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Dear Jenna Aurora: Hope You're Doing Okay. We're Hanging In There. by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana writes to her friend in Anchorage, Alaska, Jenna Aurora Doucet, to let her know how the family is doing. As usual, her letters are chock full of news, both good and bad...
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Dear Jenna Aurora: Louie Writes ... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana writes to her friend in Anchorage, Alaska, after Jenna Aurora Doucet has emailed her. She is happy to know that things are getting better for Jenna...
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Dear Jenna Aurora: Louisiana Responds... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana emails her friend in Anchorage, Alaska, after Jenna Aurora Doucet has written to her. She is glad to hear that her friend is getting help for her depression and anger...
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Dear Jenna Aurora: Louisiana Writes Back... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana Sandusky can't sleep, so she writes a letter to her friend in Alaska. She also can't sleep because she is worried about her son, who has Duchenne's muscular dystrophy; he is starting to exhibit signs that his disease may be getting worse...
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Dear Jenna Aurora: Louisiana Writes... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana writes to a long-lost friend in Alaska. She was thinking of her, so this is why she is writing...
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Dear Jenna Aurora: Louisiana Writes... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana Sandusky in Tennessee writes her friend in Alaska after she got to thinking about her. ..
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Dear Jenna Aurora: Louisiana Writes... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana finally answers her friend in Alaska, Jenna Aurora Doucet, who wrote to her a week ago...
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Dear Jenna Aurora: Louisiana Writes... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana is trying to get her emails caught up somewhat. This time she writes to another one of her Alaskan friends, Jenna Aurora Doucet, who lives in Anchorage...
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Dear Jenna Aurora: Louisiana Writes... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana answers her friend's latest e-mail. Her friend, Jenna Aurora Doucet, lives in Anchorage, Alaska, with her new husband, Michael...
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Dear Jenna Fiona: Louie In Tennessee Writes... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana writes yet another email, this time, to a woman in Kentucky, who took the time to write to her...
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Dear Jenna Fiona: Louisiana Writes... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Lousiana Sandusky in Tennessee e-mails her friend in Kentucky, a mother to three children...
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Dear Jenna: A Letter From Louisiana Mayrah by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana writes her friend in Alaska, Jenna Aurora Whitson, a letter, while she watches her daughter, Ronee', sleep. Ronee' broke her wrist earlier today, and she just got home from the Emergency Room, and she isn't feeling her best. She is doing this on Ronee' 's laptop computer...
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Dear Jenna: A Letter From Louisiana Mayrah by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana, enjoying her day off from work (she took a personal day) and the peace and quiet of not having kids around (they started school today), writes her friend in Alaska a letter. She writes about the upcoming anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, and also about the Mu..
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Dear Jenna: A Letter From Louisiana Sandusky by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana writes her friend in Alaska a letter after learning that her friend has a pinched nerve in her back. She tries to offer her Christian-style, compassionate advice on how to deal with her situation, and she lets Jenna know that she isn't alone in her sufferings...
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Dear Jenna: A Letter From Lousiana Sandusky by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana writes to her friend, Jenna Aurora Doucet, who is on her way back to her home in Alaska after spending some time away on a honeymoon with her new husband, Michael. The Doucets are now in British Columbia, Canada, just enjoying the scenery (and each other)...
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Dear Jenna: A Letter From Ronee' Le-Anne Reaux by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Ronee' answers her friend's latest email to her. She is feeling much better; she is about over her flare...
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Dear Jenna: A Letter From Ronee' Le-Anne Reaux, aged 11 1/2 by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Ronee', recovering from a flare-up of her JRA, writes her friend who lives in Alaska a letter...
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Dear Jenna: A Letter To Alaska From Tennessee With Love... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana in Tennessee writes her friend, Jenna Aurora Doucet, a letter. She realizes that she has yet to answer Jenna's letter, and she feels a bit sheepish in not doing so...
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Dear Jenna: Louisiana Writes Back... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana responds to Jenna Doucet after she wrote to her earlier in the day. She is upset about the way America and Americans have become divided regarding the touchy issue of illegal immigration and voices her views on the issue...
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Dear Jenna: Thanks For Writing Me Back! (Louie Writes...) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana responds to her Alaskan friend's latest letter. ..
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Dear Jeri: Thanks For Writing! (A Letter From Louie) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louie writes to her Kansas friend, Jerilyn Lotz...
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Dear Jerilyn: Louie Writes Back A Second Time... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana writes a second letter to her friend in Lawrence, Kansas, Jerilyn Lotz, when her friend doesn't respond. She is hoping that all is well with her...
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Dear Jerilyn: Louie Writes... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana writes back to her friend in Kansas while on break at work...
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Dear Johnny: A Letter From Michael And Jenna In Alaska by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Michael and Jenna Aurora Doucet write their little Tennessee friend a letter after he finally wrote back to them. They are tickled pink to hear from him...
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Dear Journal: Vlademir Aleksander Is Coming Today! (Louie Writes...) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Today is an exciting day for the Sandusky family. Their fifty-fourth (adopted) child, a seven-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, is coming today from Russia...
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Dear Kendra #6 (Letter From Louisiana) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana is more than happy to respond to her friend's latest email...
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Dear Kendra (From Jenna Aurora Whitson) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Jenna Whitson, a friend of Louisiana's from Alaska, shares her thoughts in a letter to Kendra Williams after she wrote Johnny and Ronee' a letter of encouragement...
