Eleanor was an adorable little old lady who used to live on the corner of Webster and 17th Street, and at some point her entire back yard was overrun with peonies. There where white ones and pink ones and they were really beautiful and healthy.
After she died about ten years ago, the a cute young couple with a new baby bought her house from the estate. With a baby, they wanted to reclaim the back yard as a play area, which meant they needed to lose the peonies.
Rather than digging them up and tossing them, the young new owners carefully removed each plant and gave them to the neighbors. So now, when you walk down Webster Street in Cresstwood, Eleanor's peonies are all up and down the street.
She was a neat lady who loved her garden, and she had a special bond with all of the neighborhood dogs. She spent hours with her peonies and her rose bushes, and Eleanor always had dog biscuits in her pocket. So the dog walkers had to stop and talk to her - usually for a lot longer than they wanted to!
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