Friday, November 29, 2013

Friday Flash 55 — At Thanksgiving




She was across the table
rambling on, as go her
conversations, directing some
questions to her husband—
and in between all that,
mentioned they had thought 
of planning sea scatterings
(just as my mother had 
arranged) but, instead, bought 
two cemetery plots in Portland
and was I going to have some
pumpkin pie for dessert?


My post in exactly 55 words written for, Friday Flash 55.
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Note: Image via Tumblr
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11 comments:

Grandmother (Mary) said...

Sounds like my father-in-law in his dementia decline. Just listening is a gift...

G-Man said...

I've left directions on what to do with MY ashes...hehehe.
Very powerful post here Lydia, makes you think about the inevitable.
Loved your Plotting 55
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Brian Miller said...

just thought i would slip that in there over pie...ha...a couple years ago on thanksgiving all of T's family decided to pull me aside one at a time and discuss funeral arrangements...being the pastor in the bunch is not always the easiest thing...ha...i'll admit, that they all decided to do it the same day was awqward

kj said...

The heavy and the mundane separated only by pie crust...

Nice going , Lydia

Love
kj

Lydia said...
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Yvonne Osborne said...

With a life revolving around aging parents, I totally get this. Totally. And I like the image, words with a margin and your woman in her lookout. I like it all.

Rob-bear said...

Yes, this is good. kj already said what I was going to say.

Blessings and Bear hugs!

Fireblossom said...

Oh isn't that just the way--mix in the important squeezed in between the mundane.

Lydia said...

Mary~ Fortunately, this was not an incident involving dementia, but an example of much to catch up on!

G-Man~ I would imagine your directions are wild and crazy. I hope whatever they are that they will be honored when you leave us, which better not be until long decades from now. :)

Brian~ Interesting that you had a similar, only more intense, example. :)

kj~ Thanks much, kj.

Yvonne~ How kind of you to tell me that you totally get this and that you like things around here. I am most pleased and honored.

Rob-bear~ When kj speaks others listen! Thanks.

Fireblossom~ It is nice when people decide to plan and then advise family members of their plans. But it is a difficult topic so probably is interjected in ways like this more than one would think. :)

Kathe W. said...

I don't think this was dementia, but rather the scattered ways table conversations go ..... drives some folks crazy, but others don't mind having to pay attention to hear the whole story! I like this alot!

twinklysparkles said...

I like this one a lot.

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