Something to remember by

Barbara Beacham is the kind host of Monday’s Finish the Story. Every week a photo and the first sentence of the story is shared and the challenge is to finish the story in 100 – 150 words. Thanks Barbara for this week’s photo and the challenge.

Finish the story begins with:   “Are you laughing at me? “ Yes, they are.

I held a photo frame in my hands.

My best friend, Rose, and I are 65+. When we started hitting the loneliness road we decided to steer our lives a little…towards happiness. Rose enrolled for a photography class. I had always loved painting so I enrolled myself for an art class.

She came with a gift on my 70th birthday – kimonos – two for both of us.

We smiled gleefully in our kimonos and bright red lipstick. The timer was set… a flash and a click…captured us perfectly.

The picture had collected dust so I started cleaning it. It looked cloudy. So with a duster in my hand and my glasses on I took a closer look. Silence.

“Wahat! No wonder they looked the same size. They are yellow orchids not us in yellow kimonos.” I started laughing. Something to remember by…of course! not only the photo but my foolishness too.


Copyright – Barbara Beacham