"I wished Mother had taken at least one of the boys with her (not that they could fight a thief). Maybe it took too many hours to get to town and back, and she couldn't take them away from their work?
"I do remember my parents leaving me and my sisters alone for a weekend. Pretty sure they did this knowing there were telephones we could call them with (We did have a slight emergency, if I recall, but were too ashamed to call for help, so handled…"
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