BE CURIOUS: WHO IS THAT WOMAN BUYING FIVE LEMONS AND TWO PEACHES? WHAT'S IN HER PURSE? WHAT DOES SHE DREAM AT NIGHT? ONLY YOU, THE WRITER, CARE. DON'T LET HER DISAPPEAR OUT INTO THE PARKING LOT AND INTO OBLIVION.
The woman's name is Emma and she bought the fruit because her grandchildren are coming over to spend the night. Her grandson likes to suck on the lemon halves as he watches baseball on TV - it keeps him from sucking his thumb, which he is too old to do now. The little girl likes to rub her small hands over the peaches' fuzz and pretend they are her magical pets since she's not allowed to have any real ones of her own, and if her pets have to be imaginary, why not make them magical ones?