Date: 18 Jul 2012 9:26 pm Title: Chapter 35 - Monday, Monday....
Thanks for all the reposting you've done on this Mary. I never read this on CBB simply because you were already so far on with it when I joined the board. I'm one of those who would prefer you to keep posting on here, simply because for me it's easier for reading. I am, however, happy to wait for the larger chunks to come on here as I've enjoyed being able to read a large amount at once.
I know I haven't really commented, but, you have made me smile & also brought tears to mmy eyes at various points during this saga. I'll look forward to reading more when you finally get back to posting...
Date: 18 Jul 2012 9:01 pm Title: Chapter 35 - Monday, Monday....
The kindness of Jeanne,Matey and Hilda should make Meg a little less frightened, but flying to an unknown
place where one knows no-one sounds pretty scary to me too !
Thank you for all the re-posting Mary.
I shall look forward to continuing
the story of Hilda's New Dream when you feel able. In the meantime I anticipate an interesting time with the
'Unholy Trinity' Thank you so much.
Date: 18 Jul 2012 8:55 pm Title: Chapter 35 - Monday, Monday....
Poor Meg so scared but how typical of Matey to help her and, of course, Hilda to put herself out even when she is feeling so ill.
Looking forward to the update wherever you decide to post it and to the new story on LGM.
And, yes, I remember 'Mondday, Monday" too!
Date: 18 Jul 2012 8:48 pm Title: Chapter 35 - Monday, Monday....
So many little things there, but all calculated to help Meg on her way and try to alleviate her terror of what is before her, from Jeanne slipping out of bed to wish her well, to Matey making her breakfast and gently encouraging her, to Hilda also sending her on her way with some parting words, as well as a gift to examine once she was en route. And of course Hilda would not have allowed the girl to leave without seeing her again, even if Matey might have hoped for it!
Yes, Mary, I remember 'Monday, Monday'....!!! I also thought that we had a few more "Monday morning" posts to go, but it's a very good idea to save them until you are ready to start posting new episodes and then post them as aide-memoires to start us off there.
Thank you for taking the time to re-post the whole of this on here - I am another one who has drawn even more from the re-reading than I did the first time round. I will be looking forward to your crossover, and after that, to more New Dreams.
And thank you, Abbeybufo for your tip on how to get e-mail notification of a new post on LGM - I didn't know about that.
Date: 18 Jul 2012 6:12 pm Title: Chapter 35 - Monday, Monday....
Of course Hilda would be there for Meg. :)
Date: 18 Jul 2012 5:57 pm Title: Chapter 35 - Monday, Monday....
Of course Hilda would be there to see Meg off! She couldn't do anything else! Silly Gwynneth for even thinking that she might!
I loved the comfort that Meg recieved from Matey - and the way she is able to admit that she'll struggle to see her in the same way again, after all her recent experiences. I expect that Gwynneth will manage to frighten her again if needed though! Still, she knows the teddy bear which lurks beneath that stern facade now!
Thank you for posting this story so faithfully here Mary. I'll look forards to reading the new updates at one location or another.
Date: 18 Jul 2012 5:54 pm Title: Chapter 35 - Monday, Monday....
There *is* actually an option to get email updates to something on Lime Green, so that you get email updates, so that wouldn't at all be a disadvantage to using it. At the very bottom left of the page in a topic is 'Board Index * Subscribe topic * Bookmark topic' If you click on Subscribe topic you are notified by email of new posts - it is every post, so you get notified if someone just comments, but it does ensure you don't miss anything!
Thank you Mary for re-posting all this. Despite your having excised tens of thousands of words, I have found more in it on second reading - not least, I suspect, because I usually read things so fast that I don't take all the nuances in, so normally read posts twice anyway!
I think posting episodes in Lime Green and putting large chunks here to 'archive' is a very sensible way forward.
I'm looking forward to your crossover, as well as future episodes of this, when you can manage to find the time.
Author's Response: Gosh, thanks for that info, Ruth. I'm glad, now, that I mentioned it in my spiel. Thanks also for the encouragement. I know what you mean about reading posts too fast and having to go back to read them again! *grins*
Date: 17 Jul 2012 4:52 pm Title: Chapter 34 - A Mother and Daughter Moment
Finally caught up - and don't tell in whose time! I didn't realise how much I missed your characters until I started reading again. They've had me laughing and crying, and wishing...
Date: 13 Jul 2012 9:25 pm Title: Chapter 34 - A Mother and Daughter Moment
So much has happened in three days that I'm not surprised Hilda is exhausted, or more exhausted than usual. Glad she realises she must rest. I hope we are going to know how MA reacted when she got those lovely books from Ellie. Love the poem at the end.
Date: 12 Jul 2012 1:48 pm Title: Chapter 34 - A Mother and Daughter Moment
I love how gentle this scene is. The love and the sorrow between both of them. They are so close they both feel and carry the other's sadness.
And FINALLY! Hilda realises she has to take care of herself. Bit slow on the uptake there...
Date: 12 Jul 2012 12:18 am Title: Chapter 34 - A Mother and Daughter Moment
Love the two quotes Mary, they really underline the point which Hilda is making.I had to laugh when Ellie realised that she too could love more than one person, that the heart has room for many friends.
