Thursday, July 7, 2016

Off Market


Violet cried when she put her home of fifty years on the market. She and Willie had bought it as newlyweds and later went on to raise their son there.

As it should be, their son grew up, married, and raised a family in his own home. Willie was gone, too, though he went on to more heavenly endeavours.

Violet understood that Time moves on and that it was time for her to move on, too. She once heard that homes hold emotions of its residents, so she was sure the new family would be very happy here.



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21 comments:

  1. I do agree with Violet and now it's time for more memories to be made with new people! Great little six sentence story!

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  2. We have moved so often none of our homes have had sentiment except maybe one. This one I won't miss!! Too big, too much. Great use of the cue. Thanks for visiting my blog today. Thanks for being part of SSS.

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  3. Oh that is so true and it's got to be tough to leave.

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  4. I always enjoy your stories. Very thoughtful and heartfelt. Hugs and love, Janet

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  5. A sad time for her, but shows her realizing the house that was so special for her family will be special for another family and she had reached a time in her life that it was time to move . Great story...reflecting on what many people experience.

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  6. Nicely written. I will not leave my house unless I am in a body bag. My roots are firmly planted and I know I would not survive anywhere else. I love our little blue house.

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  7. It's interesting with a family dog returning to a former home. They get excited and check out a few sites and back to the car. They have moved on. I still drive through the neighborhood of my childhood home. It's considered a dicey area today.

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  8. Sweet story. Takes courage to move on.

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  9. what is more suited to store emotions and memories than a family home! has to be very difficult to leave the physical manifestation of a lifetime.

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  10. Sad and sweet. But there is a happiness there, too, as she realizes it's time to pass the home into new loving hands and hearts.

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  11. If only the walls could talk. So many memories, and so much love in a house like that.

    Hugs to you, McGuffy Ann.

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  12. Ah, a house full of memories! Beautifully penned...

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  13. I think that every house you live in has special memories. OK you might be glad to move on but you remember the fruit trees in the garden or convenience store a short walk away all adding to how you felt about the house at the time. Well told.

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  14. How very sad. :( Why couldn't she stay in her home until she joined Willie in Heaven?

    Have a blessed day.

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  15. Your story has me thinking about how important a home is to our hearts and the memories that build our lives. A new start is a positive ending to a tale of loss.

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  16. Would that more "Violets" understood that it's not always possible to stay in one's home till death. I've had to move enough times that I'm less attached to the building, but understand that it's the emotions and memories we attach to the space (and to things), not the actual thing.

    That said, I do love old homes and always feel a sense of sadness when I see abandoned farm houses -- I believe energy can linger.

    I like that in your story the house will have a new family, new memories!

    Smooches to your fur babies, with an extra smooch to George!

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  17. You always amaze me how you can capture out interest in just 6 sentences. This sounds like a beginning to me.. not so much an ending. I wonder what adventures she will have next?

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  18. It's never easy to make that decision, you've captured the heartache and the hope.

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  19. I lo e that notion of homes holding the memories of lives lived there....im so glad you got to participate this week!!! Thanks!!!

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  20. Yay, you wrote a Six Sentence Story!! This is filed with such tender emotion, and I like Violet, she is a realist and I am glad she wishes the home's new occupant's to experience the happiness she did while living there.

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  21. I like your story and the house.

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