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The Writer’s Read Tribute to Moms

June 11, 2023

So, I made all that fuss over my story about my mom called “The Power of Love and Pizza,” being picked by Writer’s Read. I was thrilled to go to NYC and read it in front of a crowd, but you never got to see the video because I just got it a few days ago. I did post it on my Facebook page, but lots of you never see Facebook, so I’m posting it here for you just in case you’re not already sick of hearing me talk about it. Here is the link:

I was the first one up, but you should stick around for the others. I think my favorite is the one by the Cuban lady who was hosting her first real American Thanksgiving, while her mom was there pushing for a pork dish. It’s hilarious and she’s a great reader. Her name is Barbara Espinosa Occhino. The one by John Pielmeier is really funny too, and Milhai Grundfeld’s made me cry. Honestly, they were all very good.

A great way to spend an afternoon is to listen to all the people reading their stories on Writers Read on YouTube. There are lots of themes posted. One of them will surely resonate with you.

I hope you enjoy these stories as much as we, the readers/writers enjoyed putting them out there. They are a love letter to our moms. If you’re not already a follower of AtFransTable, please click on the follow link at the top right of this blog and follow me. And feel free to re-post this blog if the mood moves you. Thank you from the depths of my soul for your constant support.

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    June 18, 2023 at 8:39 am

    Oh Fran, I listened to the many stories from talented writers last night , what a joy !!! I loved the one you wrote amount your dear mom, my Aunt Mary , great job and so touching. How fabulous that you were chosen to be a part of such an amazing group of people ! Congratulations ❤️

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      Fran Tunno
      June 22, 2023 at 8:30 pm

      Awww, JoAnn, you just made my night. Sorry, I’m just seeing this now. I’ve been busy painting since I moved! So glad you enjoyed the story. It was a true pleasure to give my mom the kudos she always deserved. Thanks so much for taking the time to read, listen and write! xoxox

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    Monica Muehsam
    June 14, 2023 at 8:16 am

    I just watched your performance on YouTube and I LOVED it!! I’m so proud to know such a talented, funny writer!

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      Fran Tunno
      June 16, 2023 at 12:01 pm

      Oh Monica, now my head is way too big to fit in the garage, let alone the door. Thank you so much. I really appreciate you taking the time to read, listen and comment. You rock. Let me know when your next roadtrip is so we can get together!

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    Colleen Rudnicki
    June 12, 2023 at 5:08 pm

    Fran, I read your blog on this, and thought it was fantastic! After hearing you read it, and doing your mom’s accent, it just brought tears to my eyes of happy memories. Very well done! Love, Colleen.

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      Fran Tunno
      June 16, 2023 at 11:59 am

      Awwww, thank you Colleen. That means so much to me since you knew her so well. It was nice to be able to honor her on Mother’s Day. Thanks for taking the time to read, watch and write! We can finally do lunch now that the weather is better! xoxox!

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    Emil Mitchell
    June 12, 2023 at 11:20 am

    Terrific As Are All Moms! Thank You My Friend FMs Fran!

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      Fran Tunno
      June 12, 2023 at 11:55 am

      Thank YOU Emil for taking the time to watch and comment.

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    Bruce Barker
    June 12, 2023 at 11:17 am

    Great to “see” you again, Fran, and loved the audio version of that story as much as the print version. 🙂

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      Fran Tunno
      June 12, 2023 at 11:56 am

      Awww, thanks Bruce. It was a really fun event. If you ever have the urge, it’s a great way to perform your words. You and Sarah should think about submitting your writing. xo

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    Charles Burkett
    June 12, 2023 at 6:01 am

    You are terrific. Thanks for sharing.

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      Fran Tunno
      June 12, 2023 at 11:57 am

      Thank you Chuck. And thanks for your text message this morning. I checked it yesterday. Because I’d changed addresses there was a billing snafu, but it’s all good now. Thanks for watching and taking the time to write!

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    Matilda Novak
    June 12, 2023 at 12:58 am

    Thanks so much for sharing this link, Fran!!
    i just watched You, and will watch them all.
    That was Beautiful.
    Love you,

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      Fran Tunno
      June 12, 2023 at 11:58 am

      Thank you so much Matilda. You are such a sweetheart. So glad you enjoyed them. It was such fun to get to sit and watch them all. And I was honored to be part of such a cool group of writers!

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