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Dahlias

In by Chris on July 16, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Mom’s mother – Grandma Helen – passed on so fast none of the family had time to get out to Nebraska and save the estate. It was a paperwork mix-up, they said later. Everything moved out and sold two days after her death.

Mom went later and all she could sneak away were Helen’s famous dahlia bulbs. Those dahlias have grown in our garden three years now.

This afternoon, Dad ran them over with a roto-tiller. It’s something that just happened, definitely not on-purpose. He told Mom. She didn’t cry, but she didn’t fix dinner and won’t say more than four words.

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  1. nicely understated. i like the last sentence

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