xt7dnc5sbb4s https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7dnc5sbb4s/data/mets.xml Lexington, KY Pride Community Services Organization 200012 This collection contains newsletters produced by the Lexington, Kentucky based Pride Community Services Organization. Included are publications from the organization through multiple name changes, such as LinQ magazine (July 2013-2016); the GLSO (Gay and Lesbian Services Organization) News (August 1986-June 2013); the GSO (Gay Services Organization) newsletter (1979-July 1986). Accession number 2016ms055. newsletters  English Pride Community Services Organization Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection. Pride Community Services Organization publications LGBTQ community--Kentucky LGBTQ culture LGBTQ newspapers Gay men Lesbians Bisexual people Transgender people Sexual minorities Gender identity Drag culture GLSO News, December 2000 text GLSO News, December 2000 2000 2019 true xt7dnc5sbb4s section xt7dnc5sbb4s l3. 4 ? "VAL-ruw' f” :- rum 2 «_ e A, _ x ;-.,-_-_-A-;»;t,;; .L:.~_-__ :_:«—:- :7» ;--A:;,-;.~:-:—.:.-.-_~,,:;_—_—:—,:;—..»,~:N:;.___,,,,_.—,.7._;.;:.,tt
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The Lexington Men's Chorus On Friday, December 15’ at 8 On Monday evening,
Holiday Concert, "Tis the Season" is pm Another Note, a men‘s ensem- December 11 Lexington's own
just what you need to get in the hol- ble, will present their Christmas Mother Jane will be featured in the
iday spirit. Join them Dec 9th at Concert. The concert will benefit taping 0' the nationally syndicated
8pm or Dec 10th at 3pm at the Movable Feast and will be held at radio program, Woodsongs Old-
Recital Hall of Singletary Center for Woodland Christian Church on the Time Radio Hour at the Kentucky
the Arts as they present such corner of Woodland and High. They Theater. Come show your support
favorites as "God Rest ye Merry are asking an $8 donation at the as Beth Burden and Lisa Raymond
Gentlemen," and " Ave Maria." door. of Mother Jane are recorded and

LMC will be joined by former Another Note is a group of interviewed live!

Miss Kentucky Melina Cumberlidge twelve men that have been singing Beth and Lisa have been play—
and 5 piece orchestra for "O Holy together for four years. They give ing original folk music together for
Night" and "If We in Our Time," a two concerts a year, to benefit char- only 1 1/2 years, but already are
medley of "Joy to the World," "Deck ities. They are also available to sing making their mark in the music
the Halls," and "The First Noel." for other events. They wereagreat scene. Mother Jane was named
Tickets are $12 adults, $10 senior addition to last June’s Volunteer Ace Magazine's Best Undiscovered
and student and are available at the Awards Banquet. . Another Note is Band this year and can be heard
Singletary Ticket Office 254-4929. musical joy; hope you will join them regularly on several local radio sta-
Season Tickets are available ata15% in celebration of the season. tions. Come support them and
discount bycalling Shelbyat231-0090. “—— enjoy what will be a memorable

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\Tawv ' The GLSO Board and its com- includes stipulations for matching
':‘*‘":"7. GAY and miuees have been working overtime funds to be generated In the Icom'
is LEbblAN during the last few months to develop munity. Therefore, YOU-l 00""an
W‘ § jLIZVICl; plans for expansion, to write grants financial SUPDO" '3 CVUC'al-
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i" 02 ANlZA ION to help fund our VlSion, and to _ _ ‘ ‘ _
\fg Lexi“ Kg; 1: encourage more individuals to GLSO which has served the greater
m ' n c y become involved in our work. This Lexington GLBT community Since
entire page is about our progress. 1977- Ther e WI" be many opportu-
176 L S 0 NEWS in mid November we had a visit nities for involvement and support.
from Rick Jung of the Gill We hope that you will follow and
Vol. 15 N0. 12 . Foundation. He made some good participate as GLSO moves into the
Published Monthly by: recommendations to us and gath- 213i century.
