Lucinda Penhallow and Romney Penhallow were cousins but not too closely related to marry. However, they shared a family trait of stubbornness. When they swore to do something, or not, they did it or didn’t — no matter what. They were meant to marry 15 years earlier but they had quarreled and vowed never to speak to each other again until the other one apologized. No one remembered what the offense was. Lucinda continued to wear her engagement ring and neither of them had thoughts of other partners.

In the end Lucinda is going home alone at night from a…

Mary Strachan Scriver

Born in Portland when all was calm just before WWII. Educated formally at NU and U of Chicago Div School. Clergy for ten years. Always happy on high prairie.

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