My Favorite Dress

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Gertrude Abercrombie, Pink Carnations, 1939

On my first day of work as a Mortician’s Apprentice I wore my favorite dress, for luck.

It wasn’t an expensive dress and it didn’t look like a dress I would normally wear. It was black ( surprise ) and had a floral print.

The flowers sort of looked like tiny carnations and they were pink and blue, green and orange- but they weren’t natural looking pinks and blues and orange which is why I liked them. They were all clustered together in random bunches and they sort of glowed.

So on my first day I assisted in an embalming and I went to the cabinet with the Funeral Director to get our supplies.

Lined up on the shelf were bottles of embalming fluid and embalming spray and what was funny was that my little carnations were the same exact colors as the embalming fluids.

Sometimes in life you are exactly where you should be and that day was one of those days for me.