ered information for the Foundation's Pflde Center Meeting
- it I consideration of our grant request. The Pride Center Committee
The Lexm l’l Gay We would like to thank all of you who will be meeting at 7 pm on
Lesbian (Den/ice genital)? to jnoIn us VLor dinner tilt/It: Thursday, Dec. 7 at the Pride
- . ic a eve in . ea reCIae -
Organization the community 83 ort a r? cl) we also Center on Waller Avenue. This
$2 :3 (l bl: , pp meeting will focus on the priorities
I 860" ' had a great time together. . . that have been set for the future of
, We ,W'” ”9‘ know until mm the Pride Center and ourcontinuing
@012 faxing ;:n?|‘l/:ee :allgclzgrltheacl search for a new facility. This meet-
' in is 0 en to an one interested in
Mary Crane Peter Taylflr from this visit and from other sources geEthting pinvolvedy in the ongoing
that granting agencies look closely at . . . .
Board Member-5 . . planning, administration, and pro-
_ ' be? ignd raistingt eflforts; and 9):):Ct grams of the Pride Center of the
Terry Mullins: President us 0 emons rae oca suppo or Bluegrass. We can use your time,
Peter Taylor. Vice President our work. Accordingly, we are send- energy, and ideas. For information
. tic/8'7 Crone. Editor ing out .a letter to GLSO members contact the Committee Chair, Jane
Amta andeVenter. Treasurer requesting donations for the Pride Minder at 389-7698 (evenings).
Ginger Moore. Secretary Center With this issue and hope
J63: 253:: some of you Will be able to respond. GLBT Library
. GLSO plans to establish a
Jerry Llwks 6 l8 0 A" a r d 9‘ G r a it t. library at the new Pride Center. We
John Eldner GLSO has been presented w'th will develop a collection that
UTmia Jane: a grant from the CON" Higgins includes books videos and other
Foundation of San Francisco. The - - '. - _
m, mm be to 2:2:15332?33ӣ%t 213.121:
and Newsletter: $15.00 GLSO'S mission "to improve the and have full and 0 en lendin ser:
Dues and Newsletter - - . p_ 9
quality of life for GLBT people and Vices t the communit
for ““1“”: 320'” their families" in central and eastern O y.
_ if you have books or other
Opinions expressedlnthe GLSO News Kentucky. GLSO M” be undertak- materials you would like to donate
are those or the authors and don't in new efforts to increase outreach . '
““M’Y'el‘esemmmdmem’so togyouth and to provide more infor- or you WOUId hke .to become
Board. Submissionsareweicome and , ' , involved, please call Ginger at 389-
mm the WWW 0““8 0'50- “” mation and serwces to GLBT p9" 7698. We are particularly looking
staff reserves the right to edit submissions sons in Eastern K , . . - .
. and advmmemasweuasmemmm A ortion of the funds will also for librarians and others With expe-
mjeci any submissions or advmisemenis. p . rience in the field.
_._ be used for the operation of the
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Christmas Benefit Show Movable Feast. You can also ’cail" Court. This event is part dint-he
. For Moves“. Feast Terry at Movable Feast ( 2522867) International Court System's "Food
Tiffany & Co. invites everyone to for possible pick up. if we have the for Friends Mission." All funds raised
Crossings on Wed., Dec. 13, for their quantity of toys we expect, we will from the dinners and the Celebrity
Christmas Extravaganza Show ben- also donate some to the Hispanic Auction will go to Moveable Feast.
efiting Moveable Feast. Featured Association which has a list of fami- The Celebrity Auction items
entertainers are: Tiffany Andrews, lies rejected by the Toys for Tots pro- have been made available to the
Jacqueline Parrish, Fiayna Starr, gram. Imperial COUFt through the coopera-
Roxanne Cole, Miss Sheena, tion of Bret Cheuvrant, aka Niagara
Sundae DeLaRouge, Latoya Bacall, MISS MERRY CHRISTMAS Falls and will include items donated
Cheyanne and Randi Layne. The Miss Merry Christmas by stars of Hollywood, Television,
Showtime is 10 p.m.and the cover is Pageant sponsored by The imperial and BroadwayCome out and enjoy
$3.00 Crossings is located at 117 N. Court of Kentucky will be held fine dining and help the Court sup—
Limestone. Everyone come and Tuesday Dec. 5, at Club 141, 141 W. port Moveable Feast.
