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Hannah Hall - Canada

The Perfumed Frog

As I prepare for this afternoon's visit, I recall the first tea party I hosted. My guests were several stuffed animals and a reluctant frog. On the menu were raspberries picked from our neighbour's bushes and water, as I did not like tea. A Campbell's Soup can with a bouquet of dandelions graced the kitchen table. I applied a dab of perfume that I had made from crushed flowers, to myself and each guest.

Today the guests will be my sister and the three "porch princesses" with whom she plays golf every Wednesday. She describes them as having perfect hair, the latest in golf attire and concerns about tan lines and broken nails. Instead of comparing golf scores, they sit on the clubhouse porch and compare their husband's faults.

menu planning
the teddy bear suggests


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