5.5.21

EDNA

 

EDNA

Edna was ninety-four, and Dave had tried everything to get her to move nearer to him. “It’s a long drive every week, Mum.”

“I’m not leaving my bungalow,” she said yet again, “It’s full of memories of your dad, and besides, I know where everything is.”

“But you’re lonely with all your friends gone,” Dave reminded her.

Edna poked the fire, her face set in those stubborn lines he knew so well, and then the idea struck him with the force of a sledgehammer. “We’ll move your house to our back garden,” he said, “Problem solved!”

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I've not been very imaginative this week but I have a valid excuse - I've been busy gardening. Also my husband has a cataract operation booked for next week and has to isolate till then, so I've added the walk to get his newspaper to my daily tasks!

Thanks to Ted Strutz for the image that prompted this week's story - you can find others by following the frog link from Rochelle's blog which is here.  https://rochellewisoff.com/

32 comments:

  1. Hmm. Not sure Mum's going to like that.

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    1. Neither am I, but she's lucky to have a son who wants her close by.

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  2. It's actually a great solution if the back yard is roomy enough to accommodate it :)

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    1. You might just squeeze a small shed into mine!

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  3. I get the feeling she won't appreciate her son's efforts - and there could be some family arguments ahead!

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    1. Not every family is meant to live in each others pockets!

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  4. Thar he goes. For every problem there is a proportional solution ... ;)

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  5. It seems a good solution to me!
    (Is she in that house on the truck?)

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  6. Hmm. I hope Dave's wife is on board with the idea.

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  7. Sounds a good idea - in theory!

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    1. It could work - lets think positively.

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  8. Dear Liz,

    When I was a little girl, a friend's farm was to be bulldozed to make room for a freeway. The family had the two-story brick house moved to a nearby neighborhood. Love Dave's idea. I hope his mother does, too.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Half of my husband's village in Kent was demolished to make way for the approach to the Channel Tunnel. What grieved him most was the loss of hthe cricket pitch and the pub!

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  9. Think my neighbour might complain if the family tried that. Our houses are attached!
    Ann

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  10. Yes, nobody ever beats grandma. Great solution and story!

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  11. Aw, sounds like Dave came up with a great solution. It's the Granny Flat idea. We saw a number of those when we lived in Australia and I think they're popular in Hawaii too. Lovely story, Liz!

    Gardening sounds nice. I hope your husband's cataract operation goes smoothly.

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    1. Thanks, Brenda. I'm sure he'll be fine.

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  12. This could work, if Edna doesn't find another excuse. Fun story.

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    1. It will only work if Edna likes the idea.

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  13. as long she can still manage on her own, i think she should let it be.

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    1. And as long as her son is able to make the long drive to see her regularly.

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  14. A good solution for everyone.

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  15. I like that idea. Win-win.

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    1. Moving a house isn't cheap, so I hope they can afford it!

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