Saturday, October 11, 2014

One-Way Street - 31 Days

You know how it works:  Write for five minutes, then hit Publish.  A group of us are doing this every day in October, and it's not too late to join us.  Click the logo at the bottom of this post for all the details.

Today I am setting aside Kate's writing prompt, because I found another that's just too good to resist.  It's called One-Way Street, and I found it on The Daily Post.  Here it is:
Congrats!  You're the owner of a new time machine.  The catch?  It comes in two models, each traveling one way only:  the past OR the future.  Which do you choose, and why?
So ... set the timer for five minutes and START!

The first part of this question was easy.  I have no interest in traveling to the future.  Most of my friends and family members have agreed, but we all have different thoughts of when in the past we'd like to go.

Some would go back to change things they've said and done.  I can see that, but it wasn't my answer.  Instead, I'd like to go back to about 1900 to meet some of the people who are just names and dates on my family history chart.  People like these:

  • The woman who had a horrific childhood, grew up to marry and have several children, and was widowed at a young age.  My mom knew her, so I've heard bits of her story.  I'd like to hear it firsthand.
  • The woman whose background was a mystery to us for so long.  For one thing, I'd like to know what her middle name (initial V) was!
  • My paternal grandmother, who died when I was just four.  I'd like to know her better.
  • My father-in-law's parents, who lived here in New Jersey then returned to Hungary.  I could meet my father-in-law when he was a baby.
I have more, of course, but the timer is winding down.  How neat would it be to meet these people and really know what they were like?



  1. That's interesting! Sounds like a wonderful thing to do in the past.

    I think I would choose the future. I've already been in the past and I don't think I'd want to go through another life time of that. The future seems like the place to be because I get to see what happens... The prompt said one way so the future is somewhere (or some time I haven't been).

  2. I wold love to go to the past... Just to spend more time with loved ones that were taken to soon for me... and to take more photos of them and with them for me to have to treasure.


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