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Hattie's neighbors at Sego Desert Lake are concerned for her safety. Desert life is difficult enough for hardy souls, but an old, frail woman such as Hattie, it could be dangerous. Hattie also doesn't manage her money wisely, and she has a drinking problem. Her neighbors have helped her in the past, but Hattie's frequent pleas are trying their patience.

Despite this, Hattie's neighbors genuinely are fond of her. Hattie is a pleasant woman, who in her youth graduated from finishing school and studied the organ in Paris. However, as Hattie ages, her memory begins to slip and she is given to frequent tantrums. Once a week, Hattie dresses up and drives 40 miles to buy groceries, do laundry and get her hair done. When her errands are completed, she usually stops for lunch and two martinis and then spends the remainder...

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