No! I am not a hoarder; I’m learning about “hacks.” Sewing hacks, kitchen hacks, fashion hacks, cabinet hacks. So I’ve gathered up some items strewn around.

Grandma Larson down the street a piece has eight granddaughters. She’ll need some birthday presents. Doris has been redecorating. She will like new lamps or pictures as well as frames for school pictures.

The eye-glasses? I’ll donate them to charity. The display case? I see in my mind’s eye! It will make such a delightful Christmas tree. Red bulbs on green ribbon amidst silver tinsel.

Useful stuff….I have plans….

“Hello, Son. What do you mean? Downsizing?”


Written for Rochelle’s 100 word story based on picture prompt. Thanks, Rochelle, for the challenge and for your picture. To read other stories based on this picture, go to https://rochellewisoff.com/ and click the green frog.

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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15 Responses to WHAT’S DOWNSIZING?

  1. Kim Smyth says:

    Downsizing is good for the soul! 🤗☺️

  2. oneta hayes says:

    Makes one re-value his priorities.

  3. C.A. Post says:

    You also should deal with your kleptomania. That rack of glasses is wanted by some optometrist’s shop!! 😂

  4. I think she has a delightful idea about repurposing! Good for her.

  5. Michael says:

    At least she is giving the items a home, a better idea than them going to landfill

  6. granonine says:

    Made me laugh, Oneta 🙂

  7. James McEwan says:

    Lovely, making the best of what is available is true bliss. Downsizing, feathers from a duck?

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