She Loves Dead People!

Macabre, morbid, morgue, corpse, cadaver, caskets, stiff, spooky, pall bearers, rigamortis, funerals, whispering, long faces, the scent of carnations, brass urns & ashes! Yes, she loves dead people!

 Six feet under, pushin’ up daisies. “The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out, the worms play pinochle on your snout.”  Get the point?  Croaked!  Kaput!  Get used to it!

Could this be true?

There was absolutely no way she could even conceive of double crossing her beloved Grandmother!  Or was there?

 Her name is K. L.  but  Grandmother called her Pumpkin.

Since Pumpkin’s birth, Grandma had been there for her; paying attention, listening, praising, encouraging, etc.

Little Pumpkin grew up. She was busy! Not a spare minute could be found to call or swing by Grandma’s for a quick visit.

Her daily drive, to & from work, took her right by Grandma’s house, yet she chose an alternate route eliminating the chance of ‘getting caught’ in the neighborhood. What then?  A visit?  No thanks!

One very special day, however, she did go out of her way to spend a few hours with Grandma… at the hospital.

She held her hand and told her how very much she loved her.  It was sweet to see them together again.

There were tears of sorrow.  Perhaps some tears of guilt.  A visit with Grandma was long overdue.

 But, Grandma seemed uninterested, as if she was somewhere else.  This wasn’t like her! The fact that she had died 2 hours earlier may help explain the lack of response!

 Can’t rewind the tape.  Can’t start the movie over. It’s the final curtain.  The show has closed, permanently.  The theater has been torn down.  They put up a parking lot.

Pumpkin loved Grandma.  So, in her remembrance, she put cute little plaques in her garden and placed Grandma’s ashes in a box on the headboard of her bed. 

 Now, if she can’t sleep, she has ‘people dust’ to talk to.  Congenial conversations. No interruptions!  No ruffled feathers. Dead people are easy to get along with.  Live people are a, “pain in the ass!”

Perhaps she is busy, right now, working on a statue for a special place in her garden, amongst the prettiest flowers, away from the pigeons. Hope she won’t need it anytime soon!

 Wonder if it will look like ———————-me?

 Many relationships are like backyard gardens.  We plan to attend to them; we just always seem to put it off  ‘till next week.” Boston Legal

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  1. Bobbie
    August 24, 2011 | 4:58 pm

    A good reminder that there are points of no return, past which all uncaptured possibilities are lost forever. A well put and valuable narrative.

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She Loves Dead People!

Macabre, morbid, morgue, corpse, cadaver, caskets, stiff, spooky, pall bearers, rigamortis, funerals, whispering, long faces, the scent of carnations, brass urns & ashes! Yes, she loves dead people!

 Six feet under, pushin’ up daisies. “The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out, the worms play pinochle on your snout.”  Get the point?  Croaked!  Kaput!  Get used to it!

Could this be true?

There was absolutely no way she could even conceive of double crossing her beloved Grandmother!  Or was there?

 Her name is K. L.  but  Grandmother called her Pumpkin.

Since Pumpkin’s birth, Grandma had been there for her; paying attention, listening, praising, encouraging, etc.

Little Pumpkin grew up. She was busy! Not a spare minute could be found to call or swing by Grandma’s for a quick visit.

Her daily drive, to & from work, took her right by Grandma’s house, yet she chose an alternate route eliminating the chance of ‘getting caught’ in the neighborhood. What then?  A visit?  No thanks!

One very special day, however, she did go out of her way to spend a few hours with Grandma… at the hospital.

She held her hand and told her how very much she loved her.  It was sweet to see them together again.

There were tears of sorrow.  Perhaps some tears of guilt.  A visit with Grandma was long overdue.

 But, Grandma seemed uninterested, as if she was somewhere else.  This wasn’t like her! The fact that she had died 2 hours earlier may help explain the lack of response!

 Can’t rewind the tape.  Can’t start the movie over. It’s the final curtain.  The show has closed, permanently.  The theater has been torn down.  They put up a parking lot.

Pumpkin loved Grandma.  So, in her remembrance, she put cute little plaques in her garden and placed Grandma’s ashes in a box on the headboard of her bed. 

 Now, if she can’t sleep, she has ‘people dust’ to talk to.  Congenial conversations. No interruptions!  No ruffled feathers. Dead people are easy to get along with.  Live people are a, “pain in the ass!”

Perhaps she is busy, right now, working on a statue for a special place in her garden, amongst the prettiest flowers, away from the pigeons. Hope she won’t need it anytime soon!

 Wonder if it will look like ———————-me?

 Many relationships are like backyard gardens.  We plan to attend to them; we just always seem to put it off  ‘till next week.” Boston Legal

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One Response to She Loves Dead People!
  1. Bobbie
    August 24, 2011 | 4:58 pm

    A good reminder that there are points of no return, past which all uncaptured possibilities are lost forever. A well put and valuable narrative.

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She Loves Dead People!

