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Momma Liked The Roses (by BluewindFarm)

January 28, 2016 | 26 Comments

Summary: Readers can thank Elvis Presley for inspiring this story.

When the pain and the hurt are still fresh, can a memory shine bright?

Rating:  K  (1,125 words)


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  1. This was sooo sweet! I happen to be a huge fan of Elvis, and Mama Liked the Roses has always been a favourite of mine, and so the title caught my eye. Such a sweet song song, perfect for a story like this one. Thanks for sharing!

    • LJC, I’m glad the title drew you into read my story. Thank you for letting me know how much you enjoyed this.

  2. What a sweet story. I too have thought that Adam leaving shortly after Marie’s death must have been an incredible loss for Hoss. Count on him to come up with a solution to his grief though…and earthy solution that would connect Marie to the Ponderosa. He would see her remembrance come to life each spring and fill their lives with color and freshness just as she had done in the years she’d been with them.
    It’s interesting where we find our story ideas. I too have based a number of them on the words of a song. It can be just a set of words within a song, or the idea conveyed in the total piece that will spark an idea that turns into a plot line and finally written words. Thanks for a lovely remembrance.

    • Your response is making me tear up all over again. Thank you for taking the time to read and to leave such a thought provoking comment.

  3. Such a sensitive portrayal of how the emotional connections we give to certain objects or events changes as we change! This must have been just one of many things that took on new meaning for the remaining Cartwrights at this time–and now it has done so for me as well. Beautifully done…thank you.

    • JA, thank you for taking the time to read and to leave a comment. As for what really happened, what happened before the one scene in Forever, we can only imagine…

    • Oh yeah, and now you know why I was bawling my eyes out.

      Puchi Ann, thank you for reading and taking a moment to leave a comment.

    • Cheaux, the ending was a surprise for me too. I thought I had the story written, and just needed to polish it. However, my muse had another idea, while driving home she whispered ‘add a different ending’. Thank you for reading and leaving a comment.

    • Mumu, I know you’ve had a rough few years, and I’m glad my story could give you some comfort. Thank you for reading and reviewing.

    • Sibylle, thank you so much for reading and leaving a comment. I’m sorry that I ended up compounding the grief and the loss, but it made the story all the more poignant (at least to me).

  4. Usually, I dislike stories that follow this part of canon, but in this case, it added a deeper feeling to the story. The ending was heartwrenching and the whole story was very sensitively written. Thanks for a very talent-filled work!

    • MK4A, I believe we all dislike that part of canon. Oh how it all could have been had it happened differently. The ending was very difficult; I was bawling my eyes out as I tried to write the final sentence.

    • AC, I’m glad you could envision Hoss with his Pa by the lake, that’s how my muse first presented the story to me. Thank you for reading and commenting.

  5. Loved it! Such a sweet scene with Ben and Hoss…you almost had me crying along with Ben at the end! Another great job on a wonderful story!

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