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10/23/08
I love this! What a sad Christmas that must have been, and our family has experienced this very thing, only not in our childhood home. So glad the gravy turned out! Whoot! ;)
10/25/08
I felt like I was right there in the kitchen with these ladies. Good job.
10/25/08
So glad this had a happy ending. Lovely story.
10/26/08
It's so good to see the family coming together making new memories from the old ones.
10/26/08
Love how you finished this off with fun. Great descriptions throughout. Enjoyed this.
10/27/08
This sounded like a sure recipe for disaster. Glad that it all worked out.
Plus, you've given me a couple of ideas for variations on this year's Christmas dinner!
I love how they kept their parents in their hearts, and made a great Christmas Dinner to boot! :-) Great job!
I like how the gravy coming together brought you and your sisters together and lightened the mood. Thanks for sharing this story.
I like the way the sisters worked to make the gravy. A well written stroy.
10/27/08
I loved the sense of humor held throughout the story. If it were me, I'd probably cry. Congrats on the success of the gravy and the holding true to Mom and Dad's memory.
You turned what could have been a very sad story into one filled with memory and family togetherness. That's kind of the way it happens, isn't it?
I enjoyed this touching story, but couldn't imagine my sisters working together to make the gravy. You're blessed.
10/28/08
I had to smile at your "giblet" gravy… I used to request that they be left out of the dressing. :) The "sugar" in the mashed potatoes is a nice touch to this. I love the gravy victory celebration and your title is perfect… what fun. I'm thinking this is true… It's poignant and beautifully written.
10/28/08
Heartwarming and well-written account of a challenging first Christmas without Mom and Dad. Thank you for opening your heart for us. I enjoyed the gravy detail since I am the designated 'gravy man' at our holiday get-togethers.