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Saturday Centus – Wk#142 – Prompt: My mother turned 80 today. – 105 words – “JM”

19 Jan

My mother turned 80 today, an achievement in itself not achieved by all. The comment had me wondering of life for this woman once young.

From the family album, I chose a photo of a girl just ten.

What hopes and dreams were behind the face, what joys and sorrows of future times? Growing to womanhood, boyfriends, a proposal, marriage, children, grandchildren… Were her dreams met?

Her husband lost so young. Her children grown, her parents lost and siblings gone but two. Her walk once spritely now with cane, I asked her of her life.

“Alright,” she said in typical understatement, “but not always happy.”

JM

This photo is not to be used without direct written permission from me.

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2 Comments

Posted by on January 19, 2013 in 2. Saturday Centus

 

2 responses to “Saturday Centus – Wk#142 – Prompt: My mother turned 80 today. – 105 words – “JM”

  1. Jenny Matlock

    January 26, 2013 at 04:43

    Oh my.

    Look at the future in her eyes.

    This picture made my whole heart smile.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      January 27, 2013 at 10:31

      Thanks for the comment.

      The story is true with the only exception being my mother is now 82 but she didn’t mind the subtraction of two years. 🙂

       

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