need a Diet Dr Pepper?” asked Dodie as she set one at my elbow.
Sunshine, you’ll feel better about it when you’ve gotten more rest. Things
always look their worst when you’re tired.” Her large hand patted my shoulder
as she scooted a cold aluminum can my way. I took the cold Diet Dr Pepper and
then realized, this behavior was totally out of character for Dodie.
have the good grace to look embarrassed.
said Dodie. “And you kept on going.”
bumpity-bump-bump-bump noise was.”
once sturdy four-by-four being dragged along a city street. In Ladue.”
forehead on my arms again. “That’ll be an expensive fix.”
discussed the damage. Seems that the neighbor has wanted to put up a brick
mailbox stand for years. Robbie offered to help. You’re in the clear,
Dr Pepper was definitely lifting my spirits. “Dodie, do you think there’s only
one person in the world for each of us? A soul mate? Just one?”
what I tell Horace. That he’s my one and only.”
when it counts. There’s no reason for Horace to think he’s replaceable. He’s
not. And I’m not about to go looking. But do I really believe there’s only one
person for each of us? No. There are millions upon millions of people in this
world. I think you could love and live with at least a handful.”
of my Dr Pepper. “A handful.”
paying you to sit around and wax philosophical.”
room when I called out, “Dodie? Thank you.”
license never came through. The advice I gave you is worth exactly what you
paid for it.”