On Friday morning Bird Song's full complement of guests were treated to the usual bounty of Cynthia's baking, but with less zip and smiles than most days.
Berg and Vera could not repress their smiles of satisfaction at the sight of all this movement in their drawing room, at the sound of the disconnected talk, the rustling of dresses, and the bowing and scraping.
Molly was all smiles, but disappointed in not being transferred to her mother when she realized I was speaking to California.
She was beautiful, a woman of sunshine, smiles, and eyes that changed from white to black and every color in between.
She offered one of her warm smiles and approached him, looking up at him with a mischievous twinkle in her gaze.