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Angel Messages September 25 2020

Your DAILY MESSAGE from Angels

REMEMBER OTHERS as YOU WOULD LIKE to be REMEMBERED!

We love you

From the heart, Angels!!!

Share the Wealth

Sue Vincent challenged us this week in her #writephoto prompt with the topic of TOKENS. I chose to relate what happened on my first trip to Las Vegas back in 1988. I was in awe and broke as a joke. So I came up with a clever way of bringing home things with which to remember the trip. Read the story and find out what I did.

Her first trip to Las Vegas was exciting. Such bright lights. Piles of inexpensive, delicious food everywhere. And if you were a gambler, drinks were free (in most casinos) as long as you were actively playing a game. All of this fun ran twenty-four hours a day!

The trip was all-expenses-paid which was great because she wasn’t made of money. Realizing that all the “free” things had a price, in the end, she had to be frugal. She purchased one-dollar poker chips from as many casinos as possible to give to family and friends as tokens of her adventure.

©2020 Annette Rochelle Aben

https://scvincent.com/2020/08/27/thursday-photo-prompt-tokens-writephoto/

No Offense Mom

A yummy topic this week from Charli Mills of the Carrot Ranch literary community; PIZZA! Check out the weekly 99-word, flash fiction writing challenges athttp://www.carrotranch.com

Pizza. As children, we had this treat about once a month. Mind you, this wasn’t what we know now as pizza. This was a gastronomic wonder mother created from a box bought at the store. It contained a bag of crust powder, a can of cheese and a can of sauce. And it worked!

That was until we were taken to a pizzeria. Buddy’s Pizza had these tiny, Italian grandmas who took your order, cooked and served it.  We’d clean our plates as they smiled with approval. The only pizza boxes we used after that said to-go on them!

©2020 Annette Rochelle Aben

me n lynn

We

Grew up

Together

Sharing laughter

Silences and dreams

Adulthood called us out

So, into the world we went

Some of our plans changed with the times

And suddenly, we were much older

Wondering, in silence, where our youth went

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

can’t backtrack

Did

You think

The choices

You made back then

Would play out this way

At the time, they were fun

Never thought much about them

Living in the moment seemed right

Never imagined consequences

That would give you pause down the road a piece

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben