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Hello!  My name is Vanessa Lindquist, and I am currently a junior at Valdosta State University.  I am pursuing a degree in the field of Early Childhood and Reading Education.  Last semester was my first semester at VSU.  I transfered from Georgia Military College of Valdosta.  Making the transition from a community college to a university was hard for me, but I am doing great now.

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Can you tell that I love cucumbers?  When I was a little girl, my Papa grew cucumbers for me in his vegetable garden.  He made my day every time he brought me a bag of fresh, crisp, green cucumbers.  I enjoyed washing them off in the sink, slicing off the ends, sprinkling them with salt and pepper, and eating them just like they were pickles.  I am twenty-two years old now, and this past spring I planted my own vegetable garden.  My favorite vegetable was, of course, the cucumbers!  In one of my classes last semester, I even wrote a poem about cucumbers.

My garden has taken up all of my free time since February.  I did not know how much work a garden required. First, I cleared a spot for my garden.  Next, I tilled my soil.  Then, I fenced in the area so the bunny's could not eat my vegetables.  I planted my seeds and made sure to water them everyday.  I also had to pull weeds every week.  Growing a garden is a lot of hard work, but it is also fun!  I love walking into my backyard to pick a pretty, green cucumber and eat it.  Growing my own cucumbers brings back wonderful memories that I shared with my Papa as a little girl.

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I live in Quitman, Georgia.  Quitman is about twenty minutes south of Valdosta.  I have lived in this area for over 4 years.  As a child, I moved back and forth from Florida to Georgia.  I also visited Alabama and North Carolina.  I have never been outside of the country.  Within the next year, I hope to be able to visit the Grand Canyon in Arizona.  I have seen many pictures of the Grand Canyon, and it looks absolutely breathtaking.  I would love to visit the Grand Canyon and take a lot of pictures so that I can keep them forever.



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