While he never owned up to it, Betsy and I knew he retained records of ventures into the deeper past, where Howie refused to go.
The sole name he retained was Mick, the jolly outgoing spokesman for the group, who seemed to know all of the others.
As he peddled downhill toward Ridgway, he could see the east side of the valley, exposed to the southern sun, had melted nearly clear of snow while across the valley, draped in shadow most of the day, the western slope retained almost all its recent covering.
Added to that was Fred's frequent lies about picking up at tag sales for a pittance, items that to an observant eye, still retained their much-higher new-store price.
Dean retained his smile.
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