Category Archives: Gifts for her

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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Velma cleans up

The party had started off rather…awkward.     The rooming house had lovely public spaces, finely appointed.  Velma loved the textured white pottery vase in the parlor she’d chosen.           But she was exhausted by her … Continue reading

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Vesta bristles

Velma wasn’t expecting a newcomer; she shook hands and smiled, but could feel herself bristling.   She didn’t like surprises.   She looked down into her blue tea cup and wondered why Susan seemed familiar. She didn’t like it. She … 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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Vesta’s gifts

  Vesta was a singleton through and through.   She loved it.   This year as the winter holidays came around she was surprised shocked to find she had folks to shop for. Folks she wanted to shop for.   … Continue reading

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Scarlett rushes off to New York

Scarlett packed for a trip to New York. Popped on her favorite hat and coat. She ran two blocks for the train. On the train, she arranged her handmade cherry lariat– a gift from Don when she left the publishing … Continue reading

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Susan’s Dreams

Susan dreamed about her parents.   Their community. Their church.       Their courtship.   How everyone  called her mother ‘progressive’     when she was only friends with her father’s sister.

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