We didn't go straight to the in-laws' house however. Chuck dropped me off at Swarthmore College so that I could spend the afternoon in their library and peace collection archive.
Can you say, adrenalin pumping!? I found some amazing personal letters written in 1942 and 43. Photos, old newspaper articles. Details I needed to make my story authentic.
After Ringing Rocks we headed to Owowcow Creamery, a spot I discovered via google. I was looking for the perfect place for my character to stop often to have ice cream with her BFF. And o wow cow! This is it.
See how much fun research can be! Saturday, on the way to the wedding I even got to make another trip back to Owowcow. More crrrrreamy ice-cream. Yeeesh - the cost of research was adding up!
The wedding was a fun and perfectly beautiful affair at scenic Prawlsville Mill in Stockton, NJ. I suspect something from this family day will find its way into a story sometime but probably not my work-in-progress. Although it was right on the Delaware River. Hmmm, my character may want to go tubing.
|Yas, also a writer, is one of my brand new experts.|
After Quaker meeting we enjoyed a delightful lunch with an expert (someone who knows more about the subject of my novel than I do). In this case he was a WWII era Conscientious Objector who worked in a mental hospital in place of military service.