Julia, of Julia’s Place, has presented the prompt for 100-Word Challenge for Grown-ups (100-WCGU) for this week: Legacy. This challenge is an exercise in choosing the right words, and no more than necessary. Here is my effort for this week:
Legacy: (Law). a gift of property, especially personal property, as money, by will; a bequest. That bracelet Grammy wore all her life, that my sister snatched right out of my hands, when she arrived, late, to help clean out Grammy’s apartment; or the dozens of diaries my cousin is sorting through, hoping to make a book about Grammy’s life; or the Brown House, the family homestead, on the road through Georgetown, which my uncle’s family painted gray, almost the hour after the funeral. This is my first time as executor, and this legacy is such a mess; I’d so rather have Grammy here.