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there lived two sisters, Prudence and Patience.  They were the daughters of the wealthy store owner and always wore their Sunday best dresses.  Their hair was pulled back with the largest bows that their Mother could make.  They were lovely girls and true to the names they were both prudent and patient girls. 

Everyone wanted to know them and their birthday parties were events that all the children in town begged to attend.  Their father would open up his penny candy cabinet and allow the children to choose several of the treats for themselves.  Prudence and Patience always waited their turns as their friends picked first.

The cake was baked by the local baker and decorated with the loveliest flowers and trinkets.  The town’s children thought it was heaven on a plate.  The town’s children knew not to ask for a second slice of cake as the father took the leftovers to the local children’s orphanage to share with the less fortunate children. 

Prudence and Patience went to school and then married the local blacksmith and the local banker.  You know the rest of the story…

…and they lived happily ever after! 

This story brought to you by a thrifted picture and Robitussin!