I have written four stories about my ancestors, Charlotte, Adele, Nelka and Lucretia. Strictly speaking only Charlotte is an ancestor, the other three are collateral antecedents. Any way, all four women lived remarkably interesting lives. They were fortunate in that they were well educated and energetic and full of ideas. All four married men who loved them dearly and encouraged them to be themselves.
The stories are largely finished, but I'm surprised at the number of pieces of information that keep showing up, some of them very important and most coming from my nephew Ashton who is helping me write the book.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
River Run #395, Oil on Panel, 12" x 12", 2009
My daughter Louise LeBourgeois is an artist. Her painting (River Run) suggests the natural forces that impelled the lives of each woman in the book I am writing. Louise is the great-great-great-great-grandaughter of Charlotte Blow, the first of the four women.