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Pool Party

Pool Party

Dear Ann, Hey, I’m back. Pretty soon I’ll be on your doorstep for a few days of cussin’/swearin’/bitchin’/moanin’/fussin’/fightin’/ drinkin’/laughin’. By which I mean “working on the book galleys”. (Aw, just kidding, folks, except about the Amstels and laffs.) But before I leave home again, I wanted to show you a baby dress bodice I knitted up the night before I left for...

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