by Amy Flowers of The Calamity Cafe by Gayle Leeson
If you're like me, you don't get many strangers trick-or-treating at your house on Halloween. Actually, I don't get anyone trick-or-treating at my house. But on Halloween--or the Saturday before Halloween this year, since the actual day is on a Tuesday when most of the little goblins will be in school--we hand out treats at the Down South Cafe. Naturally, the kids love these sweet goodies, but their parents do too.
At the Down South Cafe, we don't discriminate. We believe you're either a kid or a kid at heart. If you don't believe me, ask Aunt Bess--she's 82 and is the oldest kid I know. And if you don't have a treat for her, you might wind up on her People I've Outlived Pinterest board.
So if you have family or friends--young or old--popping by to show off their costumes, you might want to have something quick, easy, and homemade on hand, like preacher cookies. Your guests will be impressed, and they won't soap your windows. (If, however, someone would like to wash my windows, I'd be much obliged.)
Greta Parker is absolutely certain that newcomer Joanne is up to something. Her best guess--and it's backed up by the Silver Sleuths--is that Joanne is planning some sort of heist. Thinking that Joanne might be in dire financial straits, Greta thinks maybe they can lure Joanne away from the dark side with the offer of a fund-raising bake sale.
But when Joanne’s and Greta’s worlds collide in an unexpected way, both women have to take stock of what they really want out of life …