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Scarlett and Sherman settle in

Summer in the country! Much as she loved the city, Scarlett was ready.         She made a gin and tonic, put in a grocery order and curled up with Sherman – who purred.

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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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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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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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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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Vesta Lingers in the City

Following a late night at the ballet, Vesta called Velma. “So I’m staying in the city a while longer to help Auntie sort out and move into just one of the bedrooms in her townhouse.” Vesta and Auntie were grand … Continue reading

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Vesta Helps Downsize

Vesta put on her favorite romper and got to work.  She’d decided to stay in New York City with Auntie for a while longer. Auntie lived alone now and, ever the firecracker, she needed some help cleaning out the townhouse.  … 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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Velma Nods Off!

Back at the rooming house, Velma and Vesta unpacked and resumed their routines.  Velma happily returned to the library, where the all-female volunteer group pulled together to re-organize the travel section.  Satisfying, fun, exhausting! The next day Velma gathered up the stack … Continue reading

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