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Jennifer Danny | A Chance Meeting with a Lady in Fur

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21.10.2020

Today I write about a chance meeting in the fruit section of a nearby grocery store. Several months ago, pre-COVID and wearing a mask in the market, I went shopping after work. You know, the “If I just go get the items now, I won’t have to worry about it tomorrow” kind of vibe.

As I pondered whether to buy the Fuji or the gala apples, I looked at the next aisle and saw a lady in a full-length fur coat. I watched as she looked at the bananas and I thought it would be nice to say hi.

Part of me wanted to share that my grandmother had a similar coat, though more mid-length, and that it was perfectly stored in a plastic enclosure.

So, I walked over and said, “Hello.” and told her I admired her coat and that my grandma had one as well, which was given to me and safely stored in my closet.

She was very friendly, eager to converse and since I was voted “Most Loquacious” back in my high school days, I had no problem chatting.

I told her my name was Jennifer and she told me her name. When she said her name, she said it with such vigor and pride it was........

© Santa Clarita Valley Signal


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