The Official Writing Challenge
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This was very moving, and touching. I enjoyed very much. Well written.
L so enjoyed the walk down memory lane with you. The first paragraph was long and didn't fit with the rest of the story. But at the second paragraph the story drew me in and I could picture the details easily. Remember if you use Mom as a name (without my or the in front) to capitalize it. You did a good job telling a story and it had a great lesson at the end.
You produced within me, a gamut of emotions from watering taste buds to the warmth of life in that quaint little home and church. Swallowing that bleach had me holding my breath for your safety and empathizing with your aversion to your Mom's "Martha Washington's" after that. :) My heart also sunk at your Mom's new life in the care home and dragging those limbs down the country road and waiting to hear you Dad call her. Bittersweet memories...but only for a time, until that Holy day when nothing but the pure joy of the Lord shall all encompass us.
Also, never heard of tomato gravy so looked it up and gotta try it! :)
As a current resident of the small AL town of Goodwater I relished your descriptions of country life. This may be the first steps to an awesome book!
I loved your sweet story! Well written, I won't be surprised if it ranks high!Blessings, Ruth Brown
A delicious (pun intended) story here! Well-written and evocative; excellent descriptions and characters. I, too, was a PK--although with not as many happy memories as yours, for many reasons. So your story was especially emotional--and good--for me to read. Thanks for sharing.
I'm from southern Alabama and your writing conjured up all kinds of wonderful memories. My mom is with Jesus and I can almost throw a stone to her marker from the front porch of our family home. Dad is still here and I have joy of caring for him everyday.
Thanks for sharing and I think you will rank high with this one. Blessings