|MY HERO, MY PAL, MY GRANDAD|
You can skip this bit and scroll down for the new challenge at QUOTH THE RAVEN if you like, but i'd like to quickly explain why i've been missing in action.
On the 23rd of July my treasured Grandad died..... i'd looked after him nearly 6 years... i'd promised him (and my Nan, who died last September) he'd never go into care or a Nursing home and that he'd die here at home just as he and my Nan had always wanted...... (Nan died in my arms on a sunday afternoon).... but after a week of being given anti biotics at home it was decided he needed stronger ones by IV so i let him go into Hospital.... he seemed to be doing well and the doctor told me that he'd finish the course on the wednesday so he'd be able to come home then...... but it didnt work like that...... he died in his sleep all alone at 5.50am on the Monday morning. I wasnt with him.... i now have to come to terms with breaking my promise and the terrible feeling of guilt.
His ashes were interred with my Nans on Tuesady... they are together again..... i miss them both so much. They were parents to me.... not just grand parents.... the massive whole they have left will never be filled.
Til we meet again.... love you Grandad. x
And now - a further Quest....... what say thee to the notion of discourse with a creature from eons gone by ? How wouldst thou address such, and what knowledge would he impart to thee. ? Herewith lies a tale of one such encounter - a strange tale indeed - and doth not thy mind race at the thought ?? The tale is entitled "SOME WORDS WITH A MUMMY" .
Perchance a small snippet to whet thine appetite.....Quote: "Come to me, by all means, my dear good friend, as soon as you receive this. Come and help us to rejoice. At last, by long persevering diplomacy, I have gained the assent of the Directors of the City Museum, to my examination of the Mummy --- you know the one I mean. I have permission to unswathe it and open it, if desirable. A few friends only will be present -- you, of course. The Mummy is now at my house, and we shall begin to unroll it at eleven tonight".
So lets see what you can come up with...... its not a horror story...its a satire.....poking fun at the Victorian obsession with all things Egyptian.
I'd like to enter the following challenges.....
http://tandastamps.blogspot.co.uk/ MYTH AND MYSTERY
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/ ANYTHING BUT A CARD
http://jacksonsdigitalexpressions.blogspot.ca/ ANYTHING BUT A CARD
http://artwithnoboundaries.blogspot.co.uk/ ANYTHING GOES
http://doodleartifacts.blogspot.co.uk/ ANYTHING GOES/MUST RECYCLE
....thanks for visiting BDx