enjoy some Christmas Cheer while Vine Street. This popular annual
helping others have a very Merry pageant will begin at 10 PM. Doors World M35 Day
Christmas! will open at 9. Samantha Storm, A service in remembrance and
Miss Merry Christmas 1999, will hope for World AIDS Day, will be held
Interweave crown the new titleholder. on Friday, December 1 at 5:30.
interweave, the Unitarian Special guest entertainers will Sponsored by Episcopal Diocese of
Universalist GLBTA group will be include Chelsea Pearl, Miss USA at Lexington AIDS Ministry and AVOL,
having its monthly after church lunch Large 1995, Empress XV Cammie this service will be held at the
on Sunday Dec.10. We are planning Dietrick, Imperial Princess Royal Episcopal Church of the Good
to go out to a restaurant this time so Rayna Starr, and Empress XIX Tracy Shepard, 533 N. Main Street. A can-
join us at about 12:15 at church and Taylor. dlelight vigil will follow the worship
we will go from there. For more Contestant applications are service at Thoroughbred Park.
information about interweave available from Stepen Foster 0’
contact Davina at 271-6174 or Jamie Hayre at Hair by Hayre 33'0", BOOKWOPM SALE
artemis427@yahoo.com. Cammie Dietrlck at the Bar Complex, The Bookworm, Inc. cordially
or Larry Stanley at CLub 141. invites you and your guests to our
Richard Armstrong‘s The Imperial Court of Kentucky Holiday sale to be held at Faith
Toqs for Kids is a 505(c)(3) charity and proceeds Metropolitan Community Church (for-
Interweave and GLSO are again from this event will support their pri- merly Lexington MCC), 385 Waller
collecting presents for Richard mary charity, Moveable Feast. Avenue, Lexington, Kentucky, on
Armstrong‘s Toys for Kids which pro- Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 t0 4 D-m-
vides some new toys for children in Imperial Court Benefit
families dealing with AIDS. This pro- The Imperial Court of Kentucky Social Concepts
ject was started by E-Male when in cooperation with Mia‘s Restaurant, Christmas is coming and we are
Richard was a member. Richard was 120 S. Upper Street, will host a partying! This time at Sherry and
also a member of the UU Church and "Food for Friends" Night and Edith's, on Saturday, December 9th,
we are continuing with the program. Celebrity Auction on Thurs, Dec. 14. 7 pm. The tree is decorated, and the
You can bring new toys to the Pride Mia's will donate 30% of all food tinsel is gleaming. We are going to
Center, to the UU Church, to sales from em 11 PM to the Imperial
...Communify News continued page 4

 CWWMwsCmtmm Please give us a hand in December Dec 16 Appalshop Christmas Party,
" . ' ' ' or early January. Delivering meals is Whitesburg, KY (band)
oelebrateithe holiday season m style. our biggest area of need and it is Dec 23 Border's Books, Cincinatti,
Come With your Christmas 3pm” easy; you come in at 5 pm and are OH, 8-10 pm (5 piece) (child friendly)
BYO Beverages. Bring a guest: Call through by 7pm (often earlier). You
or email Ginger for directions, can getaspecific route if you commit SISTAHS IN THE LIFE
gg40504@hotmall.com or389-7698. to a regular schedule. if you can Sistahs in the Life is social sup-
drive a car you can change a life. port collective for Lesbians of African
Holiday Getaway Please give us a call 252-2867. Descent. All black women ages 19
Do the holidays give you the and older are welcome to join. The
blues? Are you bending under the Wishing Chair group is growing, why not join us.
stress 0t how not to be too queer - The December 3rd Carnegie For more information call LeTonia
around your family? COU'd you use Songwriter Series features local favs 233-3751, or Joan 252-2657.
