Sunday Whirl: Wordle #458

Thanks once again to Brenda Warren for hosting the Sunday Whirl challenge.
You can check it out and join in the fun here

The order of ceremony had been quite straightforward, only personal tributes and none of the frothy platitudes from strangers doing their job and not knowing the deceased.
No flowers by request, just friends and close family were invited to attend.
She reached out to touch the modest casket, wishing so much is was empty and not containing the husk of the one she had loved all those years.
Acrid cigar smoke made it almost impossible to breathe in the cottage, so she took a certain amount of dark pleasure when a mourner managed to singe his beard.
The buffet was based mainly on eggs as his private circle were mostly vegetarian and he was a chicken breeder of the highest renown.
Good whiskey was available throughout the duration of the wake where everyone was invited to lift their glass in a toast and place a donation in the commemorative dish for his chosen charity.
He would have been proud.

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 an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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11 Responses to Sunday Whirl: Wordle #458

  1. Bill Chance says:

    Nice work – enjoyed the vivid imagery and the solemn mood. A wake like that is an odd mixture of sadness and loss leavened with good memories.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. oldegg says:

    Well that will give the other mourners something to chat and moan about after! Should they be like that they clearly do not remember him well. What a great scene you created here. Well done.

  3. Wow, you did a great job putting those words into such a concise story!

  4. Carol anne says:

    Very nice Di! A good take on the sunday whirl! xoxo

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