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Friday, October 14, 2011

BBF #33 ~ The Flintsones: Retiring in Style

Today's prompt for Lisa Ricard Claro's Book Blurb Friday reminded me of our favorite prehistoric family, The Flintstones.  If you are around my age, you probably looked forward to watching them on t.v. in the 1960's like I did.



Thank you to our friend Lynn Obermoeller from over at "Present Letters",  Lynn, What’s for Dinner? and Lynn, What’s for Dessert?  for this cool picture:

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"The Flintstones: Retiring in Style"

by Kathy Matthews

"After working hard for 35 years at the rock quarry, Fred Flintstone had finally reached the age of retirement.  Hanging up his hard hat and putting down his lunch pail on his last day; he never looked back.  Now was the time to do all those things that he and Wilma had been dreaming of. 

Pebbles was grown and married, Dino and the cat were long gone.  Fred and Wilma had given up their beloved home in the suburbs, and downsized to a retirement condo in the hills. 

They couldn't beat the view, there was no lawn to water or mow and it was brand-spanking new.  Plus, upon purchase, they had received an incentive lightweight sporty vehicle, the much coveted "Rockis".  It was so much easier to drive up that hill than their old dinosaur of a car. 

You will love this entertaining story of The Flintstones happy golden years." (150)


I am participating in Lisa's Book Blurb Friday, from over at Writing in the Buff.   It is fun, and you can play too!  Pretend that the picture above is the cover of a book.  On the inside jacket, you have 150 words to entice the reader to buy your book.  Lisa gives us a week to think about next week's entry (she's gracious like that).  Please CLICK HERE  to read what everybody else wrote!



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9 comments:

Mama Zen said...

This is so creative! I love it!

tony said...

Forget The Simpsons! Fred Flintstone Rules!

Bookie said...

This was a fun take on the prompt! I never thought of the Flintstone's until I read your take! Could be!

Kay L. Davies said...

Condominiums (condominia?) for cavemen? Wow, Kathy, you rock!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Arkansas Patti said...

Lets bring the Flintstones back as retirees. Great idea. Would like to see that actually done.
There is a huge audience for that.

Tammy said...

Very clever!! Thanks for the laughs!!!

Lynn said...

I used to watch the Flinstones when I was little, so this was so fun to read. Great job Kathy!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thanks you guys! Did you get the "Rockis" is a "Prius" part, lol? That still cracks me up.

Hope you all have a fun weekend!

Kathy

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Oh my goodness---The Flintstones! What a great hook. This is awesome, Kathy! The funny part is that I can see it as a TV special or something. Hahaha. . .excellent blurb.

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