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Comment from pookietoo
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A wonderful story about you and a sibling. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I hope you continue writing your stories. Have a wonderful night! Keep smiling.

 Comment Written 26-Sep-2021


reply by the author on 26-Sep-2021
    Oh, so great to hear from you! Thanks for taking the time to read my little story. Fun to travel back in time (I wish that were a thing) in my mind's eye and look in on how I remember things used to be. Sending autumn wishes your way!
reply by pookietoo on 26-Sep-2021
    Thank you!
Comment from sandramitchell
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LOL! I bet she turned out to be a real canny lady! Good for her, two treets for one. So did you learn from that? Did you go for bubblegum? Lol, I really enjoyed this story, the spikes of grass sticking up after the mower had gone over them, brought back some memories for me. Well done, this is a lovely story, and good luck in the contest. :)) Sandra xx

 Comment Written 26-Sep-2021


reply by the author on 26-Sep-2021
    Thank you, Sandra, for your fun review and for reading my story. I'm happy to hear it called up some memories in your mind. I had lunch with my sister the other day. When the waiter came for our order, Teri knew right away she wanted Waldorf Salad. Me, I needed another minute with the menu, haha!
Comment from Eunice Amero
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Like this story. I love ice cream and can not eat it and I miss having it. I love chocolate. This made me so hungry. I can eat fudgesticks. I wanted to be there. The picture looks to be back when I was young when you were free. Thanks for sharing

 Comment Written 25-Sep-2021


reply by the author on 25-Sep-2021
    Thank you for reading and taking the time to write to me! I hear you. I can only eat dairy-free ice cream now, but fudgesticks are yummy! I guess we just try and enjoy what we can. Looking back does seem like simpler times. Sending lots of good wishes to you!
reply by Eunice Amero on 26-Sep-2021
    ou are more than welcome. Yes this IBS is awful but its better than having cancer and my niece just found out she has bowl cancer at 44 years old. There is something going on here with the needles. I was told I couldn''t go to church today only when I get the needles. I said oh yeah I'm being no ginue pig for the goverment. I can't stand the liberals. You take care
Comment from lyenochka
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Enjoyed your memories of Baskin Robbins visits with your family. That video is cute, too. I don't remember it. But I don't remember there being one in Hawaii when I was growing up there.
My favorite part was how your family all worked so hard on the yard together. What a great thing!

Congratulations on your second place finish!

 Comment Written 25-Sep-2021


reply by the author on 25-Sep-2021
    Oh, thanks so much! Wow, I love this congratulations banner! I appreciate your kind and encouraging review. There are lots of fun memories of simpler times. Sending lots of good wishes your way!
reply by lyenochka on 25-Sep-2021
    You're so welcome! I was impressed by your family. I wish I had been more organized to do more chores with my kids when they were young. One of them would have find a way to avoid it anyway. Lol.
reply by the author on 25-Sep-2021
    Hehe, indeed! We just do our best as we go along.
Comment from nomi338
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Baby sis was a genius. At a time when treats were not nearly as numerous as they are today, she realized that she could maximize her treat by choosing two treats in one. I hate to say this, but unless you had something against bubblegum, you should have emulated your baby sister and come out ahead as she did.

 Comment Written 25-Sep-2021


reply by the author on 25-Sep-2021
    Great advice, Nomi338! You are right. Why did I spend energy agonizing over a treat, for goodness sake! I will say I am a little better at making decisions these days...(a little!). Thank you for your delightful review.
reply by nomi338 on 25-Sep-2021
    It was a pleasure to read. Thank you for the submission. It gave me a pleasant grin.
Comment from karenina
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Seems we grew up in the same era. Your writing is clear and casual on a comfortable carry way. I always wanted a sister, so really enjoyed your story about interacting with yours. Great title! (I guessed it would be about juicy gossip, not Ice cream!)

Karenina

 Comment Written 25-Sep-2021


reply by the author on 25-Sep-2021
    Thank you, Karenina, for your kind and encouraging words. These days, I agonize over titles like I did over ice cream selections, hehe! Glad "Here's the Scoop" invited you in. Sending lots of good wishes your way!
reply by karenina on 26-Sep-2021
    It hooked me! Hey, getting the reader "through the door" is job one! Your title did that!

    Karenina
Comment from Robert Zimmerman
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Hello Mama Bear.

Your story is very well written and the descriptions you use are vivid and active. I like the description of the yard and the trip to the ice cream store. Bubble gum would never do. I cannot allow myself to dilute ice cream with other flavors. HAHAHA

Robert

 Comment Written 24-Sep-2021


reply by the author on 24-Sep-2021
    Dear Robert, thank you for this delightful review! I agree with your sentiment for bubblegum in ice cream. It is satisfying to put pen to paper (rather, fingers to keyboard) and record a memory. I appreciate our kind and encouraging words!
reply by Robert Zimmerman on 24-Sep-2021
    You're welcome
Comment from Wendy G
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What a great story and so well written! It sounds like a lovely childhood with a kind father and a wonderful sister. You describe your differences so well, accepting them with affection. Best wishes for your entry in the contest.
Wendy

 Comment Written 24-Sep-2021


reply by the author on 24-Sep-2021
    Dear Wendy, thanks so much! I look forward to reading your pieces, too. It is interesting to ponder memories and see what bubbles up (hehe, no pun intended with my bubblegum story)! My sister and I are very different, but in many ways the same, like many siblings, I suppose. Thank you for reading and taking the time to review! Sending lots of good wishes your way.
Comment from Carol Hillebrenner
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What a fun story about your family. And Baskin and Robbins is a great memory, also. There is one line you might want to change. ". . . put me the winner . . ." Best of luck with this.

 Comment Written 23-Sep-2021


reply by the author on 23-Sep-2021
    Oh, great suggestion, Carol! I will think about how to change that. I appreciate your review! Sending lots of good wishes your way.
Comment from Gloria ....
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This is a fun story for the prompt. Your little sister had a great idea knowing getting bubble gum inside the ice cream was two treats in one. I really enjoy your first person narrative, filled with vivid images of course from vivid memories.

I wish you much luck with the voters. :))

Gloria

 Comment Written 23-Sep-2021


reply by the author on 23-Sep-2021
    Many thanks for your kind words of encouragement, dear Gloria!