Thursday, March 26, 2015
Meet Miz Lemon. At two years old, she is the oldest living balloon. Miz Lemon has been a very nice family member. She's quiet. She stays out of trouble. And she's very pleasant. Unfortunately, Miz Lemon is going through an accelerated aging process. Every day, she loses more air, and her wrinkles become more pronounced. I'm afraid Miz Lemon has only a few more days to live.
"I don't want Miz Lemon to die!" said my son. "I'm going to miss her!"
I put my arm around the boy. "We'll all miss her, Bubba."
"Are we going to have a funeral for her and bury her in the backyard?"
I smiled. "We will most certainly give her a proper burial."
"Good," said Bubba. "Because she doesn't deserve to be thrown in the garbage. She was the best balloon that ever lived!"