Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Meet My People - Back to the Homeplace - Characters

Today, I would like to introduce you to some of the people in the Back to the Homeplace story.

This is based on information on page 3 and 4 of the novel (with some additions):


Frank and Mildred (McDonald) Bevins, deceased - their children:

Karen (Bevins) and Jason Winslow; they have four children

Beverly (Bevins) and Paul Gates; children Scott and Heather - Sheila Gates (Paul's daughter by a previous marriage)

Bart and Diane Bevins; children Donnie and Jennifer

Peter Bevins


Carter (he is an attorney) and Linda Ogden; children, Christopher and Melanie

Harry (he is a banker) and Sarah Flanders; daughter Lisa, engaged to Doug Johnson

George Chambers - long time friend of Frank and Mildred Bevins

Virginia Hollingsworth - long time friend of Frank and Mildred Bevins and closet neighbor

I want you to get to know these folks, and become their friends. Their story is very much like your story and mine, with some unusual twists and turns, for your pleasure. The four Bevins siblings, children of the late Frank and Mildred Bevins, have made their own lives that are now being interrupted by the will Mildred has left. Mildred died in November of 1986 leaving a will that, among other provisions, requires that the four children decide whether they want to come back to a February 1987 gathering, making a two year commitment to stay and work on the Homeplace, in order to be eligible to benefit from further bequests. What would you do, if this were your parent's farm, and your inheritance? I welcome your comments and questions.

"May each of us have a Homeplace to hold onto, if only in our minds."

Bill ;-)

William Leverne Smith

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