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Bookchick's Roman Birthday With Other Chicks Attending

Bookchick's Roman Birthday With Other Chicks Attending

Old Oct 11th, 2008, 05:23 AM
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Brava, bookchick!

Many more trip reports to come please!
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Old Oct 11th, 2008, 06:32 AM
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Wonderful report, thank you for sharing.
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Old Oct 11th, 2008, 07:16 AM
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Oh bookchick, I so agree with your comment about friends. And over the years several Fodorite's have become such dear friends. I always celebrate that I have them in my life and feel very blessed. Wishing you a relaxing weekend!
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Old Oct 11th, 2008, 07:19 AM
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Dear bookchick,

What a great trip report! You've been on here even longer than I have and I always enjoy hearing about your trips to Italy.

I'm so glad you were able to keep that promise and enjoy Rome again with your friends. A super birthday for sure!

Keep well bella

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Old Oct 11th, 2008, 07:46 AM
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Loved your report BC. Nice that you are "better". I'm looking forward to my next visit. I like the area of your Hotel in Rome. Did you happen to take any pictures near there?
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Old Oct 11th, 2008, 08:18 AM
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What a wonderful report. With all that's going on in the world these days, thanks for reminding me what's really important.
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Old Nov 3rd, 2008, 03:02 PM
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bookchick, I just found this report. I always enjoy your reports, but this one is really special. I'm so delighted to hear that you're doing well and were able to return to Rome. It's my favorite place, too, and I always end the evening with Limoncello, although I have mine in the Piazza Navona.

May you have many more trips to Rome!
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Old Nov 27th, 2011, 10:23 AM
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Hi Bookchick, I'm delighted that SusanP found your lovely trip report as somehow I missed it back in 2008.

I have also travelled with girlfriends to celebrate mutual birthdays, in 2006 5 of us spent a week in Paris to celebrate our 50th birthdays and then this year we headed to New York, Boston and Waikiki for our 55th birthday celebrations. They are special holidays and I treasure the memories.

I remember reading recently that your health is still good which is wonderful news.
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Old Nov 27th, 2011, 04:30 PM
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Yes, my health is still doing fine, thanks.

My travel is being greatly curtailed due to finances and a new job in a tiny company, however, so not much time off to travel and little $$$ these days with which to travel. My passport expired in late July and I haven't renewed it.

BC
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Old Nov 27th, 2011, 11:13 PM
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I missed this the first time around and got all excited that you had nade it back to Rome before I checked the dates. It was a great read and if anyone deserved a perfect trip it is you
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Old Nov 28th, 2011, 12:50 AM
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Bookchick, just a quick question if you don't mind me asking. Did your hair stay curly? I only ask as I have a friend who has no hair at the moment due to chemo and we were both wondering what it will be like when it grows again.
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bookmarking to savour later! read the first post and i very much enjoyed it. thanks for sharing
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Old Nov 28th, 2011, 07:36 AM
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BC, I just found your trip report..I will read it later.I was in Rome in September with my daughter Christina and we trew a coin in the fountain in your honor..
I hope that you will able to go back to Bella Roma in the near future.
Brooke still remember You,
Take care.
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Old Nov 28th, 2011, 09:01 AM
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Well, I thought I had posted on this thread 3 years ago, but it's obvious now that I didn't!
I am the "J" who got to have such a marvelous trip to Rome and Florence with my fabulous friends.

I still smile when I think of:
1.all of us sipping limoncello on the rooftop of the San Carlo... the giggles were non-stop
2.THE Handsome Waiter who set the bench-mark high for all waiters I've encountered since our trip ;-)
3. the crazed TV
4. and, most of all, being part of Bookie's Roma birthday celebration
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Old Nov 28th, 2011, 09:59 AM
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You ladies sure know how to have a great time..I wished that I were able to join your celebration.
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Old Nov 28th, 2011, 04:28 PM
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Awww, thanks, everyone. J, nice to see you posted onto this thread!

Cathies, about 7 months after our Roman trip, I was at my hairdresser's for a visit. I was still wearing wigs at that point to work. While drying my hair after a shampoo, she remarked that she was starting to see my "old" texture. I told her to cut my hair short to get rid of the "shoodle curls". She gulped and said "Are you sure? It's going to be REALLY short!". I assured her it was fine, as I was spending most of my time wearing wigs in public anyway. She did it and a few days later I flew to Colorado to surprise my BFF "early" for her birthday. When she greeted me she remarked on my appearance, and I said "Hold on, you ain't seen nothin' yet!", and peeled off my wig. She LOVED the ultra-short hair and told me I looked like Dame Judi Dench...which I would have taken as a compliment if only Dame Judi wasn't 25-30 years my senior!

Kismet, thank you for that "coin toss". I hope and pray it will work, but I have to say, when people look at the luck they've had in life, I feel like I've won the lottery several times over. At the time of my diagnosis, I had 6 blood clots, which is actually what got me admitted into the hospital. If any of those clots had moved to my heart or brain, I wouldn't be sitting here typing this right now. My "glass" will always be more than half-full, for whatever number of years remain of my life. "Somebody" really wanted me here, and I'm very, very grateful for that.

BC
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Bookchick, thats a lovely post and thank you for the answer about your hair.

Another friend of mine who I met in the first year of high school had ovarian cancer and she did die as a result of a blood clot that developed. You are indeed lucky to have won so many battles.
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You are certainly a gifted writer. Thank you for helping me.
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Old Dec 18th, 2012, 01:27 PM
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Thank you, Pat, and your are welcome for the assistance.

Buon Viaggio,
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