14/01/2021

SISTERS

SISTERS

 She was always the brilliant one, the shining star in our parents’ firmament. I was the plodder, with steady Bs to her A+ marks, forever in her shadow.

 I married a local boy and took Mum grocery shopping each week, while she lived forever in the spotlight, treading red carpets in designer gowns and killer heels, occasionally descending on us with bottles of champagne and exotic foods – a glowing goddess.

 Then my Lucy was born, bringing in her tiny hand an unexpected bonus – not even an Oscar trumps a grandchild.

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Here we go again - another week not much different from the last, and another Friday Fictioneers story to add to my collection. Thanks to Dale Rogerson for the photo, which appears to have been taken from the Royal Box, and to Rochelle, our indefatigable host.

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30 comments:

  1. Neat little family study Liz. True that, a grandchild is the ultimate gift.

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    1. One that you only appreciate fully when it happens.

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  2. Sometimes we forget those celebrities have families and siblings just like any other family - and a grandchild always wins!

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    1. Due to various circumstances, I know a few celebrities, and their personal lives are seldom very different to ours.

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  3. Absolutely true Liz. Material wealth has little value in comparison.

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  4. Love this story. There's no denying it: a child trumps all the glamor and champagne in the world!

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  5. having a grandchild must be wonderful indeed. :)

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  6. Lovely take on the prompt, Liz.

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  7. Dear Liz,

    Wonderful take on the prompt. It seems Mum realized what's important in life. It's okay to be proud of your children for different reasons, isn't it?

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. It is, as most mothers know.
      I have four, all very different, and I am proud of them all.

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  8. Ah, that's lovely, Lizy – and so true.

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  9. That's often the way it goes. Sibling rivalry can be a drag no matter which role you play.

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  10. Glamour and fame isn't everything. Sometimes an average life is richer!

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  11. Ah, the true realisation of what is important...

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    1. You think you couldn't love anyone as much as your children, then grandchildren come along!

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  12. This was brilliant, Liz. Family dynamics are such a difficult thing, aren't they?

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    1. Thank you Dale, you're right. Thanks for the photo.

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  13. Yup. A new grandchild trumps EVERYthing :)

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    1. There seem to be quite a few fellow grandparents on FF!

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  14. I loved the ending. Nothing trumps a grandchild. =)

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