Photo Copyright: Valerie J. Barrett
Here we are again and this week we’re gathered in front of a museum display of vintage kitchen appliances and tools. We’ve come together to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneer’s group. Our hostess for the gathering is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each of us this week and every week is to write a story with no more than 100 words, not counting the title. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and be inspired by the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Valerie J. Barrett. Thanks, Valerie. To read the other stories by group members, just click on the link below, then on the smiling frog. Next, follow the given directions. The link for this week’s stories is as follows:
Word Count: 100 Words
Dad’s Family Roots by P.S. Joshi
My dad left me handwritten notes about his family roots. We took a trip down to the little village where he, his mother, and her siblings were born. It was in Ohio farm country, the southwestern part of the state.
His grandmother was a dressmaker, and his grandfather a blacksmith. His parents met when his father came there as a telegrapher for the Erie Railroad.
We met an elderly woman who knew Dad’s family. That woman and my grandmother were pen pals until both were elderly.
Dad also looked up two local cemeteries for his father and mother’s family gravestones.