It Wasn’t THAT Long Ago

 

1976 meant the bicentennial and marriage. We drove to Disney World without a second thought – nor preparation for that matter – and parked at the Contemporary Resort. In we strolled. “Do you have a reservation?” “No.” “OK, we have a room…” Yes, we were able to get a room, paid $50, left our suitcases in elegance and caught the monorail to a world of wonder. At night there were spectacular fireworks to celebrate becoming… well, other stuff too.

 

I don’t think you can just pull in to Disney World nowadays and find a room without a reservation… for only 50 bucks.

 

 

 

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http://juliasplace.org.uk/100wcgu/what-do-you-remember-about-1976/

 

 

Prompt: “…looking back, I remember…”

 

What do you remember about 1976?

 

100wcgu #186 (100 Word Challenge For GrownUps)

 

 

Would You Like To Be A Star

 

With a little effort I wonder if I could do that. Basketball. My mom played in high school. At 5’4”, well, 5’3 & ¾” she was a star. I’m taller, 5’4 & ¼” would I do better… by ½ inch? Hmm. I watch the toddlers and preschoolers run around the gym and they ask “Miss Margaret can you make a basket?” I step back and give it a shot. In! Should I go a second time? In! I wonder…

 

Is there Olympic basketball? Maybe. Don’t know. Can’t stand to watch it. Too dull kind of like golf. There’s a sleeper.

 

 

 100wcgu-7

 

 

 100 Word Challenge For Grownups

http://juliasplace.org.uk/100wcgu/what-is-it-about-sport/

 

Prompt: “…With a little effort I wonder if could do that?…”

 

Fantasy

 

 

 

Well Muse you won’t let me sleep

So there’s something to write

Tell me

 

I’ve dragons to breed and eggs to hatch

Battles to compete

Food to grow and then to collect

 

Please not tonight

 

There is gold to gather and store

Any Scrooge would envy

Platinum too from an ancient world

 

Passing through time a cinch

 

Perhaps I’ll train for another skill

Just so much to do in a day

Up late I cannot stay

 

Was this the secret you will I reveal

Here comes a yawn

Now another one

 

Let me fade

 

Eyes water

Now they close

Hands still

 

Sleep tight I will

 

 

10:53

 

 

 

Here I sit while sweat drips

Why though?

AC’s on and no menopause to speak of

Been there done that

Will jump in the shower

Refresh, relax

Be ready for dawn

Then in to work with me

To be with people I’d rather not see

Have you ever had that on a job?

Look around and say no thanks

Bide my time until

 

Hmmm

 

Until remains to be seen

 

The journey is written, the future unknown

The Secret no secret, perspective’s all me

 

Cool, I like me

Speaking of which, about that shower…

 

 

Secrets

 

 

What if I saved your life?

I went back to save his but it was for you

Effecting his, true

Over 100 years and you’re still here

Carrying this secret

I was able to go back and stop you

Change impulsive emotional state

How would I have changed time though?

 

To consider another fate

 

Would you have vanished from your hospital bed in front of her eyes?

Our friend the curator

After revealing what you’d done

Or would you not have lived here at all?

But elsewhere

Would you have left anyway but not changed your name?

No secrets to keep

A woman’s emotions beware

 

Let’s think

 

In a fit of passion you hated him

So unkind his words

Well not what you wanted to hear anyway

You shot him or would have

If your father missed with his pistol

Instead I stopped you

Alive he stayed

In my own time I would no longer remain

 

Or would I as old as you

 

What happens next?

Of this secret you’re free

Perhaps you just rested in peace

On your final day

As time changed you smiled

Exhaled relief

At the end of the movie it didn’t say

Maybe the book would give it away