Chapter 15

“Where here.” said Bertha softly, as we all stared at the cemetery. “Yes we are.” said Henry, taking a deep breath. I nodded. With all that had happened, especially the events yesterday, it was finally time to pay respects to Ralph’s grave, to finally move on. I took Henry’s and Bertha’s hands and led them … More Chapter 15

Chapter 14

May 1st 1917 “We are sorry for your loss, Shirley.” said some of my friends from school. “Thank you.” I replied, something I had been saying all day, as I watched them walk down the church steps. Today had been Ralph’s funeral, more like a memorial, he had died on a European battlefield, afterall. I … More Chapter 14

Chapter 13

“Well we are back.” sighed, Henry as we stepped off the train, in Grand Central. I nodded, as Henry and I began the awkward pace of walking through the crowds. The last few days at my grandparent’s were quiet and peaceful and now I was getting a jolt back into the reality of New York. … More Chapter 13

Chapter 12

“Shirley and Henry, what you both did last night, leaving the party was incredibly disgraceful. Your grandfather and I now forbid you both to go to any more events if you show yourselves in such a disgraceful manner. I am disappointed.” declared my grandmother, angrily. “I am very sorry grandmother, and this will never happen … More Chapter 12

Chapter 11

The next morning I felt confused and flustered, with the events that had happened the night before. I decided to avoid Henry for the rest of the morning, I was not ready to hear anymore things that had happened in the past. My grandparents were completely oblivious to what was happening, especially my grandmother who … More Chapter 11

Chapter 10

The noise of the patter of footsteps awoke me, I turned around and opened my eyes. My room was pitch dark, it was still the middle of the night. Slowly I got out of bed and opened my door, and looked about the hall. Henry’s bedroom door opened a crack, and I could see light. … More Chapter 10

Chapter 9

Oh my goodness! I thought with excitement as Rose pinned up the long skirt of my lovely, white, lacy, evening dress. I looked at my appearance in the mirror. I looked elegant, beautiful, and charming. Hopefully my charm would prove itself today at this party. After Rose finished with the dress, I kindly thanked her … More Chapter 9

Chapter 8

Chapter 8 I yawned and stretched, trying to evaluate where I was, everything seemed unfamiliar and vague. But after another minute I remembered the day before, the train trip, and everything else. I was at my grandparents place, I was sleeping in one of their guest bedrooms. I turned on my side and peeked out … More Chapter 8

Chapter 7

“Good morning Miss Shirley.” said Bertha as she opened the curtains of my bedroom window. I yawned tiredly. Today I had to wake up extra early than I usually did, to be extra prepared and organized, for the trip to my grandparents’ place in the Hamptons. I was almost done packing but it would not … More Chapter 7