6-word story challenge: Retrospect


 The challenge from Figments of a Dutchess  is to give, in six words, a story representing Retrospect, perhaps a highlight related to the year about to end.  There can be no doubt about mine!

Bride, Groom and Attendants

Introduction, friendship, romance … 2013 Golden Anniversary!


Anniversary Cake

At the same time, it is sad to reflect that, of that group of seven back in 1963, three have been taken away prematurely.

Bride, Groom and surviving Attendants

 © Colonialist December 2013 (WordPress)


About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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32 Responses to 6-word story challenge: Retrospect

  1. bluebee says:

    Photos are such bittersweet reminders, aren’t they Col?
    On the topic of wedding anniversaries, I recently watched a short documentary – The Island of the Gracefully Aged – which featured a couple (she’s 99 and he’s 100) who have been married for 75 years! And he still tends his cattle and crops in Okinawa prefecture – quite remarkable.


  2. MoreThanACat says:

    sad when you lose old friends – but they lurk at the corners of your memory, waving when you share them with new found faces. Congratulations on the Golden 🙂


  3. A golden story, dear Col! Don’t you love it when a plan comes together? 😉
    Such a happy occasion and a wonderful event to share with us.
    All the best for 2014 x


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  5. adeeyoyo says:

    We don’t ever know what the future holds for us, do we? Golden Wedding Anniversary – congrats again! These are becoming scarcer than hens’ teeth!


  6. Wonderful pictures and congratulations on the time passed and the time yet to come 🙂 As Joss said: each day is precious.


  7. Ruth2Day says:

    fantastic photo’s. Love the beehive hair 🙂


  8. bulldog says:

    I love your six words… but not the sad news of those now gone… have a good New Year Col…


  9. tobyo says:

    Life can be bittersweet that way huh? Happiness and sadness all at the same time. I am sorry for the loss of the three….and want to congratulate you for your golden anniversary, like another poster said, you’re both still smiling! and that says everything right there. Congrats!!


  10. newsferret says:

    Congratulations a road well worth walked.


  11. A wonderful highlight of your year, Col. Well done to you both. I don’t see your medals in the pic. 😕


  12. Grannymar says:

    Golden Anniversary – You are so fortunate and a wonderful opportunity to celebrate. Keep the party going.


  13. nrhatch says:

    And you’re both still SMILING! 😀


  14. There could be no better 2013 highlighy.


  15. No matter how you look at it – reasons to appreciate each day.


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