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Dear Kendra (Letter #4 From Louisiana) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana tells her friend in California how they are faring on their Alaskan cruise, amongst other things...
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Dear Johnny: A Letter From Jenna And Michael Doucet In Alaska~ by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Feeling sorry for Johnny since he doesn't get that much in the way of mail, his mother's friends in Alaska, Jenna and Michael Doucet, write him a letter. They have written to his sister, Ronee', before, several times, but never to Johnny...
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Dear Journal: Sarah Wrights Entry Sept.17 (Sarah L Tagerts Piece) For Karen by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Our life is very happy and full, as you can tell. We thought our family was complete, but not too long ago, Wayne found out he had a sister he never knew about. Since she came into our lives, things have been even more wonderful. Audrey is a wonderful, sweet person, her children ..
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Dear Journal; Sarah Wrights Journal (Sarah L Tagerts Piece) by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
We have been talking a lot lately and I think Wayne has decided not to go back to work. As much as it pains him, I think he is going to take his medical disability. It will be good in some ways. He won't have those long, grueling hours and unpredictable shifts. He also won't..
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Dear Journal; Susie Writes (Sarah L Tagert's Piece) by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Anyone who has ever had surgery knows you will have pain afterward, but at least now she is able to deal with it better. Aunt Naomi has been letting Mama come sit with her some during the day and coming home to rest for a while since she is doing better. ..
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Dear Kate: Glad You Got It! (Louie Writes...) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana is happy to know that her friend in Colorado got the book she sent to her. She is also happy because she has found out about a little boy in Russia that needs a family, and the adoption agency called them to tell them about the child, who has cerebral palsy...
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Dear Kendra And Louisa: Louisiana Writes (From The Hospital) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana Sandusky, currently hospitalized and recovering from back surgery, attempts to write a letter on her laptop computer to her friends...
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Dear Kendra...A Letter From Louisiana To Her California Friend by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana is delighted to hear from her friend in California whom she finally got to meet after the Williams family came to Tennessee for a picnic for adoptive families. She is happy to know that they got back safe and sound...
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Dear Kendra: A Letter From Jenna Aurora In Alaska by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Jenna Aurora Doucet writes a letter to her friend in California after Kendra Williams has emailed her...
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Dear Kendra: A Letter From Louie Sandusky by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana writes her friend in California, Kendra Mae, a letter after Kendra has emailed her. Bill has taken the kids to OpryMills for a day of shopping, and she is enjoying the peace and quiet (and the company of her little Pomeranian, "Cajun Gold", who is sitting in her lap as she types)...
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Dear Kendra: A Letter From Louisiana Mayrah by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Another email, another response from Louisiana, who is holed up in her room, at the computer. This time, she writes to her other California friend, Kendra Williams...
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Dear Kendra: A Letter From Louisiana Mayrah by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana appreciates the letter she got from her friend, Kendra Mae Williams, in California; and she takes some time to answer her friend's email via her laptop computer...
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Dear Kendra: A Letter From Louisiana Mayrah by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana writes her friend in California a letter after Kendra writes to her...
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Dear Kendra: A Letter From Louisiana's Friend, M'Buti Ayala Moore-Sormiento (Part One) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
M'Buti Ayala Moore-Sormiento has gotten wind about Louisiana's friend in California, and she felt compelled to write her a letter...
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Dear Kendra: A Letter To Kendra From Johnny, aged 11 by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Kendra Williams from California gets another letter from one of the Sandusky kids, this time, Johnny, Ronee' 's brother. Some of the words are purposely mispelled...
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Dear Kendra: A Letter To Kendra From Louisiana With Much Love by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana Sandusky writes her friend in Soulsbysville, California, a letter after Kendra has emailed her...
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Dear Kendra: A Little Note From Louisiana Sandusky In Tennessee... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana Sandusky has been thinking of her friends in Soulsbysville, California, so she writes one of them (Kendra Mae Williams), to see how she has been doing...
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Dear Kendra: A Note From Bill Sandusky, Louie's Husband by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Bill is happy to hear about Kendra Williams' good news; he writes her a note on his wife's laptop computer while his wife sleeps in her hospital bed...
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Dear Kendra: A Note From Louisiana Mayrah... by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana is tickled pink at the news that her friend in California, Kendra Williams, has shared...
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Dear Kendra: A Note From Louisiana Sandusky by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana, just back from the airport after dropping off her friend from Finland, Sari Gustaffssenn, is surprised to see yet another letter to be answered in her email account. It is from one of her friends in California, Kendra May Williams, who lives in Soulsbysville. As she goes looking ..
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Dear Kendra: A Note From Ronee' Le-Anne Reaux, aged 11 1/2 by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Ronee' writes a letter to her friend in California after her friend writes to her. She is still sick, but she wanted to thank her friend for thinking of her and praying for her...
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Dear Kendra: Another Letter From Louisiana Sandusky To Kendra Williams by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Louisiana, recovering from a sinus infection, spends her day writing letters on her computer while her kids are out with their father for the entire day. (Her husband, Bill, took the kids to the Nashville Zoo for the day.)..
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Dear Kendra: Another Note From Bill Sandusky by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Bill Sandusky is tickled at the news about the arrival of little Hope from Japan into the Williams family of California; so he writes Kendra a note of congratulations...
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