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#Weeklywritingcontest A few days ago sitting down at the local cafe on a Friday morning for a cup of coffee, just before work, an elderly woman came through the door. "Good morning Ethel" I said "Good morning" she replied back" she smiled as she walked past, sat down in a booth just behind me. This small town cafe has been the meeting place for locals long before my parents can remember. If those walls could talk, oh the stories they would tell. Not long after Ethel arrived, Rosemary came through the door. I could tell by the look on Rosemary's face she was up to something or had something on her mind. "Good morning Rosemary" I said "Good morning" she replied back, "how's the wife and kids?" She asked. I told her they were doing fine. The kids were healthy and my wife had plenty to do looking after them. Rosemary smiled and said "I just love seeing those kids, they remind me of when my brothers and I were growing up." I mischievously added "about 25 years ago?" Rosemary sighed, and said "more like 50" as she strolled past and sat down facing Ethel. Trying to look through the paper I couldn't help but overhear the two women talk. Both of those women are widows, as busy as those two are, I figure they worked those poor men to death. The waitress topped off my cup on the way to Ethel and Rosemary's booth looking in her eyes and the smirk on her face she knew those two were up to something. The waitress gave a little nod to me hinting she was about to find out what it was. "The usual ladies?" That waitress asked. Rosemary, always the outspoken one said "we might need a little something more today dear, for what we have ahead of us, would you mind bringing a menu?. "Of Course not" the waitress replied As the waitress left, Ethel looking at Rosemary asked "Do you think she knows? Rosemary looked at the waitress walking away said "not yet but if you would have said that any louder the whole damn cafe will be on to us" The waitress came promptly back with two empty cups and menus, she placed them in front of the two women "unleaded?" she asked. These two always drink decaffeinated coffee. Ethel responded "I think today it better be loaded" Rosemary gave Ethel a look. Ethel glancing down at her menu asked for the morning special. The waitress writing it on a tab nonchalantly asked "so what are you ladies doing today?" Ethel, quite uncomfortable with Rosemary's past reprimands, remained silent. Rosemary stated "oh nothing much probably find a good book or some spring cleaning" The waitress implied "you wouldn't be planning going to garage sales today would you? Ethel taking a sip of her coffee choked a little giving away their plans. Rosemary's eyes grew wide and then down to her menu, trying to change the subject she nervously ordered an omelet. As the waitress left I overheard Ethel tell Rosemary "I knew it got out what happened last week." You see the week earlier there was a flea market in town the local paper to promote business, hid a cash bear with daily clues printed in the paper telling where to look. Ethel and Rosemary were on the scene within minutes of it opening but were a close second to Anabelle Carter. Anabelle is always into others affairs, she thinks very highly of herself and not much of anyone else, she rubbed it in all week to these ladies. Determined to get the cash bear this week Ethel and Rosemary were to split up, one was going to stock Anabelle and get in her way and the other was going after that cash bear that was hidden in some garage sale in town. Just before the two left the cafe Rosemary said to Ethel "let's go hunting"! Visit @danielandangel for info on the contest. Cheers!
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