by Oonah V
I was a bit
late to the Ladys Craft Circle, so I
sneaked in and sat down quiet-like. The coffee
smelt nice and the home baked biscuits were laid
out on a fancy doily. As the new girl, Id
decided to keep my mouth shut and play it by ear.
Id brought some mending.
house in the street got a letter. It offers to
take our case to Brussels if necessary on a No
win No pay basis, said Edith Price.
said Mrs. Burke, I wouldnt take a
case of mumps to Brussels. Charlie and I went to
Brussels once and
damn! Isnt that the
trouble with knitting socks on four needles?
Ill have to get one of those stitch-counter
case is that? Millie Petree was crocheting
a blanket for the third world but it was doubtful
the third world would ever be that desperate.
the road noise, said Edith. Her prayer mat
was coming along nicely.
lived right up at the top of the village, near
the main through-road and would tapestry your
backside if you didnt sit quickly enough.
But the new bypass will cut traffic through
the village, so therell be less noise.
itll attract more traffic than the old road,
said Greta Hunt, so there could be more
noise was an important consideration when
youre on your fourth pair of bootees.
live right next to the bypass and we havent
heard so much as construction noise since they
built the baffles, assured Mrs. Bartle
attending to her French Knots the silk
ribbon was just so delicate to work with
We even held a barbeque last week and the
baffles completely cushioned the noise. The
others exchanged smiles. Less because of the bad
pun than the fact that Mrs. Bartles husband
just happened to be the subsidiary contractor.
baffles anyhow? asked Greta.
barrier that prevents light, liquid or noise from
getting through, said Mrs. Bartle.
case, a big mound of earth with trees planted
along it, said Edith. I still
cant fathom why we got the letter at all.
letter? said Millie.
drumming up business, said Mrs. Bartle,
ignoring her. Thats what my Derek
said. After all theyve already built the
baffles? asked Millie.
remarked Mrs. Bartle.