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Susan

Susan was happy. The baby was happy. She’d been informally adopted by Velma,who came once a week to make tea, rock the baby, and send Susan to soak in the tub. Still. When she slept she dreamed of the mother … Continue reading

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Languid Scarlett

After ten-hour days in the New York publishing house, Scarlett was ready to relax! Usually so twittery               and full of nervous energy… her friends’ retirement home garden worked miracles!  

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Susan plays house

Susan had Velma for tea. She laid the table with her best linen. She poured the tea.         The baby napped, dreaming of lush forest. Susan seemed tired. Velma was energized. “May I make  tea next time? Here … 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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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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Velma throws a party

Velma twittered around getting everything ready. She had been inspired by an old friend’s tradition of hosting an annual twelfth night party. Velma laid the table in the rooming house’s guest dining room.   She made her Gram’s famous 7-layer … 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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