Mattie knew about women… how to hook ‘em… how to… well, you know.
He once said when you dump a girl, do it in style. Make it a day she’ll remember for the good stuff as well as the bad.
So he literally pushed the boat out for Charlene. Wine, caviar, bobbing around in the bay all day before delivering the old ‘it’s not you, it’s me’ line.
Charlene’s a big girl… bigger’n Mattie. Didn’t take it too well.
Mattie don’t sail no more; I hear he’s gettin’ down with the fishies these days.
Boat for sale.
One careless owner.
Thanks to CE Ayres for a photo that brings back lots of memories for me, an altogether different part of my life. And thanks to Rochelle for leading out the Friday Fictioneers every week, a port in the storm of what’s become almost endless everyday life for most of us.