Out to Grass
A fire crew was called today to Sunny Outlook Retirement Home, where a fire had broken out in a conservatory used for growing herbaceous crops. Fortunately, the team of ten fire-officers quickly had the blaze under control.
Resident, Buttercup Meadows (92), described the scene. ‘Plucky young men going about their business with smiles on their handsome faces – beats Bingo any day.’
Gardening resident, Herbert Border (98), was philosophical. ‘All my work up in smoke. But what the Lord gives…’
Tea and cookies were served to the brave fire-officers, who were advised to walk home and return for their vehicle later.
Here we are again at the free festival of Friday fiction, with our graciously creative hostess of peace and love, Rochelle, leading the line-up. Thanks to Roger Bultot for the fiery photo prompt. For more acts to follow click here. Meanwhile a piece of responsible usage advice from our nonagenarians, Herb and Buttercup. (Yes, I know I’m cheating, but couldn’t fit their conversation into the 100 words.)
‘Even big chaps like those fine firemen need to be careful – that stuff can mess up your memory.’
‘Now who told you that, Herb?’
‘Can’t rightly remember, Buttercup.’