Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Dead Has A-riz

I answered the phone yesterday as an unfamiliar number came up on the caller ID. The man introduced himself and said, "I need to speak with whomever is handling the estate for the late Barbara Black." I chuckled and replied, in the words of Samuel Clemons, "Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated." It took some convincing to get across that I'm alive and well (and that the guy likely had the wrong Barb). I thought it was funny.

I hope everyone has been having a nice Easter. It's been pouring rain here all day and the river is wild. I spent the afternoon with my neighbors, indulging in the fine meal they provided - ham, scalloped potatoes, cherry sauce, rolls, etc. - and the pleasant company they always lend. Now... I could nap.

It's been a good day for a dead gal.


  1. Shit, my aunt is dead? Why is the family always the last to know!!!

  2. Pass me them peas, ya ol' fool!

    Glad to hear you're still shufflin' on the mortal coil ~

    P.S. Word verifiation: moricryp

    Sounds like Latin for something related to death... Coincidence? Could be...

  3. Wow, you weren't dead just lying really, really still...
    You have to laugh at those calls when they get the wrong person but you then think about the family of the one they are looking for..


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