By the way, I took this picture at a senior mobile home community near my home. I had fun with Photoshop, trying to make the picture look a little less like a snapshot and a little more like "art."
Mrs. Bagley is speaking first in this excerpt:
"Our homeowners' association has a rule that young people can visit for one month, then they have to go--one month. I assume you're aware of that restriction?"
Elly searched her mind for the right response. She wondered if the Bagley woman knew how long she'd been living with Granny.
"Yes, ma'am," Elly answered, limiting her response to as few words as possible.
"Well, just so you know. We won't tolerate any breaking or bending of our covenants." She fixed Elly with a glare, her forehead ribbed with rows of wrinkles.
Elly clamped her teeth together, holding back the rude retort that came to mind.
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