The 3 fish laid to rest in our backyard today.
Two of our teenage girls went bucket fishing last night and came back with 4 fish that they wanted to keep as pets. They kept them in a bucket in the garage overnight.
Only 1 fish lasted the night.
The girls wanted to give the 3 fishies a proper burial.
A casket was found.
Burial linens made.
A floral bouquet crafted.
A hole dug.
Maria gave the eulogy that was both touching (and hilarious) at the same time. Goodbyes were made and the fish were lowered into the grave.
I am not sure what possessed these two girls to go to such length for a few fish they owned for less than 12 hours. But, it kept them occupied for a greater part of the afternoon.
And I think it's certainly a memory that will not soon fade.
RIP Squishy, Nemo, and Dory.