Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – Old but Hot to Trot

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Mom says she wants to travel. She’s thinking Europe; alone and at 75.

Where did she meet this friend, Jean, she plans to travel with all of a sudden?

My sister and I decide we should allow her this last frivolous adventure.

Safety Harbor Nursing Home can wait until she returns.

While she’s vacationing, we can put the house up for sale and gather what each of us wants from the many collectibles. Then, we’ll have our own European vacation.

In her mailbox arrives a postcard for us.

“Marrying Gene in Paris!” “He’s 65 and hot to trot”. “Tomber amoureux!”

2018©Isadora DeLaVega

 

Genre: Flash Fiction

Word Count: 100

Photo Prompt: JS Brand

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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.

65 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Old but Hot to Trot

  1. Good for Mom! You’re never too old for a bit of excitement. 😀

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  2. Wonderful! It’s never too late for love, or happiness. If they show up together, even better!

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    • I totally agree, Pamela. Love combined with happiness is all that’s needed as you get older. I enjoy showcasing in my writing the prospectives of the aging. Thank you for visiting and commenting. I always appreciate the feedback of others.
      Isadora 😎

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  3. Yes, enjoy your life… those children need to do manage by themselves.

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  4. Mon dieu Issy – wonderful!!! Loved it.

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  5. Hooray Mom, sell your house, spend the kids inheritance, that’ll teach them!

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  6. super fun and I know many seniors that would smile extra with this – life is still theirs to take !
    well done

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  7. Serves those pushy sisters right! Planning to divest their unsuspecting mother of everything, including her freedom. I don’t like them.

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    • Pushy children receiving what they deserve for their lack of consideration of their mother feelings and her life possessions.
      The throw-a-way society has little sentiment for the things collected by people who worked hard to get them.
      Ahhh … it’s a changed world. Thank you fro commenting and visiting.
      Isadora 😎

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    • Glad you’re part of the cheering squad for Mom.
      Thanks for a fantastic photo for the prompt.
      Isadora 😎

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      • I wish her the best. I know quite a few middle-aged people whose widowed parents have found a new companion/soulmate/lover. Most have been resentful rather than pleased. I find that really sad (that said, it hasn’t happened to me).

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        • The character I wrote about in the story is a conglomeration of various elderly people I know. Quick story: We were renting a house when we first moved to Florida, from a man who had taken his wife up north to get her medical care since their children lived up there. When she passed away he asked us if he could break our lease. He wanted to come back down to Florida to find another wife. Hysterical .. Right??? Times a wastin’ hehehe I say live your life however you want. The kids are living theirs without thought for yours. Gone are the days of caring for your parents. I know we took care of both of ours and felt good about doing it. Oh … I could go on. 😀 Thanks again, JS … A thought provoking photograph for the challenge. 😎

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  8. Good for her, happiness in later life!! =)

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  9. Hilarious story – strikes me that there should be more novels written about life for the over sixty fives

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  10. Such a fun, lovely story.

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  11. Hahahaha! Sounds like mama is hot to trot too! LOL! Cute story!

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  12. 75 is the new 74! Go for it Mom!

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  13. Querida Isadora,

    Me estoy riendo. I’m happy for Mom. She needs to put a restraining order on her ungrateful niños. Love this story.

    Shalom y abrazos.

    Rochelle

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  14. That ending took me by surprise! I’m glad the kids were foiled.

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  15. Gee, mom’s not even gone, and the kids are packing up her things and vying for her best – and selling off the rest. Bet she has other plans – clearly. Good on her and what a hoot! Who says you’re too old to have a good time and trot – in whatever means and fashions? Wonderfully fun flash 🙂

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    • It sad but it happens more and more these days. Kids aren’t interested in taking care of aging parents.
      Distance and their own families are their priorities … as they should be. Here in Florida, the elderly
      are sadly placed in these facilities never to be visited again. Their treasured things never appreciated
      because the throw-a-way society thinks their superfluous. BUT … on another the other hand … it would
      be a hoot to give them a good scare. We’re all as young as we feel and no one should try to change that thought.
      Grateful, wildchild, that you stopped by for a visit. Your insightful comment was 5 star. Thank you,
      Isadora 😎

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      • my pleasure Isadora 🙂

        and you’re right – it happens all the time – and everywhere …. mostly, in NA we treat aging and the elderly with terrible disdain … it’s certainly not right. And yes, children do have the right to lives of their own, but it doesn’t have to unfold in so many of the ugly ways that it does. 😐

        And yup, age is just a number – and if health permits? Live it. 🙂

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  16. Lovely, reminds me not to trust my family with the keys to my house when I am globetrotting.

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  17. Love it! Bet she’s having the time of her life!

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  18. That’s what you get for trying to put an old child of the summer of love in a Home

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  19. Good on her, better late than never! 🙂

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  20. Hope Gene isn’t out to take her to the cleaners,though the first thing I thought of was dancer Gene Kelly and the film “American in Paris” (1951).

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  21. You’re never too old. It’s never too late. Such fun!

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  22. My grandmother went skydiving at 84 – gotta love them

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  23. Love it! So there you terrible children!

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