The Grieving Family by Phil Cummings

The Grieving Family

The ‘official’ funeral was organized by The Bear’s family. The Bear’s huge mother was morbidly obese, weighing at least 500 pounds. She took up the entire back seat of the convertible she arrived in. It took several strong men to help her out and escort her to the large wooden bench that was put by the side of the grave for her. The walk from the car to the gravesite, about fifty yards, almost killed her and she sat panting and gasping on the bench, a heaving mountain of fat. The Bear’s sister, not quite as big as Mom but in the three-hundred-pound range and her seven spastic, criminal-looking, unkempt, badly-behaved children, all of them ugly as sin, arrived and arranged themselves around The Bear’s mother’s backed bench.