Old School Ties
by Leigh Michaels
Published by Leigh Michaels at Smashwords
Copyright 2010 Leigh Michaels
First published 1992
All rights reserved
Cover illustration copyright 2010 Michael W. Lemberger
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Dusk had come early to Archer’s Junction, for it had been drizzling for most of the day. The old-style street lights that lit the business district were winking on, one by one, a couple of hours earlier than was normal for mid-April. Business had been slow because of the cold, unpleasant rain; the shop that specialized in Depression glass had already closed, as had the antique-lace store and the wrought-iron business.
Inside Cookys — in the narrow little shopfront between Depression glass and antique lace, and across the High Street from wrought iron — the lights were bright and the aroma of raisins and chocolate and nuts hung heavily in the air. But the odor was deceptive; Cookys smelled that way even in the early morning, before the first oven was turned on or the first batch of sweet dough was mixed.