Another gauntlet was thrown after reading my Challenge to Challenge was issued. This one came from the very lovely and sweet, Loly Hallison. She had no way of knowing that these two items actually do belong together in a personal memory of my mom. One that I will never forget and it will always bring a smile to my face. It happened years ago, when I was still in my 20s.
My mother and I would meet up about once a month. We’d spend the day together, usually we’d shop until we dropped. This one morning I’d picked her up and we grabbed these amazing little strawberry tarts at a local bakery. I wonder if that place is still open. I’ll have to Google that later. Anyway, we’re sitting in the mall parking lot, eating our strawberry tarts, and talking. Our conversation turns to death, as it so often does with me, and my mother began telling me that she wanted to be cremated and her ashes sealed in a tea pot. I agreed to her request under one condition and it was that condition that had us looking like two crazy, drugged up teenagers.
Do not come back and haunt me by singing, “I’m a little teapot short and stout….”
Dead Dollz – Joy Dress