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deletedMay 28, 2023Liked by Rebecca Holden
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Awwww Luisa, thank you such a lot!

FANTASTIC about your little arty scrapbook - that's a really lovely idea. I've been splashing some paint around again today, actually - something towards a future post. Well, I hope so (it's a bit of a mess at the moment)! ๐Ÿคฃ

And gosh, Kate Middleton?! Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿคฃ

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This is a beautiful recollection of a day full of meaning. Thank you Rebecca for sharing this with us. I felt like I was there with you. And the great thing about the Mastercard "priceless" campaign is that it was globally run, and even as an Indian reader I'm able to relate so well to it! ๐Ÿ˜€

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That's so kind, Punit - thank you! Some of those Mastercard ads were brilliant, weren't they?!

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Such a beautiful story and a great photo of you and Jim!

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Thanks so much, Mark! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Beautiful story, beautifully written and beautifully illustrated. Lovely photo too.

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Awww, thanks Terry! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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It's my charity day today ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹

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The CHEEK! ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I loved this Rebecca! What a perfect memory capturing what must have been a wonderful day. Beautifully written and your hand drawn images are the perfect accompaniment. Thanks for sharing this intimate moment with the rest of us! โค๏ธ

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I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Sabrina! Thank you such a lot. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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May 27, 2023Liked by Rebecca Holden

Just gorgeous Rebecca โค๏ธ beautifully written

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You're so kind - thanks, Jill! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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So much to love in this story - the telling of course, and then that Jim had a tear (love men who are unafraid of tears). The image of you both - a beautiful picture. And finally from one hankie carrier to another - the image of a blue floral liberty kerchief. Perfection!

As to ads - some are seriously an entertainment in their own right, others leave my husband and I scratching our heads and muttering 'Eh?' But then we're getting old and some things have to be explained... ;)

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Thank you so much, Prue! I was so lucky to find a scrap of the same Liberty print as the actual hanky to use in this bit of art - I've still got the hanky (laundered of its germs, of course!).

I don't understand half of today's adverts either! The 1980s generation, though, was brilliant!

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In a word full of Substacks asking me to โ€œplease consider a paid subscription,โ€ hereโ€™s Rebecca with her beautiful memories and drawings ... just what I needed.

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Well, you know, we really should consider a paid subscription.

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But Peter, I'm *priceless*! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿคฃ

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May 29, 2023Liked by Rebecca Holden

I would definitely pay. This is by far my favourite subscription.

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What a lovely thing to say! Thank you, Beth. ๐Ÿ˜Š

I'm not thinking about charging, but I so appreciate what you've said here. ๐Ÿ˜˜

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Tom, THANK YOU. I haven't even got the words to explain why this comment is so important to me, but please know that I really appreciate it! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Youโ€™ve put to words exactly why I love Rebeccaโ€™s Substack. Itโ€™s always so lovely ๐Ÿฅฐ

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I hadnโ€™t counted on weeping with my morning coffee, Rebecca. But there you are: every day a new experience. Thx for taking us back in time for that one, and gracing the story with your picture-worth-a-thousand-words. Love it when you give us the combo art-narrative platter!

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Uh-oh: salty coffee alert!!! ๐Ÿคฃ

Thank you so much for this delightful comment - you're so kind. Coming from an artist and writer with such amazing posts of his own in the art-narrative genre, it means an awful lot! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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<<blush>>

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What a wonderful read this morning. Thank you Rebecca for sharing your words and art. Have a wonderful weekend.

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Thank you so much, Julie! I'm really glad you enjoyed it. You have a fab weekend too - the sun is shining this evening, so that's a gorgeous bonus!

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Oh wonderful! The sun is gorgeous here too! It's been a beautiful day.

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I loved this. And what a gorgeous picture of you and your Jim. โค๏ธ

I didn't have a cold on my wedding day, but I did fail to consider needing a hanky! The tears came on for me as I headed down the aisle next to my father, and when we reached the end, I had to ask him if he had a tissue. He didn't. But what he did have was a black bandana. Both my parents always had bandanas on them at all times - for nose wiping emergencies maybe. It didn't exactly go with my wedding dress, but I was grateful to have it. So were all of my bridesmaids who passed it back and forth during the ceremony. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Oh wow, Meg, I can just imagine that black bandana being passed around! What a fabulous memory! I'm so glad you enjoyed reading this post - thank you so much for your comment! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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May 27, 2023Liked by Rebecca Holden

What a beautiful story, beautifully illustrated! Happy anniversary to you & Jim!

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You're very kind, Jillian - and thank you very much from us both! โ™ฅ๏ธ

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May 27, 2023Liked by Rebecca Holden

No need for a photo of the tear, we all saw it and the whole congregation said Aaaah!!

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Thank you always for witnessing it in person! โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ

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May 27, 2023Liked by Rebecca Holden

That is without a doubt the sweetest, most romantic wedding photo I have ever seen. I could not take my eyes off of it. The love on your faces, the quiet simplicity -- that photo shows a marriage that will last. And it's so nice to see a photo of your dear husband! I loved every bit of today's post, Rebecca. You always give us a glimpse into the beauty of the real world. Thank you.

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Awwwww Sharron, you're so sweet! I'm glad you like the picture - that's one of my favourites from our fabulous day. ๐Ÿ˜Š I really enjoyed looking back at our wedding to write this post, and it means a lot that you've enjoyed reading it.

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Lovely story, and I love your art!

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Awww Jen, thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Thank-you for inviting us into such a beautifully intimate moment and your wedding day. This was such a beautiful read and Jim isnโ€™t how I pictured him at all... he was more quiet in my mind. Heโ€™s so full of life here - just so so gorgeous!! Love your journal - hope to get back to this type of art work one day in the next few years... โœจ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿข๐ŸŽ

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Claire, that's so kind of you! Yes, he's SO full of life, my gorgeous boy (I can call him that because we're still not grown-ups despite our grey hair). DO DO DO get back to art - it's such fun. I make SUCH a mess with it, but I love it!

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