A box of memories..

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Papers and plastic bags have piled on the basement floor as she’s gone on the cleaning chore. She’s sitting there sorting out and labeling what needs recycling and what goes to the trash when an outworn small wooden box grasps her attention. Her fingers reach out to the rusty lock and manage to open the mystery box unveiling a cluster of photos amid other things she can’t make out. A chuckle flees her mouth at recalling the people lining in a photo she picked, memories of the old days float to the surface of her mind..

Back then, she was a typical fool; irresponsible and dreamy. She used to be aimless and clumsy, her priority was her looks and her worst nightmare was missing the prom. That day when she lined up with her friends taking photos was her sweet 16, look at how old she has grown!

Shuffling through the pics, warmth rush into her system as flickers of her old life sneak before her eyes. She bursts out laughing when the memory of the guy who lived next door nudges her, how on earth could she have a crush on a boy with that length of hair or that amount of smoke coming out of his mouth?! Back then she wasn’t aware that manhood isn’t measured with how “funky” one looks!

The squeak of the door behind her draws her back to reality and she turns to face the little girl standing at the doorstep. “Hunnie, what brought you down here? Have you finished your milk?” The girl nodded. “Bravo! Let’s make you a sandwich!”… The box of memories has to wait on the floor until the little girl is fed.

Inspired by The Daily Post At WordPress.com‘s Daily Prompt: “Sweet Sixteen“.

27 thoughts on “A box of memories..

  1. This gave me chills! Because I can totally see myself in that kind of moment. Reflecting on the girl I was in the presence of the girl I’m raising. Such a beautiful image!

    Happy SITS day!

  2. I love that you’ve written something we can all relate to. A moment that we all have from time to time in our lives. Made me think back to my own sweet memories as well as memories I have of moments like this. Time for me to grab a tissue. Happy SITS Day!

  3. My mom has a trunk full of old pictures and such that she uses as a sort of coffee table. Every once in a while, we open it up and look through all the old pictures and memorabilia. Good times!!

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