Julia took her husband for a birthday treat a few days ago and it brought back fifty year old memories, so her prompt this week is . . . it was fifty years ago.
Walking to way back when
The 4th year boys played ‘A Life on the Ocean Waves’, on assorted instruments and straggled around the grass, tripping over their feet as they concentrated on their fingers. Heavitree church bells chimed twice, signalling for the headmaster, Mr Knowles, to bellow,
‘Miss Rhiendorp’s girls, line up for the first race.’
I took the spoon, carefully balanced the egg and launched straight ahead. Lesley was right beside me, until she dropped her egg; Jane Sheldon dashed past, but fell over just before the end. I won!
It was fifty years ago, the sports field seems smaller now, I’ve walked its length in a flash of memory.
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8 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups Week# 136”
Ha ha. A delightful story. I see that little girl and feel her heart soar. If this is a memory or not, this short clip brings back buried memories of winning, or sometimes losing to us all.
I remember when a baseball hit me in the back of the head during a track and field day at school but it was more than 50 years ago. Sigh.
Oh what fun, Gilly. Great flashback.
I like it! Nicely done.
Thank you Susan 🙂
I loved this one, Gilly. I was pretty good with an egg and spoon, and also remember doing the sack race. 🙂
what a lovely story Gilly
Belated congratulations for winning! Nice story 🙂
I walked along with you Gilly!