OTHER FORGOTTONIA

Shire Tales

Racoon

Other stories written from Forgottonia

Tales of Shire Steve

Opinions

Chaco

Opinions and political essays

Thoughts of Shire Steve

Fitness Journey

59 Out of Shape

A periodic account of my return to

fitness begun at age 60.

Photo at 59 my sons calling me Big Daddy

from Cat on Hot Tin Roof

Faith & Family

Methodist

Family stories and other entries

related to the church and Spiritual seeking.

Division in United Methodist Church and

irreverent foolish Christmas letters.

Null Stillness

Shiloh NMP

Awakening

The pre-chapter where Karen the chronicler first contemplates a life beyond what she has known - on same web page as Chapter One.

Note on Novel (chapter title - associated song - time frame)

Awakening,  The Sounds of Silence,  2022

Photo mine at Shiloh

Bill on Flickr


Chapter One -- Paying Respects

JB comes to talk to Eldon Parker after JB's Grandmother Dell has died. Eldon owns house his family has lived in for three generations.

Note on Novel (chapter title - associated song - time frame)

Paying Respects,  I Beat the Devil,  1973

photo Walter Lesus on Flickr

Chapter Two -- Warm Embrace

Warm Embrace college students Karen And Madison arrive at Karen's great aunt Carol's farm house A visit to complete an assignment to interview a woman who lived through the cultural upheaval of the late twentieth century.  

Note on Novel (chapter title - associated song - time frame) Warm Embrace,  Heart of America,  2022

photo Ian Livingston on Flickr



Chapter Three Unpleasant Duty

JB Donaldson while in Vietnam is notified his father has died in a farm accident.    

Note on Novel (chapter title - associated song - time frame) Unpleasant Duty, Fortunate Son ,  1970

photo by BillsExplorations on Flickr

Not the expected biography

Karen gets to meet her Aunt Carol as an adult and begins to discover what a complicated person she is and the beauty of living in nowhere.

Note on Novel (chapter title - associated song - time frame)

Not the expected Biography,  Rhubarb Pie,  2022

Cahokia Mounds

Get off of my Lawn

JB meets Carol Parker his new landlord, the Hippie Chick - their lives become intertwined - also Sam comes along

Note on Novel (chapter title - associated song - time frame)

Get off of my Lawn,  For What it's Worth,  1975

Wolfe Covered Bridge