It had been a spectacular day and all the town’s hoopla had been for his sake.  What more could he want?  Evelyn had gone on home and left him with his thoughts.  He needed a bit of quiet time to mull over the last fifteen years of his life.  The reporters, photographers, city fathers, and state representatives had been there for the dedication of this building named for him—the J. Frank Marteen Cathedral.  A great honor indeed!  Only one thing missing, also named for him, John Frank Marteen, Jr, a lonely son who scorned him.  

Written for Rochelle’s 100 word picture prompt, Friday Fictioneers.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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11 Responses to AT WHAT PRICE – FAME?

  1. Guess, fame is not always the best thing in life

  2. neilmacdon says:

    Let’s hope his mulling bears fruit

  3. Faye says:

    Great story with thoughtful spin for a FF past. Thank you.

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Perhaps a change in direction is coming… if his son will allow him back into his life!

    • oneta hayes says:

      I think Dad has a heap of repentance to become humble enough to seek out his son. Maybe Son will learn to accept material goods instead of time from his dad. Maybe Son will want a new Benz instead of Dad’s attention. Sad.

  5. Dora says:

    Great story. Finally honors and accolades can’t trump love and its loss. Hopefully he’ll try and fix that.

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