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Becoming My Mother

Never, in my wildest dreams, had I expected this gift.

9 total reviews 
Comment from ShirleyT1
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What a beautifully written story for your Serendipity contest entry. Your words definitely have made me hungry as I read each delicious dish description. You are a great writer, and apparently a fantastic cook as well! Best wishes in the contest.

 Comment Written 25-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 25-Jul-2021
    Thanks so much for the compliments. I love cooking and have so much fun in the kitchen with my cooking classes.
    Appreciate this lovely review.
Comment from Susan Newell
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This is a fascinating story about your mother and her cooking. It sounds like preparing the best possible food for family and friends was her chosen career. I'm glad you learned from her and are passing her recipes on to future generations.

 Comment Written 23-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 25-Jul-2021
    Thanks for this great review. It has been such therapy for me and I'm having so much fun teaching classes to young ones.
    Appreciate your lovely comments.
reply by Susan Newell on 25-Jul-2021
    You are welcome.
Comment from Carol Clark2
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Writing a cookbook is a lovely tribute to your mother and remembrances of her artistic culinary efforts. It's also a great way for your extended family and future generations to share culture. Your story is well written, and I hope it does well in the contest. Blessings.

 Comment Written 23-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 25-Jul-2021
    Thanks so much for your wonderful comments and review. It has been a lovely experience for me as well.
    Appreciate your good luck wishes too.
Comment from Brad Bennett
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An amazing story. I feel a good deal of truth in it, retold in the way the magic of fiction can embellish and intrigue. I especially got a laugh where you said it was hard to get rid of boyfriends because of your mothers cooking. Later, when you realized you had become her, the mantle was passed on. That was no doubt a serendipity moment. Well written!

 Comment Written 23-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 25-Jul-2021
    Thanks so much, Brad for your lovely comments and review.
    It has been quite an experience for me and I'm loving every minute of it.
Comment from Sugarray77
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What a well-written story that I am sure has all of your readers salivating before we get halfway through your lovely tale. It is also a endearing tribute to your mother and her gifts she bestowed onto you. Well done.

Melissa

 Comment Written 21-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 21-Jul-2021
    Thanks so much. This is a blind entry so you should not know me now.
    I appreciate your lovely comments.
reply by Sugarray77 on 21-Jul-2021
    No worries? I edited the comment. Good luck.

    Melissa
Comment from Ric Myworld
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I don't know if I should lavish you with praise or send you a bill for the Chapstick I need after licking my lips throughout your story. Those of us who eat out every meal, can only dream of such delicacies. And unlike common opinion, delicacies can be the simplest and inexpensive taste sensations. Thanks for sharing. I wish I had a six.

 Comment Written 20-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 20-Jul-2021
    Thanks so much Ric. I am so pleased that you liked my story. My mom had a great influence on me and I admired the way she poured her love into every offering.
    Appreciate you stopping by.
Comment from Jannypan (Jan)
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You did a super job with the contest prompt. I loved reading and learning about your mom's fantastic cooking, her recipes, and how she prided herself cooking for her family. I love the comment the lady made about your mother not dying. You are wise to have written the recipes you remembered of your mom's cooking. what a gift. Since this is a blind contest, you should delete your name from your notes about your bools. You can add it back after the voting is over.
Best wishes.
Respectfully, Jan

 Comment Written 19-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 19-Jul-2021
    Thanks for the heads up. I did delete my name. Thank you for your lovely comments and review.
Comment from equestrik
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This is a wonderful poem and a beautiful tribute to your mother. I do think that generations live on through many things one of those being food and recipes. Well done.

 Comment Written 19-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 19-Jul-2021
    Thanks so much for this excellent review and your wonderful comments.
Comment from Lana Marie
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Thank you for sharing your heart warming story about how you became just like your mother. So many people do not want to be like certain parts of their parents. I do not enjoy being in the kitchen at all and my mother did not either so I am the same in that respect LOL. That's great that you can carry on her love language in the kitchen

 Comment Written 19-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 19-Jul-2021
    Yes, it is truly the language of love for my family. It is gift to me to be the next in line for this legacy.
    Thanks for this wonderful review.