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Friday Fictioneers- Al’right Then

The fellas had ‘set’ out on the deck real late last night marveling at the annual river ice retreat.
They agreed that this year wasn’t as bad as last and spent time tagging ‘good stuff’ brought in with the rising water.
Dan got dibs on the wrought iron rails while Larry found some dandy pressure treated pieces to frame his generator bin. They’d check the Lost & Found list at the grocery before using them, though.
Yup, that beer went down al’right too.

They’d probably still be there if they’d bought more beer and had remembered to wear their waders.
(100 words)
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Thanks to Rochelle for hostingย Friday Fictioneersย and to Dale Rogerson for the photo.

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I love a well told story. If it makes me laugh, all the better.

47 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers- Al’right Then

  1. Good friends, good beer, found treasure: what’s to complain? Loved the way you set this up to capture the good-natured comraderie.

  2. “Larry and Dan”? Sounds more like Larry and Darryl, and possibly his other brother Darryl to me. Yeah, if you go out in the rushing melt-water, waders may be in order…

      1. Newhart is my all time favorite comic. (Well, Groucho Marx is in a league of his own.) He’s often overlooked. Think I’ll reminisce too.

  3. Letโ€™s face it, the retreat is really about the beer. For some reason I see Grumpy Old Men. The tales these guys could tell๐Ÿ˜€.

    1. Beer makes every event a little better if sitting and talking is the main event. ๐Ÿ˜Š After a winter of being shut in, they had some catching up to do, I’m sure.

  4. I enjoyed Larry and Dan’s camaraderie very much. The beer, the dibs on the junk (one man’s junk and all), and their “good citizen” side. Fun story, Susan!

  5. I’m fascinated by male bonding. And you’ve illustrated it so well in this lovely story, Susan. Down to earth good guys!

  6. This was great, Susan! Such a fun post and nice of them to check the lost and found before claiming the items (unlike the persons who actually stole these blue chairs off a person’s property! – found out when I posted this on my local FB page!)

    1. oh my! Locals are usually great to each other. We’ve found the casual disregard for the property of others has come mostly from “out of towners” invading from cities and other communities. There’s been an exodus from poorly run cities to our rural areas. Few of those, I’ve witnessed, have any value for property from never owning or maintaining any.

      1. I figure it was kids being bad. When I posted it, I left a joke saying the bar was open. The owner asked me where they were because NO, the bar was NOT open… Oh man…
        But I think you’re right. Locals are usually much better with each other.

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