I’m becoming confused on the days of my challenge which is pretty bad since it’s my challenge!
My grandmother was put in the hospital on Friday as she fell and broke her hip. She’s had surgery and will be moved to a rehab facility for the next few weeks while she heals. I’m sharing this, because while I visited her on Sunday in the hospital, she was coming in and out of consciousness as she had not been out of the recovery room for very long. One of her friends was visiting and Granny began talking about her mother in law, Mrs. White. Granny said that Mrs. White was afraid of storms and many times my grandmother had to go and stay with her mother in law. Later, I asked Granny why Mrs. White was afraid of storms… my writer mind was going at that point, because I knew my great-grandmother would have been alive during the time of the tornado that hit my home town. Granny agreed that Mrs. White had been in the storm and she thought that was why she was afraid of storms.
Now, my grandmother may have been in a drug-induced state, but I believe her account about my great-grandma… It makes me wonder if researching genealogy has some purpose. For those of you who are writing historical, have you gained anything for your stories by researching your own genealogy?
By the way, my word count is still the same… actually less. I edited a few words out. Other than that, this weekend has been a blur of hospitals and housecleaning. I hope you all doing this challenge have had better days than this…