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The Bradford Legacy - Chapter 23

Greetings. Today, 11/11/11, is my 2 year legiversary, and I have a chapter for you! I hope you enjoy!

Comments can be left here or on the thread at Boolprop.  Enjoy!


Dec. 14th, 2011 03:28 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure I've read this when it came out, but I made a secret instead of commenting and then forgot to. Oops?

Okay.. Moving on.

I so want to shake James and tell him "NOOOOO!!!" with the whole stock market thing. It's like a historical horror movie where you know what is going to happen but the characters don't. What's interesting is that out of curiosity after I read your chapter the first time I dug out a few of my old history books to see if I could nail down what actually caused the crash. And I couldn't. But oi, the causes sure seem highly familiar and slightly scary if you are paying attention to financial things now.

I was so glad to see you have a blond heir finally. So cute! I can get where Cindy doesn't feel like she can be a good mother, it's not something she really wanted and with her backstory it makes sense. Some people don't really bond with their kids until they get past the pooping in their shorts phase. I figured Cindy would come around eventually, especially since Nicky is beyond adorable.

I am so glad that James and Marsha finally had it out. Marsha was becoming about as bad as her mother in law with all of her preaching and interfering.

And we have Depression Sign! I look forward to seeing how this goes with the family. I also wonder if you're going to hit up on the Dust Bowl at all out west. So many things happened at this time. I look forward to seeing what you do with them.

Dec. 15th, 2011 08:00 pm (UTC)
It’s hard to write stuff like the family investing in the stock market, because of the exact reason you mentioned. But the Bradfords were fairly affluent by that point, and that’s what the affluent did during that era. No one thought that anything would go wrong. Oh, how wrong they were. I did a lot of research myself about the causes as well, but no, there’s no way to pinpoint one specific thing that caused the crash. But yes, it’s oddly familiar to what’s going on in the current financial market.

It’s nice to see the recessives that have been hiding come out to play, that’s for sure. Nicky is a cutie. I think Cindy was just on the extreme end of the fears that most expectant/new mothers feel (I can’t say for certain, since I’ve never been either), but I know that I don’t really get interested in my friends’ kids until they start to talk and show a little bit of personality. Cindy was always going to soften up towards the idea of kids, once she realized that her experience as a mother would be completely different from the once she saw her mother go through.

It was nice to have James finally ‘fess up about how he was earning his money. Marsha has been getting a little preachy as of late, and she needed to be put in her place. But from what I found, many Prohibitionists were very much like her, in that they thought no booze was the only way. She is becoming a bit like Jan in some ways. Hopefully the Depression will force her to look at the big picture a little more and help her snap out of it.

The Depression will certainly be interesting. There are a lot of things that I can pull for inspiration. I may mention the Dust Bowl in passing, as Alex’s descendants missed out it by moving back East, and it did affect the East coast by blotting out the sun during the winter. I think the crime wave and notorious criminals will play a role too. After all, James is involved with a lot of nefarious activities.

Thanks for the comment!

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