Macabre, morbid, morgue, corpse, cadaver, caskets, stiff, spooky, pall bearers, rigamortis, funerals, whispering, long faces, the scent of carnations, brass urns & ashes! Yes, she loves dead people!

 Six feet under, pushin’ up daisies. “The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out, the worms play pinochle on your snout.”  Get the point?  Croaked!  Kaput!  Get used to it!

Could this be true?

There was absolutely no way she could even conceive of double crossing her beloved Grandmother!  Or was there?

 Her name is K. L.  but  Grandmother called her Pumpkin.

Since Pumpkin’s birth, Grandma had been there for her; paying attention, listening, praising, encouraging, etc.

Little Pumpkin grew up. She was busy! Not a spare minute could be found to call or swing by Grandma’s for a quick visit.

Her daily drive, to & from work, took her right by Grandma’s house, yet she chose an alternate route eliminating the chance of ‘getting caught’ in the neighborhood. What then?  A visit?  No thanks!

One very special day, however, she did go out of her way to spend a few hours with Grandma… at the hospital.

She held her hand and told her how very much she loved her.  It was sweet to see them together again.

There were tears of sorrow.  Perhaps some tears of guilt.  A visit with Grandma was long overdue.

 But, Grandma seemed uninterested, as if she was somewhere else.  This wasn’t like her! The fact that she had died 2 hours earlier may help explain the lack of response!

 Can’t rewind the tape.  Can’t start the movie over. It’s the final curtain.  The show has closed, permanently.  The theater has been torn down.  They put up a parking lot.

Pumpkin loved Grandma.  So, in her remembrance, she put cute little plaques in her garden and placed Grandma’s ashes in a box on the headboard of her bed. 

 Now, if she can’t sleep, she has ‘people dust’ to talk to.  Congenial conversations. No interruptions!  No ruffled feathers. Dead people are easy to get along with.  Live people are a, “pain in the ass!”

Perhaps she is busy, right now, working on a statue for a special place in her garden, amongst the prettiest flowers, away from the pigeons. Hope she won’t need it anytime soon!

 Wonder if it will look like ———————-me?

 Many relationships are like backyard gardens.  We plan to attend to them; we just always seem to put it off  ‘till next week.” Boston Legal

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One Response to She Loves Dead People!
  1. Bobbie
    August 24, 2011 | 4:58 pm

    A good reminder that there are points of no return, past which all uncaptured possibilities are lost forever. A well put and valuable narrative.

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She Loves Dead People!

Macabre, morbid, morgue, corpse, cadaver, caskets, stiff, spooky, pall bearers, rigamortis, funerals, whispering, long faces, the scent of carnations, brass urns & ashes! Yes, she loves dead people!

 Six feet under, pushin’ up daisies. “The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out, the worms play pinochle on your snout.”  Get the point?  Croaked!  Kaput!  Get used to it!

Could this be true?

There was absolutely no way she could even conceive of double crossing her beloved Grandmother!  Or was there?

 Her name is K. L.  but  Grandmother called her Pumpkin.

Since Pumpkin’s birth, Grandma had been there for her; paying attention, listening, praising, encouraging, etc.

Little Pumpkin grew up. She was busy! Not a spare minute could be found to call or swing by Grandma’s for a quick visit.

Her daily drive, to & from work, took her right by Grandma’s house, yet she chose an alternate route eliminating the chance of ‘getting caught’ in the neighborhood. What then?  A visit?  No thanks!

One very special day, however, she did go out of her way to spend a few hours with Grandma… at the hospital.

She held her hand and told her how very much she loved her.  It was sweet to see them together again.

There were tears of sorrow.  Perhaps some tears of guilt.  A visit with Grandma was long overdue.

 But, Grandma seemed uninterested, as if she was somewhere else.  This wasn’t like her! The fact that she had died 2 hours earlier may help explain the lack of response!

 Can’t rewind the tape.  Can’t start the movie over. It’s the final curtain.  The show has closed, permanently.  The theater has been torn down.  They put up a parking lot.

Pumpkin loved Grandma.  So, in her remembrance, she put cute little plaques in her garden and placed Grandma’s ashes in a box on the headboard of her bed. 

 Now, if she can’t sleep, she has ‘people dust’ to talk to.  Congenial conversations. No interruptions!  No ruffled feathers. Dead people are easy to get along with.  Live people are a, “pain in the ass!”

Perhaps she is busy, right now, working on a statue for a special place in her garden, amongst the prettiest flowers, away from the pigeons. Hope she won’t need it anytime soon!

 Wonder if it will look like ———————-me?

 Many relationships are like backyard gardens.  We plan to attend to them; we just always seem to put it off  ‘till next week.” Boston Legal

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 Make somebody’s day, make your day!

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  1. Bobbie
    August 24, 2011 | 4:58 pm

    A good reminder that there are points of no return, past which all uncaptured possibilities are lost forever. A well put and valuable narrative.

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