Domino Necklaces by attitoodles
Thinking about Cathy's proposal, Abby took out a pad of paper to list the pros and cons. She was definitely for the proposal but she was wondering about the timing. With harvest season at hand and the the possible shortness of laborers, Abby just didn't know if she wanted to commit to a new venture, even if it was beneficial to Thomas House.
Hearing a scream at the back door, Abigail quickly left the pad and pencil lying on the table and ran toward the sound. She found Owen frozen in his steps, staring at a snake under the back steps! Abby grabbed a broom from the corner of the porch and banged the handle on the wooden step. The garter snake quickly slithered away down the back wall of the house and on into the field.
Scampering up the steps, Owen said, "Grandma, I 'm not scared of snakes, it just startled me! I didn't expect to see it there. Sorry to alarm you!"
"I know, Owen. You understand how snakes are good for us in controlling the mice and other derogatory critters around here. Come on in, and get a cookie! What did you need?"
"Oh, nothing. I just finished my chores and wanted to see what you are doing. Mom's busy sewing, and Paddy's playing a game with his friend."
"So, would you like to play a game with me? How about dominoes?" Abby asked. As she went to the game cupboard under the book shelves, she thought more about having another "little one" in the house . . . .
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