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primeideal ([personal profile] primeideal) wrote in [community profile] stoneybrook 2016-05-30 07:32 pm (UTC)

I knew one reason Mary Anne was so happy about her father and my mother. It was because my mother took Mr. Spier’s mind off Mary Anne. Mr. Spier used to make all these rules for Mary Anne: She had to fix her hair in braids and wear the clothes he bought for her; she couldn’t talk on the phone after dinner; she had to be in by nine; she had to put half of her baby-sitting money in the bank; etc. etc. It was awful. Someone brought up last post that seeing Mary Anne look grown-up probably reminds him of his first wife which would maybe be painful memories; having Sharon around to distract him probably makes it easier for him to deal with Mary Anne getting older too.

Kristy and Mary Anne and I had brought our lunches. Kristy’s and Mary Anne’s were the same. They had each brought a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, an apple, a bag of Doritos, and a box of fruit juice. They brought that lunch almost every day. It must be the Connecticut state lunch or something. Hahaha. I'm a creature of habit and tended to bring the same lunch every day when I didn't buy a hot lunch, but I never considered it to reflect on my state, plus or minus :p

WSTO (1313 on your dial). I assume that's just a mnemonyic and not the actual call number (it would be multiples of 10)? More to the point, Stoneybrook is big enough for its own radio station?

I don’t like guns. So no guns when I’m around. Dawn justifies this later on, but I hadn't remembered the plot of this book and I felt like this was setting up to be more of a sticking point, or at least something maybe not worth fighting a little kid who wants to play cowboys or something on.

“Oh, yes. He has a new suit of silver,” replied Hannie, not getting the joke. I have no idea whether I would have gotten this the first time around even if it was spelled out to me like that.

The barn scene was I guess necessary as a plot point for Dawn and Kristy to make up but at one point it felt like it was just there as an excuse for an infodump about the early history of Stoneybrook.

In California, one o’clock means two or two-thirty. That explains some things about Dodger attendance ;P

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