The Good Old Days

March 28, 2018 at 10:07 am 54 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 30 March 2018

Fatima Fakier Deria

Photo Credit: Fatima Fakier Deria
 
“Hurry, hurry,” Olivia said as she rushed to the open field where they went to play and pick wild berries.

He was seven and she was six.

It was like yesterday, but 50 years had passed since then.

The place they used to know was no more. It’d been converted into a gated community where their eldest son lived.

“I wish I could turn back time to the good old days,” Matt sighed.

“Babe, there’s no need,” Olivia said touching his hand. “As long as we remember them, they’re not really gone.”

“Now let’s go and pick up the grandkids.”
 

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54 Comments Add your own

  • 1. James  |  March 28, 2018 at 10:48 am

    Grandkids are the “good old days,” just recycled.

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    • 2. plaridel  |  March 28, 2018 at 3:14 pm

      james:

      come to think of it, you’ve got a point there. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 3. Moon  |  March 28, 2018 at 11:03 am

    I congratulate Olivia and Matt on their 50 years of friendship.
    The lovely grand kids, I am sure, would make it all worthwhile.
    Beautifully told story, Plaridel.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  March 28, 2018 at 3:14 pm

      moon:

      when i read your story this week, it gave me an idea what to write. thanks. πŸ™‚

      Reply
      • 5. Moon  |  March 28, 2018 at 6:25 pm

        I am sorry if my comment has offended you in any way.
        I really liked your story.

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        • 6. plaridel  |  March 28, 2018 at 7:03 pm

          moon:

          on the contrary, i appreciated your comment very much. i guess i wasn’t clear in my reply to your comment. what i really meant to say was that your story served as an inspiration to my story this week.

          Reply
  • 7. Iain Kelly  |  March 28, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Sweet story.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  March 28, 2018 at 3:13 pm

      iain:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it.

      Reply
  • 9. Dale  |  March 28, 2018 at 11:14 am

    That was wonderful, Plaridel.

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    • 10. plaridel  |  March 28, 2018 at 3:13 pm

      dale:

      when i looked at this week’s picture prompt, i had imagined an old couple sitting on the patio reminiscing about the past. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 11. jillyfunnell  |  March 28, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    “As long as we remember them, they are not really gone.” Lovely story.

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    • 12. plaridel  |  March 28, 2018 at 3:12 pm

      jilly:

      it’s very kind of you. thank you.

      Reply
  • 13. Lynn Love  |  March 29, 2018 at 12:03 am

    We can’t help but get nostalgic as we age, as the adventures seem to become fewer. But these two have each other and their grandkids – sounds pretty good to me. Nice tale

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    • 14. plaridel  |  March 29, 2018 at 8:40 am

      lynn:

      i couldn’t agree more.

      Reply
  • 15. Sandra  |  March 29, 2018 at 2:43 am

    Good thought. Well done.

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    • 16. plaridel  |  March 29, 2018 at 8:39 am

      sandra:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it.

      Reply
  • 17. rochellewisoff  |  March 29, 2018 at 3:49 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    Such a sweet story of lasting love and friendship made only more delicious by the musical accompaniment. (I’m a huge strings fan). Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 18. plaridel  |  March 29, 2018 at 8:39 am

      rochelle:

      i discovered them in youtube. they’re really good.

      Reply
  • 19. draliman  |  March 29, 2018 at 4:33 am

    Sweet! Time marches on and they’ve marched on together.

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    • 20. plaridel  |  March 29, 2018 at 8:39 am

      draliman:

      they’re the lucky ones.

      Reply
  • 21. Russell Gayer  |  March 29, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Great story, Plaridel. Connie and I are at 43 years and counting. A lot of the places we hug out are long gone–but we still have the memories. And they are always fun to revisit.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  March 29, 2018 at 8:38 am

      russell:

      a marriage that lasts. it’s truly a blessing in this time and age.

      Reply
  • 23. pennygadd51  |  March 29, 2018 at 10:05 am

    A nice story. It’s always good to read about the positive side of growing older!

