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Description from ChickyD aka Debra: Excited because oldest daughter (23) called to say she got accepted to Columbia to work on her Master's in Oral History. She's going to get me a "Columbia Mom" window sticker. Needless to say, I'm very proud.


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  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Debra, what exciting news!!! Thanks for sharing it with us! I can tell just how proud you must be of her. What a beautiful, soft, feminine pick you have done to celebrate her accomplishments! :-)

    How was breakfast today with your friend? I had lunch with a friend today — it was so much fun! We talked and laughed for hours! :D

  2. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I forgot to ask where your daughter is now. Did she just finish her undergrad degree?

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Wow, congratulations!!! Beautiful pick to celebrate! Will you be busting out the champagne? Or Southern Comfort? ;)

  4. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Oh, we had a blast. People were looking at us and WONDERING…

    Went home and took a nap. Then went to Wal-Mart and saw him again. I tried to shake him, but it proved impossible. He went with me to Dillard’s… I finally broke free. However, we’ve been emailing all evening. He’s telling me I really ought to slice those white peaches I bought, put them in a jar full of vanilla vodka, leave ‘em for a couple of days, blend, and drink. We’ll see…. Sounds like a pick, doesn’t it????!!!!!

  5. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Hey, that sounds like a very pretty pick, Debra! And a pretty tasty potion, too! LOL

  6. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    A pretty POTENT potion, too, from what Paul says!

  7. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What do white peaches taste like? The same as regular ones?

  8. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    I think so. I’ll let you know. The skin is paler, they smell REALLY, REALLY good, and cost a little more. I’ll let you know how they taste unadulterated and ADULTERATED (with vanilla vodka, of course!).

  9. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What brand of vanilla vodka do you buy? I haven’t tried it yet and I’m thinking of trying some.

  10. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Some Swedish one with a pretty flower on the bottle, Lynn Eileen. SMOOOOOTH…

    Kimberly graduated last May from DePauw University where her dad is full professor in the School of Music. This year, she’s been living (rent-free)for the last year with her dad in NYC. He’s heading the Watson Foundation for 2 years before going back to DePauw.

    Lori, it’s quite conceivable that we will celebrate with both. But if she comes home to Texas, we’ll go to Port Aransas and celebrate with whatever’s handy.

  11. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks for the info on vanilla vodka. Your daughter sounds like an amazing young woman. Is she your oldest?

  12. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Yes, she is. I have a 21-year-old daughter at Earlham College in Richmond, IN. She just finished her junior year in New Zealand. Then I have a son who will be a high school senior here in central Texas. He’s in NYC right now with his dad–a welcome break for the both of us.

    How about you?

  13. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Hitting the sack now. G’night, all.

  14. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    We have one child, Suzanne, who is 30. She is married and has three little girls — Jenna (3 1/2 years), Kaitlyn (1 1/2 years) and Aubrey (10 weeks). They live in Bloomington, IN. Suzanne works full-time as an assistant store manager and her husband is a stay-at-home dad and has his own lawn care business.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Your families sound wonderful! Lynn, my husband stayed home for a few years with my daughter. He eventually ran a home day care. It worked wonderfully for us for a while.

    Such a beautiful pick to celebrate your daughter’s accomplishment! I can tell you are very proud of her.

  16. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Chicky D – Big, big Congrats to you and your daughter!!!! :)

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    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    Beautiful pick for a special young lady!! Congratulations to daughter and MOM! You must be so proud!! :)

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    pretty pick & a wooooo hoooo for your daughter! :) and hi five for mom :)

  19. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Lovely pick, and a bright future for your daughter! Such good news. :-) Thanks for sharing w/the chicks. :-)

  20. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Thanks, y’all! I am indeed proud of her. It’s been a struggle at times. She’s the one in the bunch who would always rather party than get down and study.

    Lynn Eileen, what a lovely family! And a 10-week-old. Wow! I just love Bloomington. We used to go there frequently to concerts and the opera. There was this fabulous Thai restaurant, too…

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