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10 hours ago, Sofa Sloth said:

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I just realised I hadn’t been able to find this Tell All episode in the Sister Wives back catalogue anymore,  so I went and searched it on you tube, just to make sure my memory served me correctly and it really existed! OMG it’s worse than I remembered. Poor Christine, the gonads on this guy! What an absolute jackass! 

And later on the host had a one on one conversation with Kody and she asks him if he wants to apologize and he says no.  He tells her he was just being honest.  I think Christine was having such a hard time with jealousy regarding Robyn and Kody wanted to make her suffer for it.  Robyn was Kody's damel in distress, it was the two of them against the world. Jerk! 

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10 hours ago, Sofa Sloth said:

https://youtu.be/1Lk7g6-AQOs

I just realised I hadn’t been able to find this Tell All episode in the Sister Wives back catalogue anymore,  so I went and searched it on you tube, just to make sure my memory served me correctly and it really existed! OMG it’s worse than I remembered. Poor Christine, the gonads on this guy! What an absolute jackass! 

This was horrifying. 

"So you weren't attracted to her"

"That's an understatement"

What a POS.  Poor Christine is trying to laugh it off and saying "Yeah, I was chubby", like she's trying to justify him insulting her and humiliating her on TV.  All the other wives just sitting there completely silent.  What a f#%@ing pig. 

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I think Christine thought if she lost weight that Kody would be more attracted to her but it isn't working and maybe that's why in the previews we see Christine saying that she can't be married to Kody anymore, she's tried everything and it's only getting worse to the point where he uses his phone to IGNORE her.

The problem is she was VERY attracted to Kody but Kody was NEVER the least bit attracted to Christine and when you aren't attracted to someone it's difficult to overcome that, you can't really force yourself to be attracted to someone that you're not attracted to.

I think Kody married Christine because as he's said MANY times, she was Polygamy royalty and Christine was able to use that to get Kody even though he wasn't at all attracted to her, she would have been better off to find someone who liked her look and personality.

Maybe that's why Joe Dargers marriages seem to be happier, maybe he was actually physically attracted to all his wives and he didn't marry women for their pedigree or some other stupid reason.

Kody said he wasn't attracted to Meri, he's said that Christine was a gross slob eating nachos and he found her repulsive and he's said that he liked Janelle as a "buddy" he could have conversations with, the only wife he was actually attracted to is Robyn and it was painfully obvious because he couldn't keep his hands off her... no wonder Christine is still jealous.

The wives must have seen the scenes of Kody and Robyn kissing while Christine was preggo, plus remember him being all involved in helping pick out Robyn's wedding dress behind their backs, Christine said Kody didn't give a crap about her wedding dress plus the nail in the coffin was the Kody/Robyn honeymoon with Kody on Cloud 9 and hanging all over Robyn..... Christine watches it knowing that he never acted like that with her.

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or that "couple" weekend Christine & Kody went on a few years back when they were supposed to talk about the relationship between the two of them and reconnect, but Kody would only talk about the family.

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On 2/12/2021 at 4:23 PM, Sandy W said:

Christine's aunt is Kristyn Dekker, she is the one that left polygamy and if I'm not mistaken, when confronting the Brown wimmen folk on a panel discussion was the recipient of Robyn's condescending sneer when Robyn said to her ---"don't speak for me, SWEETIE!"

Annie is Christine's mother who eventually moved into Christine's home.  She was more or less included when Mariah made her coming out announcement, she was seen on the staircase just outside the room and was one of the first to rush and embrace Mariah.  Annie was slated to run the B&B for Meri and Meri took her up there to get a feel for the place  She was very excited about the prospect, but suddenly, Meri's mother Bonnie sold her own home just when Meri was scrambling for cash to purchase the B&B, and Annie was out and Bonnie was in.

Annie disappeared from the episodes right around that time, and I have heard that she now lives with another daughter.  I looked, but didn't spot her at Mitch & Aspyn's wedding.  Seemed odd, as she is Aspyn's bio grandmother.

I always felt that Meri offered Annie a job at B&B to get Christine on her side when she pitched the idea to family. It might have worked to sway Kody, because well, no love lost there.

Since Meri didn't get loan from family, Gramma Annie was out.  

