A Bright Idea

A little bit of the old-fashioned here.  Not just the lamps, however.

Rochelle, that’s a great pic.  Thanks for prompting it.  But, you left your shopping cart on the island again!  😉

Now, let’s see if I got it right this time.


I couldn’t find Grandma’s kerosene lamps anywhere!  I looked all over.  Nothing.  Those lamps had history for her and Grandpa.  When the power went out at her house, he brought them to her kitchen along with a marriage proposal.

When I arrived home, I discovered Peggy in my kitchen with Grandma’s lamps glowing on the kitchen island!

“Surprise!  I was in the neighborhood and your Grandma let me in.  She said you’d need these.”

I sure did.  Her face beaming brighter than the flame in the lamps, I knelt down at Peggy’s feet and placed a ring on her finger.

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26 Responses to A Bright Idea

  1. petrujviljoen says:

    Liked this too.

  2. rgayer55 says:

    Aww . . . how woemantic. I love the line, Her face beaming brighter than the flame in the lamps.

  3. Tom Poet says:

    Ya old sap ya! I actually said AWW out loud…..now I feel like an old sap!

  4. Beth Carter says:

    Oh, I LOVE this. I’m a hopeless romantic so this is the perfect tale. Great use of the prompt! Thanks for the smile this morning.

  5. nightlake says:

    wow. The kitchen is host to a second marriage proposal:) a sweet story

  6. Tears of joy in my eye.. so incredibly romantic… a perfect fairy tale.

  7. Clever grandma. Sweet story.
    P.S. About that shopping cart crack…

  8. zookyworld says:

    What a warm story. I like that you included the narrator’s caring about the family history and wanting to hold on to it.

  9. I like this very much and how you tied the two generations and marriages into one story!


  10. Really liked the way this story made a complete generational circle to complete the tale, and it was upbeat and hopeful and romantic. Ron

  11. kz says:

    awwwwwww!! really perfect ^^

  12. Sandra says:

    Nice one, something different from you, old romantic…

  13. elmowrites says:

    Aww, I like how Grandma’s still around to help out at the crucial moment!

  14. How very sweet! I imagine Grandma adores Peggy, too. 🙂

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