If you aren't familiar with "Whatevers" ...Catherine Scanlon, Nathalie Kalbach and I have committed to do a "Whatevers" page and story every month for a year. ... Oh.. and we'd love for you to play along. Basically we provide the photo each month and you create with it and write a little story to go with your project. None of of us "know" the people in these photos... so it's up to us to give them a story. That's where the idea of the "Whatevers" came to be.
You can read more about it at the bottom of this post :)
So here is my page for this month. Elizabeth( front left) was the inspiration for this story and page.
"Things you may not know about Elizabeth"
Elizabeth felt so stifled in the in the cumbersome dress and uncomfortable stockings. Oh,.. these darn stockings! She felt like she spent half her day, tugging at them to keep them up. Why did her mother think sit so necessary to send her to this fancy girls school anyway? She said ...to teach her to be more " lady like? She said it would be good for her to learn to be a "proper" lady. Her father thought it all to be silly, as did Elizabeth. She'd always been a tomboy, but he figured she'd outgrow it in time. But Mothers family came from money, and appearances were very important in their world. Although she loved her mothers family, Elizabeth felt much closer to her fathers family. They were what you would call "common folk". She wished she could leave this place and go to Nebraska to be with her cousins Ada and Clancy. She missed them so much since their move from Pennsylvania to Nebraska. She especially missed Clancy. They loved fishing in the creek together, catching frogs, and talking about far away places and wild adventures. She had no friends like that here, as a matter of fact she didn't have many friends at all. Clara, Grace and Dorothy were nice enough girls, but they really didn't "know" Elizabeth. She knew her dreams were very different from theirs. They worked hard and strived to be the proper young ladies the school was molding them to be. Elizabeth, on the other hand, found learning to be a proper lady, quite boring! She wanted so much more.
She wanted to travel to far away places and see amazing things. To dream with out fear and love without limits. To be adventurous! To be herself!
.... Now pop on over to see what Nathalie and Catherine have been working on with this photo.
and don't for get to join us on...
We invite you to play along! As a matter of fact.. we'd love it!
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