Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Home + Beautiful People {First Link-Up!}

Hi everyone!

First of all, I am home...sweet, sweet home!  So maybe my bed isn't as comfortable as the hospital bed...I still.love.home.

Thanks for all the prayers and sweet comments!  I'm going to post a little more about what the doctors found out (or rather, didn't find out...:P) during my hospital stay on Friday, as part of my Faithful Friday post...and also tell you about my amazing friend from the hospital, Brandon.  Stay tuned!

Today, however, I am excited to say that I am going to try to start linking up to all of the Beautiful People memes that are hosted by Kylie over at Further Up and Further In and her friend, Georgie Penn, at her blog, Before my Penn has Gleaned.



I'm starting off with the first 10 questions, and this is going to be for Helen, the character from the story I've been posting to my blog, Upside Down, which is set in the early 1940's, during WWII.  Just for fun, I'm throwing a picture out there of what Helen might look like...\


Ginger/red-brown hair, chocolate eyes, and freckles.  All dressed up in her Sunday best, wearing her mama's pearls and pin curls in her hair courtesy of her older sister, Eleanor.

  1. What is their full name?
Helen Jo Cooper.
  1. Does his or her name have a special meaning?
Yes.  Her father's name is Joseph, and he is often called Joe.  Helen's older sister, Eleanor, is named after her mother, whose middle name is Ella.  When Helen was born, they wanted her to be named somehow after her father, so they shortened his name and stuck it in the middle of Helen's--Helen Jo Cooper.
  1. Does your character have a methodical or disorganized personality?
I wouldn't say that she is methodical (that's not really the right word)...I would say she is relatively organized.  But not crazily organized.  She has her moments.  She does, however, like to know what's coming--she doesn't like being in the unknown.  She wants to have a plan.
  1. Does he or she think inside themselves more than they talk out loud to their friends? (more importantly, does he or she actually have friends?)
Helen is a sweet girl, but her family isn't rich and therefore she isn't in the "popular" group at school.  She does, however, have friends, although she spends much more time with her family than she does with her few friends.  When she is with her family, she speaks her mind quite a bit, but any other time, she comes across as very quiet.  She's very thoughtful.
  1. Is there something he or she is afraid of?
Losing her family.  Definitely.  She is closer to her family than to anyone else, and couldn't imagine losing them.
  1. Does he or she write, dream, dance, sing, or photograph?
She's definitely a dreamer, and she likes to write, especially in a journal.  She dreams of being published one day, under the pen name Jo Copper.  She's not into photography (she's honestly not artistic in any way), or dancing or singing, really--at least, not in front of anyone--she really doesn't like to be the center of attention.  Don't ge tme wrong, though, she's not the nerdy, keep-to-herself type.  She's a family girl, and when she's with her family, she's herself.  Sometimes, late at night, she and her sisters (and sometimes her mom) turn on the radio and dance and sing along together, which usually ends in giggles.  
  1. What is his or her favorite book? (or genre of books)
Oh, Helen loves to read.  She's not into romance; in fact, she despises it in any form--reality, writing, or dreaming.  She's also not much of a Sci-Fi fan.  She likes almost any kind of other book genre--especially historical fiction, and adventure.  And she likes biographies.
  1. Who is his or her favorite author and/or someone that inspires him or her?
She loves Lousia May Alcott and C.S. Lewis--in fact, the Narnian books are some of her favorites.  She dreams of writing like Mr. Lewis.
  1. Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Definitely vanilla!
  1. Favorite season of the year?
Summer.  Although the summer of 1942 is a dreadful one for her, as you see in her story.  :)

I had a lot of fun with that.  :)  Thoughts?  Can't wait for the next link-up!  

2 comments:

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Joy,

Well if I wasn't already hooked on Helen's story, I would be now! She is a beautiful person! I also can't wait to read the next part of Helen's story!

Love you! 10!

MOM

Rachel said...

thanks for sharing this Idea! I may do this!

--Rachel S

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