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The poet of Stoneridge Creek

Original post made on Aug 12, 2018

Marilyn Slade calls herself an "Exaggerator-in-Chief." It all started in grade school, when she wrote about her first airplane flight for a class assignment, trying to capture the thrill and terror of the expedition. Her teacher liked the story, reading it aloud to the rest of the class.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 10, 2018, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Art S Tenb
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 12, 2018 at 6:49 am

Yes, I have known ( competed and laughed with) Marilyn over decades since meriding her in a local writing class which I still enjoy healing her read an occasional Haiku.
We still compete and laugh. At the moment I have the last laugh. This summer I slipped my prom “Route 66 Revisit” into the AlCo Fair while she was busy with her 17 symbol Haiku and I won Best of Theme award. But I know this is just “grist for her writing mill” and she’ll have the next “last laugh”

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