January 11: Tell Me a Story

Discussion in 'MOC 2021 Challenges' started by bestcee, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. scrippyscrapper

    scrippyscrapper Well-Known Member

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  2. easyeyes4you

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    OMG!!!! I was doing good, all caught up... Yeah, doing the other page a day challenge on different site also... both caught up... then this one came along on the same day the other site had a challenge that left me cold also... Anyone who knows me knows I love to talk... so journaling is not a problem for me... BUT I also only spend time on things that are relevant to getting my life Story completed... My mind totally went blank... It was 3 days before it began functioning again and I came up with a thought process... It WAS a journey getting to this page... That said then it was just a matter of doing it, but by now I am 5 days behind and trying to work on all of them... yeah... the mirror one got me this morning for at least an hour!!!! I see in other comments I am not the only one not happy with 3 out of 4 days requiring extensive journaling!!! For me the others are in the works also.... Well in the end I am very happy with this page and it DID need to be done... I have a gap in my life story between HS and marriage... one by one pages are getting done for this era... Journaling will be pasted below the page....

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    When I first met Rodger he was a happy go lucky 23 year old, working in a Truck Stop. Back in “my” day , 23 year olds were considered men and were ready to take on the responsibilities of a wife and family... So different from today... now 23 year olds are considered barely “wet behind the ears”! The immediate attraction between us was obvious from the first moment we met... But he also had a life beyond me... and had all his guy friends, etc... Marriage was the last thing on his mind!!! While for me it was the only thing on my mind! He had NO idea he had just met his future wife!!!!

    One memory I have that is a bit strange and a bit funny and I have always shook my head at it, was... he needed an engine or some such thing for his car and could not afford it... Well he struck up a deal with me , that if I would get him the engine he would get me an engagement ring... How Romantic!!! But it was a real offer, that did not play out...

    As our romance played out, some things happened, that should not have... that resulted in his moving away from Spokane for a period of time... so I, at 18 years of age, of course went looking for new love! I had plenty of suitors... but that is another story! Eventually he moved back to Spokane, but by this time I was engaged to Ken Cheney, a very nice young man, who had come to Spokane with the Air Force. He proposed on Valentines Day 1961.

    Then I started happening across Rodger around town.. .I would look over and he would be in the next car, etc... and that old attraction was still as strong as ever... I always knew Ken was not “the one” but had gotten myself into a situation I did not know how to get out of...

    By this time Ken was staying in my folks house , sleeping on the couch and worked for an architectural firm downtown and I was working for the Old National bank , also downtown. We rode back and forth to work together... The time came when I had to be at work an hour early on Mondays because of the heavy weekend work load and then got off an hour early on Thursdays... So I had an hour to kill before Ken picked me up.


    I finally realized I had to take the ”Bull by the horns” and make a move, so I sent a note to Rodger telling him of my feelings and if he felt the same perhaps we could meet on a Thursday at 4 PM... He called me at work to accept and picked me up. In that hour we recommitted to each other... then he dropped me off back at work for Ken to pick up. I knew I had to tell Ken immediately. We were sitting in the car in my parents driveway... When he realized what I was saying he said “give me the ring back!” , went in and packed, and to the best of my memory I never saw him again!!!! I have always wondered if he came back and watched from a distance as to whether Rodger and I stayed together...?

    This all happened late spring of 1961. Rodger and I were married on August 4 of that year...1961

    He was truly the “love of my life” and we had 36 wonderful years together before he died 23 years ago! in 1997
     
  3. Joan K

    Joan K Maybe I'll just grow down

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    This one took a bit, but I hope that it will be an intro to scrapping more pictures of this trip. Journaling is in the gallery. I found a few typos in the process - I will go back to fix my saved copy!!
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  5. Chippi

    Chippi Those chicken nuggets are just waiting to attack

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    Thanks for the challenge, Courtney.

    Word count - 531. This was an emotional story to tell, but I knew it was time when I read the challenge. I wasn't happy with the small number of photos, so I added another page to fit more photos, but the 1/2 page text would have been 1/4 page, so I am only submitting this half officially. I hope that's not too cheeky!

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  6. fruitysuet

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    So many stories being told, some fun, some heartfelt. I went the second direction with 810 words (journaling in credits).

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  7. MrsPeel

    MrsPeel LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

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    Courtney, I'm not sure if I posted here or not, my avatar isn't showing with yours in the menu, which usually would mean I didn;t but as I have been changing browsers back and forth, maybe I did.... I did go back a few pages but wanna cat ch up faster with my challenge, so, just in case, posting, apologies if it is a double post :)

    1078 words (I know, got a 'bit" carried away LOL)

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  8. adriablack

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    This challenge kinda got me stuck. Thankfully, I decided to look through my unscrapped photos and found several options for a longer story. Thanks for the push and the challenge! (573 words)

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  9. pearkat

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    I wasn't looking forward to doing this page so it was a good nudge to get it written out! I have 573 words.
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  10. elwaechter

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    I'm not big on journaling, but obviously the right topic gets me going!
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  11. jetjez

    jetjez Swim the deepest ocean

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    On our fixer upper - 589 words

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    541 words This is her favorite childhood story to be told!
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  13. BLKinOR

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    This is actually the second layout I've made for this challenge. Unfortunately the first one I made used only a Lilypad designer retired kit. Luckily, I have more than one major story to tell. This one is 719 words.

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  14. Teri

    Teri You bought a used lion?

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    littlekiwi I charge by the hour for anything before noon

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    There is 1173 words. Text blurred due to subject I am discussing. Did not want young eyes seeing graphic details of my story (approved by @bestcee)

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    this challenge really threw me off.. journaling.. 500 words... way to much.. and I did not know about what...
    It took me a whole week to come up with something I can use...
    Journaling is in Dutch 707 words (English: 721 words)
    Translation in the gallery
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  18. jnac916

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    This was quite a challenge, I tend not to journal very much. Once I got going on the story, it was easy to get more than 500 words. That really surprised me. word total: 1385 - journaling is in description in the gallery as well
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    I had 1107 words when I counted - I think it took 50% of the page, but if it doesn't count/work please let me know.

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