Tag Archives: memories

Cooler Than a Pool

Thank you to Charli Mills for her great 99-word flash fiction prompt this week. It brought back this memory of when a pool was cool, but a float was cooler! For those who might not understand the references, a Boston Cooler is an ice cream float made with vanilla ice cream and a healthy pour of Vernors (made in Detroit) ginger ale. Be sure to check out the weekly fun when you hang out at the Carrot Ranch

Mom banished all the kids from the pool when she wanted to use it. In fact, she didn’t even want us in the backyard while she relaxed. She turned the radio to her favorite station, donned her sunglasses, and floated on her blow-up raft.

That worked for us! We enjoyed having access to the kitchen when she wasn’t around. One of us grabbed the glasses. Another found the long, skinny iced tea spoons, and I gathered the goodies.

Two scoops of vanilla ice cream topped with cold Vernors ginger ale. She floated her way, and we floated our way!

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

Angel Messages Jun 20 2022

Your DAILY MESSAGE from Angels

SMILE for MEMORIES!

We love you

With pleasure, Angels!!!

Eye to Eye

© David, The Skeptic’s Kaddish

In a  blink, life does change

With a click, time stands still

A picture shares the thrill

Of a moment

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2022/05/17/tankatuesday-poetry-challenge-no-274-5-17-22-ekphrastic-photoprompt/

A Chap’s Book

Fill the book of your life

With the moments so dear

Many smiles a few tears

Proved you have lived

And as the years go by

More pages you shall fill

Your heart upon them spill

Your legacy

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

Smooth Sailing

Charli Mills challenges us to get all wet this week with a topic taking us across the water. I smiled immediately for it brought back the memories of the family swimming pool. If you enjoy being prompted to write AND to smile, then you must FOLLOW the Carrot Ranch and give it a go!

It was the summer of 1968. The year the Detroit Tigers won the pennant and the year our family bought a pool for our backyard!

The pool store threw in a variety of pool toys as a bonus, one of which was a six-foot Styrofoam surfboard. Temptation got the better of us and as long as our parents were at work…

We used the deck to hold it in place and with a running start, we’d jump onto the board. The force sent us sailing into the opposite pool wall. Oh yeah, we were never bored on that board!

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben