The Wind Blew A Note Into Our Garden

The wind blew this note into our garden:
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I don't want to 
die with ???? hugs
I had but didn't 
give away.

I want to make sure
that I give
away all the ???? hugs
I have to give.

Is the note a prayer?  Song lyrics?  Lines from a play?  The lament of a dying neighbor?  What does she have that she wants to give away?  9:08 am Update:  oh! hugs!  Thanks, commenters for pointing that out.  That's lovely.
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It's the holiday season, which gives the note all the more poignancy--as if it wasn't poignant enough, a heartfelt cry blown into our garden by a winter wind, sodden with cold rain, a message from an unknown, apparently uneasy soul. 
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Comments

  1. Hugs! I think it says hugs. This note would torture me. I'd have to go out and hug someone.

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  2. I think the indecipherable word is hugs--
    "I don't want to die with hugs I had but didn't give away. I want to make sure that I give away all the hugs I have to give."
    A poignant way of saying never miss an opportunity to show love and affection, and a lesson we need to be reminded of over and over, apparently, especially in the wake of recent events.
    Kay

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    1. Yes, we need that reminder every day.

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  3. Beautiful photos Hoover and an intrigueing note, if only those words were more legible.
    xoxoxo ♡

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    1. Mysteries are fun, aren't they? Happy New Year, Dianne.

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  4. It's "hugs"!

    "I don't want to
    die with hugs
    I had but didn't
    give away.

    I want to make sure
    that I give
    away all the hugs
    I have to give."

    What a wonderful reminder to connect. This post strikes right to my heart due to the death of my father two days ago. I'm so grateful we hugged regularly.

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    1. I'm so very glad you got to hug your Dad regularly. So sorry for your loss.

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  5. Lovely photos and fascinating note, it is a beautiful poem – wish we could get to know who wrote it. Perhaps you could send the scan to your local newspaper and invite them to ask their readers for help finding the person who wrote it?

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    1. Alas, our local newspaper focuses only on convincing its readership that raising taxes on people who make more than a million dollars a year is going to destroy civilization.

      I will have to see what I can google.

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  6. What a lovely note for the wind to have delivered to you.
    I don't want to
    die with hugs
    I had but didn't
    give away.

    I want to make sure
    that I give
    away all the hugs
    I have to give
    Anything more costs $200 an hour.

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  7. Hoover what supprising is must have been find a note like this.
    2012 is almost past and I wish you a brilliant 2013 ahead.
    Hugs marijke

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  8. This is going from sensitive to way too funny!!! Would a gardener rather give away hugs or bugs? A gardener would certainly not want to hug any bugs though...

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    1. Yes it has morphed. At first I thought it was "things", which really made it sensitive--which one of my neighbors was ill--then everyone pointed out it was probably "hugs", which isn't quite so life/death, and might be a school project or poem or something. And now--what about "pugs"?

      It's the Internet--you bounce from terrible crime stories to pictures of kittens with one click...

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  9. I think the word is "things" just written a little scratchy. But, could be "hugs"

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    1. I thought "things" as well...but not enough letters. "hugs" i think is right...maybe...

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