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Scarlett writes

  Her friends had teased her, of course.   A city girl like her!   Retiring to the country!     She chuckled.   As she picked postcards for each of them,   she tried to fulfill their expectations.   … Continue reading

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Velma gets busy

  The girls were back from the city!   Velma was excited to tell her friends about Susan, her new coffeeshop acquaintance.     She hustled around, dressing in her favorite top, getting Scarlett’s housewarming gift ready…a healing heat pillow … Continue reading

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Scarlett’s Sweet Surprise

The moving men would be along. Scarlett started to unpack. She heard scratching.  Mice!?  No. Sherman had gotten packed into a box! He jumped out and purred. Scarlett was so glad he’d known better than to leave her in charge.   … Continue reading

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Scarlett packs it in

Scarlett packed the last of her things into Vesta’s old Model A. Scarlett’s countryside retirement apartment awaited. They rounded the corner, came upon the village, and Scarlett started smiling. She had promised her boss at the publishing house  in New … Continue reading

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Velma Walks Out

Velma strode out into the wind, holding her hat. She marched off to the bakery as she did regularly. Velma had taken Susan under her wing, as it were. A spinster and a single mother.   Well, Susan would be … Continue reading

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Scarlett knows her place

“I’ll be big as a house!” Scarlett giggled to her friend. But she knew. Centrally located, inexpensive, and large. Some of the rooms needed makeovers. The pink room.  Perhaps all of them, in fact. But she was up for the … Continue reading

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Scarlett’s Apartment Hunt

This photo shop is VERY intelligent and beautiful: http://www.etsy.com/shop/thisisblaise Back in the city, Scarlett had downsized. Now Vesta was helping find her country retirement nook. Scarlett’s New York apartment was huge, intended for a family; the kitchen was also huge … Continue reading

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Scarlett Takes Off

Scarlett had had enough packing! She donned her travelling dress. She called the train station. She made a reservation. She packed her suitcase. This hip shop has great vintage luggage! http://www.etsy.com/shop/ValiseVisa Boxes, newspaper, dust! Scarlett had had enough packing. She … Continue reading

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Scarlett

“God dammit, Scarlett, you know you’re my right-hand man!  You love New York, you love the publishing house!  A raise?  Will a raise change your mind?  More vacation time to spend with your little spinster enclave in the countryside?  You … Continue reading

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Scarlett

Scarlett sat at her city kitchen table making lists and juggling numbers.  She wasn’t really retirement age; certainly not Mandatory Retirement age!  But a lifetime of childless urbanity had set her up for some financial choicemaking.  It would be tight.  … Continue reading

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