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Vesta and Jean

It was a joke. An intimate little joke. When they met, each had a card for the other. This time Jean gave her a fine art photo. After the gift exchange, they went down to the lobby for cocktails and … Continue reading

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Scarlett stays to push

Scarlett was reticent to leave New York City for her semi-retirement in the country. After an exhilarating day at the publishing house, she returned to the city townhouse that Vesta’s aunt had given the girls. Scarlett called her country friends, … 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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Scarlett rushes off to New York

Scarlett packed for a trip to New York. Popped on her favorite hat and coat. She ran two blocks for the train. On the train, she arranged her handmade cherry lariat– a gift from Don when she left the publishing … Continue reading

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Susan’s Dreams

Susan dreamed about her parents.   Their community. Their church.       Their courtship.   How everyone  called her mother ‘progressive’     when she was only friends with her father’s sister.

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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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Vesta

Auntie had lots and lots of jewelry. She’d given Vesta several jewelry boxes and told her to take what she wanted. Auntie also had exquisite, eclectic taste. Velma chose a few items and put the box away. She would think … Continue reading

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Vesta

Vesta and Auntie went to see the Ziegfield Follies on Broadway.  Vesta dressed up, they went to dinner. Bright lights, big city.               They had wonderful seats — Auntie had connections!   After the … 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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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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