It’s Tradition

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This week’s Story Starter teaser is:

Shaking, I grabbed her hand and said……………..

Shaking, I grabbed her hand and said…………….. JUMP!

We held onto each other so tight, nothing would separate us.
No way would we be parted, we were in this together for life.

The applause was deafening.
It was tradition to Jump the Broomstick on your wedding day.
The next thing was to smash the special piece of crockery for the event as the number of pieces would denote the number of children we would have.
Women were given a single bloom from the bride’s bouquet as they pinned monetary notes on to her wedding skirt. Men came up to shake my hand and palmed notes to me in the process. Such joy and merriment on our Special Day.

Now forty years later we are still together. Each piece of the broken plate holds the name of one of our four children, and The Broomstick stands in the cupboard as broomsticks do, it being an important part of our life history and that of our offspring who jumped it too.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to It’s Tradition

  1. What a romantic and lovely take on the prompt, well done.

  2. Fandango says:

    Great take, Di. Totally unexpected story.

  3. murisopsis says:

    I always like a story that has a smile at the end!

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