The venerable Minnemagantic realtor, Major Carlton Tuke, read a paper in which he denounced cooperative stores.
Babbitt, under the name of "Old Georgie," was now a pioneer of the Bunch, since each month it changed half its membership and he who could recall the prehistoric days of a fortnight ago, before Mrs. Absolom, the food-demonstrator, had gone to Indianapolis, and Mac had "got sore at" Minnie, was a venerable leader and able to condescend to new Petes and Minnies and Gladyses.
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They looked to the venerable old woman for advice.
Many were surprised that a venerable institution like Bear Stearns could so rapidly go out of business.