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Scarlett

  Fall crept through the country. Traveling with winter dread.           Scarlett needed a trip to the city.         She packed a favorite dress and told Auntie to expect her at the townhouse. … Continue reading

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Vesta glides on in

Vesta found the note telling her that Velma was at Susan’s. Vesta scowled, just a little. Vesta went to her room. She took off her new dress. She unpacked, bathed. Then she set off to find her friend and tell … 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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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 Visits

Vesta drove Scarlett back to the country, then quickly went along to visit friends in Oxford. It was overcast; in memory, Oxford was always overcast. Jean was lecturing.     They hadn’t seen each other since his impromptu proposal.

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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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Velma

Velma had purchased her train ticket to visit Scarlett weeks in advance, as usual.  Happy to get the invitation to the big city,  she’d scrimped and cobbled together her funds, and was immensely relieved with the ticket in her clutches.  … Continue reading

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