Oh, what a flurry there was amongst the residents when Tud Hopper brought back the news.
“A ‘legal paper’ slapped on us?”
“Not on us. On our home,” Tud Hopper said.
“But…but…” no one could spit out the words.
“Reggie Gardener won’t allow it to happen,” Betty said, and stood firm on that.
“Reggie Gardener is dead,” Tud Hopper said. “And has been these great many years.”
It was agreed, they must find a new home, one and all.
“I’m not moving,” said Betty. “I’ve roots that dig deep.”
Tud Hopper nodded but wouldn’t say. It was because of Betty Birch that they were facing this woeful day.