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Jacquie, 1st festival?..

Posted by papaken 
Jacquie, 1st festival?..
June 10, 2004 10:32AM

Or 1st attempt at coercive mobilisation? Both?

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I say... Some Never Plant yet want to Reap,
Be careful, try to look before you leap;
Took a little walk from my Vineyard...
Now I'm all alone..
Re: Jacquie, 1st festival?..
June 10, 2004 12:37PM
WELL DAMN...LETS MEET UP :^)
J
Re: Jacquie, 1st festival?..
June 10, 2004 01:01PM
Hmm, sound good...I could bring some name tags if you want.
Love Love Love
-Jacquie
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