Weekend Writing Prompt Momma’s Keepsake

AE172488-3B67-42EB-A09A-59C35667BB31“Don’t you dare throw out that dish,” Elaine screamed start Paul.

Paul looked over at his wife. “You’re not serious, right?” he asked.

“I’m deadly serious,” Elaine said. “That plate, the one with the portrait of JFK on it, was my mother’s most prized keepsake. We’re definitely keeping it.”

(49 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “keepsake” in exactly 49 words.9DA1106F-31D7-4DAD-9A57-50BACE663021Also for today’s Discover Prompt, “dish,” and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge, “portrait.”

5 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt Momma’s Keepsake

  1. Marleen April 5, 2020 / 5:13 pm

    If nothing else, when you insist on not keeping it, you don’t throw it out. You give it to Good Will or a re-sell-it shop or something like that. Or ask another family member if they want it. But, for now, Elaine and Paul are keeping it — for sure.

    My cousin and her wife have an artistic bench in their living room that my cousin was thinking they should get rid of, because the seat cushion was fraying. Her wife said okay but then started crying. My cousin decided they would reupholster!

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  2. Taswegian1957 April 5, 2020 / 10:17 pm

    All sorts of things can have sentimental value and it is hurtful when other people tell you to throw them out or just do it themselves. As a doll collector, I often read stories from other collectors who say that their adult children have told them that once mum is gone the dolls are going in the trash. I find that incredibly mean. If they don’t want them they can be sold or donated, or at least have the decency not to tell an elderly parent that their treasured possessions are a heap of junk. Kindness costs nothing.

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  3. leigha66 April 6, 2020 / 9:30 pm

    I know cleaning out Dad’s house we found so many things me or my sister wanted to keep but where do you draw the line? I understand keeping the things that have value (or selling them) but things like old ticket stubs (from a theater we used to walk to that was torn down) only are sentimental. It is a tough call. Great post Fandango!

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    • Fandango April 6, 2020 / 10:35 pm

      Yes, it is a tough call, especially when you don’t have the room for all those things you’d like to keep.

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