a couple 0t hours 0t sanctuary? Mother Jane, Gregg Morris from
Why not consider coming to the Cincinnati and Molly Sloane. Open HUGS of the Bible
GLSO D'SCUSS'On/ Support Group mic follows the show, any and all are Dr. Lisa Davison, Assistant
3h DyedneSday "'ghts from 7 to welcome to perform. Sign-up begins at Professor at Lexington Theological
‘3 We win be meeting every 7:30- This spring we're looking forward Seminary, and Dotti Berry have orga-
. t0 hOSth Lexrngton's own ambient nized aa bible study group called
Wednesday in December except for music wizards, Spacecraft, and the HUGS of the Bible: Hearing,
the 27th .Meet'".95 are held at 2216 original iazz group from Wilmore, Understanding, and Growing through
.Y°”"g Dt've' SU'te 1'. Young Dm’e League of Mercy...our first big band Study of the Bible. They welcome
'8. located 0“ New Circle between ShOWS! Watch f0f the date...it'll be a and affirm all God’s Children includ-
Richmond and Winchester Roads. great show. ing Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals,
G'Ve yourse" a break "on” the “W We hope you'll keep us in mind Transgender and Allied Persons.
bu” Be yourse" tot a couple °t for your holiday shopping. Music They meet on Sundays from 11
hours‘ The Grout) ts there to sup‘ warms the heart as well as the ears. am. to 12:30 pm. This is not con-
p°tt you’ and you "“9” even have We've got a special holiday package, nected to the seminary. if you have
a laugh or two: if you have ques- all 3WiShihQ chair CD'S for $25 or any questions call Lisa at her office at
tions or need dltectlons call Jane at one ed for $10, offer good until Dec. 252-0361, Ext. 257’ or e-mail ldavi—
389-7698 (evenings). 25- Check the website for details, son@lextheo.edu, or contact Dotti
www.terrakin.com. Berry at dottibe @minds ringoom,
M "WOIIIO F “3!. There are some other December or mobile phone T894791. p
ovable Feast always needs concerts that are close to Lex:
extra help over the Holidays. WOMEN WRITERS
Rainbow watChefS Plans are under way for the 22nd
. annual Kentucky Women Writers
«it? PIOfCSSional sel'ViCCS Conference: "Claiming identity
‘ _ . _ Through Writing," four days of writing
" ”pet S'tttng —House Watching workshops, readings, and panel dis-
) L 0 3t errand Running —Skoppin9 CUSSiOnS to be held March 22-25, at
' , the Carnegie Center for Litercy and
Robyn Stockwell (859) 273-7202 tearnng. Call 25414.175 for more
émail:rainbowwa’rckersC‘Pkotmail.com 32:21:20” or e-mafl' t @hOt—
Malling Incision: now for our future. Get Involved! Pride Center Mailing - Th. Duo 7 - 7 pm 387 Wallcr Ave.
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 m“ W and firms well-house...my teacher placed my goal's with Tam became different
.3va Many , Leshians? hand under the spout. As the cool than my goals with Cathy or Jean or
by Kelly O’Ferre” stream gushed over one hand she any other woman or man. We mutu-
spelled into the other the word ally wanted the same things - the
Join me as I take my mind out water...l stood still, my whole atten — same goals. Whereas my other
for a little walk. Sometimes it's just tion fixed upon the motions of her friends wanted some of what I
plain fun to make my mind think fingers. Suddenlyl felta misty con - sought but not all.
about things other than food, work, sclousness as of something forgot - So, we return to Helen Keller
the house... ten - a thrill of returning and Anne Sullivan Macy. Clearly
When i heard that Helen and thought...That living word awakened one of their initial goals was to set
Anne were together for 50 years _ my soul, gave it light, hope, joy, set it Helen’s mind free with the concept of
until Anne’s death _ my first thought , free!” from The Stgry Qf My Life by language. And, at some point - per-
was “I wonder if they were lesbians". Helen Keller haps spoken or unspoken - their
Then, my vibration shifted and l So, could the definition of les- mutual goal was to remain together,
knew that i had to decide what "les- bian be “an emotional or psychic even through marriage and subse-
bian" meant. energy that awakens the soul and is quent divorce (Anne‘s husband John
lremember when l was writing usually goal-oriented"? A bit broad? Macy moved in with Helen and
about “Me as a sexual being _ lfear I’m standing on the very cliff Anne).
alone". i had to define sexual and from which JoAnn Loulan was They indeed embodied the very
substituted the word ‘passion’for the tossed upon her infamous essence of the word lesbian.
word sexual. I had the same experi- cross[over]. Once our man—made system of
ence when I wrote ‘Transgendered _ Opening up the word lesbian to laws catches back up and we cease
Are You The Woman l Married”. l include any woman who has the abil- to have to fight for equality, perhaps
had to define the word ‘transgender’. ity - nay the courage - to experience the word lesbian will no longer exist
In both of these cases the defin- intimacy with other women takes us as to set us apart from.
ition began with Webster and was (lesbians today) closer still to being imagine when Tam and I will
incorporated into my experiences. more and nothing less. My relation- exist as no more and no less than;
So, once again, we begin our ship with Tammy truly is nothing when there will be no heterosexual
warmup exercises with Webster: more and nothing less than my or homosexual.
