05 July 2010

3 the very next day... "i have a dream"


August 12, 1993
{Trans:
I've decided to write a novel. About the civil war. It will be about a family on the Mississippi farmlands. They will have 5 children (3 sons, 2 girls. 1 son will die. I started a quilt! It's a yo-yo quilt. One more day till I go home. The bookcase Paw-Paw made looks wonderful! Can't wait to get it home! After I finish my civil war novel I hope to [...]

[...] do one on the revolutionary war and another on life after the civil war the[n] possibly a book on life before WW1. I will research these well and hope to learn a lot in the process of the writings. I've never been able to understand why I write. Possibly it is because it is something I can devote myself to wholye. I have always been able to guide myself into the mysterious depths of my stories and can [...]

[...] usually write when handed a pen. Reading also comes in handy. I read day & night. When I think of all the illitarate people in the United States I am swelled up with emotion and gratitude that my parents wanted me to read & write. Writing is the spice of life and reading the sugar. If one does not posess these skilles their life is incomplete. To never experience the joy of creating and [...]
[...] inventing stories and reading them would be horrid & heartbreaking. I hope that in the future more pressure will be put on illitarat people to make them read & write. I have always whished to truley say I wrote a book. I can't imagine the amazing things the experience would provied. To have your name on the cover and your text inside. Ohh it gives me the chilles! I hope someday I will be able to tell my grandchildren I wrote a book.}

3 comments:

Megan said...

I'm loving all the misspellings. Particularly illiterate. LOL. It is good to know though that at one time, you were able to write legibly. LOL.

Les Savy Ferd said...

i liked the part "To have your name on the cover and your text inside" from which followed "the chilles" which I pronounced chilis.

oline said...

the things of which i am most ashamed:

"i have always been able to guide myself into the mysterious depths of my stories."

"when i think of all the illiterate people in the US i am swelled up with emotion."

"writing is the spice of life and reading the sugar."