Beverly Cleary, Sister of the Bride (1963).
There’s an occasional kiss in the Cleary First Love series, but nothing else like Gramma’s comment. I imagine that it prompted any number of young readers to look up roguishly , make a puzzled face, and keep reading.
Like Lady Elaine Fairchild’s “Here it is, my lovely can”, Gramma’s comment is a naughty speck in a chaste fictional universe.
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Thursday, July 14, 2016
By Michael Leddy at 11:05 AM