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Hope this is a true account. It is a delight and I loved the details. The ending is perfect, too.
04/10/08
“Ahhh, tis fit.” Loved it.
04/11/08
You did great with your grandmother's speech in this, I enjoyed "hearing" her brogue. You brought back a lot of memories of "dressing chickens" for me. :) This sentence is beautiful, "The years flew by and my grandparents joined the Lord's table during my college years." -- what an awesome thought (joining the Lord's table)! You are very good at this heart-warming writing!
Plucked many a chicken in my childhood on our poultry farm. Hated the smell of the wet feathers though. What a wonderful memories to have and create with your own grandson.
04/13/08
I loved hearing(reading) this. Your descriptions of the sights and sounds drew me in. If this is a true story you are truly blessed.
Wonderful characterization, and what vivid pictures you paint. I could smell the whole chicken process.
I felt like an intruder in the kitchen, your words put me there. What precious memories you have. Thanks for the telling.
I loved the grandmother and her accent. Her character really brought the story to life. I am assuming that this is a true story, and if it is, you had quite a unique grandmother.

This story made me very hungry. :)
I love the Irish accent and I could hear it every time the grandmother spoke. Nice story with touching ending.
04/14/08
From the title to the last word--wonderful.
04/15/08
I loved this! My grandmother cooked for all the farm hands too.

The accent was a plesure to imagine!
04/16/08
What a wonderful tribute. The narrorator's voice was very sweet. And it pulled at my hearstrings, 'cause I had a grandma named Blanche, too.
Great voice, and I so hope every word of this charming story is true. I'm a little unsure about killing the chicken, though, being the bird person that I am. ;0) Very well done.
04/16/08
Loved this walk down memory lane. I, too, can remember dressing chickens. I was the one that usually took the chicken from live to plucked. I'd rather just have the chocolate pie.
04/16/08
Loved this walk down memory lane. I, too, can remember dressing chickens. I was the one that usually took the chicken from live to plucked. I'd rather just have the chocolate pie.
04/16/08
This is VERY good! My favorite touch is the chocolate pie-lol. I loved this Irish Grandmother-especially the bits of dialouge, it added a lovely touch of culture and also quite a bit of character. Amazing! ^_^
04/16/08
This is a delightful tale, indeed! I love these lines: She was like a great ballerina floating from stove to cabinet to pantry. All the while, pots and pans were steaming, as she said, “talking.” It was a magical event. I laughed out loud several times!
04/16/08
I cannot BELIEVE you can write an accent like that and do such a great job at it. What an entertaining story!
04/17/08
Is there anything you can't do? You have more voices than an international choir! How did you learn to speak like that? As usual, your entries are such a pleasure to read, Dub. No wonder your students are crazy about you!
04/18/08
Congrats, Dub, on 39th place this week :D. You deserve it.
05/13/08
Marvellous. Thanks for sharing this story.