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    • 24. plaridel  |  March 29, 2018 at 3:11 pm

      penny:

      thank you for your kind comment. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 25. granonine  |  March 29, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    This, right here, right now–these are my good old days πŸ™‚

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    • 26. plaridel  |  March 29, 2018 at 3:10 pm

      linda:

      great attitude. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 27. The Writer's Village  |  March 29, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Sweet memories linger, yet still ache over time.
    Randy

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    • 28. plaridel  |  March 29, 2018 at 3:10 pm

      randy:

      i totally agree.

      Reply
  • 29. lisarey1990  |  March 29, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Aw, very sweet.

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    • 30. plaridel  |  March 29, 2018 at 3:10 pm

      lisarey:

      thank you for stopping by. i appreciate your comment very much.

      Reply
  • 31. Alicia Jamtaas  |  March 29, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Well said! Sometimes memories are all we have. Thanks for attaching the song!

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    • 32. plaridel  |  March 29, 2018 at 3:13 pm

      alicia:

      thank you for reading as always and liking the song. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 33. anuragbakhshi  |  March 30, 2018 at 12:17 am

    What a sweet little story.

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    • 34. plaridel  |  March 30, 2018 at 12:04 pm

      anurag:

      i’m glad you liked. thank you for reading.

      Reply
  • 35. Keith's Ramblings  |  March 30, 2018 at 3:03 am

    A delightful piece plaridel. There were fields behind our house when we were kids. There was a pond with frogs and little fish. It’s an industrial estate now. The pond may have gone, but it ‘s still there in my mind.

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    • 36. plaridel  |  March 30, 2018 at 12:04 pm

      keith:

      thank you for reading. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 37. gahlearner  |  March 30, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    They are very wise people. Staying in the old memories for too long also prevents you from discovering new people and places. Lovely story.

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    • 38. plaridel  |  March 30, 2018 at 10:57 pm

      gabriele:

      i think it cuts both ways. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 39. Norma  |  March 30, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    We lose so much in time. Nicely told, Plaridel.

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    • 40. plaridel  |  March 30, 2018 at 10:58 pm

      norma:

      i can believe that. thanks for reading. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 41. James McEwan  |  March 31, 2018 at 2:00 am

    A great feeling of nostalgia in your story, well done.

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    • 42. plaridel  |  April 1, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      james:

      thank you for reading. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 43. Sarah Ann  |  April 1, 2018 at 3:19 am

    A sweet and positive tale. It’s true as long as we remember, the good old days are still around.

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    • 44. plaridel  |  April 1, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      sarah:

      great comment. you’re very kind.

      Reply
  • 45. Dan Bohn  |  April 1, 2018 at 4:18 am

    Sweet story, Thanks Plaridel. I still like the spinning dancer.

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    • 46. plaridel  |  April 1, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      dan:

      thank you for reading. as for the spinning dancer, i guess it’ll stay awhile. πŸ™‚

      Reply
      • 47. Dan Bohn  |  April 1, 2018 at 2:53 pm

        I googled spinning dancer,,,, interesting stuff.

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        • 48. plaridel  |  April 2, 2018 at 2:59 pm

          dan:

          πŸ™‚

          Reply
  • 49. Dahlia  |  April 1, 2018 at 6:28 am

    A lovely warm story πŸ™‚

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    • 50. plaridel  |  April 1, 2018 at 12:15 pm

      dahlia:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 51. BjΓΆrn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  April 1, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Love it… somehow the story will continue but with other actors.

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    • 52. plaridel  |  April 2, 2018 at 2:59 pm

      bjΓΆrn:

      yes, indeed. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 53. pennymasonpublications  |  April 9, 2018 at 9:22 am

    A wonderful sentiment.
    Just finished reviewing a Darling Dahlias book about the Depression by Susan Wittig Albert, so this title caught my eye. I’ll have to keep an eye on your blog, and visit the story prompt site too.
    bookreviewsbypennymason.wordpress.com

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    • 54. plaridel  |  April 10, 2018 at 8:51 am

      penny:

      thank you for stopping by. much appreciated. perhaps you can join us, too.

      Reply

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