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04/10/08
Wonderful, fact or fiction it rang true, I smiled and misted up a bit. Thanks for the telling.
04/11/08
THIS WAS WONDERFUL! An awesome, unique story. Very heartwarming...I loved it!
04/11/08
Your beginning is very good. This is a piece of history I have wondered about (the brick-paved streets). It's hard to see "progress" remove history. It's wonderful you were able to buy some of the old bricks and you found a way to use them. This is very well written. I like your entry very much.
04/14/08
Unique story, with lots of great atmosphere.
04/15/08
Very lovely story! If it's true, I can imagine your grandfather working hard to provide for his family during those lean years. Love the story-telling style of this entry.
04/16/08
I'm loving all these stories about grandparents, and this one is no exception. I'm so glad you were had enough bricks to complete the special job. Well done, great entry.
04/16/08
What a wonderful story and I really liked how it came full circle. If only there were more like you wanting to preserve precious memories. Great job.
04/16/08
This reminds me of one of those guideposts stories in the "His mysterious ways" section. This was great-I felt as if I were there watching the whole thing unfold.

One typo though-if you don't mind. I think "I would smiled" was supposed to be "smile" correct?

Great writing! ^_^
04/16/08
I thought it was very cool that the bricks were taken to make the porch. What a special way to preserve the memories of the grandfather.

I appreciate you sharing this special story with all of us.
04/16/08
Oh, this is such a sweet story. I want it to be true. Thanks for a lovely read.
04/16/08
I love how you started and ended your story using the porch--the brick memories became a foundation to make new ones!
05/01/08
One of my favorite kinds of stories. This is history as it connects family and builds an ever-continuing strand into the future. I love the way you described the passion the grandfather bequeathed to his grand-daughter in his stories. Super job.