Bowl of Cherries

  • Chapter One

  • Song

    Life is just a bowl of cherries.

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  • Don't take it serious; it's too mysterious.

  • You work, you save, and you worry so,

  • But you can't take your dough when you go, go go!

  • (Life if just a bowl of cherries, Ray Henderson)

  • Narrator

    Jack Silverman plucked at his guitar strings with the precision of a heart surgeon and the care of a proud parent, which he was, in fact.

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  • He stood there on the corner of Third and Maple, his daughter Sally beside him in her lace and frills.

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    How had he managed that, again?

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  • She twirled and spun and joined with him in chorus, her small voice rising up above his own.

  • She had a beautiful voice, refreshing and soft, with a warmth to it like April rain.

  • It was her mother's voice, and he could never hear enough of it.

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    Sally

    β€œLife is just a bowl of cherries,”

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    she sang,

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    Sally

    β€œso live and laugh at it all!”

  • Chapter Two

  • Narrator

    Ray Durham, the town barber, passed by then, heading into his shop.

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  • He was late, like most days lately, and his shoulders slumped low on his frame.

  • It was as if some invisible burden pressed down on him from above.

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    His usually smooth face was covered in hair and though he wasn't a young man, not by any means, he appeared grayer than usual.

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