Thursday, December 11, 2008

Friday Flash 55......



With Christmas 3 days away, he had one more gift to buy.

For weeks he walked ditches, and scrounged trash barrels.

Bottle deposits were only 2 cents in 1957.

Finally, he had 50 bottles!

When he went to the Dime Store with his dollar, this was all he could afford.

It was Grandma's favorite present....

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If you or anyone you know has written a Friday Flash 55, please come tell the G-Man.

I will visit, read, enjoy, comment, Then Book!!! So from the most gracious host from coast to coast, have a Wonderful Week-End.

Peace...!!!

20 comments:

Serena said...

Oh, it's a little ceramic doggie -- which is way better than a ceramic zebra. And ... you still have it. Of course, you do.:)

Devotee said...

A truly beautiful 55, G-man.

I've posted two this week, but they're nowhere near as seasonal or moving as yours.

Great job!

Mojo said...

Bottles didn't fetch much more than that in 1967 either. Maybe a nickel.

Probably the best gift Grandma ever got.

Well played sir. Well played indeed.

I managed to scrape up 55 words this week despite everything. Just finished them matter of fact.
55 Flash Fiction Friday #24: Qismat

Rastaman said...

Awesome story G-Mon! Grandma musta been proud.

Ima post one again.

barman said...

You know it is those simple little things that usually mean the most. Great 55. They had deposits back in 57? I had no idea. Of course that was the year I was born so I suppose I wouldn't know.

Missy said...

A beautiful Collie... Was his name Lassie?

Grandma's have this way of loving wholeheartedly those precious gifts that grandchildren love to give.

Have a wonderful weekend

Shadow said...

have a fabulous weekend too!!! mine's up, but i have a rather one track mind today....

ciara said...

way cute, g! i don't have a 55 this week again (busy this time), but i did dig up some poetry. no hearts & flowers kind, but i dig it. :)

Liquid said...

You are sooooooooooo psychic G-Man!
I've missed playing and just darn well made time to do it this week.

I'm up!

{{{{{{{{but you felt that already!}}}}}

buffalodick said...

Imagine three eight year-olds finding an empty case of long neckers worth 48 cents+ twelve cents for the box... we didn't know what to buy first, the limo, or the yacht...

Lulda Casadaga said...

Hi G: We are on the same wave length this week with Granny 55's...I'm up!

The first dog I ever had contact with was a collie...and I loved watching Lassie on tv...I usually cried when Timmy would yell LASSIEEEE!!! Have a great weekend! :)

Akelamalu said...

Was it you who bought it for your grandma G-Man?

How lovely is that, especially that you still have it! :)

Kaknu said...

aawww that's so sweet. ;-)

Sophia and I just got back from visiting her great grandma in Alaska.

Donnetta Lee said...

Hi, Galen. Sweet story. When I was 16, I had no money to buy my boy friend a birthday present. I saved pop bottles and sold them to the local grocery store. Made enough to buy a bottle of after shave lotion.

Mine is up! D

KB said...

I love the doggie. Nice job G. Mine's up.

Missy said...

It's a Harvest Moon tonight and what better way to appreciate a Harvest Moon than to listen to Neil Young sing about one LOL.....

S E E Quine said...

Awwwww! Puppy collie doggie!!! I used to want to cry too when I heard Timmy yell "Lassie!" I don't know why. Maybe I wanted her to come when I called? That would explain why I used to yell "F**ker! Here F**ker!" whenever I felt betrayed.

OMG that's so screwed up I did NOT just type that. Or at least I did NOT just untype it.

At least now I have peoples of various types not to mention a Bloodfang kitty Violet cat and a Teddy Bear Kitty Bright Vada cat! (She's Bright Vada colored!)

Oh no, must suppress urge to say: "Wow, did there used to really be dime stores, Grampa?" :D

This is what happens when I mix chocolate peppermint VitaSoy with coffee.

And yes I did like the Flash 55. Were you the bottle scrounger?

lime said...

awwww, now how sweet is that?

it's a wonderful thing to be able to go buy gifts for the people you love when you are little isn't it?

KJ said...

Happy Monday!!!

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