Three fives and five ones. That’s enough for lunch with the Cookie Club today. When did the Cookie Club get started? When the mother was the science teacher at Shaed Elementary over there in Turkey Thicket she and other teachers exchanged cookies at Christmas. They started meeting throughout the year. Once the daughter went with them to pick apples. Their husbands have all died. Arabelle’s husband was the latest so she’s driving again. She’ll pick up the mother and meet them all for Chinese. The daughter hands the mother three fives and five ones for the lunch. Are you sure that’s enough?
There is a lot pink. Well, not a lot maybe, but there is more pink in her room – the mother’s room – than there is in the daughter’s room. The daughter doesn’t like pink. The mother has a pink robe thrown over the bed, and pink slippers, and there’s some pink flowers mixed on the bed sheets. It’s snowing. The old white dog is sleeping beside the mother’s bed. There are two cats in the house as well. Before the daughter started the dishwasher going the little grey and white cat, Hermes, slept on the downstairs bed where the daughter is working. The golden cat, Xanthus, is asleep in the study upstairs. The study has a bed with a thick white comforter.