I learnt that on the edge of the alleys there is a big blue house in the house lives a woman she is ninety years old.  This women worked in the sugar refineries for most of her life. This story makes a life that trod the ground before the alleys possibly crossed fields to get to work, possibly fell in love or witnessed an accident

Sugar refinery beyond the alleys

I like to think that the old lady is called Mrs Haller, she sits in a darkened room waiting for the children to visit her, when they come and they do for they have  all heard of her sweetness. She gives them Mintoes from a great big candy jar. The children sit for a while and then unable to contain their energy they run outside and play, returning later for more sweet talk.

Mintoes

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