The Official Writing Challenge
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A very enjoyable, well written story. It was colorful and entertaining and held my interest without much effort on my part. It was like you painted a pictur for me. Thank you.
02/11/11
Wonderful story. There are lots of things about the "good old days" that aren't so good, but the General Store is one of those very good things that marked a gentler, friendly, society.
02/12/11
I liked the days of the "Mom and Pop" store. Up until just a few years ago, we had a store in our small town, that still had the old soda fountain and the feel of home.

Thanks for bringing back such happy memories.
02/13/11
Yes, I felt that uneven floor, smelled the mingled aromas, including the ubiquitous dusty shelving and cardboard boxes lending their own scents. Your article really brought it all back. Thank you.
I could visualize it all-well done!
02/15/11
What brilliant descriptions - I almost felt I was there and some of this reminded me so much of my 'growing-up years' living in my old Gran's shop. You are right - supermarkets (in comparison) are heartless places! Lovely writing. I enjoyed this. Margaret
What a wonderful way to teach a lesson. It's amazing that the agony of a disappointing look from a well-respected man can be more effective than a severe scolding or a spanking. Mr. Campbell was a priceless gem and this was a delight to read.
02/16/11
Excellent, excellent descriptions. Very evocative.
02/16/11
Loved this peek into my family's history...I have been told my grandfather owned one of these stores that served the community.
Congratulations for placing 23rd overall!