CHAPTER TWO HUNDRED and TEN
“Where are we going?” Delphie asked.
“We’re counting our funds,” Dionne said. “Ladies?”
“I have a card on Sam’s account,” Delphie said. “And Jake left a thousand or so dollars out for me. He said we might need it.”
“Pfft,” Maresol said. “I have my own card.”
Dionne and Yvonne turned to look at her.
“Which Seth pays,” Maresol laughed. They all laughed.
“What will we do with our riches?” Yvonne asked.
“We need dresses,” Delphie said. “But I was thinking…”
“What?” Yvonne asked.
“I could use some yarn,” Delphie said.
“I was just thinking the same thing,” Maresol said.
“Yvonne can’t knit anymore, Delphie,” Dionne said.
Delphie nodded to Yvonne.
“I learned to crochet with my left hand,” Yvonne said. “But it’s been the longest time since I’ve had some nice wool yarn and good friends to do knit with.”
“Maresol and I think we should re-start our knitting group,” Delphie said.
“Our children are grown,” Maresol said.
“And our men have money,” Dionne laughed.
“Would… I mean, can I…?” Yvonne’s eyes filled with tears at the idea that her friends might not want her in their knitting group. “I know you might be embarrassed to be…”
“You’re our inspiration,” Dionne said. “We’re just waking up to the fact that we are free women…”
“Women who want to knit!” Delphie said.
“Knit?” Maresol laughed. “We’re gonna do whatever the hell we want.”
“On their dime,” Dionne laughed. “You know they wouldn’t have a red cent without us.”
“It’s true,” Maresol said.
Yvonne clapped her hands.
“Did you have lunch with Jeraine?” Maresol asked.
“No,” Yvonne said. “Dionne took me to get my hand looked at.”
“And?” Maresol asked.
“They think they can fix me. I mean, my hand,” Yvonne smiled. “But not right away, because I’m getting married and settled and stuff. I haven’t seen Rodney’s house yet or… I lost all my clothes and…”
Overwhelmed, Yvonne’s voice trailed off. Dionne reached over to squeeze her hand.
“Great,” Delphie said. “Lunch, yarn and then…”
“Wedding,” Dionne said.
Denver Cereal continues tomorrow…
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