Monday, March 13, 2017

It's My Turn

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Family...like Granny Zula says, we are three gallons of crazy in a two gallon bucket. When it comes to me and my sister, Charlotte Rae, she's the crazy one even though I'm the one who was diagnosed with the Funeral Trauma. Just like most sisters, Charlotte and I were a little competitive in the funeral home business. After all, she did leave Eternal Slumber, our family funeral home, and began to work for a big funeral home that was more than just laying corpse in the casket. She went to work for the Hardgrove's Legacy Centers. They hosted baby showers, bridal parties, and even catered events right along side of a funeral. Granny said that she'd never seen the like: "You can go to a baby shower in the morning and walk over to a layout to pay respect in the afternoon."

But back to the Funeral Trauma. What is the Funeral Trauma? Well, I think Doc Clyde made it up to make granny and Charlotte feel better after I had a perilous  run in with a plastic Santa falling on top of my head and knocking me flat out! I thought I was a goner, gone to visit the big guy in the sky like the clients I stuck six feet under when I was visited by the ghosts of  people I've put six feet under. Only they tell me that they can't  cross over until I can figure out who killed them.

KILLED THEM??? I'm an undertaker, not a criminal investigator. Or was I?

A couple of years later, a few Betweener clients murders solved (yeah...they're called Betweeners, stuck between here and there), I've got the hardest client yet.

Charlotte Rae Raines.

Yep. That's my sister. When she realized I could see her in her new ghost state and when I realized I was the only one who could now see here. . .our relationship took a turn.

The thought of my sister being dead and I was the one who had to help find her killer was bitter sweet. Don't get me wrong, I want to bring the killer to justice and get my hands on them, but when I do find out, Charlotte will cross over and I'll never see her again.

Of course Charlotte's murder has about put Granny one foot in the grave and when Charlotte told me she wanted IT'S MY TURN on her tombstone, Granny about flew off the handle. It's a little undertaker humor that Granny didn't see fit.

I just might  take my time trying to figure out this murder.

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42 comments:

  1. I am not sure what I want. I shall leave that up to my kids. They are very creative.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  2. She always had a never-ending tbr stack of books to read.
    judytucker1947@gmail.com

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  3. I already have one and there is no room for anything other than my name and dates. You have no idea how weird it is to see your name already on a grave stone and your date of birth. It's a family bench that my father and youngest brother designed after my mom passed. My husband is on there too. All 5 of us kids ( we are all in our 50's) will be buried together with our parents and grandparents (paternal). That doesn't happen very often much in this day and age. pgenest57 at aol dot com

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  4. Not sure what I want but something upbeat and positive. Or something funny.

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  5. Mine has to be something sarcastic or it just wouldn't fit my personality. haha!
    kalista.anders@gmail.com

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  6. I want it to be "What a long strange trip its been" and I've told my kids to have a party , play music and dance. kphans08@gmail.com

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  7. Not sure. Maybe something about me trying to do my best to treat people with respect & kindness.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I want to be cremated and my ashes scattered with the ashes of my dogs that have passed before me. Therefore no waste of money on a tombstone.
    marlene(dot)ezell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I want mine to say "Crazy cat lady"
    moonbay7399@gmail.com

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  10. Traditional with a loving kindness. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. I want to be created and my ashes scattered with my fur babies ashes.

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  12. No tombstone needed....being cremated....

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  13. Lived and L9ved Well. My husband says he is going to put on mine "I told her so" because I always push the envelope and he just shakes his head. Like when I went into anphalactic shock and almost died because I kept telling him it would get better I didn't need to go to the hospital lol.

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  14. Well, I have said no funeral, but I want a party. They can say I am now at the five o'clock party for good, reading, knitting, quilting & having a party. I can be cremated with adhesive scattered to help a field of grass grow. daw655(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. "I'm glad all my dogs are already in heaven, can I bring my books too?" barbie17 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  16. Book Lover To The End!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. "See You In A Little While" or "I'll Be Seeing You" with a few of the musical notes that go with the lyric. But, in reality, do not expect to have a tombstone.

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  18. She crossed the rainbow bridge to be with her critters.
    suefarrell.farrellgmail.com

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  19. "She tried to be the best she could." mommatoodle (at) msn (dot) com

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  20. I told my daughter I wanted to be cremated. I need to be in a urn with the following: UKjo "Go Big Blue!!!"

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  21. She loved her family, cats, and books.
    MarshaMysteryreader(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. Loyal, selfless and generous to all. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. A die-hard animal lover with a heart of gold. Thank you for this chance! areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  24. My epitaph would say ... Kindness Counts. That is one thing I try my hardest to live by every day and I have instilled that in Luci. Every morning we have a mantra we say on our way to school "Kindness Counts and Mind Your Manners." Thanks for all you do girly. You are a fabulous author and friend! xo

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  25. I think I would leave that up to my sister. She knows me better than i know myself and has a way with words. Love this series and can't wait to read "A Ghostly Mortality".
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. My epitaph would say: She led a good life and love her kitties!! Thank you for the chance. catwoman-1(at)comcast(dot)net

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  28. Oh my gosh! I seriously just posted exactly what I wanted because I found the exact bible passage that my dad used for my mom. I then took from it for him and also have a highlighted part for me. It's not creative or funny...but wow, this is eerie how I was just looking at this.
    2 Timothy 4: 7-8 I have kept the faith.

    Teri Lenz

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  29. She made a difference.
    kckendler at gmail dot com

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  30. Peace Perfect Peace servedogmomATyahooDOTcom

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  31. She always had her nose in a book with one to follow that one. Pugpower63@gmail.com

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  32. It would have to be something sarcastically funny.

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  33. Was a great Nana to her grandkids! And always had a book to read!

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  34. My fur babies ashes will be buried in turn with mine
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  35. She made this world a better place.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  36. I want MORE TIME TO READ. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. Mine would say she loved to laugh! Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. Not sure what I want. Probably something I tried to serve God and others. Great giveaway. janngrogan@yahoo.com

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