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#44552 - 12/22/05 08:57 AM Re: and the winner is
DonnaJ Offline
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Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 1076
Loc: Ohio, USA
You made me cry. But that's a good thing, 'cause I loved your story. Congrats on your win. You're always a winner in my book. Love ya, girl!

Donna

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#44553 - 12/22/05 01:49 AM Re: and the winner is
chatty lady Offline
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Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 20267
Loc: Nevada
JJ this brought a tear to my eyes and such a good feeling to my heart. Wonderfulfully written!

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#44554 - 12/22/05 02:30 AM Re: and the winner is
AvalonBlondi Offline
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Registered: 11/07/05
Posts: 1096
Loc: West Chester ,PA
JJ...your story is the definition of Heartwarming...Congratulations on your win...and for sharing your heart with us....

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#44555 - 12/22/05 09:16 AM Re: and the winner is
meredithbead Offline
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Registered: 07/07/03
Posts: 4894
Loc: Orange County, California
Kleenex time...

What a beautiful story! Congrats Jawjaw on an absolutely wonderful memory. [Big Grin]

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#44556 - 12/22/05 12:26 PM Re: and the winner is
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Registered: 10/11/05
Posts: 645
Loc: boise
What a heart-grabber!!! No wonder you are who you are - and I'm with Countrygirl - no accident, this.....

What a very special way to deeply understand who your family was and who you are. Talk about a Christmas Miracle! The Miracle of deep love, sacrifice, hope, and encouragement all rolled into one little ugly skirt!!!

And a great read, JJ. Thanks and congrats - and treat us to more!

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#44557 - 12/22/05 11:22 PM Re: and the winner is
Dianne Offline
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Registered: 05/24/04
Posts: 6123
Loc: Arizona
Wow! No other words to describe the story.

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#44558 - 12/22/05 11:33 PM Re: and the winner is
TVC15 Offline
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Registered: 09/03/04
Posts: 2538
Loc: North Carolina
JJ,
I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes after reading your story, not only because I felt like I was there with you but also it reminded me of a far away Christmas when I too received nothing but handmade gifts.
And I wish I still had them!

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#44559 - 12/23/05 12:21 AM Re: and the winner is
starting over Offline
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Registered: 06/30/05
Posts: 383
Loc: Illinois
I don't know who wrote this but I am still drying my eyes. What a truly wonderful story with just the right message. Thank you for sharing!

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#44560 - 12/23/05 02:31 AM Re: and the winner is
ladybug Offline
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Registered: 09/22/05
Posts: 1402
JawJaw, congratulations on this very beautiful story. It definetely was deserving of the honor of winning!

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#44561 - 12/23/05 04:24 AM Re: and the winner is
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Registered: 10/11/05
Posts: 645
Loc: boise
oh by the way, I kept thinking your story reminded me of something else and couldn't think what. Now , I remember, "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry. His story , in content, was no different from yours - (you could use just a "little" counsel to get to HIS perfection, but hey, we all need to start somewhere ---LOL, and most assuredly meaning myself, as I am the lowest of the low and glad to be there)and I , personally, take this to heart. JJ, you have been an inspiration to me on this most eventfull holiday of my life...........Thank you and your most wonderful of parents........

Wishing you and yours all the wonders of your parents' dreams and the security of them as well..........

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