Thursday, August 15, 2013

“Joseph's Journey”


Joseph came to America as a young man, and followed the family trade as a cabinetmaker. He had worked hard all of his life and was proud of his life’s work.

Retired for many years, Joseph now finished a special piece. This was the first piece he ever kept for himself.

Putting away his tools, Joseph was pleased with the results of his craftsmanship. The pine coffer was finished just in time; he was ready for his final journey. 

Story by: McGuffy Ann Morris
Picture: Photobucket



20 comments:

  1. Well this is bittersweet, but I get it. Who better to craft his final journey.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. I am glad you were moved by this story.

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  2. well, at least it was done right.

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    1. That kind of craftsmanship is important.

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  3. A short story without an unneeded word. Good example of writing without rambling on. I am taking notes...

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    1. Thanks, Patricia. I am honoured you feel that way.

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  4. I loved this story, Annie! I thought it was a beautiful piece. I think it would be wonderful if we all got to create the box or place that will hold our final remains! To me this had a peaceful feel about it, the perfect ending to his life of doing what he most loved. Thanks you kindly for joining me at Six Sentence Stories, hopefully we can lure in some new folks to give this short format a try, I think it's much simpler than crafting longer tales! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Josie. I am glad you felt the peacefulness I created for Joseph. I couldn't create what he did, but I respect it.

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  5. You simply continue to amaze me. It's hard to get on the internet to check my blogs as the connections are awful. I'll try to catch up when I have better service.

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    1. Thanks. I really appreciate that! You are welcome here anytime.

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    1. Thank you, Beth. I am so happy you came by. Hugs!

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  7. Between the lines, the story of a life well lived -- well done!

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    1. Thanks, Mimi. You got what I was going for here.

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  8. Wow. Powerful. Wrapped up nice and tight. I like it!

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    1. Thanks, Pat. I am glad you like this story.

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  9. awesome story! I agree with Josie its kind of peaceful

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    1. I really appreciate your thoughts, Zoe. Thanks.

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  10. Another thoughtful "short" short story. I always enjoy them. Janet

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  11. I guess when you are a craftsman like Joseph it would be fitting thing to do...make your own coffin. I wonder what his thoughts were as he worked on the coffin....maybe he relived his life or maybe he didn't,who knows....

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