Thursday, November 09, 2006

The one about the contest

Help!!!

I asked Heather and she said it would be okay if I did this too, but I need help coming up with a story and names for these girlies. We are in the same project together. I love this photo--they are so cute.

And like Heather, I will send out goodies and a copy of the finished piece to whomever comes up with something I end up using in my story about them.

More than one person may end up contributing.

10 Comments:

Blogger debbie said...

ooh marilyn i think you should do something along the lines of the haunting books you like - the photo looks like its a story waiting to be told, cant wait to see what you make of it!

10:35 AM, November 09, 2006  
Blogger Kimberly Kwan said...

I love this image!
Ok...the youngest daughter tells me her name is Beatrice, but she prefers "Bea" or sometimes "Trixie." She likes to play stick ball with the boys. The next daughter's name is May, and she loves to read and watch the horses graze out int he meadow. The mother was widowed in the war, and although times have been hard, her daughters keep her going. She is a seamstress by trade and her name is Gwen. Her mother named her after the Arthurian "Gueneviere" but couldn't spell it the fancy way.

CANNOT wait to see what you girls put together! ;-)

6:54 PM, November 09, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mothers name is Louise and the eldest daughter is Adelaide. The younger girl is named Belinda. Hmmm. let me think on this..... The girls are cute, huh? The mom looks slightly frazzled. I wish i knew about when this was taken, would be easier to come up with a story.

Okay, going along with the husband being killed at war.... the girls and the mother went to live with the husbands family on a plantation? The aren't used to life at the estate, and adjusting has been quite hard on the mother. The mother-in-law has high expectations about how young girls should act. And is particularily hard on the now single mother?

Yeah, use what you want, toss the rest. hope you get something out of this. good luck!

10:39 AM, November 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops, forgot to leave my name for the adelaide, louise,l blinda one

Tiffany M.
thanks!!

10:40 AM, November 10, 2006  
Blogger Joan said...

Hi Marilyn..........you stuck !!!!! Hasn't doing your family tree helped at all !!! LOL

Ok; I'll give it a try, here goes. Year 1908 mother's name is Louisa, eldest daughter is Amelia and the youngest is Emily. Photo is being taken to send to her husband Patrick, who has had to leave Ireland to look for work in America. Poor Louisa and Emily look frightened at having the photo taken, but Amelia is giving her mother a hug of encouragement. The family were to follow on but unfortunatley their transatlantic ship sunk on a cold spring night and the photo is the only thing that Patrick has to remind him of his loving wife and children.

5:13 AM, November 11, 2006  
Blogger Joan said...

marilyn has mine come thru?
hugs
joan

5:46 AM, November 11, 2006  
Anonymous Janice said...

I think the mother's name is "Vacancie"~~ pronounced with a bit of an accent, of course. And the little girls are non-identical twins born 2 years apart: Ritzie and Hotelia. See, Vacancie spends her days as a cleaning woman at the local Guest Establishment in town. It has been a busy tourist season these past few years and it was difficult enough to get the time off for one child, let alone two! Thank goodness the late 19th century gave birth to some incredible medical advances.

7:03 PM, November 11, 2006  
Blogger Heather said...

Gosh I can't beleive I am trying to help you when I can't come up with my own thing but the buttons have me drooling.

Thinking cap on...

9:08 PM, November 11, 2006  
Anonymous Beverly said...

The mother's name is Carrie, and the daughters are Susie and Essie. The year is 1900, and they had the picture made for George, their husband and father. He has gone back to Scotland to help his mother after his father's death. His family owned a great deal of land, but now his mother is alone. He is trying to sell the land so he can bring his mother back to the US with him. Carrie has been working hard to keep the dairy going with the help of her brother. Carrie and the girls miss George so much, and want him to know they are fine but long for him to be home soon.

10:25 AM, November 14, 2006  
Blogger Dale Anne said...

The mother's name is Louise and the girls are Helen and Georgia. They have taken this photo for their Holiday card which they will send out while crossing the Atlantic to meet up with husband, George, who has been in North America for over a year finding work and building a home for them in North Dakota.

8:04 PM, November 14, 2006  

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