My best friend’s great grandfather, who we went to visit in the nursing home, was a treasure trove of stories. He told us about how he moved his family from a cushy life back east to the Louisiana Territory to get a great deal on 160 acres of land that was in the category of the Homestead Act.
He said life on the prairie back then was difficult, but he and his family were ready to tackle the challenges of creating a home on the range. His tales of bravado were indeed mesmerizing.
I was able to glean, though, that there was something fishy about my buddy’s great grandfather’s tales. And as entertaining as they were, my friend admitted that they were all concoctions of his great grandad’s addled mind from all of the westerns he had watched on TV.
Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (treasure), The Daily Spur (category), MMA Storytime (territory), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (tackle), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (glean).