Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – You are My Sunshine


He’d be leaving in a few days.

He and his cousin decided to go to the local social club.

Some family and friends would be playing dominoes or dancing.

His eyes caught a glimpse of a gal in the distance.

“She’s new in town,” his cousin said,

He decided he’d ask her to dance. 

Shyly, she declined. 

“You’re new in town,” he said. “I’m Alfonso.”

Blushing, “I’m Rosa Amelia.”

Eventually, he had her smiling and did get one dance.

His letter arrived. She was ecstatic. 

It ended, “I’m going to sing, ‘You are My Sunshine’ to you.”

“Because, you are.”

2019©Isadora DeLaVega


Word Count: 100

Genre: Memoir

Photo Prompt: ©Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

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***** Alfonso and Rosa Amelia De La Vega married shortly after his return from World War II.  

They were happily married for 45 years until his death in 1977.

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 who I am no matter what venue I choose to express it in.

63 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – You are My Sunshine

  1. Oh Isadora, what a beautiful Happy Ending True story you shared.. Many thanks for letting us be part of that moment.. 🙂

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  2. Thank you for sharing a part of your family history with us. The luckiest of people are those that fall in love.

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  3. I love the story… and how great that it was true.

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  4. How beautiful Issy, I bet they’d love this.

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    • Sometimes, we don’t get to say the things we should to people we love.
      I know in some small ways I had touched them. They were wise to have told me so.
      I hope I told them as well even if not in words but in gestures. Thank you, Gilly.
      Have a great week.
      Isadora 😎


  5. What a touching story! Muy bien escrito. 😊

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  6. A beautiful love poem, inspired by true love. Thank you, Isadora!

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  7. Querida Isadora,

    Such a sweet tribute. Beautifully told. Bien escrito. Love the photo and the song. Sunshine on a rainy day. Gracias mi amiga.

    Abrazos y shalom,


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    • Querida Rochelle,
      Le mando sol 🌞 para poder sonreir.
      I had to fix the photo. It was in terrible shape.
      I love old photographs. People posed no matter
      where they were. They were on the rooftop of a building. Gracious por sus buenas palabras.
      Carino y Shalom
      Isadora 😎


  8. A true love story, well done.

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  9. Glad he was able to overcome her shyness and sunshine was for both of them. Nice story.

    (psst: you’re new in town)

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    • Thanks for the assist on the spelling. I want to say it was that little critter called spellcheck but no matter. It was kind of you to have given me that teeny nudge.
      She remained shy throughout their relationship. I think that’s what he found fascinating. Glad you enjoyed …
      Isadora 😎


  10. This is just beautiful and even more so since it’s a true story. The couple looks so happy in that picture.

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  11. Such a sweet and wonderful story of true love!

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  12. I kept wondering how you were going to work in the roses .. then bingo … a name … then pow … a true story from the heart! Well done, Isadora … and thanks for sharing!

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    • They were a very loving couple. When I saw the roses 🌹 I thought of her. Both have been gone for many many years but are still treasures we remember. Many women waited for their beaus to return from the war. Many didn’t return. She was blessed. He did. Thanks for reading aFrank. I always appreciate your comments.
      Isadora 😎

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  13. Very Beautiful. Real life is often so much more interesting than fiction!

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  14. great story. i love happy ending. 🙂

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  15. Very sweet story, Issy. I love that song and often sang it to my son when he was growing up. He now sings it to his son. 😀

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  16. Such a sweet story, made better for being true 🙂

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  17. I didn’t realise until I read down that this is a true story. A lovely tribute

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  18. Lovely, nice to have such an uplifting story, and then see that it is true! 🙂

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  19. What a lovely memory to share! Thank you Isadora!

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  20. Great story Isadora. I like that song a memory from long ago

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  21. What a sweet story Isadora. Nicely done.

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