Welcome! And yes, we’re going to have fun today. And fun starts with cleaning. (not really!) But I was cleaning out some boxes and came across a smaller box with note cards inside. Except all these note cards had been written on. I started reading them and they were given to me at my bridal shower twenty years ago.
They are so pretty in pastels and beautiful handwriting. And the words—well, they are full of wisdom for sure. I loved reading back through these. They were all signed but two. One of the unsigned said, “Control the money!” Ha!
My mother-in-law wrote to have patience because she knows her son. :) My mom wrote to smile and say ‘yes dear.’ Someone else wrote that if I was in trouble I needed to bake some bread. (Wish I would have remembered that) There was a lot of great advice given to me, and it was a sweet moment I had finding this treasure of marriage advice. Which got me to thinking about my current manuscript.
My gal, Nicole has come home for a sabbatical and is helping clean out her mother’s things. (The mother is deceased a couple of years.) As she’s going through boxes I’m having her come across a box similar to the one I found.
The time Nicole’s parents would have married would have been in 1970, 50 years ago. No cell phones, no computers like we have now, no Netflix. No E readers.
But marriages and weddings have been around for a long time.
So I need some help from readers—and writers. I need your best marriage advice! Remember, it would have been written to the bride, Barbara, in 1970. My heroine, Nicole, is going to use these tidbits of advice in the novel. The novel I have titled Their Forever Family. (That title will probably change.)
I got this cool letter board for my birthday last year and it helps keep me motivated.
So, yes! I need your marriage advice. I can’t guarantee I’ll use everyone’s advice in the book, but if I do, your name will be mentioned in the acknowledgment section. I can’t wait to see what awesome words of advice you ladies give.
And a big thank you in advance.