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Counting Blessings and Losses

In Ithaca, New York, Robin Botie's friends get together for a Mothers' Day brunch.3 friends got together for a Mothers’ Day brunch.
Only 1 of the 3 friends had a living mother. The other 2 kept their mothers in their hearts.
2 of the 3 friends brought their daughters. 1 of the 3 had her daughter in her heart.

2 of the 3 had 1 son each. The sons weren’t invited.
The 2 friends without mothers had living fathers. The 1 with the live mother had lost her father but had sisters. Neither of the other friends or their daughters had sisters. But that’s another story.

Of the 3 friends there were 4 former husbands, not invited. Putting the 3 friends and the 2 daughters together there was only 1 boyfriend. Currently.
No current husbands in the bunch.

The 5 women together had 4 houses, 9 cats, and 4 dogs, counting the boyfriend’s dog, not counting the friend’s dog that died 2 weeks ago. The dogs were invited to the brunch.

At the brunch they shared the 2 daughters. They drank and ate well, outside. The dogs played. A neighbor joined them. The resident cats disappeared.
In 2 days the 1 living mother would come to town and take the 3 friends out for dinner.
The 2 fathers would get together at the fatherless friend’s house whenever they were both in town.
If the friends pooled their blessings they could celebrate endlessly.

Of the 3 friends, if one doesn’t eat red meat and another won’t eat wheat, and the third doesn’t do dairy or dessert, what did they serve at the brunch besides fruit salad and mimosas?
If 1 drinks tea, 1 drinks coffee, and 1 drinks only water or wine depending on the time of day, how many mimosas did they all consume?

Sometimes it takes a village to have a brunch.

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