Normally, this pedometer geek writer only writes one piece for the prompt at Carrot Ranch, but after editing out some of it, okay over half of it, there was so much left out that I felt that a little more needed to be told. So, another 99-word piece of writing (no more, and no less) is as follows:
An Old Photograph (Part 2)
In this family photograph, Dad was probably nine or ten. When I told him I liked the knickers, he told me he hated wearing them. According to him, his mother didn’t want him to grow up. Long pants were a sign of being a young man and keeping him in knickers kept him a little boy.
Personally, I think she was more pragmatic than that; she could cut down her older son’s pants when he outgrew them, converting them, saving money. I couldn’t argue with him since I wasn’t there. Besides, he was my father and I loved him.
~Nancy Brady, 2021
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