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Private talk?

               Every get so excited about your secret that you forget how others are treated…

Carla grabbed her cell phone and scrolled to Lucille Awls number. “Lucille, Carla Jones, can you meet me for lunch at the Café, say 12:30?”

“Sure honey, see you then.”

“Thanks.” Carla showered and dressed in a long sweater and a pair of slacks. Carla went to the Chevy and prayed please start—she turned the key, nothing then she hit the steering wheel on the Chevy, prayed and it turned over, “Thank you.”

Carla pulled in the Awlsport Café parking lot 10 minutes later. Mrs. Smith was there holding the door open for her “Welcome Mrs. Jones, Craig behind you?”

“Actually Mrs. S he’s working. I’m meeting Lucille, is she here yet? Are
you ok, you’re looking a little tired Mrs. S.”

“I am fine Carla, just haven’t gotten out of here for my daily walk and nap.” Mrs. S said with a wink in her eye.

“Lucille’s right around the corner in the dining room. I’m betting you
want a salad Carla?” Mrs. S followed behind Carla with a water pitcher and
menu just in case.

“That’s correct, the spring mix salad with bleu cheese Mrs. S.” Carla ordered. “And you Lucille?”

“I’ll have the same as well Mrs. S. Thank you!”

Mrs. S. smiled saying “They’ll be coming right up.”

“Lucille, I’m amazed, that’s the shortest conversation I have ever had with Mrs. S.” Carla was intrigued.

“Carla, she doesn’t really like me that well. I’m not in your status.” Lucille replied.

“What status? Oh, I keep forgetting, news has spread about Craig and Howard right?”

“Yes. Now Carla what do you need to talk about, or should we just have lunch and go someplace private?” Lucille asked.

“Yes I think that’s what we should do,” Carla answered with a wink. “Great, I’ll drive.”

Mirror, Mirror on the wall …

Imagine in what you would find, being silly dusting the room as you always do, yet your hand discovers a crack in the wall, that goes from the floor up to the top of this tall mirror  … 

Carla carefully moved the big standing mirror to clean up the dust and noticed that there seemed to be a slight crack in the wood. She ran her hand along the crack, looking up she saw that there was a cut across the wood and realized it was too smooth for a crack.

No that looks like a door she thought, she pushed on one side of the section of wood as it opened.

“Ohmigod,” Carla exclaimed, putting both hands up to her mouth, there was a string coming from a light bulb in the ceiling, and she pulled it, looking all around the narrow length of the room. Carefully she pushed the dress bags apart and pushed on the wall where the faint light showed on the floor. She was now in the attic.

The room was only 4 feet wide but ran the whole length of the bedroom, a steel pole holding up the garment bags with a heavy wooded board above it with stacks of shoe and hat boxes.

Carla was so excited that tears started flowing down her cheeks as she used her hand to fan herself. She was energized, able to scoot the chest to the doorway cleaned it off and put WD40 on the lock, a smack with the rubber mallet and it opened the first time.

Carla held up the black negligee and then the red one talking to whoever was there to listen to her. “Oh these are in perfect shape and they feel like silk. Well, I guess I know where these will be hanging, better try them on. Craig’s going to love these.”

A few minutes later Carla was in the hall with the black one on. “They fit. I must be Judith Ann’s size.” The whole trunk was full of vintage lingerie in all colors of silk. The prettiest was a white set with big red roses on the robe and gown. “How appropriate” Carla said giggling. There were several pairs of slippers that Carla tried on, “They all fit,”
she exclaimed.

“What is this? It looks like cameos. I have never seen any this exquisite before. This one looks like its coral!”

Carla exclaimed then she turned around but no one was there, yet she felt as if someone had touched her shoulder; she shivered rubbing her arms she said “Judith are you in here with me?”

She went to the doorway as she said. “Craig, can you come up here please.” No reply, yet she felt a presence.



  What was your last exploration, sometimes you get in the car and just drive down a street you’ve never been on…. what do you see?  Old cemetery you wander through,  trees you have to stop and walk over to see its true beauty only to look up into the orange leaves, there is the biggest wasp nest ever right over your head.                 Needless to say I walked very fast back to my car after taking a photo. Now let’s see what Craig and Carla find? 


The group headed out at 10 Wednesday morning for their exploration. Tommy and Carla were in back with their cameras, Tommy showing her how the camera worked.

“Did you have anything special in your plans for today Carla?” Howard asked as Carla replied to him.

“I thought about cleaning and see what else we missed in the attic but, this sounds like more fun. I’ve never been in a helicopter before.”

They took photos of all the gas wells. Walking around Carla and Tommy kept the camera up taking photos of everything. Tommy showed Carla how to keep her finger on the shutter and make a video, flying low enough for the cameras to be shooting the whole trip.

Howard and Craig talked and walked over all the property. They continued the same
procedure over at the oil wells property.

While in the air, Carla and Tommy played with the zoom on the cameras, taking pictures of everything they flew over, especially the town and lake.

“Howard that roof looks bad.” Craig advised pointing down.

“Yes is the address or street visible to anyone?”

Howard asked as Tommy answered, “I got it Dad.”

Carla inquired, “Howard what’s that corner where the trees are? Across from the Café I don’t see anything there?”

Craig started to answer as Howard looked at him with his sinister grin and a wink, slowing shaking his head, before he answered her question. “Carla, it’s just 2 vacant lots
right now, we haven’t found out who it belongs to yet.”

“Thanks Howard. It would make a real nice little park.”

Craig noticed the smile Howard had now; I wonder what he’s up too. Craig tilted his
head as he looked at Howard. Craig jotted a note on his tablet, ‘HA can
I get an explanation on that’ and showed it to Howard, who just nodded
his head this time.

“Ok partner where to next,” Howard asked.

“Take a flight over my place Howard, all the land. I’d like to get a picture of it especially those jetties and the woods. Roger that Craig,”

“You two back there pictures left Tommy, Carla right.”

“Roger that.”

“There are a few buildings down there on my side Mr. Jones.” Tommy stated.

“Craig I have big tire tracks down on the north side” Carla said.

“I see that, maybe that was from all the construction, have to investigate that later” Craig replied.

“Barn next, I’m hungry Dad,” Tommy asked.

Howard replied to his son “Will all go get pizza after we land and get the chopper put to bed. Call the Corner and order us a meat lovers and a veggie Carla, it should be ready by the time we head that way.”