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Pecan Bush

May 29, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
146 articles 42 photos 1009 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let the disappointments pass
Let the laughter fill your glass
Let your illusions last until they shatter.
Whatever you might hope to find
Among the thoughts that crowd your mind
There won't be many that ever really matter.
But take good care of your mother
And remember to be kind
When the pain of another will serve you to remind."
--Jackson Browne


In 1976, Orange Lilly Blue, a housewife and mother, sends a vague suicide letter to her old high-school teacher, willing away her possessions. Then Orange leaves her California home and flees to Indiana, abandoning her three kids and husband. Her middle kid, Carney, is a music-loving progidy with a lot of spunk and adventure. The tragedies in her family have discouraged little Carney so badly, however, that she runs away at the first chance she gets.

This story involves a lot of music, a bully named Napalm Wilson, three odd women who run a gas station, runaways, life stories, murder, guilt, and oh yes, a wedding.


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