was January 2nd
of the new year and Bedrock was covered in snow and ice.
the inner glow of happiness and family love warmed everyone greatly.
There was much cause for celebration on this special day.
Wilma, Barney, and Betty, as well as Bamm Bamm, Pebbles, and their
two infants, Roxy and Chip, were all gathered at the Bedrock Social
Services office. Following Christmas Eve, when Fred connected with
who he thought was a good for nothing punk, there was a family
discussion and a decision made.
anxiously waiting through the Christmas and New Year holidays, when
the businesses of Bedrock were at a standstill, the entire family had
gathered and were preparing to add another to the brood. Even Pearl
Slaghoople, who kept in touch with Fred and Wilma often, had made the
journey to Bedrock for it. She now stood beside Fred and Wilma,
equally excited about what was to transpire.
Stalactite, who had been the social worker involved, entered the room
with Stoney, who was wearing his usual attire, minus the hat. The
judge was also present.
had been extremely impressed with the Flintstones, especially Fred,
who had not given up on Stoney, instead showing him enough family
love and kindness to draw a kinder side of him out into the open.
and Stoney had just been in with the judge, who had seen what a
loving family unit the Flintstones were and had permitted things to
proceed, providing he could witness it.
receiving a nod from Stella, Stony quickly went and stood beside
Fred, who quickly put a protective arm around Stony, and Wilma. The
entire Rubble clan smiled, if anyone deserved this, it was Fred and
Wilma. They had worked so hard raising Pebbles and it was clear that
they were happy at having another.
right, Mr. and Mrs. Flintstone, Stella said, placing the slabs on
the table. If you will just sign on the dotted line, the adoption
will be official.
stepped forward and, with tears of joy in her eyes, she quickly
chiselled her signature on the papers and retreated to stand with
Stoney and the rest of her family. Fred then stepped forward and
quickly chiselled his name on the papers. As he stepped back to join
his family, the judge smiled.
Judge Shale, now recognize this boy as Stony Flintstone, the judge
said, picking up the tablets. I also recognize his parents to
forever be Frederick J. and Wilma Flintstone forevermore.
about finally having a son, Fred jumped in the air and shouted
excitedly, YABBA DABBA DO! I FINALLY HAVE A SON OF MY OWN TO
CARRY ON THE NAME OF FLINTSTONE!
including the judge and Stella, laughed and then the entire family
gathered Stony into a hug.
half an hour later, the entire Flintstone/Rubble clan was gathered
outdoors and, after some discussion with a local photo studio, they
were posing in front of a row of trees to have an updated family
picture taken, one that included Stoney.
was in position and smiling. The photographer took several pictures.
pictures looked absolutely beautiful. A snow covered ground and green
trees made a lovely backdrop.
Wilma, Barney, and Betty were all in the middle with Pebbles, who
held Chip, on the left side of Fred, and Bamm Bamm, who held Roxy, on
the right side of Betty. Pearl stood on the right side of Pebbles. In
front of Fred and Wilma stood their new son, Stony.