” Gracie, what ever happened to our friend in high school, Sally whatshername?”
__Hmm, Salleeee, Oh, yes, Sally Witherall. I’m not sure, Georgie. I think she went to California somewhere. Oh my, she was a fiesty one!
“Oh my, yes! She was always in trouble with the sisters, sneaking out at night to Boy’s Town. What a scandal she had stirred at on prom night!”
__Oh my, lord!!! Yes! I remember how Sister Dufferin nearly had a heart attack when she saw her prom dress! There was not much left to the imagination I dare say!”
“I read in the paper the other day that her brother passed and Sylvia said she was at the funeral. She did not recognize her one bit! In fact, the only thing resembling her now was her voice.”
__Oh my, has she aged that much? I mean even at 67 people can still recognize you and me, Sis. Did she have an accident or what?
Georgie lowers her voice almost to a whisper so the world would not hear her in their living room, “Well, apparently she has had many Joan Rivers.”
__What’s that, Georgie! What d’you mean?…
Georgie stares bug eye at her sister and there’s a long pause…
__Oooooooh!! Really?! I guess she must have been in Hollywood, California then. So, no one could recognize her, you say?
“Apparently, her body was still trim after all those years but rumours say she had lipsuction several times. No wonder! Imagine going through menopause without gaining an ounce…really! “
__But what does that have to do with her not being recognized, Georgie! You can’t suck fat out of your face…” she stops to think about that a moment, “…or can you? What is it with these people in California putting so much bother on the face and body. And where does it really get you?”
“Well it did get her four husbands and lord only knows how many lovers. And after each divorce, apparently she acquired a sizeable fortune too!”
__Well, what has that got her except for foolish life choices and destroying her body. Now, tell me, what about her face? I am curious as to why no one knew her when she came to her brother’s funeral.”
“Well, apparently…” Georgie whispers now as if the walls could hear, “…Sylvia says she had lots of procedures done to her body and she had botox treatments to her face for years. The last procedure was a lip Aug-Men-Ta-Tion and tucks here and there around her eyes and cheeks. She had run out of money, Sylvia says, and she had it done in another country and the results were not very good.”
__Really? That is so sad! What a waste of money as well as time, pain and suffering. Imagine all the wonderful trips you could have with that kind of money, eh, Georgie?”
“Looks like she travelled one too many times to EgoCentreVille.”
They both start chuckling and then quickly cover their mouths, as if Sister Dufferin was spying on them.
Life is a journey
Cruising on different tracks
Riding on soul trains
© Tournesol 19-04-13
The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 13/19