I don't really have a fancy story-telling device for today. I've tried hard at craft writing through this challenge, but I think today I'd just like to tell you about my day, plain and simple.
My Grandpa chose to be creamated after his wake and funeral so we were left with tons and tons of beautiful flowers that normally would have gone to the cemetery. We offered for everyone to take some, but we still had so many fresh flowers that we really couldn't bear to just toss. We all pulled a few roses to press or dry or do whatever we would find most comforting. I kept a pretty potted plant from my cousins on the other side of the family, but what to do with the rest? Yesterday, we left the luncheon with a game plan.
Today, I ran out early to Dollar Tree and picked up vases. Then we pulled all the flowers from the easels and sprays and rearranged them into the vases. We were able to drop off about 35 floral arrangements to Alden Nursing Home, but it took a couple of trips. My niece and Goddaughter, Bella, clearly has a future as a florist!
It felt like a good day.
Reese: Elementary Music Teacher in Chicagoland. Clarinetist and Trumpeter.
I'm writing a Slice of Life every day for the month of March as part of the Slice of Life Challenge. See more at TWO WRITING TEACHERS.
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