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"We'll work something out that fits Ruth's schedule.  Sorry, her schedule is worse than Obama's."
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"Do you ever eat lunch?  Maybe I could meet you in Burnsville for lunch one day. Or lunch on a weekend with Ruth? "
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"I thought we all should've attended naked but nobody backed me up.  Hope we can see you soon--Ruth's schedule is a killer and I've just about become a hermit up here in my holler.  I hardly go anywhere.  I do…"
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"I started a rumor on Facebook that Wayne Caldwell and Vicki Lane were going to the Naked Came the Leafpeeper party...naked.  They were sort of amused.  Give Ruth my love and let me know when the new one comes out.  Maybe we should try…"
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"Ruth's fine.  She's a caregiver consultant for Project CARE out of Park Ridge Health in Fletcher.  She works with folks whose loved ones have dementia.  She serves six WNC counties and stays on the go while I sit home and…"
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"Hooray!  More Price!  Non-fiction... interesting.  I left the bookstore over a year ago to get down to the business of writing. I have a little primer on Appalachian folk magic that is in the final editing stage and should (with…"
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"Hey, Byron, I've missed you and all the crew there.  Since marrying Ruth I hardly ever go to Asheville.  Got a new book coming out next spring--nonfiction, believe it or not!  You can check it out on my blog:…"
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"And how be you, my old son?  Haven't seen you in forever.  bb"
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At 2:04pm on April 5, 2012, Byron Ballard said…

Do you ever eat lunch?  Maybe I could meet you in Burnsville for lunch one day. Or lunch on a weekend with Ruth?

At 3:31pm on April 3, 2012, Byron Ballard said…

I started a rumor on Facebook that Wayne Caldwell and Vicki Lane were going to the Naked Came the Leafpeeper party...naked.  They were sort of amused.  Give Ruth my love and let me know when the new one comes out.  Maybe we should try lunch or supper one day?

At 11:28am on April 3, 2012, Byron Ballard said…

Hooray!  More Price!  Non-fiction... interesting.  I left the bookstore over a year ago to get down to the business of writing. I have a little primer on Appalachian folk magic that is in the final editing stage and should (with any luck) go to the publisher in a week or so. Being published locally so the turn-around should be quick. I don't know why I don't have your blog bookmarked but will do that. How's Ruth?  Love, b

At 11:23am on April 3, 2012, Byron Ballard said…

And how be you, my old son?  Haven't seen you in forever.  bb

At 10:02am on November 30, 2008, MariJo Moore said…
Best to you in your writing ventures!
 
 
 

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