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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. 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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