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The Fateful Croquet Game Tale 44

The hot and sultry August weather continued.

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The hot and sultry August weather continued.
Dave was confined to the farmhouse working on his book. Quentin and Angelica ran wild in the fields, and the Beaver Club held the Annual Croquet Game. The Beaver Club had increased the membership numbers due to Greconville's "Baby Boom" after the 14-18 war which was now reaching maturity. They enjoyed playing croquet annually, with a great ferocity and intense concentration. It was also a good social occasion when one might "pull a beaver"since there were several widowers around but most had accepted a quiet decorum in the latter stages of life. There were some Derby and Joans who had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The prime ones being Rose and John Barton, parents of Bill, Ben and Norman, happily married for so many years, never a whiff of scandal, real pillars of the community, founders of the Barton Dynasty.
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10 Comments

Maddy
2:44 PM on December 24, 2016 
I worry about the build up of the Barton's married life. It isn't a forerunner to trouble, is it? She says anxiously.
Brooksey
10:05 AM on August 11, 2015 
Rosemary says...
Vera van Velden. Her death was a great sorrow to Rose so it is rarely mentioned, but the fact was that crossing the Dolomites in her little red sports car, she ran out of road and went over the edge... A wayside shrine was erected there and the peasants place bunches of wild flowers there to her memory even after all these years.


What a poignant footnote in the Grecon chronicles!
Rosemary
3:06 AM on August 11, 2015 
Vera van Velden. Her death was a great sorrow to Rose so it is rarely mentioned, but the fact was that crossing the Dolomites in her little red sports car, she ran out of road and went over the edge... A wayside shrine was erected there and the peasants place bunches of wild flowers there to her memory even after all these years.
Brooksey
6:51 PM on August 10, 2015 
"Rose and John Barton, parents of Bill, Ben and Norman". Let's not forget their late daughter, the Countess von Velden, Marianne's mother. (I don't believe that we have ever been told her first name).
Rosemary
3:01 AM on August 10, 2015 
Zoe H says...
Aw, what a sweet little English country garden scene.

The lady at the back with the rather fancy waistcoat looks quite started by something in the distance.
Yes - she has!
Claire Quick
4:44 PM on August 9, 2015 
Super scene :)
Zoe H
3:31 PM on August 9, 2015 
Aw, what a sweet little English country garden scene.

The lady at the back with the rather fancy waistcoat looks quite started by something in the distance.
Judy C
2:37 PM on August 9, 2015 
Perfect. :)
Jan
1:35 PM on August 9, 2015 
Keeps them active.
lallyp
12:05 PM on August 9, 2015 
Love it!

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