Lesbian: relating to homosexual friend Annie’s relationship with Bob. Were Helen and Anne lesbians?
relations between females Many of my female friends are Not today, but someday.
Homosexual: atypical sexuality lesbians who are married to men. I Well, we’re back where we
characterized by manisfestations of seek, with these women, an emo- started our walk. lcan really feel
sexual desire toward a member of tional and psychic energy that will that stretch. it’s not quite as much
one’s own sex awaken my soul. as I want it to be, but at least it’s a
Sexual: related to the sphere of So, what’s the difference start. I kept hearing the words of
behavior associated with libidinal between Tammy and me and Cathy John Lennon's Imagine all the
gratification and me? In both of these relation- people, liv-ing in har—mony
Libldinal: belonging to the libido Ships ' seek intimacy, Passion, hon- , - . 6 ~
Libido: emotional or psychic energy esty, shared time in crises and joy, I , _ Your Mai "’15
that in psychoanalytical theory is tears and laughter. : ‘ ft ' t .t ' ‘
derived from primitive biological 't cannot be that the thing that » ”be! ,sYequ
urges and that is usually goal-orient- makes my 'e'attOhShth Whh Tam dtt' .5 . . t. 8 .- -_.
ed ferent from Cathy is genital or orgas- 'j "'1; ' 5- ‘ -'
Urge: to rouse from a dormant state "“0 experiences. 1' ' ‘ PW Renew ht
or into life Maybe an answer is at the end , V .3 @ ©
' “We walked d th of the open definition of lesbian - ‘ . ; '
own the pa to the “and is usually goal-oriented". My .Stub-B;hrfl.tttt0tt..toirm'haght5; 5
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 Progressive Organizations Amnesty International The Lexington Network
GLBT people need to support On Dec. 7th UK Amnesty This group meets once a month,
progressive groups in our area that International will be hosting the 3rd on the 3rd Wed, 11 :30 at the UK
are working for causes that may or Annual Celebration of the Universal Boone Faculty Center for lunch and
may not effect us directly.‘ We have Declaration of Human Rights discussion. Cost is $15 (non mem-
many allies that support our work for _ (UNDHR). Bluegrass Fairness will bers) or $12 (members) for a gener-
equal rights. We need to reciprocate participate in this event at ArtsPlace. ous buffet. (Membership-$25 a yr.)
by becoming involved and when pos- There will be music from the High On Wed. Dec. 20, Mark Johnson
sible, let our gay presence be known. Street Band, and presentations by and Anna Edwards will be speaking
_ . Joe| pen and Nikky Finney. on The Dynamics of Health issues
609?" F9“ for A LWM! w'!‘ The UNDHR has been the basis and Race. To reserve a place call
The Living Wage Campaign is for a number of advances in GLBT Carolyne Slayton (255-2455) by
an effort to educated people about rights around the world, particularly Monday Dec. 18- Come try it OUt and
the inadequacy of the minimum wage in Europe, under the provisions support Mark!
and t0 encourage the adoption 0f regarding pTiVaCY. Amnesty The Network makes an effort to
There will be a concert by city international remains at the forefront reach across differences that too
workers to benefit the Lexington of efforts to stop the torture, forced often divide US- They had a program 1
Wing W399 Campaign 0” sa‘U'dayx hospitalization, jailing, and execution on Gay Rights last summer. You "
December 2 from11 am ‘0 1 Pm- of LBGT individuals around the have to eat, right? Join us and get to :
Lunch W'",be served. Admissmn world. Their letter-writing campaigns know a variety 0f 9909'9: some 07
Free. We W'" pass the hat. The con- have literally saved the lives of many whom need to know "5- For ""0
igztgvgotlfbitthgiitahCIeSLKSto—ridgsr people imprisoned for their ideas or call Mary Crone l266—5904) or
, ry ’ 9 their sexual orientation. Groups can Carolyn Slayton (255 2456)-
mfo contact Janet at (859) 873'976 set up tables. For infozAmy 381—9596 ...continued on page 13
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 Imperial Court News were in attendance. The evening was Family" and received their titles at
During the month of November also graced by the presence of three the brunch.
