Westward Ho! part two

Fiction By Damaris Ann // 9/22/2014

May 11th, 185-
Dearest Claudia,
I was so thrilled to receive your letter and invitation. I accept with great pleasure and excitement the invitation that you have so obligingly sent, and you may expect me on the evening coach in Denton on September 30th.
We are praying that your father's work will prosper, and that your family will have peace about your living situation in town. I know from experience that living in the middle of a big town is not very pleasant.
My brother John was doing well when he wrote his last letter, which was on April 17th. He has finally completed the building of his new ranch house, and from his descriptions of it it is a very large, handsome house. His new foreman seems to be a very godly young man, and dependable in his work. John says that he will be shipping off two-hundred cattle by the 18th of June, and Rusty and Jim-bob will be going with them to make sure they arrive in Utah safely.
I am going to send him your letter, as he has asked me to tell him all about your move, and I thought that your letter would tell it better than I ever could.
Yes, those were dear old days! Poor John! but I don't think that he regrets any of the old romps we had, or the mischief that we got in to.
From what you have said about your pastor, he sounds like a very godly man, and you must like him very much. does he live near your family?
Mamma is calling me in to supper now, so I had better go.
With much love,
Lydia

Comments

I really enjoyed reading

I really enjoyed reading this, it's nice how it is all in a letter, and I like your style of writing. I encourage you to write more!

Mikaela Grace | Mon, 10/06/2014

Do Justice//Love Mercy//Walk Humbly

Thanks, Mikaela! I'm

Thanks, Mikaela! I'm thinking about doing a small part of it as a narration, just to explain what's going on in between letters, so we shall see how that goes!
Thanks so much for your encouragement! And I love your style of writing, too. I always look forward to seeing your new posts.
God bless you!

Damaris Ann | Mon, 10/06/2014

My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:8-9‬

:)

Ah! So you will do Lydia's letters as well! Interesting :)
I'm wondering about what age the girls are? Maybe you can weave that into the next part.

Maddi | Tue, 10/07/2014

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

I think I actually did tell

I think I actually did tell how old they are in part one when Claudia is talking about when they used to play with John before he moved out West. But if it's not clear enough I can change it a little bit.
Thanks so much for commenting! I wish more people would comment.
God bless you!

Damaris Ann | Tue, 10/07/2014

My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:8-9‬

Oh

Yeah, you did, sorry.
"children of eleven, and he was already a man at eighteen: just think, six whole years ago!"
You made it very clear....I am just forgetful and silly. Don't mind me!
By the way, about comments, I would say a few more people read this, but don't comment. I know I get lazy with commenting :)

Maddi | Wed, 10/08/2014

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

No problem! I'm glad it's

No problem! I'm glad it's clear. I have been learning a lot more about writing in the last couple of days, so I'm hoping to make this particular story a little better. I need to get over dreading the research that goes into the details of a good book... anyway, I'm glad that you like my story so far!
God bless!

Damaris Ann | Wed, 10/08/2014

My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:8-9‬

:)

Yay! We're on at the same time!
That's good. I'm sure you'll continue to learn more about writing on apricot pie. I certainly have!
God bless you too.

Maddi | Wed, 10/08/2014

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

Yeah, fun! What time is it

Yeah, fun! What time is it there in Australia? It's 11:32 pm here in central Texas.
I really like it here on AP.
Oh and by the way I have been wanting to sau that I was really proud of you for your comment on Kassady's latest set of poems. You said exactly what I would have said if I wasn't such a newbie on here. And you said it with such a kind and humble spirit that I felt like hugging you for it. :) That would've been kinda hard since you live in a different country.

Damaris Ann | Wed, 10/08/2014

My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:8-9‬

:)

Hey! Sorry I went out for basketball for an hour and a half :) It is now 6:33pm in NSW :)
Thanks. It was hard to say, and I'm glad she took it so well. I tried to say it in the humblest way possible, so I'm glad it came across like that. I felt like it needed to be said, and no one was saying anything, so there goes me!
Anyway, it's all in the past :)

Maddi | Wed, 10/08/2014

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

No problem! I finally fell

No problem! I finally fell asleep, so I missed yours. :)
Yeah, I had felt like it needed to be said, too, but since I'm so new I didn't want to set myself up as being perfect, or beter than her. And you said it better than I probably would have said it.
God bless!

Damaris Ann | Wed, 10/08/2014

My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:8-9‬

I smell a potential romantic

I smell a potential romantic interest in this with the pastor who "sounds like a very godly man"? Haha.

Lucy Anne | Fri, 10/17/2014

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your nose is leading you in

Your nose is leading you in the right direction! =) Just be prepared for a surprise. ;)

Damaris Ann | Fri, 10/17/2014

My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:8-9‬

:p

:p

Damaris Ann | Fri, 10/17/2014

My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:8-9‬

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