The theme was “Life in the Thirties” the decade of Grandma’s birth. How to go about it? What provides the ambience? Old lamps, of course! Have some menus patterned after old school books. Reading them will be homework. Will Grandma be teacher or pupil?

What’s on the menu? Macaroni in tomato juice. Steak, potatoes, and gravy. Southern fried chicken. Home made rolls.

Grandma loved it! They sat down. Grandma said, “Now, Dad, would you please say grace.”

Her son, William, chuckled\, “Lord, thank you for Grandma – a great daughter or grandma depending on which decade she is presently living in.”


PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Write a one hundred word story sparked by the picture prompt. More stories of this type can be found by visiting Rochelle at https://rochellewisoff.com/ Thanks, Rochelle, for this challenging event.

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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  1. James McEwan says:

    That is quite a feast for grandma’s birthday. I like the family humour at the end.

  2. plaridel says:

    a life well-lived. happy birthday, grandma. 🙂

  3. michael says:

    Grandma has a good appetite and humour it seems. How is her memory

  4. granonine says:

    What a wonderful idea! I would enjoy a celebration of the 1940’s for one of my birthdays 🙂

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