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I can see where she'd be constantly fighting her faith versus the reality of having a "husband" who never really loved her for these past 20+ years.  I wonder if her weight loss and the deep wrinkles on her face are the result of quietly carrying this knowledge in the back of her mind for so long and now, approaching 50, she understands that she can no longer live like this.  I also wonder if behind the scenes, her mom and her aunt are encouraging her to get out as they did.  I do believe that Christine really wanted the family, not just the man.  Now she has neither.

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18 minutes ago, laurakaye said:

  I also wonder if behind the scenes, her mom and her aunt are encouraging her to get out as they did.  I do believe that Christine really wanted the family, not just the man.  Now she has neither.

I also think that Gwen may be pointing out the inequalities in the relationships on a daily basis.  While not as condescendingly abrasive as Mariah, Gwen is very outspoken and she has never seemed to have illusions of being "daddy's girl" as does Maddie.  Even if Christine chooses to gloss over Kody's behaviors, Gwen would be there to abruptly remove Christine's rose colored glasses and demand to know WTH are you thinking?

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3 hours ago, laurakaye said:

I can see where she'd be constantly fighting her faith versus the reality of having a "husband" who never really loved her for these past 20+ years.  I wonder if her weight loss and the deep wrinkles on her face are the result of quietly carrying this knowledge in the back of her mind for so long and now, approaching 50, she understands that she can no longer live like this.  I also wonder if behind the scenes, her mom and her aunt are encouraging her to get out as they did.  I do believe that Christine really wanted the family, not just the man.  Now she has neither.

I think they would all get out except for the show and the money!

Having a peck of kids to feed and house with not much in the marketable work bubble makes them stay and waste away!

Hell can be all kinds of different things.

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3 hours ago, ginger90 said:

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I love it that Robo looks like crap, compared to Christine, but as far as Kootie's concerned, I doubt he even notices.  Christine could easily snag another guy, and I wish she would.

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I think they would all get out except for the show and the money!

Actually, it sounds like the house is in Christine's name. So she just has to change the locks to keep Kody out. Was it Christine in this last episode who said that Kody shows up and then is just looking at his phone the whole time? Way to be a dad. Shows up once a week to surf the web. Christine should change the wifi password and refuse to give it to him.

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, HighlandWarriorGrl said:

I’ve had a few friends like Christine in my life, who are really fantastic people (sweet, smart, funny, pretty, etc.) but tethered to horrible partners.  They have been together for a very long time and can’t see how really wonderful they are because after so many years of their partner talking them down, they begin to believe it.  They also feel like they are too old to be on their own and start something new because their confidence has been destroyed by some asshole who relishes the hold they have on this great person.  Many times this friend has been the bread winner, or contributed equally on finances.  They are already alone but they don’t even realize it because they have come to think of the relationship as normal.  They are unhappy as hell, but they can’t figure out why and they think it’s their fault.  Most don’t leave the situation because they believe the partner that is telling them they are nothing and can’t make it alone.  But I had one friend who’s husband actually died and she was forced to live a life on her own.  She went from being a depressed, trampled mess to a beautiful butterfly who eventually made a really nice life for herself and shined with happiness and personality and hope.   She would have stayed with the husband forever though, and had he not gotten cancer and passed, she would still be living her miserable existence.  Seeing this picture of Christine today and being reminded of the “relationship” she is living right now, I just want to give her a big hug and say sweetie, you are meant for such better things . . .

This! I hope she reads here!!

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To be honest, I have a bit of a girl crush on Christine. I want to rescue her from her horrible marriage to the narcissist and whisk her away to paint her fingernails and watch Rom Coms every night...

Note: I am married, agnostic, and straight.  

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I guess it's just me but I don't find Christine to be all that smart, funny, or sweet. 

This is a woman who took classes to be a Realtor but was flabbergasted to learn she'd have to work weekends so dropped the whole thing.  She was astounded to hear that polygamist patriarchs were abusing women and children ("I never knew men could be such bastards") despite the heinous family history and the fact that her mother and aunt left polygamy.  She hid in a restroom to avoid her aunt as though she was going to be whisked off to be deprogrammed.  Not exactly a brain trust.

As for sweet, it's "keep sweet" with that whispery little voice but I'm not convinced she's like that off camera.  She's gotten her digs in and I think her Sparkle Plenty persona is due more to a good dose of chemicals than anything else.  Without them I think we see much more of the hidden volcano we saw when she stomped off the set protesting the whole wedding dress shopping incident.  

