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Scarlett stumbles in

Scarlett shrugged as she started their dinner dishes. “I just don’t get it” Velma brought in the cups. Scarlett chatted on. “Being childless is so free. That baby proves it!  haha. Why would you get involved? She really rubs Vesta … Continue reading

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Scarlett

After a few dusty days of sorting, tossing, packing, and wrestling with Sherman, Scarlett needed a break.  She still needed to call appraisers, call the thrift store that would pick up, and call her friends in the country to settle … Continue reading

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Vesta’s Boudoir

Sometimes it was twice a year; sometimes she would skip a year altogether.  Today was the day.  After helping Auntie Vera with her tasks as head of the Federation of Music Clubs all day yesterday, Vesta had a day in … Continue reading

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Velma’s Disappointment

Dinner at Auntie’s was as exquisite as her Manhattan townhouse.  Velma felt a bit awkward at first, of course. But after a drink or two, with auntie’s smooth and gracious way, they were all laughing and carrying on.  Velma and … Continue reading

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Vesta Sneaks Out

Vesta got up early and cabbed to Manhattan.  In no time she was at Auntie’s in-home office, the elder up to her elbows in work already. “Auntie, if the offer is still on the table, I’d like to talk about it.”  Auntie … Continue reading

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Vesta Gives Her Two Cents

“Are you girls here to look at real estate?” The young man peered into the old Model A at the three spinsters.  “Girls?” Vesta sputtered in disgust, “girls!?”  She pushed open her door and rose majestically, dressed to kill. “Girls, … Continue reading

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Scarlett Charges Ahead

“Oh girls, I’m so excited for this weekend!  Listen, you two settle in.  Unpack, have a shower. I’ll order some takeout and get out the sangria and a map of New York.  We’ll talk cash and neighborhoods.” Scarlett retrieved the … Continue reading

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Vesta Sweeps In

Living a fairly sheltered life in New England, Vesta had learned as a young academic how to be a good guest and subsequently had made use of others’ couches, guest rooms, and makeshift lodgings in barns and garages all over … Continue reading

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Velma’s Peer

Velma clutched her purse in her lap as the Model A zoomed around curves.  Her dear friend Vesta was always carefree and Velma admired that.  Usually.  She peered at the hood ornament and tried to focus on its shape and … Continue reading

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Scarlett takes action

Scarlett woke from her dreamy return to childhood with a renewed sense of strength and organization.  Right, then. First she would organize a meeting.  She rang the country rooming house and one of the spinsters went to retrieve Velma while … Continue reading

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