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CHAPTER 1–Welcome Back To Einstein Meadows
Welcome to the sequel of Einstein Meadows: The Unspoken Perils & Thrills of Living in a Retirement Community. If you read the first novel, you are probably wondering what’s happening now. Are the Meadowites (Einstonians) still smoking, getting naked and feeling frisky? Of course! In this novel, you will discover that medicinal marijuana leads to enlightenment for the denizens of this wild, wacky, and unpredictable neighborhood.
Now, let’s bring you up to speed. Last time we ended with a cliffhanger. Sister Misty Pashkudnik, our resident blogger and staunch opposer of the weed, had attempted to burn down the entire grow. Luckily, her roommate, Brother Gunther called the sheriff who arrested Misty. However, while Sheriff Mortimer and Deputy Maurice were enjoying donuts and coffee, Sister Misty escaped from the squad car. (Of course, Dr. Freud predicted that Misty would break loose. In fact, he told Ned that it was a pity the police did not bag her. He added rather crudely, “You have more to worry about from her than you do from the Feds interfering with the grow.”)
Naturally, the Einstonians are very concerned about their crop in case Sister Misty shows up with matches. They installed a state-of-the-art CCTV system to cover the main access points to the Meadows. And, the Einstonians hired armed guards. No one knows Sister Misty’s whereabouts. But we all know she may return to finish the job. Do you smell something sweet burning?
So, who lives in the Meadows? We will start with Dr. Freud. Not to be confused with the internationally famous father of psychoanalysis. Our Dr. Freud stepped out from a parallel universe after Ned challenged one of the community’s Nobel Laureate physicists to create a vortex. How’s that for the power of intention? In our novel, Dr. Freud has hung up his diploma as well as most, but not all, of his undergarments. He replaced his cigar with an authentic peace pipe. Black socks and a bow tie are still de rigueur. Dr. Freud always likes to have the last word. (There are some who think this is a cultural trait.)
Dr. Freud: “Wait a second; wait a second. Dr. E., you didn’t give me a chance to share my thoughts on Sister Misty’s clinical diagnosis.”
Ned: “How is that important now? She escaped, remember?”
Dr. Freud: “What makes you think she won’t be back? I believe she has melancholia with occasional mania, is sexually repressed, and a generally obnoxious woman. She even refers to her cute dog as evil. You two have some chutzpah by writing a sequel to Einstein Meadows without giving me the last word in your first novel. Where is your respect for elders? You should be ashamed. What would your parents say?”
Nancy & Ned: (in unison) “It’s our novel and we decide who gets to speak!”
OK enough of the foreshadowing! It occurs to us that you our paying customer may not have read our first novel, or may have already forgotten it. (Of course, that would be very hard to believe, unless you are seniors like us.) Therefore, you may not be aware of how the residents of Einstein Meadows liberated themselves or even who they are. Here is a brief synopsis of the novel that inspired this genuine sequel. (But you should still buy the original.) Einstein Meadows: The Unspoken Perils & Thrills of Living in a Retirement Community relates the incredible adventures of a group of clueless seniors, and how we shepherded them to the promised land. After much kicking and screaming, the retired academics eventually saw the wisdom of becoming growers and sellers of medicinal marijuana. We affectionately called them ganjapreneurs or Einstonians.
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