FF – One of Everything

Photo copyright belongs to our leader, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, this week.

One of Everything

Jim’s One Of Everything store at the end of our street was always Mum’s favourite place. She’d drag us in there to find ‘something to brighten our lives’. Sunshine would’ve been better. And empty space. But Mum preferred the niknaks she found at what we preferred to call “Lots of Nothing”.

Eventually, Jim got round to asking her to move in, and she didn’t have to buy the stuff any more. The house got less cluttered after that. She started selling those niknaks instead of buying them, and the sunshine came back. To her face, and to all our lives.



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38 responses to “FF – One of Everything

  1. Now that’s what I call de-cluttering

  2. Maybe one of everything, but it sounds like it took quite a while before she actually got that one item she wanted in the store.

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  4. CGraith

    Love the name of the shop! What a nice way to be cured of compulsive buying. I saw a lady once buy 50$ worth of china bells from a flea market. It was an instant collection which saddened me because it really looked like compulsive buying. She could not pass up any bell for sale.

    • Thanks! I’m glad you liked the name. Compulsive buying is definitely a shame, but I think in this case Mum had another motive for her shopping trips! Discerning, even when she didn’t appear to be.

  5. michael1148humphris

    Fascinating, but spot on…

  6. Awww ..love grows in the One of Everything shop. Love that name! Very cute story.

  7. Dear Jen,

    What a lovely story. She got one of everything including Jim. 😀 Thanks for the smiles.



  8. A lovely tale with a beautiful ending. Well done.

  9. An endearing story of human love and relationships. A lovely read.

  10. Tchotchkes in place of real love. I guess that’s one way to fill the empty spaces of the heart.

  11. An enchanting ending and what need of clutter when the heart is full!
    ~ Dora

  12. So much story in so few words. I loved every bit of it, especially what the kids called the store 🙂

  13. Love that, the story buried inside the story. I agree with Lisa, love the name the kids gave the store. Now that’s realistic. 🙂

  14. A well done and charming happy little story, Jen. 🙂

  15. what a lovely story. truly enjoyed it. 🙂

  16. Can’t help thinking she wanted a legitimate reason to clean up the clutter 😀

  17. I really enjoyed this, thank you. What a lovely ending.

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