Making Sense of Nonsense – Adder’s Milk

Haven’t done one of these for a while. What fun!

Granny Simmons lived to be 108, and that was only proven by her birth and marriage certificates.
The day they buried her, she didn’t look a day over 50, and her great grandchildren were peeved that she looked better in death than they ever would.
They all thought she had a secret but none in the family were ever made privy to whatever it was, and it went to the grave with her.
Well, perhaps not quite.
When they were clearing out her ramshackle cabin, they found a poster and a jar. The glass was polished from years of use, every last microbe of its original contents gone.
They laughed at the concept of Granny being taken in by some shyster pedlar all those years ago but wondered out of curiosity if it might actually be worth something because of its age.
The poster fetched £1000 at auction and the jar eventually £100. Had there been anything left in it for analysis, it would have been priceless as the contents held the secret of eternal youth, however unsavoury the ingredients.

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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2 Responses to Making Sense of Nonsense – Adder’s Milk

  1. Michael says:

    Had they only known? I enjoyed your take Di, thanks for participating in the tale weaver this week.

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