A Present for Grandfather (The Boxcar Children: The by Gertrude Chandler Warner

By Gertrude Chandler Warner

Benny Alden has just one greenback to spend on Grandfather's birthday current. yet every little thing he reveals both expenditures an excessive amount of or isn't really a lot enjoyable. Then Benny, his buddy Michael, and his puppy, Watch, listen Grandfather chatting with the baker, and by surprise Benny has an concept that's superb!

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4 Herb-­Roasted Chicken in a Paper Bag Roasted Vegetables Fennel Rémoulade over Lettuce Popover Flambé Martinis, Pinot Blanc I arrived at Edward’s apartment just as the first of the winter’s nor’easters was beginning to rage. I had walked the few blocks from my own apartment, along the East River promenade, toward the Queensboro Bridge, its majesty little diminished, even as it was pelted by the storm—fierce exclamation marks of snow. When I took a seat in Edward’s living room, snow obscured my view of the buildings lining the river on the Upper East Side as Manhattan seemed to grow silent, its twinkling lights barely reflected on the choppy waters.

And whenever I have a story in the Post, he heads out to the deli on Main Street next to his building to buy the newspaper. He has a subscription to the New York Review of Books that he received as a Christmas present. He includes a photocopy of the Times review tucked into the inside flap of any book he reads. If it was given as a gift, he insists upon an inscription on the title page from the person who presented him with the book. He has no formal degree beyond high school, but he is one of the most educated people I know.

Whatever it was, I could never have imagined that meeting Edward would change my life. For our very first dinner à deux, I arrived wearing a black linen shift and sandals. I knocked quietly, then rang the doorbell, and moments later a tall, elderly gentleman abruptly opened the door, his eyes smiling as he took my hand and kissed me on both cheeks. ” he said. ” 1 Grilled Sirloin Steak, Sauce Bourguignonne New Potatoes Chocolate Soufflé Malbec In the beginning I would invariably arrive at Edward’s apartment with a bottle of wine.

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