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By Helen Depuydt
Saco Stories 

Mary, My Second Mother


December 6, 2017

Pulling the fragrant golden loaves from the oven, thoughts of long ago flooded my mind. Mary, my silver-haired neighbor, had suggested that I reserve potato water for bread making. It does lighten up the dough, and I’ve been doing it ever since.

This lady with her ability to mix nonsense with common sense, surely brought a lighthearted dimension to my lonesome bride’s life.

A gravel country road named Turkey Track separated our farm houses, enabling us to visit frequently. Many times we met at our cluster of mailboxes. If a certain magazine arrived, Mary would read the amusing stories....

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