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Another Moment of your Time  by Larner 462 Review(s)
LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 92 on 10/15/2018
Aww. Beautifully done. I love that Frodo left the knife behind as a legacy for the family of the hobbit it originally belonged to.

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 92 on 10/8/2018
Lovely snippit again Larner.
It is the little things that mean a lot don't they?
I thought I wanted to keep my Dad's Police Medal but in the end gave it to my Nephew. Then, unexpectedly, I found his old whistle, (used extensively in pre-mobile phone days,) and that means so much more. I am glad that the knife is a reminder of two such special people.

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 92 on 10/7/2018
What an amazing journey that knife has been on! Nearly as amazing as those who carried it. I enjoyed this story very much.

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 91 on 10/1/2018
The proper tool for the job. Lovely reflection in this Larner. As an old Girl Guide, (Scout to you of course,) I generally have a knife about me somewhere. Very useful at surprising moments!

Author Reply: I have one on my keychain, and use it mostly to open packages of books and DVDs. Glad the thought resonates so well!

UTfrogReviewed Chapter: 91 on 9/30/2018
Lovely story. You catch the characters well in everyday moments.

I want to thank you with all my heart for your hard work that has led to so many hours of reading pleasure for me.

Author Reply: And thank you as well. Life is stressful right now, and I want to hide so much of the time. Thanks for making me feel so positive a resource or you! Needed that.

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 91 on 9/30/2018
Such a small gift, yet significant in many ways. Lovely little story.

Author Reply: Sometimes the small, useful gifts can have the deepest meanings for us! Thanks, Shirebound.

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 90 on 8/6/2018
"And you know what? I think as we have some new friends!"

Great story! I must say that Rosie's plan worked out quite nicely.

But Zeno and Thistle were not like some other narrow-minded hobbits we met in your stories. They respected the birthday tradition and they let the others tell them about Frodo and Bilbo without bluntly interrupting them. So maybe they even believed part of what they heard :-)

Author Reply: Yes, that is a blessing. And it's also always a blessing when one makes a new friend or two.

Thanks so very much, Andrea!

KathyGReviewed Chapter: 90 on 7/30/2018
Be nice if I did, but no. I live in Oklahoma. So you live in Oregon or Maine, then?


Author Reply: Washington state. My former college roommate lives just across the Columbia River on the east side of Portland, Oregon. Was surprised to see a story set in Oregon, and as I've driven past the state park you mention it seemed logical you were familiar with the state, too.

Lived in Tulsa as a very small child myself, but have lived in western Washington most of my life.

KathyGReviewed Chapter: 90 on 7/30/2018
It's great that Sam and Rosie were able to make friends with Zeno and Thistle! And that was quite a party they had in honor of Bilbo and Frodo.

I'm so glad that Aragorn wrote to them!


Author Reply: The Master tells us in the Appendices that the residents of the Shire found Sam's tradition of celebrating Frodo's birthday was as questionable as Frodo's for drinking a toast to Bilbo at his own birthday parties, and that the joint birthday of Bilbo and Frodo was celebrated in Gondor at least as "Ring Day." It thus follows that the Travellers and the King all kept the memory of Bilbo and especially Frodo alive in this way all of their lives.

Again, thanks so much for your comments, Kathy!

Do you live in the Portland area? I visit it frequently, and often have lunch with Lindelea during my visits--she now lives in Vancouver, just across the river. I'd be glad to meet you the next time I'm down with time to spare.

TariReviewed Chapter: 89 on 7/1/2018
Well done.

Author Reply: Ah, but thank you!

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