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  1. PJ Sharon
    June 27, 2014 @ 10:02 am

    Harrowing and hilarious tale of boyhood adventure and lesson learned, Dean! Isn’t it amazing any of us lives beyond puberty?

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    • D.D. Larsen
      June 27, 2014 @ 9:35 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, PJ Sharon. Yes, it is amazing. In my case I thank my dumb luck I’ve made it this far!

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  2. Gregory Carrico
    June 27, 2014 @ 2:02 pm

    I love how you tell a story, Dean! You could make the classifieds sound interesting. It comes through in The Legend if Butterfield Farm, too.
    I’d wish you luck in your recovery from goofballaholism, but you know it wouldn’t be sincere. 😉
    Cheers, Brother!

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    • D.D. Larsen
      June 27, 2014 @ 9:31 pm

      Thanks, Greg. I appreciate your encouragement to no end! And even if you did wish me luck, it probably wouldn’t help. My addiction to silliness is one I struggle with mightily, my friend.

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  3. Xandra James
    June 27, 2014 @ 3:58 pm

    Fantastic post!!! Especially the bit about the parents… oops 😉

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    • D.D. Larsen
      June 27, 2014 @ 9:27 pm

      Thanks, Xandra. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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  4. JeanMP
    June 27, 2014 @ 5:38 pm

    Oh my gosh, what a way to start your path to reading, your parents must have been beside themselves with that explosion.

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    • D.D. Larsen
      June 27, 2014 @ 9:25 pm

      Yes, JeanMP, my parents were often pressed to their limits with my shenanigans. Bless their souls.

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  5. Anna Erishkigal
    June 27, 2014 @ 8:42 pm

    OMG … you tossed an M80 down the drain? I imagine you didn’t sit down for a week after that! And to think we think of you as the ‘quiet one’ in the group 3:-)

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    • D.D. Larsen
      June 27, 2014 @ 9:21 pm

      Anna, the quiet ones are often the ones you need to keep your eye on. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Diana Layne
    June 28, 2014 @ 12:40 am

    That is too funny, I don’t think any of my kids would have survived me if they survived the blast. 🙂 Off to check out The Legend of Butterfield Farm, I gotta read that!

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    • D.D. Larsen
      June 28, 2014 @ 5:08 am

      I’m glad you liked it, Diana. And I’m thrilled you are going to check out The Legend of Butterfield Farm. I hope it generates more than a few chuckles during your read.

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  7. Sheila Seabrook
    June 28, 2014 @ 1:03 am

    Oh my goodness, Dean, I am wiping tears off my cheeks. Your recounting of the event is so funny, and it’s a miracle no one was hurt. Thanks so much for sharing your story! 🙂

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    • D.D. Larsen
      June 28, 2014 @ 5:02 am

      Thanks, Sheila. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I, too, am glad no one got hurt. It wouldn’t be funny otherwise. 😉

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  8. Kiru Taye
    June 28, 2014 @ 10:53 am

    Wow. A great post highlighting why reading is so important. Thank you for sharing it.

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    • D.D. Larsen
      June 28, 2014 @ 5:52 pm

      You are very welcome, Kiru. And thank YOU for your kind comment.

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  9. Rhonda Hopkins
    June 29, 2014 @ 12:07 am

    You definitely have a way with words, Dean. I’m still laughing. 🙂

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    • D.D. Larsen
      June 29, 2014 @ 3:08 am

      Thank you so much, Rhonda. I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

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  10. Dale Amidei
    June 29, 2014 @ 1:55 pm

    D.D. Larsen, you’re the bomb.

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    • D.D. Larsen
      June 29, 2014 @ 2:35 pm

      Good one, Dale. Thanks for the visit.

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  11. Stacey Joy Netzel
    June 30, 2014 @ 3:39 am

    Oh, my! Total LOL on that one. Definitely beats my friend’s story about her kids flushing a rope down the toilet to see how far it would go. Glad everyone was okay in the end…and I bet your parents laughed telling that story years later. (Many years later.)

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    • D.D. Larsen
      June 30, 2014 @ 4:19 am

      Thanks, Stacey. I’m happy to hear my story induced a hearty LOL.

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  12. Merry Bond
    June 30, 2014 @ 1:09 pm

    Oh, my God, you had me in stitches! I could just see the look on your father’s face! So glad he let you live!

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    • D.D. Larsen
      July 1, 2014 @ 3:00 am

      Thanks, Merry. It’s good to hear you got some chuckles out of why reading is important to me and how it all got started.

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