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Jun 3, 2023Liked by Sheila Pierce

Again one of your wonderful, enchanting stories !!! I felt like being back in Rome myself.Thanks for sharing your stories.

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May 18, 2023Liked by Sheila Pierce

Grazie, Sheila! We miss you a lot too!

Amelia & Stefano

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May 17, 2023Liked by Sheila Pierce

Molto bello Sheila! Molto commovente. E ricordo bene quei piatti, sono bellissimi!

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May 17, 2023Liked by Sheila Pierce

Didn’t like imagining you ever teary, but otherwise very well done! ;)

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May 16, 2023Liked by Sheila Pierce

I want those plates!

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May 16, 2023Liked by Sheila Pierce

This story resonated with me as many of your wonderfully-worded thoughts brought back memories of my 13 years living in Asia when I would so relish a visit from one of my mother's friends from home. It's those treasured friendships that kept me going...as they do you. Lovely and touching.

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May 16, 2023Liked by Sheila Pierce

Dear Sheila, reading your story is like watching a movie 🍿…. Love the way you describe emotions and facts. Very touching and engaging. Always a pleasure.

Xoxo 😘

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May 16, 2023Liked by Sheila Pierce

bellissima, grazie! profonda e commovente. susanna

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May 16, 2023Liked by Sheila Pierce

Beautifully written - touching so many hearts.

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May 16, 2023Liked by Sheila Pierce

A beautiful piece, Sheila, full of tenderness. Transports me to Rome, wishing I were that woman .

We do miss you!

Lol

Lois

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May 15, 2023Liked by Sheila Pierce

I adore this essay for many reasons!!!

The writing, the details, the friendship and Rome.

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May 15, 2023Liked by Sheila Pierce

Wonderful story as always, dear Sheila. It is so rare to have a true friend and share pieces of your life with her. I had a younger true friend that I lost recently so this story brought tears to my eyes.

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May 15, 2023Liked by Sheila Pierce

Beautiful, poignant and so heartfelt. You have a gift to in using special words - look forward to many more missives. Love, Barbara K.

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May 15, 2023Liked by Sheila Pierce

I was luxuriating in your storytelling. Such a gift! Knowing it is you writing makes me feel privileged to be inside of your thoughts. You are a very genuine, light-hearted soul. Thank you!

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May 15, 2023Liked by Sheila Pierce

Really enjoyed reading this and it was so moving and so beautifully written too

Wonderful photos of Rome too

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Such a moving story about friendship and loss and growing older ... and treasuring a relationship that will last forever. Long-time married friends are finding themselves alone, and we, the survivors, are here to share the memories and the grief, and at the same time, to encourage life going forward. Thank you, Sheila.

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