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Friday, March 29, 2019

Final Friday Fiction and Nature Friday

My prompts come from page 87
February 2019  Reader's Digest: Real Drama
 word count 377

8- crack
12-another hour
16- late afternoon

Home Alone

The three sons (T who was 20, M who was 17,  R who15) were home alone
for the weekend.  When their parents left, the only thing they
said was, don't destroy the house. 
Brother T, had plans for the day.
Brother R had a series of soccer games.  Of the 
three boys, M was just Trouble.  M was never happy alone, never good at entertaining himself.
After all, he was the middle child and had never learned to art of  'me time.'
He waited another hour then decided to invite some friends over to his house.
M/Trouble was a follower not a leader...bad combination. 
His buddies arrived late afternoon.  
They kicked around a few ideas of some fun things to do!
No one ever admitted whose idea it was to put a cherry bomb in the upstairs commode just to see what it would do! 
 Ultimately the only one left after the event  M/Trouble was the only one there.
It was his house and his responsibility.
When Bro T got home, he saw a new commode  sitting in the middle of the kitchen
The kitchen ceiling, which was below the loo, had a huge wet spot on it.   
Bro T asked what in the %$#@/ happened.
Bro M was nonchalantly watching TV, as he told him.
Bro T went upstairs. The commode had a huge crack in it and the loo floor tile was buckled.  
Bro M bragged that he had remembered to turned off the water to the commode.
and he bought a new commode.
Brother M had the nerve to  asked Bro T to help him get the new one upstairs.
Bro T said nope, no use taking it up there the ceiling and floor will have to be repaired.
The next day the parents returned to this MESS/Bro M did not destroy the house..
just the 2nd floor loo. 
This is a true story...I received the cleaned up version of the conversation from the Mom.
Dad was livid, I knew better than to ask him.
Bro M had a part time job, not only did he pay for the new commode he paid for the ceiling and floor repairs in installments.
Often, when asked how many children he had, the dad would reply

I don't have children, I have boys!!

After the exploding commode caper, I fully understood what he meant.  Maybe in another FFF someday I'll share more
stories about Bro M.  

Final Friction Friday is a blog here to read more fun tales

Hosted by my Niece Rosy, and her 2 brudders Arty and Jakey HERE

Thursday March 21, at 10 pm the full moon illuminated our
2nd floor through the sky light (aka used to be over Angel Madi's Loo)

 I was in my PJ's but I grabbed the camera to capture
it's glory.


  1. the mama said that can happen... even when you are not the middle child but the only one... love the saying with no children but boys LOL

  2. I can't imagine... my parents would have killed me.
    The full moons lately have been gorgeous!
    It's looking like spring in your part of the country!

  3. Hari OM
    LOL... what he thinks if he had only girls there would be any less mayhem? Thanks for passing this fun memory on - and am envious you got to see the full moon cuz again, over the Hutch, it was full cloud. Sigh... YAM xx

  4. Boys will be boys. Hopefully they learned their lesson. You all have such a good day.

  5. oh my.....I would have been dead. Really, what kind of friend would do that to you.
    not much of one as far as I am concerned

    happy friday. hope ya'll have a good weekend.

  6. I really enjoyed reading this story... it brought back memories of my life in the 60's, I had not one but TWO that were just like M.... even when they were teens there was always DRAMA... I guess I could write a fiction story and use their true story and no one would know because they would not believe it.... I love the no children, just boys. my cousin had 3 sons and I had 2 and the five together were Wild

  7. Mom thanks the stars all the time that she gave birth to a girl☺
    Love your beautiful flowers!

  8. That was quite an event! Us middle children sometimes need extreme measure to be noticed but that seems to have gone over the top. LOL!

  9. Wow, green grass! Wonder when we'll see some around us?!?

  10. Oh no, that didn't sound like it was any fun at the time!

  11. OMD! If one of the siblings did something like that, Dad would have thrown them out of the house! Yipes!

    Nice picture of the moon. We haven't seen the moon in several days because it's been rising so late at night.

    We're still waiting for some spring flowers here. So it's nice to see yours!

  12. Wow..boys sure will be boys sometimes, won't they! LOL Lovely moon shots and Springtime collage!

  13. I think my parents might have, during my teenage years, adapted the saying to "not a child, a girl". It was never my brother who got into trouble....
    Cheers! Gail.

  14. Love your Friday Fiction. Isn't that the truth. There were so many things that needed repairs or replacement when my son was growing up. Very expensive.

    Love your nature shots. So spring like.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, my friend. Big hug. ♥

  15. had to laugh even though it wasn't funny. Boys always find things funny that no one else does.

  16. I am SO READY for Spring! We did have some nice weather, but now we're back to rainy and cold. Possible snow tomorrow. This is getting ridiculous!

  17. That is a funny story, although I am sure his parents didn't think so. I hope that paying to put things right made him learn his lesson.

  18. MOL we like your Dad's comment.

    The Florida Furkids

  19. Sounds like a scene right out of "Home Alone" - guess Bro M didn't get to stay home alone again!!!
    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  20. I'm only child..Hubby is oldest...My dad was oldest, and my mom was a middle.
    Coffee is on

  21. Yikes! I wouldn't want to be those parents. :)

  22. I can certainly relate. My son liked to refer to himself as "Danger Boy" when he was a little boy and tried to live up to that name. LOL!

  23. Oh goodness! that is quite the story! WE love the moon pictures
    Hazel & Mabel

  24. OMD, Ma said that if she had been a boy, her Brudder would have probably done the same thingie! Ma said she kept her Brudder from doin' stupid stuffs like that! BOL
    Anyhu, the moon pic is FABulous!!
    Ruby ♥

  25. I raised boys, and I would have kicked him out of the house. (Yep, I was mean- but I was raising 2 boys basically by myself.)


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