This week’s prompt at Carrot Ranch was to write in 99 words (no more, no less), a story behind a memorial. Is it a structure, plaque, or something else? What does it seek to remind those who view it? Go where the prompt leads!
Well, this pedometer geek writer decided to write the following story:
In Memory Of…
The memorial stone Julia passed on her walk around town was no longer a mystery.
Julia had moved to the city; she wondered about this marker especially after a pine was removed, leaving the stone exposed.
Julia eventually learned the whole story of the woman behind the memorial because she met and became friends with Shirley, Marcella’s daughter.
After the pine was thoughtlessly cut down, Shirley started placing silk flowers at the stone throughout the year. Once Shirley became housebound, Julia took up the mantle.
Julia still changes the flowers despite Shirley’s dementia because someone needs to remember them.
~Nancy Brady, 2022
My story may seem familiar since I have written a few blogs, one of which was a poem, about this memorial stone over the years. Now that story is continued.
The Collection should be posted in a day or so at http://www.carrotranch.com and all the stories about memorials. Check them out.