Seeing Red

Today I’m participating in Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday5minutefriday

She gives a prompt of what to write on and you write non-stop for 5 minutes. No major editing just freedom writing. I had the privilege of meeting Lisa-Jo at Jumping Tandem last April, which was a weekend retreat in Nebraska we both spoke at. She’s real, easy to listen to and fun to hold a conversation with. 


Check out her blog by clicking here and if you’re a blogger, join in and if you’re not, just write your heart out for 5 minutes in the comment section of her blog if you want to. There’s room for everyone. 

Now to begin my Five Minute writing off the prompt “RED”…

I love when my 88-year-old Grandpa tells stories. My favorite one though is of my Grandma. They were at K-Mart years ago and while she shopped, he pushed the cart behind her. Somehow, he lost track of her and began to call out for her, “Lee? Lee” Where’d ya go?”

“I’m right here Wayne,” she said looking at him like he had gone mad. She was standing within arms reach of her husband of many years. He started laughing and explained to her that as he scanned the store, he was looking for his red-head. Standing in the aisle of K-Mart for the first time he realized that his bride’s red hair had turned gray over the years and he never noticed.

Four kids, many grand-kids and many more great grand-children and almost 67 years of marriage, I love that he still sees her as his red-headed bride he married back in the ’40’s. So sweet. Such blinded love.

Gma and Gpa Great



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8 Responses to Seeing Red

  1. Oh my heart, LOVE this story so much. What a precious pair. Can only imagine that kind of love and marriage and lost and found feeling. Beautiful.

  2. Beth says:

    This is so sweet. Such a beautiful picture of love. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Deidra Riggs says:

    So sweet! I’m glad you joined Lisa-Jo’s #FMF crew today!

  4. Sister I love this story of Grandma and Grandpa they have such a sweet love!! When I saw the word red I thought of them too but when she was in the hospital:)

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