Sunday, May 27, 2018

Funeral Of The Bumblebee

The kids found a dead bumblebee on the porch this morning.

They decided such a noble insect deserves a proper burial.

They named her Eleanor Margaret McFuzzerson and decided to conduct a proper burial service.

Just as Tash was drinking her coffee, I noted with excellent timing that it was a better name than Buzzy McBuzzface and predictable merriment and spewing of coffee ensued.

They then scooped up McFuzzerson and gave her a processional, set to the tune of Celine Dionne's My Heart Will Go On.

At the grave site they declared that Eleanor Margaret Mcfuzzerson had been a good bumblebee and had always flown surrounded with "Wuv, Twue Wuv" and had always been a good bumblebee doing an excellent job with pollen, and she was being buried with the hopes that in her next life she would be "w-ewarded by w-eturning in her next w-ife as a queen".

Yes, the funeral service was a perfect mash-up of Titanic and the Princess Bride.

The service completed, they buried her in the yard, complete with stones, flowers, and a suitable marker.

Who needs TV for entertainment when you've got kids?


OldAFSarge said...

That's so very sweet. Great kids there Aaron!

drjim said...

Yep...the things the little ones can come up with are sure to bring a smile...

John in Philly said...

And a Princess Bride reference.
Well done.

MrGarabaldi said...

Hey Aaron;

That was pretty good of your kids to do such a thing. It shows good parenting and kudo's to y'all for raising them.

juvat said...

Thanks for the chuckle, Aaron. Agree with the aforementioned parenting comments.

Old NFO said...

Enjoy them being kids while you can! :-)

Aaron said...

OldAFSarge: Thanks and yes, indeed they are.

drjim: It was quite hilarious and completely done on their own.

John: Yes the Princess Bride imitation had us laughing out loud.

MrGarabaldi: Thanks, and they're turning out pretty well indeed.

juvat: You're welcome for the shared laughs, and thanks for the compliment.

Old NFO: We do, and they certainly grow pretty fast.