Daily Archives: May 25, 2015

Five Photos, Five Stories – Day 1

When my friend, Dor, author of Virginia Views, nominated/challenged me to the Five Photos, Five Stories meme here in the blogosphere, I thought “easy-peasy: lemon squeezy”. After all, with the thousands of photos I have on my computer, selecting five and writing a little something about each one shouldn’t be difficult at all.

I was mistaken.

It seems that I’ve shared most of the photos before, either here on the blog or on Facebook. But I accepted the challenge, so here is today’s photo, taken Saturday during evening’s golden hour:

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My story is about the old wheelbarrow.  When I was a little girl, my mom still had the wheelbarrow that my dad had made before I was born. One of the things that I thought was really neat about it was that the sides were removable. My nieces and nephews and I used to push each other around the yard in that old wheelbarrow. (And I can remember Mama correcting me, at a very early age, that it wasn’t a “wheel barrel”.)

Several years ago, Motor Man and I were in North Carolina en route back from a race and stopped at an antique mall.

I spotted an old blue wheelbarrow, so similar to the one from my childhood.  But, I decided that I didn’t want to pay the price they were asking, so we left it there.

Fast forward to a year later, we were on our way back from the same race, stopped at the same antique mall, and there was the old wheelbarrow….waiting for me. We decided that it was meant to be, but we had one small problem:  we were driving a Chrysler Sebring convertible.

But, as is usually the case, Motor Man came to the rescue.  He borrowed a couple of tools from the owners of the antique mall, and took the wheelbarrow apart to the point that we could fit it in the car.

It’s been a fixture on our front porch ever since, and is a sweet reminder of the carefree summer days of my childhood.

The rules of Five Photos; Five Stories are to post a photo a day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo.  It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph.  Oh yes, and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge.  I nominate my blogging buddy Beth Anne of It’s Just Life.

~These Days Of Mine