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12 minutes ago, Grifter Lives said:

I completely agree with everything you said.  I'll add that she's the most condescending, hostile and passive-aggressive.  One of the clearest or most recent examples was their trip to Seattle so that Hannah - her daughter's mother-in-law - would design and custom-make hats for the wedding.  Christine interrogated Hannah about leaving the sect with fake pity and obvious superiority.  Hannah was dignified, polite, generous and gracious (a complete contrast to the Browns).  Then, Christine over-enthusiastically declared how cool Hannah was and how she wanted to be like Hannah "when she [Christine] grows up."  

Christine has lost her identity and purpose, and she's fighting an increasingly-more hostile and aggressive Kody who wants to be done with her.  She (not douchebag Kody) is really facing an existential crisis.  But, she's so ill-equipped, because she is so righteous in her indoctrination, uneducated, juvenile and unsophisticated.  Since she's no Strong Woman, she amps up her ridiculous, annoying and fake bubbly, fun-loving personality, and over-emotes, over-gesticulates and speaks really fast, because that's all she knows how to do.

I agree with you about righteous indoctrination. Before TLC came along, it was Christine who advocated Polygamy through Principle Voices. When they marched to UT capitol, she was the cheerleader, speaking passionately. Her Grandpa was prophet of AUB. She is steeped in the teachings of that community. 

It was a struggle for me to shuck the toxic parts of the dogma of my parents, gparents, ggparents. It's a struggle. 

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20 hours ago, Kellyee said:

Actually, it sounds like the house is in Christine's name. So she just has to change the locks to keep Kody out. Was it Christine in this last episode who said that Kody shows up and then is just looking at his phone the whole time? Way to be a dad. Shows up once a week to surf the web. Christine should change the wifi password and refuse to give it to him.

She's probably in a tough situation - she has her routine with her kids and when he randomly pops over at night, not only does he disrupt whatever she's got going on, she knows he's only there because he thinks he has to be there, not because he wants to be there.  At the same time I'm sure she does want Truely to get to know her sperm donor - also Truely is old enough now to be aware that dad doesn't want to spend any time with her, preferring her step-sisters and half-brother and sister to her.  As a mom, I would both demand that Kody show up, put down the phone and engage with his child, but at the same time I would resent him "dropping by" and then proceeding to ignore everyone.  She can't win.

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41 minutes ago, laurakaye said:

As a mom, I would both demand that Kody show up, put down the phone and engage with his child, but at the same time I would resent him "dropping by" and then proceeding to ignore everyone. 

Yes, but........keep sweet.  The poly wife mantra.

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I think Christine looks fan freaking tastic.  I agree with the posters that said she could easily find a nice Mormon guy to settle down with.  Based on their talk show appearances, she is clearly the nicest, the warmest and the most friendliest in the group. 

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On 2/19/2021 at 7:13 AM, laurakaye said:

She's probably in a tough situation - she has her routine with her kids and when he randomly pops over at night, not only does he disrupt whatever she's got going on, she knows he's only there because he thinks he has to be there, not because he wants to be there.  At the same time I'm sure she does want Truely to get to know her sperm donor - also Truely is old enough now to be aware that dad doesn't want to spend any time with her, preferring her step-sisters and half-brother and sister to her.  As a mom, I would both demand that Kody show up, put down the phone and engage with his child, but at the same time I would resent him "dropping by" and then proceeding to ignore everyone.  She can't win.

Exactly, she can't win and I think christine has finally figured that out and it's probably why we see her telling Meri that she can't stay married to kody anymore.

If she dares to call kody out on his behaviour he'll make her pay and ignore her even more, it's no sweat off his brow because ignoring a wife doesn't really effect him, he still has his home with Robyn, he can still hang with Janelle, he's not alone so he has no incentive to make it work with christine and in fact I think he likes the idea of not having to be present with her because he's even less attracted to her now than he was in the beginning.... I also think that christine has Robyn figured out and isn't buying her crying act anymore and Robyn knows it so christine better watch her back.

That's one of the biggest problems with polygamy, the husband has lots of options while the wives only have one option and if they don't want to lose the only option they have they need to be sweet, don't complain, don't be jealous, be present, be happy, don't rock the boat.

It probably works for Joe Darger because he's attracted to all his wives and he isn't a pissy baby like Kody.

Kody was never suited for polygamy, he's a whiney, self absorbed, immature, selfish jackass.

Those women made a huge mistake when they invited Robyn to join the family.

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Maybe I'm reading too much into Christine's post, but I wonder if she is effectively 'licking her wounds' and taking comfort in the knowledge that at least Truely loves her, and is planning a future with her in it.

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3 hours ago, DakotaJustice said:

My God, Christine looks 62 here. 

She looks like a polywife in one of those towns that the polygs run.   Not a good look at all. 

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I'm watching the latest episode on TLCGo. 

This is probably not going to be a popular observation but I'm just not seeing significant weight loss on Christine.  Her neck and face are skinny but the rest of her isn't much smaller than she's been in the past. 

I think that for her Instagram - she might not be FaceTuning like Meri, but she's definitely using camera angles and positioning to appear smaller. Like she is in this picture, dressed in slimming black and with her leg hiding her body.  In still photos, Christine often hides partially behind someone else.  BTDT for me in my overweight/obese days - I was always trying to find something to hide behind. 

The show is the great truth teller as far as the weight and looks go.  Instagram is their fantasy. It blows my mind to see comments from fans kissing their butts saying how young and skinny they look - don't they watch the show? 

IMO of course.

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39 minutes ago, DakotaJustice said:

I'm watching the latest episode on TLCGo. 

This is probably not going to be a popular observation but I'm just not seeing significant weight loss on Christine.  Her neck and face are skinny but the rest of her isn't much smaller than she's been in the past. 

I think that for her Instagram - she might not be FaceTuning like Meri, but she's definitely using camera angles and positioning to appear smaller. Like she is in this picture, dressed in slimming black and with her leg hiding her body.  In still photos, Christine often hides partially behind someone else.  BTDT for me in my overweight/obese days - I was always trying to find something to hide behind. 

The show is the great truth teller as far as the weight and looks go.  Instagram is their fantasy. It blows my mind to see comments from fans kissing their butts saying how young and skinny they look - don't they watch the show? 

IMO of course.

You could be right, but don't forget that what we're seeing in the "new" season was filmed last summer at the latest. I'd like to think she's actually slimmed down rather than using the angles in her pix.

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On 2/27/2021 at 1:45 PM, Teafortwo said:

You could be right, but don't forget that what we're seeing in the "new" season was filmed last summer at the latest. I'd like to think she's actually slimmed down rather than using the angles in her pix.

I agree, I think it’s genuine weight loss in the last year. Christine doesn’t tend to filter herself in any sense and never has. Meri is all about her vanity pride and ‘walls’ and tries to control the way she’s perceived, but Christine seems to be fairly open and genuine - plus if she knew how to tune her body in my opinion, she’d filter her face too (which she clearly doesn’t). That’s where most people start, when editing pictures. Body tuning is much harder. 

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How many of these stupid pyramid schemes can Christine push on her fans at one time? This family has a finger in every dodgy pie, it’s unbelievable!

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Interestingly she’s also pushing the My Sister Wife’s Closet joolry on her social media, despite the website being down. Almost like it’s their very own start-up pyramid scheme...🤔Either that or just offloading the inventory, hopefully it’s the latter. 

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5 hours ago, Sofa Sloth said:

How many of these stupid pyramid schemes can Christine push on her fans at one time? This family has a finger in every dodgy pie, it’s unbelievable!

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Interestingly she’s also pushing the My Sister Wife’s Closet joolry on her social media, despite the website being down. Almost like it’s their very own start-up pyramid scheme...🤔Either that or just offloading the inventory, hopefully it’s the latter. 

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Looks like old inventory.  I wonder how much of a cut Robyn will get for sitting on her ass for two years instead of selling it herself.

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8 hours ago, Sofa Sloth said:

How many of these stupid pyramid schemes can Christine push on her fans at one time? This family has a finger in every dodgy pie, it’s unbelievable!

My guess is she has to.  But it's hard to believe she sells enough to support her and her kids on it.  But have to give her an A for effort.  

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6 minutes ago, DakotaJustice said:

Can't believe they're still in LIV after all these years.

