Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Softy and Eliza drove into the sunrise, believing that they had Alfred's blessing.
Far from a blessing, Alfred was so furious that he could barely see well enough to drive to work. Then he remembered their meager savings in the local National City Bank and realized that he should go by the bank on the way to work. He discovered that she had taken all their savings, which added considerably to his fury.
He did go to work, however, knowing that he'd be out on the street without his job if he missed another day of work. "How am I going to pursue Eliza and keep my job?" he muttered to himself.
It wasn't long before Softy and Eliza got hungry and decided to stop for breakfast. They'd had never been to a restaurant together.
Softy ordered eggs sunny side up, but not runny, toast with half of a pad of butter, and coffee with a little nutmeg.
Unbelievably, Eliza ordered the same and they then knew that they were made in Heaven for each other.
"Do you think I really should have taken all the savings, Softy?"
"You said you were just borrowing it. With your brains and my experience, we'll be able to pay him back with interest."
"Don't you think I ought to give him a call or write him a letter. I certainly don't want him to come after me."
"He find some chick and forget about you and the money before the sun sets."
"I hope so."
"Do you think we could sell some pillows in this town?"
"Let's give it a try."