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Comment from dragonpoet
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Mary Kay,This is so true. I was a fan of his and read all his books on line and bought one from him which he signed. I read a lot of his poetry too. He was a talentend writer in both genres. I wrote my own poem about him too. He was and encouraging reviewer too. He will be missed. He is probaly in a writing group with all the other fanstorians in Heaven.
Congrats on the honorable mention in the reviewing contest.
Keep writing and stay healthy.
Joan

 Comment Written 04-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 04-Oct-2021
    Thank you, Joan, for your lovely review of my post in memory of Bob Hartson. This is probably my post that gets the most surprise reviews, reflecting his immense popularity. Wow, you even had a signed book from him! I know he encouraged a lot of writers on this site. May he rest in peace with God.
    Thank you for your congratulations and good wishes. May God bless you.
    Love, Mary Kay xoxo
reply by dragonpoet on 05-Oct-2021
    You're very welcome on all accounts, Mary Kay.
    Joan
Comment from bob cullen
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I am one of those Fanstory members who wasn't aware of Bob's illness and I'm saddened to hear of his passing. To me, Bob will always be remembered for his helpful suggestions and informed comment.
To you Mr. Hartson, I will always be in debt, for your encouragement and your wise counsel. Thank you.
I have no doubt you are now enjoying your ultimate reward. I share your and Mary Kay's beliefs.

 Comment Written 13-Sep-2021


reply by the author on 14-Sep-2021
    Hi, Bob. I'm so sorry that you are just now learning of Bob Hartson's passing. I was aware of his illness for at least several weeks before he passed away, and while I prayed that God would spare his life, I knew he was having a hard time with the diabetes, and I suppose his time had come. I was also very sad, as I had hoped he had more time left in this life. I admired the way he had overcome so much, in his lifetime. It's a blessing that he helped so many writers on this website. May He rest in peace with God.
    Blessings and peace to you, Mary Kay
reply by bob cullen on 14-Sep-2021
    Nary Kay, that truly is a beautiful reply. I too was fortunate to consider Bob a friend. He, probably more than anyone else on Fanstory encouraged my writing so maybe now with his Heavenly connections I should again seek his support in finding a publisher.
Comment from Kitbok Nongkhlaw
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There are people who suffered a lot in their life but overcame their challenges. Reading this piece was so captivating to me. When you look at people's faces, we would not know what they have gone through in their life. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful review of a person's life. Thank you, Kit.

 Comment Written 22-Aug-2021


reply by the author on 25-Aug-2021
    Thank you so much, Kit, for this beautiful, thoughtful, exceptional six-star review. I was glad for the opportunity to learn about Bob's background, but sad to learn of his passing. I was hoping that he would overcome his illness, but it was not to be, despite our prayers. Now I am praying for his family. I am glad you enjoyed his tribute. Blessings in Christ,
    Mary Kay
reply by Kitbok Nongkhlaw on 27-Aug-2021
    You are welcome.
Comment from Gert sherwood
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A Tribute to Mastery
Mary Kay Bonfante I totally agree about Mastery, his writing were
written so well. They always made me glad to read his detective stories.
Gert

 Comment Written 15-Aug-2021


reply by the author on 16-Aug-2021
    Thank you, Gert, for this fine review, and for the five stars. Bob was very talented and persevered through some tremendous difficulties in life. May he rest in peace with God. May we always seek God wholeheartedly, in these difficult times when we must learn to trust Him more and more.
    Love, Mary Kay xoxo
Comment from Anne Johnston
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Thank you for sharing this great tribute to a former member of this site. From your words and from many others I know he was well thought of on here. will try and find time to check out these books.

 Comment Written 13-Aug-2021


reply by the author on 13-Aug-2021
    Thank you for your fine review, Anne. I appreciate your thoughtful comments and the five stars. I hope you enjoy what's left of the summer. I don?t know about you, but we're having a heatwave here in NYC, and I've had enough of it! God bless you, my friend.
    Love, Mary Kay xoxo
reply by Anne Johnston on 13-Aug-2021
    You are welcome. Heat wave here in Montreal as well, so just staying in and enjoying the Air conditioner
reply by the author on 13-Aug-2021
    Sounds good. One of ours (in the bedroom) isn't working very well, so we're just riding it out, until cooler weather kicks in. Stay cool!
Comment from Jeff Watkins
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Thank you for a moving and well-deserved tribute to a man of many virtues. He helped me, but at the time I didn't realize how lucky I was to have such a man review my posts although I did put him on my buddies list. You are a very skillful writer and generous, too. You are on my buddies list because I treasure your insights and your character. Jeff

 Comment Written 12-Aug-2021


reply by the author on 12-Aug-2021
    Thank you very much, Jeff, for your very thoughtful, meaningful and exceptional review of my tribute to Bob. I also appreciate the six stars very much, and that you put me on your buddy list and said such kind things about me. This review was a lovely surprise. May God bless you.
    - Mary Kay
Comment from Rdfrdmom2
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Mary Kay:

I first met Mastery while reviewing his book Falling up the Stairs on this site. He and I struck up a fast friendship which I will surely miss. I was not aware of his "Santa's Diary" so I will be sure to check those out.

jan

 Comment Written 30-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 31-Jul-2021
    Thank you, Jan, for your fine review, and for the five stars. I'm sure it was a privilege to review "Falling Up the Stairs" while it was being written; I read it just recently. Yes, I was surprised to find "Santa's Diary," and I think you will enjoy it. May Bob rest in peace with God.
    Love and blessings, Mary Kay xoxo
Comment from Begin Again
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I wish I had a six for you, Mary Kay. What a wonderful tribute to Bob and his life, dedication to his country, the joy of family and friends, and his wide diversification in writing. I am sure his faith and the love of our Lord have given him a perfect place in heaven. You did a marvelous job of showing others how special he was and how he will be remembered.

Smiles and hugs, Carol

 Comment Written 30-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 31-Jul-2021
    Thank you, Carol, for your stellar and sensitive review, and for the five stars; I appreciate that you'd want to give me six. Although we weren't especially close, I was deeply moved when I read his book, and I am enjoying his lighter side in "Santa's Diary." May he rest in peace with God, and may God comfort his loved ones now. Love and blessings, Mary Kay xoxo
Comment from mermaids
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I look forward to reading Bob's book and his Santa tales. Excellent review here of a much loved author here on Fanstory. I am sorry to read about his passing, he will be missed.

 Comment Written 28-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 29-Jul-2021
    Yes, he is certainly missed. I am savoring his Santa Diary, one episode at a time.
    Thank you for a lovely review. May Bob rest in peace with God. Blessings and love, Mary Kay xoxo
Comment from tfawcus
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This is a moving tribute to Bob, whose actions in life were those of a true Christian - as is apparent from the many fine things that people have said about him when talking about his career and his personal interactions.

 Comment Written 28-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 29-Jul-2021
    Thank you for your lovely and excellent review of my tribute to Bob. Most of what I knew about him was actually through the book he wrote about his youth. I do know he had many friends on this site, and was eager to help many aspiring writers. I am sad for his passing, and feel for his family and close friends. May he rest in peace with God.
    May God bless you, and I thank you for reading and reviewing this.
    - Mary Kay