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TidBits About Donna #14 Flowerless No More

I don’t remember how old I was – probably 10 or 11-years-old – still an innocent. I do remember my family visiting some distant relative, somewhere near Pittsburgh. It was a funeral. The house was filled with adults who had their own concerns. They ignored us children. We had to make our own interest.

There was a cemetary adjacent to the back yard. How appropo! My cousin, Trish, who is a year and a half older than me, and I walked through the cemetary reading the tombstones. We were melancholy. We read the names and the dates. We wondered about the deceaseds’ lives. We delighted in the flowers blanketing some tombstones and we felt bad for those folks buried under stones that were flowerless.

There was only one thing to do. You guessed it. We didn’t think that the buried would mind sharing their flowers with their neighbors. So we gathered flowers from tombstones with an adundance (probably newly-buried people) and spread them on their flowerless neighbors. When we ran out of that supply, we found piles and piles of flowers near the dumpster. We didn’t understand why such beautiful flowers were discarded. We picked through and took the best. When we were finished, the cemetary looked as if it were in full bloom.

I can’t help wondering what the cemetary caretaker thought the next day, when he saw our handiwork.

(Clip Art compliments of Wilson Info)


February 13, 2010 - Posted by | TidBits About Donna | , , , , ,

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