Nurturing Pays Off

Marsha Molloy woke up on the fourth Saturday morning of April feeling better than she had in weeks.

She opened her bedroom window to let some fresh air inside and felt the reassuring warmth of spring drift into her bedroom. Birds were singing, the sun was shining, and some of the boys down the block had already begun playing baseball—she could hear them shouting and laughing. It made her feel good.

Funny thing about baseball, she thought. Here, all the talk between Gardener and the rest of the gang from the Saturday Morning Sales Club had been about planting and nurturing and growing. And that was fine—in fact, she’d really enjoyed the visits down to Rawlings Garden Supply and relished the one she had coming up this morning. ...

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