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The Kennard-Porter family has fallen into their new routine of living at the beach house. Angie is old enough to take the bus to school and they offer door to door pickup and drop off service, so her parents need not worry about driving her. Since they lived above the gallery there was always someone on the premises to greet her. After school she would go upstairs, change clothes, grab a snack then come back down. If Bette and or Tina were there, they would usually spend a few minutes talking about her day or anything on her mind then she’d go to her office and do homework. If her parents were away, she would stop in the gallery and spend a few minutes with Kristen or Lauren then they would make sure she did her homework.
Bette, Kristen and Lauren worked on the finishing touches for the Fall Artist Showcase that is scheduled to open in a couple of weeks. Bette is slowly transitioning all management of the art gallery over to Kristen and her assistant. In the meantime, she is also working with Peggy to transition to her new role as the Director of the Peabody Arts Foundation. They had a lot to do to relocate headquarters from New York, hire new staff and select new board members.
Bette is in her office at the gallery when she gets a call from David. “Hello?”
“Auntie Bette. I just wanted to let you know that your great-niece is here, and she is truly great. I’ll send pictures as soon as I get to a computer. She is so beautiful, and Gina was so brave. She had a long labor, but they are both doing fine. I can’t believe I’m a dad. I’m about to burst I’m so happy. You should see Kit, Auntie. We’re going to be in so much trouble with the amount of spoiling she’s going to do to her granddaughter.”
“David. Congratulations. I’m so happy that everything went well. I know you have more important things to do, but I do want to see pictures as soon as possible. Kit isn’t the only one that’s going to spoil your daughter so get used to it. What’s her name?”