“What happened?” she asked, seeing her dad return home.
“Dear friend, wasn’t she?” Valerie asked.
Outside LuckyGoLucky grocers, a young woman was picked up by Kenneth, her friend. He drove her to a lawyer’s office where she would challenge her late mother’s will. A brother being the sole beneficiary of the estate.
Valerie’s dad loaded the last pies destined for sale.
Someday he would tell her. That the woman he married and divorced was not her biological mother. That her likeness was to his true love, Mildred.