Troy left this comment lastnight on another post, and I wanted to make sure you saw it, so I got his permission to make it a separate blog entry. He said I was just looking for excuses not to write a blog entry, LOL.

Without further adieu…

Hello Scrapbook Princess!

Gosh my name pops up on this blog enough to make me feel like we are family! :-) I sure do appreciate the support you give me.

I have TWO scrapbook stories to share with you and your readers:

First of all, my crew knows how much I appreciate scrapbooking (No, I am not good at doing it, but LOVE to get scrapbooks as gifts!!)
So at the end of each year, they present me with a scrapbook of the previous season. I just got my season 3 scrapbook from the crew and it is AMAZING! They secretly gather stuff from each city I travel to in the show, take pics I never see them take, and then it all comes together in the scrapbook they gift to me. For me, it is an emotional journey flipping thru the pages (each weighing like a pound each!) and revisiting the extraordinary families and towns I have been blessed to meet and pass thru. When guests visit my home, the table in the livingroom has these magical scrapbooks proudly displayed, and everyone sits with them and flips slowly thru their memory-packed pages, asking questions with every page turn. it is such a great way to share my journey with others.

My second scrapbooking story just occured a couple of hours ago. As I type this, I am sitting in the Sky Club at LAX airport, having just taped another appearance on Bonnie Hunt Show. Off camera, she and I were talking about how much we love our tv crews, how they are like family, etc and she told me how so many people on the crew are scrapbookers that are capturing precious moments from the show, backstage experiences and candid shots of every loved crew member. Of course I share with her the story above about how my crew gifts me with scrapbooks and we both just sat and marveled at how much power is contained between the covers of a simple scrapbook. We agreed that if our offices or homes ever caught fire, our scrapbooks would be the first things we grabbed! (Other than family members and pets of course).

Remember, scrapbooks never forget anything! So ‘tell’ them everything important!

My best wishes and respect to all of you gifted scrapbookers, AKA the historians of our families.
“The Locator”

{Sigh!} Do you see why I love him so?? Erm, I mean, LIKE him so …

I wrote back to Troy and told him that I’m also a HUGE fan of BONNIE HUNT‘s and I watch her show every day. She is one rockin’ chick. I love her sense of humor and she has great guests on her show. Did you know she used to be an oncology nurse? Gawd, anyone who can do THAT for a living deserves a special place in Heaven, imho. Anyhow, I really enjoyed the story Troy shared about how they both love scrapbooks and scrapbookers. For all the times we’ve been maligned and made fun of and HATED ON, hearing those nice thoughts from Troy and Bonnie erases all that bad juju from before, don’t you think?

I have to thank one of my favorite readers, “Jill T.”, who left this comment prior to Troy’s:

Not on topic BUT I watched “The Locator” for the first time last night. We don’t get the channel it is normally on but last night there was some special marathon thingy on the Style Network (which obviously we do get). I think I made it through 3 epis before falling asleep. After seeing the show and seeing him on Oprah, I understand your obsession! Neat show and he seems to be a really nice guy.

I think Troy must’ve Googled “Locator” and found my blog again, thanks to Jill leaving that comment. I sent Jill a big ol’ THANK YOU e-mail, LOL. She always leaves great comments here, so I owed her a big ol’ thank you anyway.

Just in case there is anyone left out there who hasn’t read about Troy and his amazing show, “The Locator,” I’ve written about them before a time or ten: HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE. See why he feels like family??

The new season of THE LOCATOR is running right now, and there are past shows re-run all the time on WeTV so check ’em out. Again, I stress, bring the tissues. If you don’t cry at least once per episode, you are lacking a heart, my friend.

I don’t see Troy Dunn on the Bonnie Hunt show schedule yet, but keep an eye out for him there. I record her show every day and will try to give a heads up if I see when he’ll be on.

Thanks Jill! Thanks Troy!

I hope everyone has a meaningful Good Friday and a Blessed Easter …

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    Gloria says:

    that was quite a thrill for you, I know. Congrats!

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    Every time I read a post about him on your blog I think how much I wish he would come on over here and help me locate my birthmom. I bet you were floating on air for awhile after getting his comment…sweet guy.

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    Lisa says:

    So cool! I am also a huge fan of this show, but I haven’t seen it for awhile. It stopped recording on my dvr for some reason, and now we’ve had to replace our dvrs, so I will just have to get my butt in gear and reschedule it!! Love Bonnie Hunt too! I didn’t know she was a nurse, but I did know she was from Chicago. *insert thumbs up* :)

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    abby says:

    Totally awesome! I SO wish I got that channel! :( I’m a fan of Bonnie’s, too…she a great actress and seems super sweet!

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    Angie says:

    Hey girlfriend! What an awesome thing to happen for you!!! Love his show, wish we still got that channel. Oh, and he’s in Texas, too. ♥ Texas makes the nicest sort of people, don’t ya think?

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    KarenSue says:

    Love his show, also, during the last ‘marathon’, my 77 year old mother got drawn in…she kept asking me if ‘there was anyone I wanted to find’..told her, “No, since we’ve reconnected with my Uncle Duck (Donald)…I’m all good”

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    hi troy i was watching your show and i saw that you have found siblings together. i have been looking for my siblings for 24 years and i have no news about them.

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    stacie miller says:

    God Bless you Troy. I watch your program and it makes me realize how families take advantage of there lives. There are people in this world that are lost in there own empty hearts and just want simple answers to help them move on and begin a healing process, while people fight and disrespect each other. Life is so short and you have to live everyday likes its your last.

    God has blessed you with a beautiful gift. Its people like you that give families the hope to always live with a dream and never be afraid to find the truth. Sometimes the truth isn’t what you hoped for but it usually gives a sense of closer. My dad always taught me that the truth will always set you free.
    I thank God everyday for providing me with a wonderful family. I am thankful that I never had to go through what these poor families have, but if I did I would go to you because even though you are on television, you and your crew put all of your heart and soul into making dreams come true. God will bless you. You will be in my heart and prayers.

    Thank you,
    Stacie Miller

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