Today I thought I would elaborate on my main character in my short story "Queenie's Bequest"
If you have been a long time reader you may remember that the story is based on my paternal grandmother whose real name was "Queenie"
Just some things I would like you to know about her
She dressed around the house like a pauper but dressed up quite nicely when she went out- she saved her good clothes for others
She made corn shuck mats and piece quilts
She never ate lunch with us but instead walked back and forth- waiting on us- occasionally stopping to stand at the table and chat
She always had a garden and worked like a horse
She had many things she said- all of which we repeat to this day-
"That is a treat love" and the kinda inside joke "be sure and wipe your hips love"
As you can tell- she is remembered fondly and often
I can still see her welcoming us in and standing in the yard- waving until we were far out of sight-
First post of Queenie's Bequest
|This was my Grandmother's stove-- it's in my house|