Sunrise

The funeral and family stuff filled up all of Saturday. The pastor was an 80-year-old woman; the perfect choice for my Aunt Janet. I think I want an elderly woman with a crinkly smile and slightly shaky hands to stand in the pulpit when it’s my turn to go. (Which, btw, I have scheduled for sometime in the the mid 2050s.) After the service we trooped back to my cousin’s house and caught up with each other and laughed a lot. That’s how our family deals with pain – we laugh at it. Don’t get me wrong. There have been a lot of tears shed over her death, moments of absolute rage and sorrow. But now we have to keep going, and we might as well do it with a smile.

Spent yesterday reading letters and journals written during the Amer Rev. These didn’t have anything to do with the incidents I am focusing on in my book. I was reading them for language, looking for phrases and words which people in the time period were comfortable using, and which I can appropriately use in my story. I have a lot more of that in front of me today.

I also finally unpacked the last of my boxes of books from the move last summer. I can’t afford the bookshelves I want yet, so for the time being, they are laid out on the floor, watching me type. It was so nice to see some of them again. I missed them.

Yeah, I’m strange like that, but it works for me.

12 Replies to “Sunrise”

  1. that reminds me

    That reminds me that my uncle promised to make me a bookshelf he’s good at those types of things. I want one with glass doors just like the one I read about in Inkheart it sounded so beautiful. My poor books they barely have room to breathe anymore I hope he has time to do it soon. Maybe he can make you one too lol. I am also very sorry to hear about your Aunt she sounded like such a fun lady with all her books I wish their was another bookworm in my family they always want me to sell my books because I have so many. – Jessica

  2. that reminds me

    That reminds me that my uncle promised to make me a bookshelf he’s good at those types of things. I want one with glass doors just like the one I read about in Inkheart it sounded so beautiful. My poor books they barely have room to breathe anymore I hope he has time to do it soon. Maybe he can make you one too lol. I am also very sorry to hear about your Aunt she sounded like such a fun lady with all her books I wish their was another bookworm in my family they always want me to sell my books because I have so many. – Jessica

  3. Yer best bet for how they talked back then is plays. Find plays written in the first three quarters of the 18th century (Gen. Burgoyne actually wrote some, you may remember). They’ll give you the inside look. The modern reprint of Grose’s A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1st ed. was 1785) might also be helpful.

  4. Yer best bet for how they talked back then is plays. Find plays written in the first three quarters of the 18th century (Gen. Burgoyne actually wrote some, you may remember). They’ll give you the inside look. The modern reprint of Grose’s A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1st ed. was 1785) might also be helpful.

  5. I’m real sorry about your aunt. I know, it’s hard when you lose someone you were very close to. From what I’ve read in your journal, she seemed like a wonderful person who had a great impact on you. You’re both in my thoughts daily.

    You seem to be working very hard on your book. For some reason, I like the American Rev. time period. Keep up the good work and best of luck!

    Unfortunately, I’m running out of room on my bookshevles! Pretty soon I’ll have books laid out on the floor, too until the bookshelves I want come out again.

  6. I’m real sorry about your aunt. I know, it’s hard when you lose someone you were very close to. From what I’ve read in your journal, she seemed like a wonderful person who had a great impact on you. You’re both in my thoughts daily.

    You seem to be working very hard on your book. For some reason, I like the American Rev. time period. Keep up the good work and best of luck!

    Unfortunately, I’m running out of room on my bookshevles! Pretty soon I’ll have books laid out on the floor, too until the bookshelves I want come out again.

  7. It’s good that you’re not dwelling on the death of your aunt. I know from experience that the first step to moving on after a death of a loved one is always the hardest one, but it’s also a necessary step. At least you have plenty of memories to keep at hear.

    Best of luck with your writing!!!

  8. It’s good that you’re not dwelling on the death of your aunt. I know from experience that the first step to moving on after a death of a loved one is always the hardest one, but it’s also a necessary step. At least you have plenty of memories to keep at hear.

    Best of luck with your writing!!!

  9. funerals and The Saturday of Doom

    my grandpa’s funeral was on the 30th, as well. must have been a good day for funerals.

  10. funerals and The Saturday of Doom

    my grandpa’s funeral was on the 30th, as well. must have been a good day for funerals.

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