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I am not a great fan of tough love but i do get your message. I have a few people in my life similar to Mr. Barton. Thank you for teaching me to look for the friuts and not the thorns. I had fun while reading your article. Stay blessed.
05/15/08
You passed on an important lesson here. We must always look for the good in others and not expect them to be the way we would like. Your writing is excellent and it brought out clearly what you intended. Thanks for sharing.
05/15/08
Loved your last paragraph! And I liked how you described the first meeting, seeing those huge hands! ^_^ Great job!
05/16/08
Thanks for sharing this story from your personal life. You did a good job of sharing your struggle with your father-in-law and in showing the very gradual warming up to him that culminated in you being able to accept his difference in personality.
Some treasures are hidden, but they are well worth digging for. Mr. Barton had much buried treasure in his soul, and my favourite way he showed it was by loving his handicapped grandson.
05/22/08
Mary...I enjoyed your piece very much! You captured me into it and I love the way you turned it into a thought provoking lesson.

Tina Dane
05/23/08
Congratulations, Mary, on placing tenth in your level with this piece. Great job!