2.01.2011

jim's love interest

Another interesting character sketch by my grandmother:
Jim decided that her mouth was too wide. It was sweet, though--no, it must be too wide to be sweet. And those eyes of hers were green--Lord! How he hated green eyes. They didn't look sad, after all, close up--they were rather shining. And the color wasn't really so bad. No other color would have suited her hair, a reddish-gold that wasn't curly and certainly wasn't straight, but stood out around her head, like--like the haze around the moon on a misty night. She'd lost her hat somewhere, but the rest of her was dressed in light green--a plain sports dress that fit her well--not that Jim knew anything about the way women's clothes ought to fit.

4 comments:

  1. Obviously Jim was an idiot. Grandma knew it, too.

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  2. Grandma sounds like a smart woman....bkm

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  3. yes, she really was a smart woman.
    she wrote this when she was very young, in college.
    you can find lots of my grandmother's writing from this period by clicking on "my grandmother" in the word cloud. enjoy!

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