Character Quotes

Character Quotes from Death Comes to Call by Dellani

character-quotes-image“How fun!” Cymbeline said. “Who have you played with?”

He named off several bands, none of whom she knew, but Jefferson seemed familiar with them. “My grandsons like their music. Mostly blues and soft jazz, Missus.”

“Why do you call her that?” Polly asked. “Isn’t that kind of an old fashioned term?”

Jefferson’s lips twitched. “Well, when I was a boy, I worked here with my father. Miss Cymbeline was a tiny thing, maybe four or five. Neither of us could get our tongues around her name, so I called her Leenie. As we got older, it became Miss Leenie. When she lived here as a young bride—”

“Married to my first husband,” Cymbeline interjected. “John Culpepper Worthington.”

“Yep, him,” Jefferson couldn’t conceal his disgust. “He insisted I call her Mrs. Worthington.”

“We were still Jeff and Leenie in private, but he started calling me Missus to tease me. It stuck. Now, he’s so old, he can’t remember my name half the time.”

Jefferson chuckled. “You know, they say that you remember the things you’re fond of and forget the things you aren’t.” He winked at her.

© 2018 Dellani Oakes

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