Awena was my grandmother. Her real name was Roseacia Lune. Ugly, right? So, she changed it to Rose. So, as my grandmother, where in the world did she come up with the name Awena, which was the only name I ever knew her by.
Crazy enough in itself, she met a door-to-door salesman back in 1916, during WWI by playing part in a crazy, crazy way. But, when she was asked about the same events, she told it in a way that couldn't possibly be believed. And, because she was a pathological liar, she thought people bought it. But, if they didn't, she wasn't above lying even deeper into the version and practically turning it into a fairytale.
Then, to make matters worse, she'd state, "And, I hope G-- strikes me dead with lightning right this minute, if it ain't the truth." Well, that may not have been verbatim, but it was close enough.
The story is told first in its TRUTHFUL version by my mom and Aunt Deanna, then through Awena herself, in all its colorful, history-incorrect, and downright absurd version.
It may have been all lies, but boy, could that woman spin a yarn!
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About the Author
I have been in love with the written word since I was old enough to read. After graduating college, I taught high school until I decided I wanted to spend more time "creating". So, twenty years after beginning to teach public school, I "retired myself" and now I write full time.
After living half my life on the West Coast, we moved all the way across the country, where we now live on the East Coast. It is just the two of us after our one daughter had the audacity to grow up, marry, and move away. However, that "move away" is only five miles from our home.
While writing, I also own and run a website business:
I love to create, whether it is designing marriage vow renewal certificates, marriage certificates, creating romance plans for married couples, or writing books. I'm blessed by the Lord to do exactly what I love.
You'll find a more complete introduction (with pictures), plus my other writing endeavors, at my website: www.sheilaholmes.com.