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  1. Tanja
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    Congratulations on the new release Christine. I like the subject of the book. Helping preserve a spot that means a lot to you and to give other children the same opportunities.
    If I would have to choose a favorite spot of my childhood it would be the small stream near my parents’s house, the house where I was born. When I was young it used to freeze over (nowadays not so much anymore) and I learned to skate on that stream. Happy memories.
    tankie44 at gmail dot com

  2. Bea LaRocca
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    Congratulations on your new book! It sounds great and I’ve added it to my wish-list. In answer to the question that you’ve posed, I planned for a very long time to save the house that I grew up in but sadly it was not to be. A long story but suffice it to say that legal blockades and the development of the surrounding properties made it impossible.
    Thanks so much for sharing and for offering a Giveaway!

  3. debby236
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    I love blog hops. You really get a taste of the book. Looking forward to reading this one.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  4. 16forward
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    I grew up on a small farm in South Dakota. Unfortunately much of it has been sold and many of the building torn down to make room for more crops. The one-room-country school house I attended is also gone.

    I can only go there in my memories and when looking at old photos. ‘You Can’t Go Home Again’ may be the title of an old book but it applies in so many cases. I’m passing these memories on to my children.


  5. heath0043
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    Congrats and good luck with the new release. I have added it to my list of must reads. Any time someone is involved in trying to help kids is a great thing. my favorite thing isn’t so much a place as a teacher I once had who did everything she could to help kids with problems whether they be at home or school.
    heath0043 at gmail dot com

  6. Trix
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    I can’t think of one offhand, though I miss the old library building in my town (the new one looks so sterile).


  7. jenf27
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    The place I loved the most as a kid was my Grandmother’s small farm. Unfortunately, it has long since been sold.


  8. dee
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    Congrats on the release of “Working it”.
    Thinking about a favourite spot from my childhood, I have to say that all the places I liked to play have been remodelled to some extend. They are not as I remember them.
    On the other hand, I moved to my current home town more than ten years ago and it has a beautiful botanical garden. I love to spend time there. I follow discussions and changes closely and if the time comes that the city considers selling it, because building land is rare in the city, I will take a stand.

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      kragthang [at] aim [dot] com

  9. susana
    susana at |

    I grew up in a small town, all of it is important for me, but there’s no special spot. I would do many things to protect my home town, but I know change is unavoidable, so it won’t remain the way I like it forever…
    Congratulations on the release, Christine. It sounds really good

  10. James Escol
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    Hi, Christine!

    Though I don’t have any place in mind that I would want to preserve, there is something that I know any adult would want, it is to preserve their childhood. Go back in time & be a child again with no bills to pay & no problems to bear.

    Thanks for coming by to Love Bytes! <3


  11. lisa44837
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    One place that I would want to preserve from my childhood is the campground where we spent many summers. The best I can do is make sure I’m taking care to leave it in as good or better shape as it was when we arrived when we’ve been there to camp.

  12. Serena S.
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    I don’t know, the riverside I guess. I went with my friends there a lot when I was a teen and I still go but not as often as before.

  13. H.B.
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    Not really, no. I usually stayed at home as a child or went to the library and the library near my childhood home hasn’t changed much even through the many renovations it wen through.
    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  14. Lee Todd
    Lee Todd at |

    we moved around a lot when I was a child….nowhere really spoke to me


  15. Bogusia
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    Congratulations on the new release Christine :)Can’t wait to read it!
    I grew up in a big town and all the places I liked to play as a child have been remodelled. If I would have to choose a favourite spot of my childhood it would be ZOO and a city Botanical garden.
    Thanks for coming by to Love Bytes!

  16. Toni
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    Thanks for the post! My hometown library, I suppose. Thankfully it’s still standing and hasn’t changed much either. violet817(at)aol(dot)com

  17. Ree Dee
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    Congratulations on the new release! I can’t wait to read this book. Thank you. ree.dee.2014 (at) gmail (dot) com

  18. Purple Reader
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    Thanks for your post and congrats. Sounds like a great story. Childhood can hold both good and bad memories, so asking about a favorite place is nice. For me it’s Lost Creek that ran behind my home in Dallas, and so far it’s not yet been at risk of needing preserved.
    – TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com


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