Tell me a Story
"It's a Ghost Story.
Don't be scared!
It's a Love story."
"Is there kissing in it and all that stuff?"
"Only a little."
"Is it funny?"
"I think so. It's called Bonaventure, Pilgrim. It's about a fellow that finds Love in the After-Life, but o the adventures he has before-hand."
"Let's see where to begin. This is Al's story, Allen P. Mitchell.
The P stands for Pilgrim. (He's a bit embarrassed about that. )
You have to imagine his voice . He's got a New England accent. A bit gruff. Codger-y in fact.
I guess it all begins with Peg - his wife.
"Even after a lot of expensive lessons, Peg never liked driving. Which makes it a puzzler why, as soon as I’m dead, she invests thirty grand in a red Toyota – extra for a tow ball – hitches up that damn King Tut sarcophagus the Horus Boys convinced her was what a man of my accomplishments deserved to be buried in (Peg never was good with money), and moves us sixteen-hundred miles south to Savannah, Georgia.
She could have left me behind, decently interred among a hundred and fifty years of other Boston Mitchells at Mt. Auburn. Peg, however, was convinced if she did, our fortunetelling landlady – Eunice Profitt – would soon have me resurrected and working her weekly séances. Peg wasn’t going to give the woman the satisfaction. Which, now that I think about it, tells me Peg never believed me when I swore, as a member in good standing of the American Bar Association (Ret.), the only connection between Eunice Profitt and me was Wicket, her Boston. I’m partial to those dogs. Had one when I was a boy. The devious Pirate. That little fella could clear a room faster than a six-grader with a shotgun. A stellar farter.
There’ll never be anyone but Peg for me......"
That Yankee woman doesn't know what she wants!
Poor Margaret! She soon discovers it's not all Sweet Tea & Velvet Cake when she moves to Savannah from Boston. Thank goodness for the weather!
Wait a minute...wait a minute! What's this? Isn't she a bit old (40??) for insanely, mad, heart-bangong LOVE?
Pilgrim's Bride - The Sequel
Another Romp In Savannah!
Pick up a copy at Shavers in Savannah or Beaufort Books on Boundary St
SATURDAY OCTOBER 12--- 3PM @ SHAVERS IN SAVANNAH
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