AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Monday, May 30, 2011

Boost Your Day!

Succinctly Yours ~ Week 10 Picture Prompt
Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words.
It doesn’t have to be exactly 140, just not more.
Word Of The Week: glisten (not used)

Your day looks greyed, dull and cold Gran!
You've missed the bus and the rain's increasing.
Hop on my bike and I'll give your life a kick!
(140 characters)

Succinctly Yours is hosted by Grandma's Goulash


Sonia said...

That's a nice thing to do for your grandma. But a total stranger would be wary!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You're good at this meme! I can't even make a comment succinctly, so I admire your ability!

Helen said...

You're little flash brought a smile to my face, I could just see an old lady hopping on the back of that bike!

PS; Thank you for the comment on my piece, unfortunately something went wrong with the posting of my flash and I had to trash it and repost and so you comment was lost - but I wanted you to know that I appreciated you commenting.


SparkleFarkle said...

Nothing quite like a joy ride to keep a granny spry! (Hope she has an extra helmetto in that bag she's toting. LOL!)

P.S. Here's the Wikipedian Shriners scoop:

"The Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, also commonly known as Shriners and abbreviated A.A.O.N.M.S., established in 1870, is an appendant body to Freemasonry, based in the United States. The organization is best-known for the Shriners Hospitals for Children they administer and the red fezzes that members wear. The organization is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Shriners International describes itself as a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief, and truth. There are approximately 340,000 members from 193 temples (chapters) in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Republic of Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Europe and AUSTRALIA...Shriners often participate in local parades, sometimes as rather elaborate units: miniature vehicles in themes (all sports cars; all miniature 18-wheeler trucks; all fire engines, and so on), an "Oriental Band" dressed in cartoonish versions of Middle Eastern dress; pipe bands, drummers, motorcycle units, Drum and Bugle Corps, and even traditional brass bands."

There you have it. LOL!

jabblog said...

Cheeky young beggar! I wonder if she'll take up the offer.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Good one! I can't decide if Granny should accept the ride (probably be the most fun she's had in a while) or pass it by because he's a stranger. don't actually say he's a stranger. I sort of assumed that. Maybe he's a neighbor or friend of her grandson! I'll go with that...hop on, Granny!

Sharkbytes said...

He definitely seems to be offering her a ride. Almost everyone saw that!

Akelamalu said...

Will she, won't she???? :)

Pat said...

Aww, that's so sweet...a thoughtful grandson.

Anyes said...

Caring and fun :-) what a treasure of a grandson!

Susan Fobes said...

A "kick?" That's an understatement! Good one!

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm taking it literally, that he's her grandson, and I think she's going to have a great time! (Not that I would hop on, mind you, but she looks like a brave soul.)
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Grandma's Goulash said...

Hope she takes that ride. My own grandmother was almost eighty before she had her first ride in a convertible. We wanted to put the top up, but she said she wanted to feel the breeze in her hair. I know she would have hopped on that bike.

Fun slant on that pic.



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