The sun was setting,but it was still very hot. The air was humid,the whole World looked blurry. Then all too clearly,I saw a terrible sight.
He was...walking home. He did not see me yet,but I could see he looked hot and tired. There was a discouraged droop to his shoulders. It made my heart twist with sadness. But I stood up and straighten. The Depression might change things for Uncle Tim,but it sure wouldn't change me!
I ran to him,like I always do. He caught and swung me around. "Emmy told me everything,about how you closed the dealership...is it true?"
"...Yes," he said,"it is."
"Are we going to be all right?"
"I don't know,Anna."
I was a practical girl.I thought it was a waste of time worring about a problem,when I could fix it...but...this is too HARD!Before I went to bed,I wrote a list on how to save some money.
No dancing lessons.
No fancy dresses.
Oh! Of course I wouldn't those! I need to be more honest.Then sadly I wrote,
No lumber for tree house.
No new books.
No tickets to the baseball game.
No more ribbons.
There! I thought,"I'll show it to Uncle Tim tomorrow."
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