A Golden Age

Gazing upon her most cherished possession resting upon her porch, her radio sparked an occasion to revisit yesteryear. She flicked the switch for her electric candles and stared the lit bulbs which lighted a path for her to access her memory.

World War II was over and new, exciting things were on the horizon. The crackling fireplace kept her family warm during Christmas time as they listened to Nat King Cole sing.

YouTube: Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song

As a little girl, she relished in a comedy-mystery radio program, the Abbott Mysteries, which led her to explore her now life-long career as detective. One of her favorite memories though was when her father found a marvelous tree topper that seem to symbolize better things for the new year.

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  1. I enjoyed this short yet nostalgic story. 🙂

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thanks! I enjoyed learning more about the time period. Always fascinated by historical fiction. 🙂

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  2. utahan15 says:

    the dog roams and woofs
    happiness

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      🙂 I love when dogs effuses happy barks and tail wags.

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  3. Sadje says:

    You’ve very skillfully used all the prompts in your story, Sa. Thanks for joining in

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    1. Ramblingswithusha says:

      Nice piece. Enjoyed reading.

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      1. theresaly520 says:

        Thank you kindly, Usha! I appreciate you stopping by!

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        1. Ramblingswithusha says:

          My pleasure. You are welcome.

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  4. judeitakali says:

    Beautiful story Saly

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thanks Jude, it was nice to step back in time with her!

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      1. judeitakali says:

        I always like your stories

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  5. They both raise the most problematic question of backward-looking nostalgic nationalism: when, exactly, was this golden age of Englishness you want to return to?

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Hello, I see what you mean. This is a fiction tale written from the perspective of this particular woman. In my life, I’ve met people who thought this way. I personally don’t see it as a Golden Age. I don’t want to live in this time period where women were not allowed to be in the workforce and where they were treated as second class citizens. Women were not allowed to control their earnings or sell property. Not to mention minority groups in America were discriminated against.

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    2. theresaly520 says:

      So, in response to your question, no I definitely do not want to return to this time period. I tend to experiment with writing from various perspectives outside of my own.

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