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Great video, Susan. So fun to watch your process in action.

And Happy Birthday! After I lost my wedding ring so long ago, I started wearing my grandmother's birthstone ring and she was born in November.

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So good to hear you had fun watching it; thanks for checking it out! And thank you for sharing that story of your grandmother. You always have extra bonus stories to share, and I love them. I think it's so beautiful that you have your grandmother's birthstone ring.

To my absolute horror, as a teenager, I lost my mum's engagement ring while swimming at the beach! But I guess she forgave me because following my dad's passing, my mum gifted me an emerald ring that he had bought her some time ago. I find it comforting and cherished reminder of their love.

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That sounds horrifying to lose you mom's engagement ring as a teenager! I'm so glad the story ends with her gifting you a ring that's so meaningful.

Also fun to hear you narrate your video with your lovely accent. Love that Substack has been a place to connect with people across oceans. I think it makes our smaller words feel wider.

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How lovely - thank you so much for a beautiful post! And happy birthday (it's my birthday month, too!)! πŸ₯³

To my amusement, when I was in my thirties I found out (to my shock!) when it was I had been conceived.... Have you ever done the maths...? πŸ˜‰ https://rebeccaholden.substack.com/p/107-years-in-arrears

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I'm curious to know when your birthday is, Rebecca! πŸ₯³ I'd be both shocked and fascinated to learn that. I'll check out the link you sent; I've saved it to read later.

Thank you, and I hope you enjoy your birthday cake πŸŽ‚

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Ooooh, well, it was last week! πŸ₯³ I haven't published the actual date because of online security etc etc - but let's just say that I've had it. 😁

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Fair point, and it’s good to preserve a sense of mystery anyways β˜ΊοΈβ™οΈ πŸŽ‰

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Happy birthday!πŸŽ‚

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Thank you, Wren! I just had another carrot cake πŸ˜‹β˜ΊοΈ

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