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Hmm. Are you sure? Cute kid but he does seem a little reluctant. We'll have to treat him to a banana split after. And you, Penny, it's delightful to have you here.
“Just moved here.”
“Oh, how nice. Are you liking our town of Phoenix?”
“Well, what about your school mates? Have you made many friends?”
“They’re all geeks.”
“I see. Well, I understand you just had a report due on a subject that you drew from a box. Tell us about that………………Jim, are you okay? You have turned a little pale.”
“I’m fine. Yea, there was a report due. Stupid assignment.”
“Well, who did you draw?”
“I’m not familiar with her. Did you know who that was?”
“Not until I met her in the flesh?”
“Pardon me. You, uhm, met her?”
“I had to stay after school, cause old lady Wickware didn’t like my attitude. She got all weird and when I ran out of the classroom, I was in a forest, with no school in sight!”
“Yea, and the next thing I know, this Sylvia chick, is shaking my shoulder. Said, I had fainted, which is a complete lie.
“Well, Jim, that sounds…”
“I know how it sounds and I’m not talking about it anymore. I know what Miss Wickware is capable of and I’m not going to be her target ever again! This interview is over!”
Well, uhm, Lorrie. I guess we are done here. Thanks so much for having me. Also, I read Jim’s report. There is a whole lot more to this story!
“I’m not dancing around. What the heck is happening…” He stopped talking and his head snapped back around to her. “Faint! I didn’t faint! Only sissies faint!”
Her eyebrows arched. “Really? Well I was walking right over there and I watched you…faint!” She turned on her heal and walked away. Her dark hair hung just above her waist and swayed with each indignant step
“Hey,” he ran after her. “Don’t get your panties in a bunch.”
She turned to him, her eyes wide. “I will have you know my …my undergarments are perfect fine. How dare you…”
“Whoa, whoa,” Jim said holding his hands up, “it’s just a saying. It means don’t flip out.”
“Flip out?” Her green eyes crinkled with amusement.
“Yea, you know, take it down a notch.”
She started off again but the steam was gone. “You are an odd boy…what is your name?”
“I am Sybil Ludington.”
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Mary Barbour (1875-1958), thread twister and carpet printer who settled in Govan. She masterminded activity during the Glasgow rent strike and became a working class hero in Govan and further afield. Later, she was instrumental in founding the Women’s Peace Crusade in Glasgow.
Wow, Pam, certainly strong women of yesteryear. Lovely pictures.
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