8/31/14 WEWRIWA

Labor Day does not mean a celebration of when women went into childbirth labor and the pain that accompanies it. Oh No.

Copied from Wikipedia:Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country. Long May We Wave and God Bless America.

Back to Wewriwa, folks. Last week, Sally Atwood seduced Steve with apple dumplings. That plus new noisy neighbors convinced her reluctant husband to go house-hunting in adult communities further north from their home in Rockland County, NY. They drove to a couple of listings; a cottage on the Hudson River had a sold sign and another had a crime scene tape across the door. Disappointed, Sally checked the list


excerpt in eight:

“I did some research and this River’s Edge appears to be a great town, taxes low, a 5 star restaurant where people from New York City come to dine, with scenic beauty so I think we should give it a look-see.”
“What I really want to do is go home and snuggle with you, Sally and that’s the truth so let’s get it over with.”
“ Drive without a fuss or prejudice; keep an open mind and when we’re home, we’ll snuggle.”
The gas guzzling Mercedes tank was filled and the GPS lady named Mother after Steve’s bossy mom who knew everything, just ask her, took command.  Passed on a year ago, beloved by her only son, Sally, the daughter-in-law and three grandchildren, Granny Atwood had had a great sense of humor and got a kick out of the GPS lady.
Mother barked out orders, “Turn North to merge onto the Palisade Parkway and drive twenty miles until you see the sign River’s Edge; drive 0.1 mile and you are at your destination.”
They always got a kick out of her and said together,“Thanks, Mother, you’re always right.”
As the Atwood’s neared the town, they heard waterfalls rushing down a stream, crashing against rocks and boulders and  a sense of peace came over them.

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48 thoughts on “8/31/14 WEWRIWA

  1. Thanks, Teresa. One of the cats stepped on the keyboard at the same moment my son called from Denmark. Gone were 6 thou word count in the second book of River’s Edge. I sobbed to Paul, HELP. He said hit control and z at the same time and my ms was restored. You probably know this trick. I know enough to write the book. Not enough to repair. Anyway time to sleep and get ready for WEWRIWA and the gang.

  2. Yup that bit about “Mother” is brilliant, Charmaine! Totally believable the way you describe it. You know these characters’ backstory so well and it shows in subtle ways that really enrich the story!

    I did get a tad confused in the sentence beginning “Passed on a year ago” and I think it’s all the commas. Maybe if you put “and” right after “passed on a year ago” – ? Just a suggestion.

    Looking forward to more of this one. I didn’t sign up this week because catching up from last week 😉


    • Thanks, Marcia. Marry me and together we’ll write delicious books readers relate to. Well, we don’t have to wed since my husband wouldn’t like that and your hubby would say what the flying . . .but you get the idea. I take your suggestions to heart-always listening and learning. I was confused about Mother passing but too weary for changes, I went to sleep after watching “Moonstruck.”

  3. LOL Mother! Very funny. At least Steve is open to looking, but he sounds just like my husband did when we were house hunting. After the 2nd one, he was ready to call it a day. 🙂

    Enjoyed the 8.

  4. Nicely done. I could see the place in my mind, and it was beautiful. Our GPS is bossy too. If she has to recalculate she says it in a tone that lets you know how ticked she is.

  5. Loved the GPS bit. So great when you can add in technology that makes the scene so real. Our GPS is named Blanche–for no good reason. LOL At least your characters have a rationalization. And I can hear the voice right now. Great 8!

  6. LOL, now if my GPS just had a southern drawl instead of the British one, I could see calling it Mama. Great visuals and love your dialogue. Can’t wait to see what happens in River Edge.
    BTW, my folks had my sis & me convinced Labor Day was about giving birth since my sis was born ON Labor Day…

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