100 Word Wednesday: Week 23

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Image Credit Jesse Williams

Twenty years ago the area had been bustling with life and vitality. No matter what the time of day was, the Diner was popular with old and young alike.
Pearl, the owner, was a laugh a minute, and anyone down on their luck knew there would always be a hot meal and a warm welcome within.
Despite larger food chains taking up residence, her customers remained loyal.
Now she was dead.
With no family to take over, the business had been sold but her friends didn’t forget.
Like me, they gathered under the dimming familiar sign to say their goodbyes.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to 100 Word Wednesday: Week 23

  1. Michael says:

    Aww..sad tale Di…

  2. James McEwan says:

    Pearl has gone marking the end of an era. A sad tale from which i could feel the truth..

  3. kittysverses says:

    Sad though she died, glad that her loyal customers came to bid her a final farewell. That truly is a mark of well lived life, great story.

  4. Such a nostalgic feel to this excellently written story of warmth and goodness.

  5. bikurgurl says:

    A fitting tribute for a pillar of the community. Thank you so much for joining us again this week 🙂

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