The Family House

January 27, 2016 at 12:19 pm 41 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 29 January 2016

C. E. Ayr
Photo Credit: C. E. Ayr

It was the house where Bob and his siblings grew up.

Since they had all left the nest, Bob felt it was time for his parents to downsize. It had become too big for just the two of them.

Bob knew how much the house meant to his parents. He wondered if they were ready to move on.

Every room, every corner brought back memories, good and bad, but mostly good.

Bob’s reverie was interrupted when he saw a big truck parking outside.

Hooray! It came to deliver the big tv his dad ordered for the family’s Super Bowl party.

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41 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Perry Block (@PerryBlock)  |  January 27, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Sometimes it’s best to stick with what works. What’s their address, I wanna see that thing.

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    • 2. plaridel  |  January 28, 2016 at 10:10 am

      perry:

      i’ll let them know you’re coming. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 3. luckyjc007  |  January 27, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Ha! Ha! I guess he got his answer…downsizing is out of the question right now…at least until after the Super Bowl.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  January 28, 2016 at 10:09 am

      luckyjc007:

      perhaps, but what about memorial day, fourth of july, thanksgiving, christmas? it never ends. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 5. yarnspinnerr  |  January 27, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Super and bowled over by your take. Great write.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  January 28, 2016 at 10:09 am

      yarnspinnerr:

      thank you. i appreciate the compliment.

      Reply
  • 7. Margaret  |  January 27, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    The downsizing can wait. I think the folks are getting ready to party. Fun story.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  January 28, 2016 at 10:09 am

      margaret:

      i guess for now it can. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 9. FabricatingFiction  |  January 27, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    Lovely to have the family all together.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  January 28, 2016 at 10:08 am

      louise:

      i agree, totally.

      Reply
  • 11. rochellewisoff  |  January 28, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    So Bob was biding time until the TV arrived. Fun.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 12. plaridel  |  January 28, 2016 at 10:08 am

      rochelle:

      that was the idea. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 13. draliman  |  January 28, 2016 at 3:51 am

    Maybe they should keep the bigger house for all the parties!

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    • 14. plaridel  |  January 28, 2016 at 10:07 am

      draliman:

      at least, until the parents can no longer live independently on their own.

      Reply
  • 15. BjΓΆrn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  January 28, 2016 at 4:26 am

    I think resolution wanes fast in the face of bribes… πŸ™‚ memories is nothing compared to big-screen tv:s

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    • 16. plaridel  |  January 28, 2016 at 10:05 am

      bjΓΆrn:

      i know. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 17. Dreamer of Dreams  |  January 28, 2016 at 8:37 am

    I liked the combination of heavy subject and light tone, with the perfect ending: A party (although I’m not a football fan, it sounds like a fun ritual for them)!

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    • 18. plaridel  |  January 28, 2016 at 10:05 am

      vijaya:

      i’m glad you liked it. thank you.

      Reply
  • 19. gahlearner  |  January 28, 2016 at 8:44 am

    With such family parties, who wants to downsize? Great take.

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    • 20. plaridel  |  January 28, 2016 at 10:05 am

      gahlearner:

      downsizing will definitely put a dent on family get-togethers.

      Reply
  • 21. Sandra  |  January 28, 2016 at 9:07 am

    slight change of plan here, I think.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  January 28, 2016 at 10:04 am

      sandra:

      at least, for now. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 23. mjlstories  |  January 28, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Easier to say it than do it – so true!

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    • 24. plaridel  |  January 29, 2016 at 4:03 pm

      miranda:

      it’s human nature to hang on for as long as possible.

      Reply
  • 25. Dale  |  January 29, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Good to see has his priorities straight!!

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    • 26. plaridel  |  January 29, 2016 at 4:03 pm

      dale:

      you bet he does. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 27. Amy Reese  |  January 29, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    I guess that settled that! We’re somewhat on the same wave length this week, Plaridel.

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    • 28. plaridel  |  January 30, 2016 at 1:27 pm

      amy:

      yes, sometimes the stars converged and the planets aligned. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 29. subroto  |  January 30, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Nice a family home that keeps on giving, when’s the next party?

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    • 30. plaridel  |  January 31, 2016 at 2:37 pm

      subroto:

      shhhhh…. it’s supposed to be a surprise. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 31. Martin Flux  |  January 30, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    Some parents get a dog so they don’t feel alone when their children fly out of the nest. Some get a massive TV…

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    • 32. plaridel  |  January 31, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      martin:

      to each its own, i guess. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 33. Dawn Quyle Landau  |  January 31, 2016 at 4:27 am

    So much for the sense of melancholy I was feeling! Alas, game day is more important. πŸ˜‰

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    • 34. plaridel  |  January 31, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      dawn:

      that’s one way of looking at it. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 35. rgayer55  |  February 1, 2016 at 3:59 am

    I hope my kids don’t try to figure out what’s best for me. Looks like Dad showed him that the old man still wears the britches and makes the decisions in that house. Can’t wait for the party!

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    • 36. plaridel  |  February 1, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      russell:

      the super bowl is about family and friends getting together. should be fun. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 37. Indira  |  February 1, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Lovely story.

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    • 38. plaridel  |  February 1, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      indira:

      thank you for stopping by. deeply appreciated.

      Reply
      • 39. Indira  |  February 1, 2016 at 8:51 pm

        Welcome dear.

        Reply
  • 40. patriciaruthsusan  |  February 2, 2016 at 4:30 am

    Amusing story, Plaridel. Maybe some of the family should move back in. Well done. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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    • 41. plaridel  |  February 2, 2016 at 9:29 am

      suzanne:

      that’s an idea. πŸ™‚

      Reply

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