"Now, let's see," She said, holding the photo at arm's length, then closer, then back out again. "That's me with my fist up, there on the top. The boy beside me is your Great Uncle Robert; he died in Korea."
"Why in Korea?"
"During the war, dear, the Korean War. He went into the service because our father had been. Now pay attention. "
"The others, they're just the other children in our class. But there in the black coat, with his hands behind his back? The handsome one?"
"That's your Grandfather. Only, I hated him then."
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Enjoyed this very much! Sounds just like my grandmother when she used to tell me family stories. Well done.ReplyDelete
Thanks for reading! :)Delete
Superb take on this prompt. Had a smile on my face, all throughReplyDelete
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Vive la nostalgie!ReplyDelete
Thank you for reading and commenting :)Delete
beautiful story like one we hear from grandmothers and grandfathersReplyDelete
You caught me in a vulnerable place ... brought tears to my eyes.ReplyDelete
Very kind of you to say, thank you.Delete
This made me smile...ReplyDelete
My work here is done. :)Delete