By Jennie Shortridge
Not anything will get Eleanor Samuels's center racing like a double scoop of mocha fudge chew. certain, the journal author could have a few concerns apart from nutrients, yet she isn't really really able to face them. Then her liked Uncle Benny falls sick, and what before everything turns out frightening and daunting turns into a blessing in hide. simply because whereas she chefs and cares for him-and enjoys a scrumptious flirtation with a brand new chef in town-Eleanor starts off to discover a few long-buried secrets and techniques approximately her emotionally frayed kin and should eventually get the opportunity to turn into the girl she's constantly desired to be.
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Moments later, Mom appeared at the top of the stairs, face bright, eyes shining. “It’s perfect,” she said. Even at sixty-four, she had the exuberance of a schoolgirl. Not quite knowing how to respond, we all just stared at her. Benny, deep in a discussion with one of the neighbors, looked over at the sound of my mother’s voice, and then excused himself to walk to her side. ” he said, and we all waited. “The den will make a perfect darkroom,” she said. Benny tipped his head and frowned at her. “You sure you should be making those kinds of decisions right now?
Uncle Benny’s house always felt like a home should, even when we ﬁrst started making quick stops on our way to the shopping center with Mom, to see if he needed anything. They’d have a cup of coffee and smoke while my sisters and I explored the house, room by room, until it became familiar territory. I’d run my ﬁngers over the spines of his books in the living room, hide from my sisters underneath his bed, eat butterand-sugar sandwiches while perched on the stool in the kitchen, listening to Mom and Benny talk about nothing I could understand.
It is so like my younger sister to ask after my well-being, even when I’m not the one who’s sick, that I have to take a deep breath before replying. I tell her about the results of the CT scan, that it shows something going on with Benny’s pancreas, which to me sounds better than the liver. Dr. Terry didn’t share my optimism. They’ve scheduled Benny for a procedure where they stick a tube down his throat, look around with a little camera, take a biopsy of the pancreas, and insert a stent to stop the jaundice.