PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz
LESS IS MORE
In some ways, under-population is the bane of the developed world. When I was a child, I thought that inheriting this house would be marvelous. Now that it’s happened, I own a white elephant.
When it was built, 150 years ago, the normal 8-10-12 children were needed to maintain it. Older sons mended the shingles. Middle teens cut the grass and pruned the trees. Daughters tended flowers and vegetables. Young Tom Sawyer-types whitewashed the fence.
Medicine improved, and families shrunk. Now, I don’t have the time, energy or income to keep it presentable.
Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.