Rock of Ages


I was born in 1950.

Dad was born in 1921.

Grandpa was born in 1901.

The rock had always been there on the farm.

Mom and Aunt Mae would come running when she saw us climbing on it, convinced we would fall off and  break something.

Grandpa died and the farm was to be sold.  My cousin wanted that family landmark in the worst way.   So he loaded it on a flatbed trailer and took it home.

As he unloaded the rock, it tipped over.  The leather wrapped coin that was dislodged was enough to finance his retirement and more.


Thanks to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers again this week.  Thanks to CEAyr for providing the photo prompt.

You can read more stories about this photo at this link.



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 Rock of Ages

  1. gahlearner says:

    Great story with a feel-good ending. We need these.


  2. Nan Falkner says:

    What a lucky thing he moved the rock – great story!


  3. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    I really liked how you set the timeline at the beginning and of course love happy endings. Nice take on the prompt.


  4. Dear Ruth,

    More than sentimental value. I’m sure he was as surprised as anyone else. Good one.



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  5. Liz Young says:

    Great ending, especially as I feared the cousin was about to be crushed!


  6. I love a happy ending, and this story is certainly believable 🙂


  7. Fluid Phrase says:

    Happy ending with a moral there somewhere! 🙂


  8. Leave no stone unturned, you never know what you might find… a little gem of a story, for instance. Thanks for posting.

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  9. James says:

    I’d better start turning over stones.

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  10. Iain Kelly says:

    Ah, what a lucky find and a satisfying story.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Moon says:

    Lovely story,Ruth! I guess when you do something selflessly , you get rewarded in some miraculous way .

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  12. Happy, happy ending! Good one.

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