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Thread: My daughter's wonderful gift!

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    My daughter's wonderful gift!

    My daughter has really filled me with joy (and made me teary too!)
    She is a retired elementary teacher, and is writing a children's book about me. My nickname is "Bebe", and she says that she thinks I do many kind things. The book will probably have the title, "Bebe's Kindnesses." In the book every time I do a kindness a square is added to a quilt so that the quilt grows and grows!

    I have never had such a tribute, and don't really have a lot of self-confidence about how people regard me. I am 84 years old, and still can't believe she is doing this!

    What joy for an old lady!
    Bebe McGee

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    Congratulations.
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    How wonderful to have that kind of relationship and such a wonderful daughter.

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    that is fantastic

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    Oh how wonderful! that is how great books are born!!

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    Awwwwww, how sweet! You've raised her well by modeling kindness. Now she's blessing you and many others with kindness in the form of a book in which you are the star of the show!

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    A beautiful tribute to her mother and a beautiful picture book it will make. She must have caught some of that kindness!

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    That is so sweet. It is wonderful she appreciates all you have done.

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    What a lovely thing to do for a mother! You raised her well, and now it's payback time in the form of a wonderful tribute to your love and kindness!
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    What a wonderful tribute.
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    That's so touching. Your daughter is a lucky girl to have learned such kindness from her Mom!

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    How wonderful! What an honor. I'm also blessed with a fantastic daughter.
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    A neat tribute!
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    How beautiful is that, I ask? You are so blessed.
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    WOW - my mother's real name is BEBE. I would love to read the book when finished.
    Nikki in MO

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    It sounds like it would be a fun book on its own, even without any personal connection, and the fact that she's writing it about YOU makes it even more wonderful. Congratulations, enjoy the fuss, and best wishes to you and to your daughter.

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    What a blessing you have for a daughter.

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    Wow What a tribute and to know how she really feels about you, says a lot about you and how you raised her!!

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    That is very sweet tribute. Congrats!
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    That is so sweet! I think that I would get teary too!

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    SO touched by your sweet story and your daughter's kind tribute!! Wow!
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    How sweet! She loves her mamma!

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    Congratulations on that sweet and very special tribute to you. Such a blessing for both of you.

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    Congratulations on that honor! I hope your daughter's book is a big success.
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    A wonderful tribute to a wonderful woman. I'll be looking for it in the bookstore. Any idea when it will be published and by whom?
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