"The Ladies of Wednesday Tea," by Michael Bracken, in Bullets and Other Hurting Things, edited by Rick Ollerman, Down and Out Books, 2021.
This is the eighth appearance here by my friend and fellow SleuthSayer Michael Bracken, which ties him with Brendan DuBois for first place.
Florence Quigly owns a florist shop in a small Texas town. Her best friends are three other older women. When her useless grandson gets in trouble with some local bad guys Flo and friends prove that you don't want to mess around with four old ladies.
Over the years each had lost a spouse or a significant make figure, though LOST might not be the appropriate term. They knew where the bodies were...
It's fun seeing how their skills and history complement each other.