Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – Pop Pop’s Antique Car

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Friday Fictioneers - 2:26:2016 - al_forbes

The parade was on Sunday.

Nana was excited. She’d be driving Pop Pop’s antique car.

He’d purchased it at an auction. It took him 8 years to restore her.
Sadly, he never got to show her off.

“Will you be able to see, Nana?”, I asked.

“I’ll be dazzling wearing my wide brimmed yellow hat”, she beamed.

“But, the ophthalmologist said to limit your driving.”

“Lily, I wouldn’t miss showcasing your Pop Pop’s car for anything.”

She slept soundly, with a dazzling smile, that night.

I drove the car wearing her wide brimmed yellow hat.

She would have been proud.
2016©Isadora DeLaVega

Genre: Flash Fiction
Word Count: 100 words

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Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of whom I am no matter what venue I choose to express it.

49 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Pop Pop’s Antique Car

  1. Mine was a Pop Pop too. Brought back many great memories! Well told!

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  2. Oh no! So sweet and so sad at the same time.

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  3. A loving thing to do. That will no doubt be a story passed down through the family. Well done, Isadora. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  4. A beautiful story. The dialogue brings the characters to life, and the yellow hat is a lovely touch.

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  5. I’m glad she was able to follow through and do that for her Grandparents. A very touching story, Isadora.

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  6. Oh, Isadora, I have goose bumps, and a lump in my throat. That was incredibly beautiful.
    So well done…

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  7. Very nice, Isadora. Very touching.

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  8. What a touching story. Her Nana would have been proud. The yellow hat was a nice touch!

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    • Yes, I think both of her grandparents would have been proud of her.
      Dreams put on hold sometimes are fulfilled by another.
      I added the yellow hat because I wanted to shwocase Nana as an eccentric grandmother.
      I’m pleased you thought it went well in the story. Thank you …
      Isadora 😎

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  9. when nana mentioned she’d be driving, you could have said, “in your dreams.” but i guess you couldn’t bear tell her the truth. 🙂

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  10. The ending is wonderfully subtle, yet very clear. Excellent.

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  11. Sweet and touching story. Sometimes it’s take the next generation to fulful one’s dream but the grandparents were the foundation for this dream. Nicely done.

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  12. Wonderful – and so lucky that the granddaughter knew how to drive Pop Pop’s vitage car.

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  13. Excellent story Isadora.

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  14. That’s so sad, but also beautiful. I love how the granddaugher wears the hat while driving the car. She makes her grandparents proud.

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    • I’m sure her grandparents were looking down and smiling at her. She paid tribute to them by making
      their dream come true. The granddaughter learned that one must live today because tomorrow may never be.
      Thank you for your wonderful words and visit, Gaylearner.
      Isadora 😎

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  15. So sweet… There was pride in the last legacy to the grandparents.. Hat an car what a wonderful combo.

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  16. This is very touching Issy 😇

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  17. A beautifully sad story. And life goes on….

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    • Yes, indeed, life is always moving forward. The granddaughter paid tribute to her
      Nana by making the dream come true. The granddaughter learned that one must
      live today because tomorrow may never be. Emilio is nice to see you here commenting
      and visiting. Thank you …
      Isadora 😎

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  18. So sad, Nana didn’t get to showcase the car either. Excellent story, Isadora!

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  19. “Just wondering, ” she asked, “Was NanNan able to make the parade, perhaps as a passenger?”

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    • I’m afraid Nana went to sleep with her dream. Her granddaughter paid tribute to her
      and Pop Pop by driving the car in the parade. She wore the yellow hat to show her Nana
      she loved and respected her so much.
      Thank you for stopping by and adding your comment to my story. Welcome …. come back again real soon.
      Isadora 😎

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  20. What a most beautiful story, Isadora. So sweet the granddaughter took over the dream…

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  21. Querida Isadora,

    Does this mean that Nana went to sleep forever? Or did the granddaughter sedate her? Nonetheless, a sweet story. Me gusta el sombrero amarillo. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • Querida Rochelle,
      Sadly, it is so. Nana didn’t get to realize the dream but her granddaughter paid tribute to them both.
      The hat was my perception of the personality her Nana would have had – a bit eccentric. I loved it
      when I re-read it after I had written it. Gracias for sus palabras buenos …
      Adios,
      Isadora 😎

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  22. Aww, this is a beautiful take. And eve though pop pop and nana didn’t get to show off the car, their dream was made a reality.

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