Trudy, and you Betsey for being such a dear friend. It was truly a joyous time and my girls really commented on how super nice you all were. Love you Lillian. PS. We really must do this again sometime!

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jrob by jrob 22 Oct 2017

Oh, it's going to happen.

katydid by katydid 22 Oct 2017

Do it again and maybe i can come. Kay

jrob by jrob 22 Oct 2017

Your girls are just as sweet and funny as you are. Oh and as pretty, too.

toogie by toogie 23 Oct 2017

I too felt like we had known each other always... Kinda like the girls on Steel Magnolia!

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by graceandham 22 Oct 2017

So, the best lesson of the day is your Cute friends are even more fun in person, even though they are a lot of fun right here. And the second lesson is, when Toogie announces her next trip, sign up to meet up with the Sisters! Four Cuties and one Cute husband today. I'm just saying that 'cause I got that he has a bit of an ego. Someone was watching Mike push off the grandson on the bike in a video on cell phone and said "he's so cute." And of course Mike said, "Why thank you." As for how I found out, I think I read it from a Toogie post and then hunted up a phone number for Miss Lillian and got details.

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jrob by jrob 22 Oct 2017

I'm glad that you did see it and were able to come.
He's a big tease for sure, but he is so good to me.

mRob by mRob 23 Oct 2017

My ego is only as large as my love for Jrob. After 47 years of marriage to this fine lady I must say it is hard to be humble. Thank you to all the Cuties in Birmingham for letting me see the love and fun! ~~ mrob

rescuer by rescuer 23 Oct 2017

Thank you mRob for loving my friend and keeping her entertained. Her sanity is very important to us. May you be blessed with many more memorable years of love.

toogie by toogie 23 Oct 2017

Thank you Betsey for all the gifts! I looked at my Anitagoodesigns book as much as I could between stops. I am enjoying it immensely. Thank you for driving such a long way too. What a surprise !

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by pacmp 22 Oct 2017

What a wonderful day you each will cherish!! Love the photos of you each! Hope you each float in the clouds with happy memories for a very long time! What a treasure! Pam

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jrob by jrob 22 Oct 2017

Pam, it felt just like when you go home after being gone a long time.

toogie by toogie 23 Oct 2017

Amen!

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by dee 22 Oct 2017

Looks like you had a good time. Thanks for the ictures

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dee by dee 22 Oct 2017

I guess I left the letter p of pictures

jrob by jrob 22 Oct 2017

We surely did. You should come next time.

toogie by toogie 23 Oct 2017

I second that motion!

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