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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!


Jan. 15th, 2012 07:45 pm (UTC)
Comment catch up!

As a whole, it was interesting reading this chapter, because so much of it came from myshuno prompts that I'd obviously already read. However, while that meant it wasn't strictly new, it was great to see them come to life, so to speak, with pictures and all.

Yay new furniture! Boo for spending money! You can totally see them expecting prosperity to last forever here.

Yay baby! And a boy and with recessives too! Makes things much easier for Cindy, not having to have more kids if she doesn't want, since they've got the heir, and, well, blond hair! Blond hair is cuteness!

Oh, Cindy. :/ You're not broken, you're just taking some time to figure out your own life. Don't let Marsha get you down.

See, Cindy is different from Jan - even though she thinks the garden is pointless, she's still willing to help with it it and not say that she thinks it's pointless because she's a genuinely good person. And, well, she'll see the use of a garden when it's the best way to feed them - there are good reasons to keep one going.

Yay for James for letting Cindy do what she wants! If he wanted to, he almost certainly could stop her...but he's too nice a man for that. And good on him for sticking up for his wife to his mother.

Toddler! Nickey = of the adorable. :D

Also, I noticed that even before Cindy's really feeling connected to Nicky, she's still taking care of him - when she's the only one home and he cries, she immediately goes up to him. So she's still doing the right thing, even if she's not fully feeling it, which, really, is all you can ask. And yay for feeling the connection eventually! :D

Yeah, Prohibition didn't really help all that much, did it? I'm glad James and Cindy are okay, but the shooting really would hit close to home.

James is inherently a good person, isn't he? He sells illegal alcohol, yes, but he doesn't want to get involved in stuff that he thinks is wrong. I think he's making the right choice to go for the legal alcohol rather than the illegal gambling and prostitution. On the other hand, it'll be the Depression by that point, which may affect his ability to buy the tavern...

And there comes the Depression. At least they haven't lost everything - the house is theirs, free and clear, as is the furniture and such. Kids may have to wear hand-me-downs, and they'll have to grow some of their own food, but at least they can do all that. And neither Jefferson nor James has lost their jobs. So they're not great, but they're still okay.

Yay second pregnancy! :D

Can't wait to see this continue, and how they deal with everything!
Jan. 16th, 2012 02:34 am (UTC)
Yay for being caught up!

It was an odd chapter to write in some ways, because so much of it had been shared before. But I’m glad that you liked seeing how it all fit together, and the “illustrations” as well.

It’s nice to bring the house forward a little more, and it’s even more fun because everything’s not quite so formal now. But yes, they’re acting like prosperity would last forever, because most people felt that way. There was nowhere to go up, right? Of course, with the hindsight we have, it does seem like an unnecessary extravagance, considering what’s coming.

It was great that Cindy got a boy on the first try. And double yay for blond hair.

No, she’s not broken, but living with someone like Marsha you can understand why she thinks she is. I love Marsha, but sometimes, she’s a bit much.

That’s the great thing about Cindy – she does things she doesn’t like. Though she may not see the importance of the garden, she knows it’s important to Marsha (and she doesn’t want to upset Marsha any more than she obviously has). And yes, she’ll see the importance of the garden soon enough.

James is a very modern man in some ways. Yes, if he had wanted to he could have stopped her and she’d have no recourse, but he is nice (in some ways). And yes, he does stand up for her, which is night.

Nicky is very cute. I think it’s the hair.

Yes, Cindy does take care of him (she’s not completely heartless), but she just didn’t feel the connection. But how could she not eventually, with all that cute? It was only a matter of time.

No, Prohibition didn’t really do what people thought it would. There was a lot of violence as a result of it, and in the end it probably caused more harm than good (even the White House had a private wine cellar). But that will be coming to an end in the next chapter.

Yes, James is an inherently good person. He may have the same number of nice points as Matthew, but his manifests as a quick temper. He wants to be a good man for his parents and his wife and son. Running a bar would be the perfect job for him, but you’re right in thinking the Depression is going to throw a wrench into his plans.

In some ways, the Bradfords were luckier than others when the market crashed. The house and all its contents are theirs. They have food and means of getting more. James and Jefferson are still employed. Just remember that it’s still in the early stages, and the worst is yet to come.

More babies! I can’t wait to see what they have. But if Nicky’s any indication, they’ll be adorable.

I’m working on my inspiration, and am definitely looking forward to sharing how the Bradfords cope with the Depression.

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