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Velma’s Outreach

Scarlett had returned to New York; Velma stood in line at the bakery for a cup of tea and a sweet. The beautiful young woman behind her in line smiled.  Velma did a double-take; the woman had her hand on … 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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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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Vesta heats up

Auntie pressed something into Vesta’s hand. “Your uncle and I got this during one of our whirlwind trips.  It reminds me of carefree youthful days in love, and I want you to have it. Still in the city with Auntie, … 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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Vesta feels a rock

At the rooming house kitchenette, Vesta ground some rich coffee with chicory and put it on the old stove to percolate.  She was expecting Velma any minute to discuss buying a flat together and their trip to New York  — together … Continue reading

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Vesta

Vesta had never worried about money.  She always worked hard, lived well, remained unencumbered, and kept an eye on her finances.  But this invitation to purchase a little slip of New Y ork took her by surprise.  She got out … Continue reading

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Vesta

Vesta’s first thought about the city was surprising: it was Jean.  It was him when they traveled to New York together from Paris — a millenium ago.  They were in love.  Or something akin to love. His bed-tousseled hair, stubble … 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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Vesta

Vesta waited by her old Ford for her friend to de-train, anxious to tell about her latest letter from Jean.  She still couldn’t believe all he’d written in it.  And her uncharacteristic, uninhibited response!  She giggled to herself as the … Continue reading

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