Stone Soup by Jan Eliot for October 17, 1999
Alix: Wow, my first test of the year. Maybe I can convince Mom that 'D' stands for dedicated. Alix: I tried Mom, honest! I didn't want to tell you. Val: It's ok, Alix. I know the worst part of gettin a bad grade is having to tell your Mom. Alix: 'Cause you were a kid once? Cal: 'Cause I still have a mom. Gramma: A 'D'?!! Valerie?! Why aren't you working with ALix more when she studies? Nobody ever got a 'D' in my house.