happy house

  • medics' scrub pants or dresses
  • the rare "music night"
  • cardinals, quail, and robins flitting about the rhododendron and mountain laurel
  • grandmothers who don't spoil
  • drawing, the true test of art
  • flounced awning-stripe cushions
  • ideas for new sketches or paintings
  • mist that swirls and vanishes soon after sunup
  • mesh stockings
  • watching the Grand Prix from a yacht
  • the cornet-playing section
  • when it is simply necessary to love
  • the American Heart Association symbol
  • calling your boss, explaining you feel great and you'll be in first thing tomorrow

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