Posted by Polly Anna on September 21, 1999 at 21:28:46:
In Reply to: Note to Miss Polly Anna posted by Miss Gaylee Cooper on September 21, 1999 at 20:39:50:
: Dear Polly Anna,
: Please accept my most abject apologies for my flying into such a rage the other day over that little set-to between Basil and Percival. I don't know what came over me. You and I have been good neighbors for so many years, and I would truly be distraught if I thought our friendship was spoiled.
: Just to smooth things over a bit, may I invite you to a lovely afternoon of apple picking over at Farmer Sue T. Cal's orchard? We could take a picnic lunch and enjoy the WHOLE AFTERNOON roaming among her lovely apple trees and gathering her ALAR-free apples for our autumn pies and applesauce. Certainly the small cost of a bushel of apples is the least I can offer you for the pleasure of your company for a WHOLE AFTERNOON in which to renew a friendship which has lasted since our schooldays.
: I eagerly await your reply.
: Miss Gaylee Cooper
Dear Miss Gaylee,
Oh, my dear! I'm SEW glad you are willing to put the other day's unpleasantries behind us, and forge ahead with our neighborly friendship. You are such a kind and generous friend, and it would vex me horribly to think of you being upset.
I would LOVE to go to the orchard with you! Why, it sounds like a perfectly delightful way to spend a WHOLE AFTERNOON! And though Miss Marcia makes by far the best apple pie I've ever tasted, my own family recipe for appleSAUCE is quite good, if I do say so myself. Husband does love a nice dish of apple sauce now and again, being of too sickly a constitution to eat much of anything more robust than that.
As it turns out, dear, darling Basil has shown a decided preference for Granny Smiths and Pippins, too. And I know a WHOLE AFTERNOON in the fresh autumn air will do wonders for the sheen on his glorious green feathers. I shall whittle him a travel perch immediately, and bring him along for company.
Thanks ever so for your kind invite! I'll see you tomorrow, around two-ish, then? It'll be great fun, or my name's not...
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