I skipped a little from last week’s snippet…this is really raw so any comments will be appreciated.
As I’m sitting in the garden looking at the wildflowers, I see Caroline, Linnie, Keller. She and her parents lived next door to my parents’ boardinghouse for years, and she’s my friend and pretend sister. Her dark brown hair shines in the spring sunlight. She’s wearing a blue calico dress with puffed sleeves and a ruffle on the bottom. She walks into the garden and my mixed breed dog, Izzy, greets her by rushing up and giving her a friendly bark.
Linnie leans down to pet Izzy and cuddle Ace and Lucky, the two stray cats who show up looking for food. “Phoebe told me that you ran into Dr. Cartwright earlier.”
Phoebe is Linnie’s best friend, and she’s owned Samson’s General Store since her husband passed away from pneumonia seven years ago.
“Actually, she ran into me.”
Linnie looks at me with her introspective brown eyes. “Really? Phoebe said she bought a basket for the sale. Do you think you’re going to bid on it?”