Ed’s Edsel

friday fictioneer  “You can’t park that thing here.  What would the neighbors say?  If you don’t move that … that…. piece of junk by noon, I’ll have it towed!”


Piece of junk? I thought to myself.  This was a customized Edsel for Pete’s sake…. altered to accept a quick-attach bucket and backhoe…. it was one of a kind.

It would come in handy around the neighborhood, moving a pile of dirt, digging out old  shrubs.  It was perfection. The yellow safety color was an added plus; visible for miles.

Just needed a decal….Ed’s Digging…  service like back in the 50’s.   And beyond.



Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, photo credit this week to Jean L Hays.

Read more stories at  http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/





About Life in the 50's and beyond...

Welcome to Life in the 50's and 60's and beyond .... where I write about my childhood memories, music of the 60's and about life in the country. I am a mother, grandmother, farmer's wife, business owner, and retired teacher.
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16 Responses to Ed’s Edsel

  1. Ruth, Apparently his neighbor has no business sense, but I can see his point. Besides a decal, Ed needs another place to park that car 🙂 — Susan.


  2. Ade Branwell says:

    A fortune awaits this shrewd entrepeneur!


  3. I love it. A true entrepreneur — straight out of the 50’s. My kind of guy. Good job.


  4. subroto says:

    Nice one, we need more Eds in this world (and maybe less Edsels).


  5. Margaret says:

    Ed’s onto a winner as long as he doesn’t pay any heed to naysayers. Nice story.


  6. hafong says:

    It sounds grand!



  7. storydivamg says:

    I get the feeling that this is the sort of argument that will shortly be resolved by intervention from the local homeowners’ association. Without a garage to store it, that eyesore will have to go.

    Great tale this week. I love the dialogue.

    All my best,
    Marie Gail


  8. babso2you says:

    Well done! Feel like trying another writing challenge? Please take a moment to check out Mondays Finish the Story. It is a challenge where you are given the opening line of the story, and a photo prompt, and you finish the story! ^..^


  9. LB says:

    That photo is awesome, or at least the car – hybrid is!! Get the decal and get to work!


  10. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Ruth,

    He’s in business once he finds that decal. Well done.




  11. Dear Ruth,

    Yankee ingenuity strikes again.




  12. Ellespeth says:

    “What would the neighbors say?” Hahaha! And the title is great! I just liked this piece all the way around.


  13. I like this. Let Ed put that decal on and start rollin’ down the block!

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  14. Lovely piece of nostalgia.


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