The Official Writing Challenge
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08/03/06
First let me go back to my memories of picking through flower sacks at the local feed store, trying hard to decide which one I wanted for a dress. Yes, in the hills of Kentucky we did this and much more. Such a touching story of a life filled with sacrifice and work enabling a better life for a beloved child. It is our Heavenly Father's desire that we all grow beyond or He wouldn't have said, "Greater works will you do". Her accomplishemt spoke well of a mother's lifetime now producing greater works. Well done!
08/03/06
Awesome story. I already had my hanky ready when she started making her speech. Wonderful, rich in detail and emotion. I loved it.
08/03/06
Rich in heritage. Enjoyed it.
Good job.
08/07/06
I really like your narrator's authentic, folksy voice.
08/07/06
A very heartfelt story and a wonderful message about the hard work of parents providing for their children's future.
08/07/06
Loved the narrator's folksy talk, and the wonderful tribute to her from her daughter. Beautifully done!
08/07/06
Great job. I love that she brings the parents into it, because parents are very rarely given enough credit for their kids' successes.
08/07/06
I lived in Michigan as a child, so I never picked cotton, but I remember feed sack skirts and dresses. My parents had to make sacrifices, too, and I wore a few of them. One tiny correction. Shouldn't it be "lost cause" rather than "loss cause"? A touching story. Keep up the good work.
08/07/06
A very good story. A really enjoyable read.
08/07/06
Awww....from the style of your entry I would say that it truly was "Worth It All." I loved your narrator's voice. Great work!
08/07/06
Wonderful narrative story ~ well done! You did well to pull so much in with the 750 word limit. Full of emotion, putting the reader right there as the story unfolds. Wonderfully done!
08/08/06
You've made me cry 'worth it all' tears. Thank-you so much for reminding me it is worth it.
08/09/06
Wonderfully written step back in time. A few minor typos, but a wonderful story.