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Old December 22nd, 2005, 07:34 AM
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If I did this right, you might be able to access the Montreal Gazette, West Island section, reader's Christmas stories. They published my story of my mom's last Christmas. No picture online, but a nice photo in the paper!

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazett...1cef4000bc&p=1

Here is the picture that they didn't include online, and the other one I sent them that wasn't printed:




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Old December 22nd, 2005, 08:06 AM
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Donna, what a story, I have goosebumps, with a smile on my face and tears in my eyes.
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 08:20 AM
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Very moving, great writing. Thanks and Congrats.
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 08:37 AM
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Donna,that was a beautiful tribute to your Mom. I amsure she is smiling in heaven.
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 09:35 AM
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Donna, that was beautiful and brought tears to my eyes. I think, like Trip, that your mom must be smiling down on you from Heaven.

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Old December 22nd, 2005, 09:47 AM
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Donna:

Most heart warming story I've ever had the pleasure to read.

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Old December 22nd, 2005, 10:01 AM
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VERY nice Donna!! Glad that you were able to share your family's Christmas story with so many people through your newspaper.
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 10:05 AM
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Donna, I see we all seem to have pretty much the same thing to say......a BEAUTIFUL story, beautifully written ..... it took a couple of tissues to get through.....and lots of tear blinking. What a special Christmas that was.....with a very special Mom......we should all be so lucky!

Thanks so much for sharing this with us.
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 10:31 AM
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Thank you for that story and sharing it with us. It is wonderful that the paper ran it. A moving story.

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Old December 22nd, 2005, 10:38 AM
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 10:59 AM
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Well done, Donna. I too am sure that your Mom is beaming a proud smile down to you from her place on high. Your story is all the more relevant for me since she and I are (were) the same age. I'm glad that your loving article was published.

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Old December 22nd, 2005, 11:29 AM
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That was a lovely and moving story, Donna. I'm glad it was published. Congratulations! It's such a thrill to see your name in print, isn't it?

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Old December 22nd, 2005, 12:05 PM
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A very moving story about a wonderful old lady. Like the others, I think your mother is smiling down on you this Christmas, RD.

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Very touching, Donna. And be comforted. There is only one first Christmas that a parent is no longer around. The following ones get easier to cherish year by year.
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Donna,
Nicely done and I agree that your mom is beaming down at you. I loved the image of your aunt coming into the ER in her fur coat with the bow. So Auntie Mame!
Seahunks, thank you for the reminder that there's only one round of holidays, events without your loved one. This is our 2nd year in a row of doing this (my father in law left us in 2004 and my dad passed this year). I'm finding comfort in past memories of great holidays with everyone and making new memories.
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Donna,
What a wonderful tribute to your mother. I remember going through all those tough times with you, and rejoicing with you when your mom got to come home for Christmas. It must have been very cathartic to write your story and submit it to the newspaper. Congratulations on having it published, and kudos on bringing such tender feelings into the hearts of all the readers.
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Very nicely done Donna. I'm impressed and what a great story.

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Thanks everyone for your kind words. I enjoyed writing this story, and I guess in a way, it was cathartic for me too.
I have added the photo(s) to the original post, in case any of you didn't see them last year when I posted them here.

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There have been previous discussions on these boards about your English/French speaking province.
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Old December 25th, 2005, 08:33 PM
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Tide Pride (Ben) the Gazette is Montreal's only English language daily. There are also several French language dailies. The section that published my article is an insert that's added to the West Island of Montreal every Thursday, focusing on news and events in our area.

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Donna, That was beautiful and well written. I lost my mom the day after Christmas three years ago, so your story meant a lot to me. Today would have been here 60th wedding anniversary. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful story.

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