The lovely gifts travelling with Meg will be so appreciated at the convent.
I'm sure MA will be delighted with her
label, fizzing green sparks and all !
Thank you for this gently loving scene.
Date: 11 Jul 2012 9:12 pm Title: Chapter 34 - A Mother and Daughter Moment
“I know now that you can love me and love the others, as well.” She stopped as she heard what she had just said. Her lips formed a perfect O of astonishment."
Ellie is growning inwardly as she develops attitudes more like Hilda.
Date: 11 Jul 2012 8:13 pm Title: Chapter 34 - A Mother and Daughter Moment
There is so much in this chapter again Mary, that I'm rather wondering where to start!
I'm so glad that Hilda has finally come to realise the truth of her need for rest herself. The time which she realises she needs will do her far more good than any that others impose on her!
The books as done by Ellie sound wonderful - and I loved the tag of MA! What fit of genious inspired that little detail???
The chats with Ellie as well... That she should so eagerly take up the idea of making a book for Ian, and that she and Hilda should cover the bases regarding Ellie and Vivien going off and making friends with the twins parents while Hilda isn't free to do so as well. Such a necesarry conversation, and yet, I'm pleased that Ellie picked up Hilda's point so easily...
I'm sure there's a lot more that I could pick up on, but for now - that was wonderful, thank you Mary!
Date: 11 Jul 2012 7:48 pm Title: Chapter 34 - A Mother and Daughter Moment
That was such a companiable session for the two of them, one which they both needed. It's not surprising that despite her love for her guardian, Ellie still has doubts about the relationship between them - so much has already happened in her young life - and she still needs every ounce of reassurance which Hilda can give her. And yet, Ellie's own protective strengths come to the fore so readily where Hilda's own sadness is concerned. I never ceased to be amazed at Ellie's writing and artistic skills - nor at her amazement when either Hilda praises them or suggests someone who would appreciate them.
There is certainly sadness and loneliness but at the same time strength, as the bonds between Hilda and Ellie continue to grow.
Thank you, Mary
Date: 05 Jul 2012 9:55 am Title: Chapter 33 - Jack Speaks His Mind
Really enjoying this now I have finally caught up with the story. But I have to admit I would like to shake Hilda sometimes - she would be able to do much more if she would give in and rest more. Learn to delegate, woman!
Author's Response: Thank you so much, Joanne. I know how long this sage is..... As to Hilda, read my response to Karita's post. It will get better, I promise, and she will listen - sometimes!! *smiles wickedly*
Date: 04 Jul 2012 5:02 pm Title: Chapter 33 - Jack Speaks His Mind
What a lovely mix is in this update Mary. So many things - the conversation with Jack and Gwynneth and Hilda, where the other two yet again had to learnthat Hilda will not be gainsaid, however much right they might have on their hands, the admitting that Ellie is such a brave and wonderful girl who does so much right, the understanding that it takes a while to win her confidence, and the update as to Jo...
Thank you Mary!
Date: 04 Jul 2012 12:00 pm Title: Chapter 33 - Jack Speaks His Mind
It doesn't actually relieve my mind. Jack can be a bit short sighted sometimes and Matey can be a bit brutal, but in this case they were absolutely right and Hilda (in my opinion) was completely wrong to be so stern with them, they should have been more stern with her.
And anyway, I don't believe her! She placates them, says she'll take it a bit easier... but doesn't. Look at this weekend. Where did her obedience go? Yes, she has responsibility for the school, but if she goes on as she is now she'll just snap and then what use would she be?
Author's Response: *giggles* You might be surprised by what Hilda does the next morning, Karita - or what she accepts from others. She's obviously listning to you. Alas, though, you will have to wait a wee while.....
Date: 04 Jul 2012 1:14 am Title: Chapter 33 - Jack Speaks His Mind
I'm so pleased Ellie and Vivien *did* remove Hilda's clock, even though Hilda herself was by no means best pleased when she finally awoke and realised what the time was!! I also love the way Ellie almost stands guard over her in face of Jack and Matey, and her flare of indignation when she's asked to leave the adults alone - it is just so natural to her to want to protect her guardian, and in the end, Jack recognised it, too!
Hilda can indeed make the promises to Jack as she did, and do whatever she can to stick to them, providing that he, at the same time fully understands that he "can't do anything to mitgate my sadness". And it definitely was good for Ellie to receive Jack's praise - it was well deserved, especially since Jack himself is only too well aware that her quick action and clear directions really helped save Linda's life.
Thank you, Mary, that was all very satisfying.
Date: 03 Jul 2012 11:37 pm Title: Chapter 33 - Jack Speaks His Mind
Hilda is so reasonable with Jack here.
Yes, she will try to rest as much as she can, but as she says "Restraint over my grief won’t come for the asking, I’m afraid.” It was good for
Ellie to hear that she was a heroine,
specially from someone outside the school, and also good that they all ended up laughing together.Thank you Mary,I look forward to the next bit of the story.
Date: 03 Jul 2012 8:43 pm Title: Chapter 33 - Jack Speaks His Mind
Thank you Mary. Vivien and ellie did a good job there in removing the clock. I think Ellie needs to continue in the room next to Hilda for a few more days without the added problem of the hand, so well done Jack in giving her and Hilda a reason for it.