Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Eulogy in Five Words



I admit to being a little late with my Saturday Centus today, but I got all caught up in writing my annual Halloween poem for the grandkids (soon to be posted)...and then it was time to watch our SF Giants win the third game in their quest for the pennant. Such an exciting time for all of us in the Bay area! Anyway, as you can see, Jenny has given us a picture prompt today, and for some reason it took me in a prose-y direction. A 100-word limit doesn't quite do this lovely photo justice, does it?

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A Eulogy in Five Words Pumpkins
© 2012 Susan Noyes Anderson

Sadie grew up loving pumpkins, and she knew her way around one, too. Why, that woman could scrape the insides of those curious orange globes and make pie or soup or custard or cookies as pretty as you please. She even roasted the seeds for good measure, though she gave those away more often than she ate them, wrapped up in cheesecloth bags and tied with ribbon. Sea salt was the secret. Our Sadie always did favor a personal gift, one she could make with her own hands. And if nature helped out a little along the way, so much the better.

I loved her for the way she loved me. Without reservation, and frequently with pumpkin pudding.


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19 comments:

Cheryl said...

This describes my mom to a T.

Eva Gallant said...

Loved it!

yaya said...

A eulogy can be a wordy, long drawn out synopsis of a person's legacy..but this describes a lady I would have loved to have known. You can get a picture of a fun person who loved life all in the those 5 pumpkin words!

Karen Mortensen said...

Awesome once again.

Granny Sue said...

Hello, Granny Sue--from the West Virginia granny of the same name! I enjoyed your eulogy; you paint a picture of a loving lady. It was nice to visit your blog and find that we're kindred spirits in many respects.

Brian Miller said...

have never had pumpkin pudding...i do love pumpkin as an ingredient...and the seeds roasted as well with that dash of salt....mmmm....

nice eulogy

photovignettes said...

Beautifully done. Would have loved to have made the acquaintance of the woman you eulogized. Even if she's purely fiction!

EG CameraGirl said...

Gosh, I bet everyone must have loved Sadie!

Naila Moon said...

What a lovely lady!
Yummy pumpkin pudding!
~Naila Moon

Annmarie Pipa said...

love the tribute to Sadie and the pumpkins!!

Shakira Choong said...

Awesome Tribute to Sadie and her pumpkins...very clever too. Have you a great week! Thank you so much for dropping by my blog. Much appreciated.
hugs
shakira

Karen S. said...

total and complete- pumpkin love!

Grandma Honey said...

Oh...this makes me want to know Sadie.

Karen Sue said...

I'm a pumpkin lover for fall, just as much jack o lanterns. Their skin and orange just makes me smile and want to put on my sweater.

Faith Barron said...

I really love this. It is so concise.

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Faith Barron said...

I really love this. It is so concise.

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Noodle said...

I enjoy the rhythm of your precisely chosen words. Not many writers can do what you do with them. :)

Amy said...

Beautiful! And tasty. And what a wonderful woman she is. Homemade gifts are the absolute best!

Jenny said...

Sadie sounds like an amazing person!

Giving doesn't always have to be with pies...although that never hurts!

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