Saturday, February 04, 2012


I stumbled across this challenge tonight and thought it was just one of the neatest challenges ever. I tried to explain it to the hubs but he just didn't get it. He says anything can be summed up in just three sentences.

"You can tell Abe Lincoln's life story in 3 sentences. He was born. He was president. He was assassinated."

The hubs is right but he just doesn't get it. His story has no emotion, no depth.

Trifecta has issued this challenge. Go check it out. Read some of the stories because a few of them are incredible.

I had to do it, too.

Memories of him seem to come to mind for me at the strangest moments - the smell of the money that came from his wallet,
the way he liked to take me on a spontaneous Saturday trip out of town, or watching Wheel of Fortune with him and him thinking
that because he drank herbal tea that day, he'd be better at the game than me.

I wonder if my children will have these similar moments after I'm gone.

I miss him tremendously.

Can you do it too?

It's true but can you tell an entire story and include emotion


PurpleMoose said...

this is very nice/wistful - thank you for sharing it -

Kim at Let Me Start By Saying said...

Sad, sentimental and realistic. More telling than showing, but I liked it. And definitely more emotional than your husband's take on it. ;)

Satu said...

I agree. Definitely more emotional. :)

According to Mags... said...

The herbal tea comment made me giggle and then I ended feeling sad for her loss. Great job.

Jenna said...

i love the little things and the images they evoke as you speak about them, and then the powerful emotion at the end.. great job!

karen said...

Oh, the memories. Bittersweet.

I loved how you wrap the children into it.

Kelly Garriott Waite said...

very nicely done.

Trifecta said...

Thanks for joining us for the challenge this weekend. This was a powerful piece and beautifully written. Your husband's suggestion made me smile...

Hope you'll join us for this week's challenge.