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Lulu knows the way

After showering and with care she used make-up she didn’t use very often, Meredith Brown dressed in her new slinky silk dress. If only she’d meet a man to admire her shape. She selected a jacket to wear during the day, one to cover cleavage before the big Christmas party. She packed the small gift for the party and added her Lady Smith carefully and hurried out the small apartment. Oh to rush out, maybe meet a nice gentleman. A sound of click, click and she heard a strange sound. In a hurry, she hollered “Your barking up the wrong tree, mister.” To her surprise, a small pit bull shook with fear.

She picked him up so she could snuggle with the small pup and hurry onto the bus.

and this is the beginning of a delightful story

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When Double Becomes Single..continued

Last week Sharon continued on her challenge to help her grandchildren. They got right into the wonderful game of tennis. The years flew by and suddenly James was ready to enter college. Sharon decided that the family would travel to visit her son, wife and their small children When they arrived at the airport , Sharon could not find her cane. Eventually, she found it , met an attractive colonel and had dinner with him. The kids watched as the grownups enjoyed each other and soon their grans had fallen asleep. The grandkids decided they needed to speak to the colonel to see if he was truly interested in their precious grans. He nodded, told them he had fallen in love with their lovely grans. He also told them he planned to attend a conference in Germany and then would surprise grans at uncles home in Copenhagen but when Grans and the kids arrived in beautiful Copenhagen, Uncle and family were not there since they had gone to their summer home. Neighbors brought fresh food and had a wonderful time when suddenly uncle and family arrived. During the rest of the week, Grans took care of a sweet world in with the youngster. The doorbell rang,Grans opened the big door and there stood the colonel. Sweet ending to Grans delicious world.

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When Double Becomes Single. . .continued

Last week  Sharon gets to know her grandchildren better each day.  Her last words to her grandchildren: Now what’s your favorite food and don’t say pizza. What’s pizza?” said the kids. 

First the kids  met the dogs and were ecstatic since they weren’t allowed to have pets. Then after dinner, Sharon took them shopping for a few starters and  after, they were home, did homework and went to bed. They made a plan for the next day. The next day they went to a terrific clothing store and including the best clothes including shoes.  James said they would pay for their own clothes their    clothesnew clothes but their gran The next day after school they continued with shopping

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Last week ended when Lori said:”Please , grandmother, please rescue us; we promise you’ll never be sorry because James and I will make you proud.”

After school, Sharon met the children at the rental apartment and greeted them with arms opened wide. Four floors up.”Home sweet home but not for long,”James said. Sharon nodded, “You bet so take any clothes and sports equipment you own and let’s get the heck out of here.” She found the note from the loving parents. “Kids, we have to go on a business trip, be back soon so look in the drawer and find money.” Bile rose in Sharon’s throat when all she found was an empty drawer with plastic spoons and two twenty dollar bills.  “We’re ready,” called James. They packed a pitiful almost empty, tennis racquets and some clothes including James sax  wrapped in a towel and a guitar peeked out of his bag. Their eyes opened wide to see grans BMW. “Now what’s your fave food and don’t say pizza.”     

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Sharon almost cried when she met her grandchildren. She said, “Your grandfather said I was his pocket wife, petite but very strong. You both have an athletic look. Do you like sports?”

James face broke into a grin and said, “Both of us are terrific in tennis and Lori is way good in gymnastics. For an eleven and a half year old girl, she’s just about perfect.”

His little sister punched him in the arm and said, “Jimmers, I’m just okay so far.” “Yeah right, I play the guitar and sax and we haven’t been here very long because…and this…” “So what happened at home? Your parents knew I wanted to see both of you and you are safe here.”They shook their heads without saying a word and Sharon thought they are damaged but she’d fix it, by God she’d fix it.

“Do you like dogs?” James said, “Oh yeah we always wanted a dog but they said no.” Sharon said, “we took in rescue dogs a few years ago and never regretted it.”

“Please, grandmother, please rescue us and we promise you’ll never be sorry because James and I will make you proud.

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When Double Becomes Single..continued

Last week we moved along;  Early the next morning the phone rang; Caller I.D. said Clarkstown North High School. What in the world? Sharon picked up. “Sharon Michaels here. “Are you the grandmother of James and Lori Michaels? Her heart pounded with fear. “I am. Are they all right? “You are the designated caller, Mrs. Michaels. I’m Mrs. Van Buren, the principal.  Their parents have left them alone while they are on a business trip to Florida. Did you know that?” No, I didn’t know that. Are the children at school?” “Yes. They are good students considering they are new here but I have a feeling life is difficult for them. Would you please come here so we may discuss this serious situation? I’m keeping this private for the moment.” “I can be in your office in half an hour and thanks for calling.

Sharon knew how to dress fast and she knew how to put herself together in a hurry. The phone rang early in the morning and Sharon wondered who was calling so early. “Are you the grandmother of James and Lori Michaels?”

“Yes, I am. Is there some problem?”

“You are the designated caller. Ther parents have left them alone while they are on a business trip. Did you know that?”

“No, I haven’t a clue as to what they are doing.” “I will come right over and maybe we can figure out what to do with my grandchildren.

“Keep in mind, these children need love and a good home right away..”

A knock at the door and in walked two children. Sharon jumped up to embrace them. “I’m short.” Lori’s soft voice spoke. James’ face broke into a grin. “Both of us are terrific in tennis and that’s just the beginning,”

And this is the healthy life, a beginning for two dear grandchildren.

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