The Daily Prompt: Burning Down The House

Today’s daily prompt from WordPress is:

“Your home is on fire. Grab five items (assume all people and animals are safe). What did you grab?”

 

Here are the 5 things I would grab:

  • laptop
  • Kindle Fire (I can’t sleep without my waterfall sound effect)
  • family picture taken when Joe and I got married
  • picture Joe took of a camera bunker at the Trinity site on our last trip to New Mexico (2005)
  • charcoal drawing my late father did of the backyard where my sister, our neighborhood friends and I spent countless hours climbing the chestnut tree, playing in the sand box, and rolling down the hill. (Did you know saucer sleds make good swings in the summertime?)

These are the 5 items that are the easiest to get because they are on the main floor and not in the basement. There would take not be enough time to go grab boxes of family pictures, sports memorabilia and heirloom Christmas ornaments.

This means the painting of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane that hung over the bed in Grandma and Grandpa M’s guest bedroom, would be sacrificed. But I guess Jesus will not mind, as he’s already sacrificed himself for me – and you.