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02/14/08
Kudos to Frank for deciding to quit the pity party and get up there and see if there isn't some way he can start helping again! I like how you tied in his background to helping the new neighbor. This was good. ^_^
02/14/08
This kept my attention the whole way through. Glad Frank was able to escape feeling sorry for himself.
God can use us where he puts us, what a great message. This felt real, thanks!
02/14/08
Great characterization, with a very believable transformation. This felt very real.
02/14/08
Very good story. You fooled me when the man was only in his 20's. Excellent job!
Laury
02/15/08
Great message in a well-written piece.
02/15/08
Very cool :) A great lesson - don't focus on what you can't do, but what you can.
A good illustration of the topic and also a way out. I, too was surprised he was so young, based on the earlier descriptions. Living in morbid regret ages a person.
02/18/08
This story involved me at the very beginning. My mom was handicapped from a car wreck, and I remember so well her battle to feel like she could do any good in the world. And by the way, she did. Well done.
What an old grumble-bum Frank was in the beginning. I loved the bit about noisy kids and annoying cats. So glad he woke up to himself. Great story Ms Chrissy :)
Wonderful story and message my friend. I love the turn around at the end. Well done!
Your writing was very good, as usual, I enjoyed the story!
02/18/08
Great characterization! like your take on the topic!
02/18/08
A great example of the topic. It was fun to reread this and see the hints--way to go!
02/19/08
Great characterization of Frank, and I love Nancy's line toward the end: That's not the only thing he lost...Very good writing.
I enjoyed your story and was glad to see Frank come to a happier frame of mind.
02/19/08
I suspected what Frank's profession had been — more competent than most of us would have been under the same circumstances. Good story
What a great story. The characters are realistic. I was thinking that the Lord really does put situations in our path to provide opportunity to clear our thinking...if we take them. Good job, wonderful writing!
02/22/08
On topic, girl! Good story, too. Now, how did "Frank and Nancy" show up in both our stories (^&^) -- must be great minds move in the same channels, right! I noticed SirWilliam had a Frank, too.

Thank you for commenting on my Oasis story. I sure appreciate you, friend!
Great story. I love reading stories where people finally come outside of their self absorbtion and pity.
Well written with an easy flow.