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Christmas

Spending Time With Grandpa

11 total reviews 
Comment from krys123
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

Cheers, Barbara;
> My congratulations goes out to you for placing third in this contest and this is an excellent piece of writing. The brought warmth to my heart as it also brought back memories to when my grandpa, God rest his soul, also told stories during Christmas and actually babysat us for our parents. Grandpa used to live with us until he passed away when I was around 12, or 55 years ago. Chuckle!
>We used to decorate and sing carols during that time I try to sing along with the carols playing on the record player that was scratching in the background.
> Thanks for sharing this, Barbara, and have a very Merry Christmas and a happy new you my dear friend.
Alx

 Comment Written 14-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 14-Dec-2018
    So glad you like this
Comment from Joan E.
Excellent
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Congratulations on having your "Christmas" story so well received. I enjoyed your childhood memories of spending the holiday with your grandparents. Cheers- Joan

 Comment Written 10-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 10-Dec-2018
    Smiles
Comment from Jean Hornby
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

I had to give this six stars because in its story there is innocence and happiness captured within a beautiful tale . It brings back the meaning of how Christmas should be . It makes you want to be a child again and to be right where this writer has been.

 Comment Written 06-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 06-Dec-2018
    thank you so much for your kindness and support
Comment from Katchoo Ledeux
Good
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Sounds wonderful! What kind of food did your grandma used to cook for you?

Note that I took one star off not for the quality of the writing, but because I think this could (and should) be developed more. Can you provide more details to paint the picture?

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 Comment Written 06-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 06-Dec-2018
    I was limited on the word count so has to squish in what I wanted to say sorry
Comment from zanya
Excellent
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Yes if only we could return to a sense of the simplicity of life and living as described with such wonderful candour here in this 'Time my life ' article - it exudes delight in the bosom of family . A joy to read

 Comment Written 05-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 05-Dec-2018
    Thank you for the support
Comment from LIJ Red
Excellent
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There have been several times I would nominate as the best of my life, but Christmas in the country as a kid is sure on the list. Very short but clear story told here. Excellent.

 Comment Written 30-Nov-2018


reply by the author on 30-Nov-2018
    So glad you enjoyed this- smiles!
Comment from Ulla
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Hi there, anonymous writer. it was such a short story but a sweet one. In not so many words you conveyed a lovely and seasonal story, which I really enjoyed to read. Good. Luck. All best. Ulla:))

 Comment Written 29-Nov-2018


reply by the author on 29-Nov-2018

    Fixed
Comment from Janilou
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A lovely trip down memory lane. I enjoyed reading it.

Suggestion:

We would go out and cut the tree the biggest we could find and decorate it all while singing

I would suggest re-working this sentence a little. Perhaps to this?

We would go out and cut the biggest tree we could find and decorate it all while singing


Otherwise it looks fabulous.

All the best

Jan

 Comment Written 29-Nov-2018


reply by the author on 29-Nov-2018
    Fixed
reply by Janilou on 29-Nov-2018
    :-)
reply by the author on 29-Nov-2018
    Smiles
Comment from meeshu
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this is a wonderful remembrance of some of the best Christmas' ever. the last sentence needs rephrasing. or some commas..

 Comment Written 29-Nov-2018


reply by the author on 29-Nov-2018
    where would the comas go
reply by meeshu on 29-Nov-2018
    to break up the "fireplace of Sante"
Comment from Insider98
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Though it's a bit short, it seems very genuine. Most times, our most cherished memories aren't of things extraordinary, but daily life, spending time with our loved ones. Great job. Nice entry!

 Comment Written 29-Nov-2018


reply by the author on 29-Nov-2018
    than you