Teddytoes described Gaetana's stories much better than I ever could,
so I'll just quote him here....
"Whenever someone says a kind word about some of my stories
that evoke innocent youth and firm-but-fair paternal love, I can
only silently thank the lady who was my mentor here.
"Her name was Gaetana, who was posting heart-warming, bottom-
burning, chin-drooling stories based on her youth, growing up at
at about the same time and same place as I. She brought me to a.s.s.
and taught me how to post. Beyond that -- and I did not fully realize
it till recently -- she taught me by example how to write a decent