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  • The beach house
    resembles Laura’s house
    outside Independence, Kansas
    where Mr. Edwards
    Laura and Mary
    a penny each
    and a stick of candy
    for Christmas,
    and they were soooo happy.

    We bundle up
    And pick up shells
    And quarts rocks on the beach.
    (The air is too cold to touch,
    so swimming is out of the question.)
    My boys pretend
    the rocks are dragons’ eggs,
    And they are soooo happy
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