Susan's Picture

Susan shook out her box of crayons on the kitchen floor. They tumbled down in a shower of colors—pink, purple, blue, yellow, orange, red, and green. Then she found a clean, white sheet of paper and settled herself next to the stove, where Grandma had just put in a batch of chocolate-chip cookies.

"What shall I draw?" she wondered.

The kitchen was quiet except for a gentle hiss of steam from the iron as Grandma bent over the ironing board. Mother had gone shopping, and Grandma had come to stay while she was gone. Kathy and Peter were in school, so Susan was left to play by herself. Only Patchwork, their calico cat, was left, but she had curled up under the kitchen table for a nap.

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February 19, 1972

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