Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Guest Writer – Linda Bethea – Grandma and the Coat from Hell

Today’s chuckle from Linda Bethea at Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

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It is time to catch up with Linda Bethea and her extended family…and this week her well-meaning Grandma and her sometimes unwelcome gifts.

Grandma and the Coat from Hell by Linda Bethea.

Since there were five kids in our family, Grandma did her best to help out when she could.

Sometimes I still hate her for it. Once she went to the Goodwill Store and bought me the ugliest coat in the world. I didn’t have a problem with Goodwill. It was ugly that bothered me. It was a knee-length brown hounds-tooth wool dress coat of the style not seen since movies from the 1940’s, trimmed with brown velvet cuffs and collar and huge brown buttons with big rhinestones in the middle. I had hoped for a parka with fake-fur collar like the high society girls in my class. I turned to Mother, hoping for salvation. Mother was ecstatic, probably…

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Haiku One: A Blue Grey Day

Whiff of snow
this blue-grey day
an icy fog takes awhile

 

(C) Rob Goldstein 2019

 

Inspired by a post on cosistories who was inspired by a michnavs response to the January #writingPrompt on Myths of the Mirror. I call this a Haiku but know it isn’t. I don’t usually take challenges so I hope I did this right. 🙂

 

ICEMAN – January’s #WritingPrompt