99 word prompt : Bench

January 23, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a park bench. Use this gif to choose a timeframe and write the story behind that particular scene. Use the time as your title. Go where the prompt leads!

If you want to participate, here’s the link:   CARROT RANCH


Memorial Benches | O'Rourke Brothers Memorials & Abate ...

Etched in a marble bench were the words, “Donated by Jacob Smith 1942 in memory of Pearl.”

Ruby had played in the park while her mother sat on this bench in 1950.  Her husband proposed to her on this bench in 1965.  Every one of her 4 children sat on this bench with her, or played on the new slides and swings.  Now, she grieved for her husband of 55 years newly buried.

Two kids around 13 snickered.  “Someone needs to remove that eyesore.”

“Which one, the bench or the old lady?”

Her older sister, Pearl, would’ve been appalled.