Thursday, April 25, 2013

Life and Characters

If you read Ma’s blog you have seen this quote before (thanks Ma!)

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On her blog, Ma has a theme, using words and their definitions. ‘Enough’ was one word.

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I thought that was such a good quote I just had to have it. As a wanna be author I have a problem with characters and their names. I don’t know how the big boys do character names, but it is rough for me to come up with 5-15 names and characters.

So most of the time I use family and friends names in my novels. In the book Rags, I had a male character I called Rags. I wanted a lady who was morally solid, honest,  sweet and as good as her word

She was going to interact with Rags. Sherry’s mama fit the bill. Susie was a lady in every sense of the word, and if told something in confidence, it went with her to the grave.  No gossip, my sweet mother in law, just a sweet pug-nosed beautiful woman.

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(Mom in law over the years)       

Susie met Rags and befriended him. He was able to share with her his innermost secrets.

As I write this I think, if I had needed a man to fit the bill, it would have been Sonny. I was a pallbearer at his funeral. As we pallbearers stood around the casket awaiting directions to bring it to the grave side, I turned and spoke to all the men around the casket, “We all knew and loved Sonny, and if you told him something in confidence it is now in this casket and will be buried, you could trust Sonny.”


Sonny driving our home.

Too many folks need a second time to get life right, but not Susie and Sonny!

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(My mama)

I had a wonderful mama, she could have filled the bill, but she didn’t spend her life in a cotton mill in ‘Mt. Bell’ like Susie.

We are still alive, and have time to get the last part of life RIGHT!

Thanks for coming by the Log.

Nite Shipslog


Last night’s entry might have been premature. After posting I received an e-mail saying the books were now on their way and would be here on time. Now if they still have a vacancy, with a late fee, I can reserve a spot.  Thanks for your concerns…


Future Ford Evos

This is a Future Ford the Evos….


This is a 1903 Ford, You have come a long way!

I have much respect for the Ford company, they never took the stimulus and now have the best selling car in the world.



LOVE names of all kinds. The traditional old fashioned ones are delightful. But I find the new modern ones quite interesting.

Jackie said...

Powerful words, Jack.
Ms. Susie and Mr. Sonny sound like friends that everyone needs....ones that can be trusted and that you can depend on.
Beautifully written. You have a lovely blog, and I always enjoy coming here and reading what you have to say.

Paula said...

I remember "Rags" and enjoyed it. Exciting that you may get to have a booth and promote the book. I hope you do.

shirl72 said...

Looks like things are coming along
pretty good. I can't believe we
have so many things going on in
our small family at one time.
As you say keeps us out of trouble
hee hee

That was two beautiful ladies with
hearts of gold. They looked good
insde and out.

Louis la Vache said...

Re Ford - indeed, they stayed away from the taxpayer funded bailouts Chrysler and GM got and are the better off for it. They've been rolling out some great product and they've certainly earned «Louis'» respect!

Lucy said...

Our old 92 Ford Tarus is hanging in there with us and when it dies we will be carless and very dependent on grocery and prescription delivery. We could not even consider a used one. To many bills to pay on to little income. We will survive.

Anonymous said...

I need a Ford I can get my wheelchair in by myself when the time comes :D Of course I'm hoping my current Ford will last till I'm not able to drive anymore. Love that 1903 Ford...grand for driving on a good day!

Anonymous said...

I remember reading wonderful things about Sonny on your blog.

I've got a feeling you are morally solid, honest, & good as your word also.~Mary

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I did start reading your book and noticed all the familiar names. Sad to say my Kindle died so now I'm out of commission as far as reading books for awhile. I guess it couldn't handle the trip.

Chatty Crone said...

You really do get a long with everyone don't you? I got along real well with my in laws too! Love hearing the history of your life. sandie

Rose said...

I always look forward to reading your Blogs.

It makes me feel like I'm part of the family and part of your travels too.

Hugs to my favorite couple!