Family Ties

I’ve made a new rule that blog posts have to be written and scheduled on the weekends, so I can protect my writing times during the week. That’s why there was no blog last week. Hopefully I’ll be able to stick to the schedule better in the future, but considering it’s very new, it may take me awhile to get the hang of the new schedule, but I’ll get it eventually.

As far as the writing goes, I’m trying to piece together the family tree between Eleanor Jacobs (mid-late 1800’s) and Lavinia ‘Vinnie’ Jacobs in the present day. It’s a bit more daunting than I thought it would be, partially because Eleanor never actually married, and the Magpie Saloon was passed down through the daughters in her line, not the sons, so names have occasionally changed, ownership of the bar has been hotly contested on occasion (men don’t take kindly to women who own or inherit things for most of the Jacobs lineage), and babies out of wedlock are sometimes just…lost.

Can you imagine being the great, great, great (?) granddaughter of the woman who not only built your bar, but also ran it as a bordello for a great many years after? And maybe because your name too conveniently matches the first matriarch, your claim to the bar and homestead is challenged by someone who’s jealous or searching for a place to belong, or both?

The deeper I dig, the more secrets come to life, and I haven’t even started writing it yet. This is a good sign, methinks.

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