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Guess I should have realized the only thing open between Betty`s bungalow and Hannity Hills proper would be The Blue Hen Cafe, one of those mom and pop diners that had changed hands during the depression. I parked beside a dark blue Ford pickup. The rain was coming down so hard the diner was lost in the deluge. Andrew got up onto his knees. His hair was a mess. I didn`t have a comb and I didn`t think the kid would let me tidy it for him anyway.
“Momma buyed me soda here,” Andy whispered. My sight returned to the restaurant.
“I wonder if they still make those meat pies,” I said, the memory vividly resting on my tongue. My stomach rumbled. Andrew looked down at my gut in admiration.
“That was loud,” he said. I nodded.
“Yep, guess I`m hungry too. Want to make another run for it?” I inquired, placing my wet, goose-pinched hat on his head to hide his hair. He nodded just as I knew he would. Taking his sweaty hand in mine, I threw open my car door. It smacked the blue Ford beside me. I grimaced at the sound then slammed the door shut and ran, dragging a kid in my wake. Andrew managed to hit a few mud puddles as we ran.
Stepping inside, I was greeted by so many smells, sounds, and aromas it was nearly overwhelming. The diner was laid out real sharp. Someone had done some renovations recently. The counter was brand new by the looks, dark blue with white flecks. The tabletops matched the counter. Booths were lined up by the front wall. Short blue curtains hung on the windows.
“Where do you want to sit?” I asked taking note of the one man at the counter as we peeled off our soaking wet jackets. Andrew dashed to the counter.
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