Category Archives: children

Vesta meets her daughter

      Vesta stared out the window.                   Susan made tea in the little kitchen. It was so uncomfortable.   The baby woke up. “My God, I have a grandchild!” Vesta … Continue reading

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Susan prepares

      The table was set. She’d said she had some news.   Susan looked for Velma.     The baby crawled in the grass nearby.             After this picnic everything would be changed. … Continue reading

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Velma becomes “Auntie”

        Susan’s beautiful thank-you note brought tears to Velma’s eyes.   “‘Auntie’ Velma – I like the sound of that, thank you so much” between tears.     Velma floated her handmade gift to the new mother. … Continue reading

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Scarlett misses the birth

From New York City: “Oh, tell her I said congratulations, dear.” Scarlett put down the phone and went off to lunch in the park.         Then back to the publishing house for meetings.     After work … Continue reading

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Susan has the baby!

“Velma, I don’t feel well.” That was how it started. By lunch Velma had accompanied Susan to the hospital, fretting and unsure. By the end of the day, it was over. Velma had wanted to throw a baby shower. It … Continue reading

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Scarlett returns

Scarlett rushed from the train to Velma’s party.   They had agreed on a modest gift swap so she came with gifties in hand.         While in the city, she had picked up a darling handbag for … Continue reading

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Susan and her belly come to the party

Susan was getting big. But she got to Velma’s party and sat. She knew Velma, who doted on Susan and her belly. She was surprised to meet Scarlett, with her splashy pumps and short dress — how different she was … Continue reading

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