As the story goes on from the post entitled New Hat:
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"Maudie? Maudie!" Minerva honked at her friend's front gate. "Are you ready for the tea party?"
Maudie leaned out one of the front windows and called, "I'll be right there."
After a short wait, the door opened and Miss Maudie bustled out, shutting her front door firmly behind her.
"Oh, what a lovely chapeau, Maudie!" Minerva said immediately.
"And, you remembered to bake beetle brownies as you promised."
With Minerva leading the way, they flew a short distance and found the other Bossy Boots Club members already gathered in Minerva's flower garden.
The Tea Party, collage/acrylic, 24 x 24
Elizabeth W. Seaver
Ellie Bird, Bella and Vivian flapped over for their huggie-huggie-smoochie-smoochie Bossy Boots hellos, then busied about arranging teacups, plates and napkins. Besides beetle brownies, there were sweet corn kernels, waterlily shoots and sugared snails.
They settled in for a good gossip.