The Official Writing Challenge
This article has been read 745 times
Member Comments
Member
Date
01/15/09
A sweet story of an immigrant coming to America. Perhaps they'll have an upcoming "topic" on Holland during this particular cycle - and you can share with us that beautiful country with its tulips, windmills and wooden shoes. (*.*)! Nice job on this one!
01/15/09
It takes a lot to make me tear up. the fact that your tribute to a very special lady had the power to do so speaks strongly of your magical prose and vivid details, as well as the true portrayal of one very unique grandma. thank you for writing this.
01/15/09
Very nie tribute to your ancestor--keep this in a family album or scrapbook!
01/16/09
I liked this. One little hiccup for me was when Marie was 15. You're in the past tense and I would've preferred "the year before" rather than "last year" when talking about how her older brother sent for the family.
01/19/09
A lovely tribute and nicely told. Your title threw me off course as I started reading thinking the Afghan was a person, and wondered how that was possibly going to tie in with an immigrant from Holland! But the story was very touching.