the Imperial Court of KY traveled to a Heir Apparents in the Line of Over the Past year the Barony
"Far East" destination, Adornment V Successron to Jose I, the Vlfidow of MA has raised more than $9,000
for the Royal Commonwealth Norton, Founder of the international dollars to donate to the community in
Society, The Barony of Court System. They were Empress which they are part of. The imperial
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 Her Name is Corene the reindeer and head down to was a rather personal engraving
By Reinette F. Jones Wagamuphn, Kentucky for a month. along each outer thigh. Small upright

Our celebrations have not been figurines and a glint-tossing statuette

Dear Corene, ' the same since you first joined us. is not the same thing. Granted, the

You are cordially invited to the We are grateful that you continue to five elf sisters outdid themselves and -
annual frolic being held by the Secret ‘ return each year, your presence it is a beautiful piece of art. We are
Society of Sagitarius Sisters. The adds alchemy to our spirit. Please glad to have it. But was it necessary
festivities will be at Jane's place this bring more of the red and silver time for Kriss to bring the statuette thou—
year and she sends you her love. We elixrr; the last of our supply will be sands of miles across the sky, only to
have all missed you and we look for- used during the commemoration this leave it unattended on the street
ward to seeing you again. As always, year. while he grabbed a snack and a
Kriss is not invited. We know that he We will hold the welcoming cer- snort at Big Daddy's Place. There is
gets a thrill from having strong emony down by the brook where no telling who might have passed by,
women sailors toss him out the door, Kriss usually drops you off. Would read the inscriptions, then discov-
but this year the Society has entirely you do us all a favor and remind him ered the Secret Society. We are
too much to do to entertain his to keep those long horned critters grateful that you called Jane to bring
shenanigans. if he would be so kind away from the rooftops on his way the SUV. Is Kriss off the wagon
as to drop you off on his way back to out. Those animals leave an awful again?
the North Pole, th en we will get you mess behind, especially when he is We can make the deliveries if
home no later than Valentine's Day. Sllly enough to feed them chili. it is Kriss is back on the sauce or if he
We would like for you to stay an extra truly amazmg what that man finds to needs some time off. The holiday
week because this is a very special be funny these days. season can be a highly emotional
occasion for all of us and a mystic You might also remind him that time, even for Santa Claus.
reverie is planned for the e n d of the standard fare is milk and cookies The Society has helped you
January. for Santa Claus; the Smith's are still before and we will do it again when—

It has been 100 years since mad because he helped himself to ever necessary. We did not do too
Kriss pilfer e d one of our invitations their Christmas dinner and spirits last bad of a job delivering gifts in 1902,
and gave it to you as a prank gift. We year. What has gotten into him these 1905, 1933, 1958, 1975, and 1992.
were all very much in the closet then past few years? He has not been so Everyone needs help every now and
and so were you. Few people even out of character since the early then, and that includes you.
knew that you existed. Katharine 19005 when he was stricken with It is understandable that it takes
Lee Bates did a fabulous job of intro- that klepto problem. Whew, you had a team and eleven months of toil in
ducing you to the public in her 1899 a time convincing us that Santa preparation for the big night, but it is
book, Santa Claus on a Sleigh Ride. Claus had turned into a five finger high time that Kriss shared the cred-
Most people only remember her as discount artist. Glad that is over. but it with you and the elves for bringing
the author of the song America the it seems that he has redeveloped good cheer to children all over the
Beautiful. another habit. world.

But you have not forgotten her; Remember two years ago when Seventeen hundred years is
remember how you thought that he parked his sleigh outside of Big plenty of time for him to be familiar
Kriss had put two and two together Daddy's Place and left those with things like diversity, labor laws,
when he found out that Katharine anatomically correct busty babes in and feminist theory. Frankly, we are a