Faux Pas Of The Year...So Far

February 26, 2017

Hey ya'll, it's me!

I have, on occasion in my life, had the * AHEM * talent for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time (I know, unbelievable, right?).

And today...I surpassed all my previous...ummmm....efforts.

I have been helping the family of an elderly gentleman who passed away get his house ready for sale the past few weeks. They are really nice folks. I have been honored to assist them in this difficult time of their lives.

This afternoon the Redneck and I were packing up the last of the stuff that the family didn't want, so they said that we could take it. I will do a 'haul' post later, and a video for my Youtube channel, Blessed In Bowie. Most of the items will be donated to a local thrift store, however I am keeping a few things for my family's use.


As I was packing up the kitchen, I noticed a square black wooden box on the counter. I wasn't sure if it was something I was to take, so I waited to ask the gentleman in charge.

I went on with the packing, but I confess I was curious about the box. I picked it up. It was quite heavy. Hmmm....probably some electronic device. I turned it over.

I shook it. No sound. Hmmm....

I went back to packing, and eventually the man in charge came in and asked how things were going. I showed him my progress, then picked up the box.

Oh, that's mine, it goes with me,” he said.

Tossing it in my hands I said, “Okay, but just out of curiousity, what is it? It's really heavy.”

He grinned and said, “Oh...that's George.”

I thought...





In case you haven't caught on, George was the gentleman who passed away. He had been cremated, and the box I had been so casually tossing in my hands was the container for his remains.


I felt like an idiot.

Without thinking, I looked at the box and said, “Oh George, I'm so sorry! Please forgive me!”

I'm certain this story will be repeated in George's family for YEARS.
© Evelyn Edgett 2017