IF ONLY! : Day 989: 5 Minute Freewrite: Monday- Prompt: tractor

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Day 989: 5 Minute Freewrite: Monday - Prompt: tractor


Jim stood silent, listening to the conversation. He couldn't quite hear what they were talking about. He did understand the man shaking his head violently while his grandpa was explaining something to him.

About ten minutes later, the man walked away. His grandpa looked up at the sky, then down again before turning his head the other way. "The Lord will make a way," he said in a gruff voice.

Jim didn't understand what the Lord was supposed to make a way for, so he didn't respond. On the way home, his grandpa would glance at a farm as they passed by on the highway. After the fourth one, he began to realize they all had tractors in their yards. Then Jim remembered the man his grandpa was talking to. The man didn't sound friendly as he raised his voice and kept shaking his head.

Once home, they rested on the front porch with a cool drink. His grandpa pulled three bottles from his pocket and retrieved the medicine from inside. "Time to get to work," he said. This time his movements were slower than usual in his attempt to rise. Jim could feel the weight of his grandpa's hand on his shoulder. He knew something was ailing him. His grandpa never spoke of it, and Jim never inquired.

Several years passed. Carrying most of the burden of the chores now, Jim didn't mind. He was the only one left at home. Each day the routine of taking care of the farm became more demanding. But the hardest part was plowing. Jim could feel the shift of responsibilities as grandpa didn't rise as early as he'd done in the past.

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"With age comes wisdom" Jim remembered his grandma used to tell him. He didn't pay too much attention as she'd always utter her numerous "sayings" as he called them. And he had enough to fill his school book. Then one day his grandma told him that they couldn't continue without help. Jim didn't know what type of help was needed. It was then his thoughts returned to the day they visited that guy. Now he remembered seeing several tractors on his farm. All the events of that day became clearer.

With age comes wisdom, Jim said to himself. He took the money he'd been saving, asked to borrow the truck, and headed down the highway.


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I thought it was more in the lines of with age come wrinkles haha :)

LoL @seadbeady. It surely is because sometimes wrinkles is the result of gaining wisdom. Thanks for stopping by and reading my freewrite. I appreciate your joyful comment. I needed that this morning as I woke up with arthritis something fierce. Have a good day.

You are most welcome - I can very much relate to that since I have pain on a daily basis too because of my many joint problems and overactive muscles - sending you a big hug ❤️

With age everything comes, its a life’s journey of learning moments and having new insights, love the story

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