There have been periodic references to LIV over the years.  When Truely lay dying of dehydration, Kody offhandedly told Aspyn to give her some LIV water, I guess it isn't a magic elixir as she eventually was saved by medical intervention.  Once last season, there was a bottle of LIV prominently displayed on one of the kitchen counters.  When Meri was 'splaining her first in person encounter with the CF, she vaguely said that the CF had been invited to her home for a demonstration of a product they were promoting, with a view to becoming part of the team.

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I definitely think Christine has two sides to her, that over sickly wispy voice about Kody when she was on his good side, she took it upon herself to tell Meri she was toxic, acted like top dog and now I wonder why the falling out with Kody? I wonder if had anything to do with her getting a house smaller than what she needed and having to convert the family room into a bedroom, him buying Robyn a 900K house plus an adjacent plot while she is begging to get enough money for Ysabels surgery. I also think that Kody and Janelle's relationship at this point is platonic, she yes's him to death and he swings by on occasion to sit outside with Savannah

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Christine kept saying that her womb is closed but the thing is NOBODY was asking or wanting to impregnate her so to me every time she said it she just sounded more and more like a delusional old woman who hasn't figured out that her "husband" doesn't love her, never did and he sure as shit doesn't want anymore kids with her to tie him down.

Kody isn't interested in her, he's not asking her to have a baby, she's 50 yrs old for goodness sake, she needs to stop the stupid whispery voice and face the facts... Kody doesn't want access to her old clam and the only wife he still wants a baby with is Robyn.

Even when they were at the Dargers... Kody and Robyn made it crystal clear who he was referring to......I wanted to crack Christine over the head with a rolling pin and tell her to SNAP OUT OF IT! And quit embarrassing herself.

I'm pretty sure that Kody would like the other three to just go their separate ways and leave him alone with his REAL wife Robyn and the children he shares with her.

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OK, I give.  Why March 4th?

Not a bad outfit for a change.

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1 hour ago, Cetacean said:

 

Not a bad outfit for a change.

The top is flattering on her and for once, no shredded jeans...is that trend over yet?  Why the knee high boots in her own home, maybe they're her marching boots?

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6 minutes ago, DakotaJustice said:

I thought Joseph Smith's birthday was her favorite holiday.

I seem to recall that Christine said that day was celebrated in her family.  Or something like that.

Dear Christine:  if you're serious about March(ing) forth, dump that sorry sack of shit you supposedly have a 'spiritual union' with, OK?  Rid yourself of that toxic bitch you call a sister wife, otherwise known as the Dark Wife.  

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Omg I was watching the episode where Truely is born and now I'm on the next episode and the commercial is for a hard selzer called "Truly."

I'm not making this up! I am doing a 7-day free trial of Discovery+ because I wanted to see this past Sunday's episode.

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I hope she is happily drinking her wine in her (owned solely by her) house.  I like Christine. 

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8 hours ago, Teafortwo said:

I'm not making this up! I am doing a 7-day free trial of Discovery+ because I wanted to see this past Sunday's episode.

You have to pay extra and still get commercials?  Sheesh.

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14 hours ago, Cetacean said:

Not a bad outfit for a change.

The outfit looks good, but she looks really washed out and old.

13 hours ago, Sandy W said:

Why the knee high boots in her own home, maybe they're her marching boots?

I thought she was dressed nicely so she was either about to go out or had just come in.  Is this her house?   That bookcase has more books in it than I thought all four Brown families combined would have. 

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30 minutes ago, Twopper said:

The outfit looks good, but she looks really washed out and old.

I thought she was dressed nicely so she was either about to go out or had just come in.  Is this her house?   That bookcase has more books in it than I thought all four Brown families combined would have. 

How staged is this shot?  Prominently displayed is Gabrielle Bernstein's book, Judgment Detox: Release the Beliefs that Hold You Back from Living a Better Life.

The window finishes look cheap.  

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On 2/20/2021 at 9:44 PM, Adeejay said:

I think Christine looks fan freaking tastic.  I agree with the posters that said she could easily find a nice Mormon guy to settle down with.  Based on their talk show appearances, she is clearly the nicest, the warmest and the most friendliest in the group. 

I agree!. I'm 60, unenhanced in any way, things are sagging, turning down...so... I love that she is not using filters, is not embarrassed by wrinkles. She wears them. She owns them. She is beautiful no matter what her weight is/was. And oh. My. God. She's had 6 kids!! And 7 pregnancies? Think of the wear on all of their bodies. Im amazed by her energy. 

 

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