Saturday, October 8, 2005

A NEW JOURNAL WORTH THE READING

I received a link for a journal in an email the other day from someone I had never heard of.  I love to read new journals.  I clicked on the link, not knowing what I would find, but eager none the less.  The journal was titled Francesco's Life.  It is written by a very loving and devoted daughter and takes the reader along with her on her visits to her father at the nursing home he resides in.  After just a few entries one begins to understand why she loves her sometimes crotchity father.  You begin to love him as well.  You meet the other residents.  You wish you were there with her, to help her as she tries to offer them a little comfort as she passes by.

I find myself clicking on the link each day, eager to check in on Francesco.  I highly recommend this journal, which is so eloquently written.  But don't take my word for it, check it out for yourself.  You may, however, want to start here, at the Beginning.

10 comments:

princesssaurora said...

I received the email too and was pleasantly surprised.  Unfortunately being sick has kept me away from all my favorite blogs....

Be well,
Dawn

sdoscher458 said...

I had to go back and read from the beginning. This is quite a story of love and determination. I admire her tenacity and strenth of character....Sandi

rjet33 said...

I received the email too.  I have not had time to read much of it yet, but am looking forward to it.

Blessings!~
Susan
http://journals.aol.com/rjet33/CountryLivingSouthernStyle

astaryth said...

Oh Dorn... I went over and read this Journal from it's beginning... and had hit the alert button by the third entry. This is definitely a must read, Thank you!
http://journals.aol.com/astaryth/AdventuresofanEclecticMind

helmswondermom said...

I got an email from her, too, and have been reading the journal.  I'm glad you spotlighted her.  It is now a favorite journal for me, too.

Lori

bosoxblue6993w said...

i AGREE.   IT'S A SUPERB JOURNAL WRITTEN WITH PALPABLE LOVE AND A VAGUE UNDERCURRENT OF SADNESS.

gdireneoe said...

Oh!  I have her on alerts too.  She is just wonderful...beautiful woman. ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

frankandmary said...

Being the daughter in question, I am honored ;']. Thank you.
I started the journal in July as something just to get my thoughts together & have just recently been visiting other journals.
I liked some of what I read so much & felt you all were so much better at this that I, that I forwarded mine in hopes of some pointers LOL. You guys flatter me.
~~Mary, Francesco's Life

buggieboo1 said...

Thanks for a new journal read!
http://journals.aol.com/buggieboo1/ThisMommasDrama/
Sharon

cneinhorn said...

I started reading this one from the beginning a few days ago....very good read.