By Barbara Allan
Spring has sprung an important leak in far-from-serene Serenity, because the Mississippi River drops in for a longer remain. With houses and companies flooded, how larger to aid town get well then through staging a church bazaar? Brandy Borne understands her mom Vivian's plan, how-ever is prone to lean towards weird and wonderful, specifically while she hears mom wheedle a reclusive Russian heiress into donating the final Faberge egg ever created! whilst the successful bidder turns up mortally scrambled, Brandy and mom prepare dinner up a plan to crack the case of this killer...Who is one heavily undesirable egg.
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Then the Russian Revolution began, and one evening, when he was working late, the Bolsheviks broke down the door and ransacked the business, taking everything of value. My father had only enough time to escape out the back, but he managed to grab one item—this precious egg. Which traveled with him to Finland, then Sweden. ” The woman’s smile turned inward. “That’s where he met my mother, who was returning to Iowa after visiting relatives in Oslo. ” Again, I could tell that Mother knew all of this, and was trying hard not to show her impatience.
I have been known to carry on the tradition myself. Why this little scatological outburst? Up ahead was a detour that rerouted us from the downtown. “River must be high,” I said. ” Straining her seat belt, Mother bounced in her seat like a child denied a cookie. ” “They probably live downtown. ” I turned right, complying with the detour. ” Mother sighed dejectedly and sat back in her seat. “I decidedly don’t like you off your Prozac. ” “You mean, compliant,” I said. ” Leaving the downtown behind, I continued driving parallel to Main Street, then up a gradual, tree-lined incline, passing grand old homes, some large enough to be called mansions, once belonging to the early barons of Serenity—Germans and Scandinavians and Eastern European industrialists who had made their fortunes opening lumber mills and pearl button factories, and had even started their own banks.
Mother rose from the little table. “We should go soon, dear. ” I put my dishes in the sink, then fed Sushi some dog food, followed by a shot of insulin, and the usual dog biscuit treat that was her reward, or really bribe, for not running away from the needle. With the doggie rituals completed, I put Soosh outside for a few minutes, so I wouldn’t have to clean up a mess when we got back later. Then Mother and I headed out to my car, and an event I was looking forward to with the enthusiasm of one summoned to an IRS audit.
Antiques Bizarre by Barbara Allan