Thursday, June 24, 2010

Friday Flash 55.....

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For Lorraine...
A pregnant unmarried woman in 1949 didn't have very many options.
*A shot-gun wedding.
*A back-alley coat hanger Abortion Clinic.
*Go "out of town" for awhile and give the child up for adoption.
*Or you can happily raise him with lots of Love and Pride.
I'm glad she chose the latter!

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My Mom's birthday was June 21. She's been gone since 1977...Forever young!
Miss You Lorrie...
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 Kick Ass Week-End!!!

47 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

Yahtzee!?

Alice Audrey said...

Squeeeeeeee!!!!

She chose the most challenging and at the same time the most rewarding option.

Mine is here.

The Thirteenth Crossing said...

OK, I have tears in my eyes. What a beautiful tribute to your mom. I love the noir feel of the photo too. Happy Friday!

55 Flash Fiction Friday: DECODE

Stan Ski said...

She did the right thing.
Here's mine: CELEBRITY

Maha said...

Looks like she was a great mother. you too deserved each other and yes, she is so courageous and loving for having chosen you.

Mine is up!

The Thirteenth Crossing said...

Looks like Brian Miller is taking a vacay...hope I'm not posting his link if he already asked someone else...LOL

55 Flash Fiction Friday: A PROMISE 2 RETURN

Changnoi said...

Good for your Mom.
My post is a DREAM?

Roxy said...

Although the latter had its challenges, it was the best choice, of course. My 55 is posted http://virtualwomanofessence.blogspot.com/2010/06/55-black-gold.html

moondustwriter said...

She was a brave and gutsy gal. Happy B-Day Lorraine - you should be proud of your son!!!

Thanks G for doing this week after week for all of us.

mine is up

Prayer Girl said...

I too am glad she chose the latter - otherwise we wouldn't have our G-Man and no "Fabulous Flash Fiction Friday 55s"

PG

Prayer Girl said...

P.S. My 55 is up.

PG

Mama Zen said...

Wonderful, G-Man. Truly wonderful.

I'll get mine up in the morning.

Monkey Man said...

Happy birthday to momma g-man. My 55 is HERE .

Serena said...

What a lovely tribute to your mom. And kudos to you for doing it in 55 words when I know you could have written so many more.:)

Me said...

Awww, g...that was lovely. xo


PS - mine 55 is now up too.

Janna said...

She definitely made the right choice. :)

Thanks for another Friday 55!
Mine is posted right here.

steveroni said...

Gee, Mr G--I thought you were much beyond age 61...not to say which direction--grin!!! JUST KIDDING. DO NOT DELETE ME, PLEASE...

Thank God your mother chose correctly, or WHO would run this show for us? Love ya, G-Man!

Mine--yesss I wrote one just now you can find HERE

anthonynorth said...

Definitely the best option.

You'll find mine here.

Larry said...

Hello Gman nice picture of the rasberry 55.. I'm posted this time just follow the link below.


Hello Galen nice to hear from you..


Patch


~thanks for reading~



mrsnesbitt said...

My contribution is up!

Shadow said...

what a good choice she made.

mrsnesbitt said...

Awesome! My heart went out to you - with pride.

Dulce said...

Mother ... there is only ONE

Hey I've posted one this week

Happy weekend to you all
D.

magiceye said...

that was lovely indeed!

mine's here

5thsister said...

I am glad she chose the tougher but more rewarding path. A lovely tribute.

My 55 can be found:

HERE

John's comments said...

Powerful memories. There was another popular option at the time. Your mother suddenly had a late and unexpected pregnancy and the real mother becomes your sister. The Jack Nicholson solution. Mine is mere demonic possession in this week's 55!

hope said...

Nicely done...Mama raised her boy well, I see.

I'm FINALLY back to the playground. Mine's up. Happy weekend!

drybottomgirl said...

What a woman. It was a gutsy choice back then but I'm glad she made it! My 55 is up and I hope you have an awesome weekend!

lime said...

i'm glad she made the choice she made too. this 55 makes my heart smile.

Eric Alder said...

My 55 Countdown wouldn't even exist if not for her brave decision those many years ago. Hats off to her!

The Turning Point said...

Read it, felt it.
grateful to your Lorraine for "G-Man"

Mine is up

Jim

buffalodick said...

Yeah, it was a different world...my folks were married, but I was an unexpected surprise...

Tina said...
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Tina said...

Trying my comment again, blew the html on the last one, so I deleted it.

Great tribute to your mom, G-man. Heartfelt. My 55 is here.

Alice Audrey said...

Cin did one too, but she can't get through to comment here.

Her's is here

Akelamalu said...

Was this about your Mom G-man?

Good on you Lorraine.

I found myself in the same situation in 1970 and it's not easy but it is very satisfying and rewarding.

Lovely tribute to your Mom. x

G-Man said...

Be patient Kiddies..The G-man is have a Rockin Day.
I'll get to everyone eventually, I promise...Galen

RNSANE said...

Good for her and good for us. That was certainly a very brave decision at the time.

Mine is at:
http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2010/06/on-mend-flash-55-friday-june-25-2010.html#links

marie said...

Glad for you, too! Got one for you. Thanks! Have a super weekend!
marie-experience-strength-hope.blogspot.com

annie and katrin said...

It sounds like your mom was loving and strong. A real queen!

I'm in.

Larry said...

Always liked the name lorrie. Lost my father the 2nd of july 2008 miss him Tremendously. Thanks for stopping by GMan.

Lulda Casadaga said...

Lovely tribute...you are an amazing person G...we all luvs ya. Mines up!

Donnetta Lee said...

Hi, Galen:

I really was touched by this one. And the picture. My kind of picture. She took good care of you. Bless her.

Mine is posted. I'm back to my old tricks! D

Dianne said...

Dang, Gman
you have quite a sentimental soft spot!

I miss my mom too, it's two and a half years now.

no 55, but thanks for keeping us short and sweet.
HAKAWE
fab di

Jingle said...

http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/06/pink-saturday-in-55-words.html

well, I posted...
It is still Friday, right?
Thank you!

secret agent woman said...

I'm very glad for you, too. It's a exrtaordinarily difficult decision and I don't envy the women who have had to struggle through that choice.

Brian Miller said...

you will be happy to know i did not blog for 3 days...lol. thanks for letting me play even when i was not here...hope you had a great weekend g-man. thanks so much for putting this on each week as well. its something i look forward to every friday...