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The Seventy-year-old Angel


An Angel from Grandma

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Barbaraj1
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Robert, this was a wonderful story. You loved that angel and now it
can sit on top of your tree. I am sure it brings back great memories
of your grandma and grandpa.


 Comment Written 16-Dec-2019



reply by the author on 16-Dec-2019
    Hello Barbara. Thank you very much for the great review and I appreciate your kind remarks.
    Merry Christmas
    Robert
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As you make so clear, continuity shapes our lives, and is very important. Reading your story, I was so happy for you when the Angel came to light again (no pun intended). You are extremely lucky to have such a delightful memory of your Grandparents. I guess it must make Christmas even more wonderful than usual.


 Comment Written 15-Dec-2019



reply by the author on 15-Dec-2019
    Hello Katherine. The angel is a daily reminder of the joy of my youth with my grandmother at Christmastime. The angel sits atop the tree each day now and reminds me all over again. thank you. Robert
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I really enjoyed this story. Thanks for sharing it. I love how something so small can conjure up such cherished memories. I hope the angel sits upon your family tree for another 70 years.


 Comment Written 15-Dec-2019



reply by the author on 15-Dec-2019
    Hello Pam. Thank you for your very positive and encouraging review. I appreciate your meaningful comments about the content of the poem and I thank you for your evaluation of it. Robert
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Pam (respa)
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-A very nice photo, Robert.
-Thanks for sharing it and
your note about it.
-This is a lovely and
inspiring story that
comes from your heart
and touches mine.
-I like how you begin with
your early life that couldn't
have been easy, but you had
such loving grandparents.
-The heart of the story is
Christmas and the special
Christmas angel, though.
-How you have always
cherished this comes through
so well in your story.
-The ending paragraphs of
your story are very touching
about never forgetting about
the angel, and still cherishing it today.
-A wonderful story. Thanks for sharing
it. Good luck in the contest.
-Have a very Merry Christmas
and I am sure that angel will
be shining bright on your tree.


 Comment Written 15-Dec-2019



reply by the author on 15-Dec-2019
    Hello Pam. Thank you very much for this wonderful review and commentary. I am honored by your kind words and observations. I have never seen another Angel like the one that my grandmother gave to me. I'm sure nothing like this is even made anymore.
    That Angel is a tradition and I have passed on other traditions to my son and his family.
    Traditions among family are important.
    Marry Christmas to you and your family.
    The angel has taken his place on the tree. He has his own protective case he sleeps on the rest of the year.
    Robert

reply by Pam (respa) on 15-Dec-2019
    You are very welcome, Robert. It was a very good story and well written. I enjoyed learning about this angel and its importance to you. It is nice to pass traditions on to others in the family. Thanks for the Christmas wishes, too.
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RShipp
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Great, great memories! Well written.

I have ornaments from each set of my grandparents trees as well. I have about four from each family. Each year, I carefully select the one from each set that will be displayed.

As a tradition, with each of my kids (when they were about 10 - after some of the childhood mystery had been tarnished) we shopped together for their special set of ornaments for our tree.

As they have grown and left, each of them take an ornament from their siblings for their own personal tree.

Traditions are important.


 Comment Written 15-Dec-2019



reply by the author on 15-Dec-2019
    Thank you very much for your positive and meaningful review. It is wonderful to have traditions around Christmas because those memories last a lifetime. Unfortunately, we live in a society that discounts traditions. Robert
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This is a wonderful reminder of your childhood days. I can totally understand how much it means to you and how important it is. I hope it continues to take its place on your tree for many years to come. And good luck in the contest.


 Comment Written 14-Dec-2019



reply by the author on 14-Dec-2019
    Hello Judy. I thank you very much for your positive and meaningful review. I am grateful for your good wishes in the contest. Robert
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Robert and Ralphie: I like your Christmas angel story. Sometimes,
as a child traditions are important moments in our lives. I'm glad that you received the angel and share it with your family. Treasure your memories and make new ones with Ralphie. flylikeaneagle


 Comment Written 14-Dec-2019



reply by the author on 14-Dec-2019
    Hello Nancy. Thank you very much for your positive and meaningful review. I appreciate your generous award of 6 stars. Robert (Ralphie is watching me as I type this)
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Awe, Robert, this is a lovely story and what is more it is a true one. I bet the angel is your most precious memory of your childhood and your grandparents. I know exactly how you feel. I have Christmas decoration that I've inherited. Well written and the best of luck in the contest. All best. Ulla:))


 Comment Written 14-Dec-2019



reply by the author on 14-Dec-2019
    Hi Ulla. Thank you for your review and very nice comments. The Angel has his own little box to live in when he is not on the tree. I appreciate your best wishes for the contest.
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Therese Caron
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This is a beautiful heartfelt story. I think it will resonate with a lot of people who have special memories of Christmas when they were little. It wasn't a big expensive gifts, it was certain little traditions that they have carried into their own families and that mean a lot to everyone. This is wonderfully written and a great addition to the Christmas stories and poems I find here. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story.


 Comment Written 14-Dec-2019



reply by the author on 14-Dec-2019
    Hello Therese.
    Thank you for your positive and insightful review. I am grateful for your meaningful comments and evaluation of the story.
    Robert
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Sandra du Plessis
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A very well-written Christmas story it is amazing how childhood memories can stick to us for many years until we are grandparents ourselves. I think you have a great story to tell your grandchildren on Christmas.


 Comment Written 14-Dec-2019



reply by the author on 14-Dec-2019
    Hello Sandra. Thank you for your positive review and meaningful comments. I appreciate you reading and evaluating. Robert
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