Our Parents-Love Locked

4 Apr

My Take

DiVoran Lites

Ivan

1922, Ivan and Dora meet at a dance held by The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks 

Both families came from somewhere else.

The children play together, first grade, Washington School.

1930, Dora falls in love with Ivan. He has curly hair.

He works, fishes hunts, and gets into mischief.

Dora waits and dates Benny, a sweet, penniless orphan, but she waits for Ivan.

Dates Harold, who adores her,  but she waits for Ivan.

1937 Still the depression, Ivan leaves Canon City and moves to Lovelock, Nevada, to work as a butcher.

1937 Ivan needs somebody and sends money for Dora to come.

She buys the rose gold, three-diamond-hearts wedding ring they discussed in a letter once. 

And departs on the first Trailways bus, ever, through Canon, City, Colorado.

 She gets off the bus and turns expectantly to the sound of Ivan’s whistle.

She works with Black Foot Indian Women at the laundry.  

He works for Safeway. She walks him home from work on payday so he won’t linger.

Lingering, she says, is no way to get ahead.

For better, for worse, infighting and in peace, for richer or poorer.

She never takes off the ring.

DiVoran has been writing for most of her life. Her first attempt at a story was when she was seven years old and her mother got a new typewriter. DiVoran got to use it and when her dad saw her writing he asked what she was writing about. DiVoran answered that she was writing the story of her life. Her dad’s only comment was, “Well, it’s going to be a very short story.” After most of a lifetime of writing and helping other writers, DiVoran finally launched her own dream which was to write a novel of her own. She now has her Florida Springs trilogy and her novel, a Christian Western Romance, Go West available on Amazon. When speaking about her road to publication, she gives thanks to the Lord for all the people who helped her grow and learn.  She says, “I could never have done it by myself, but when I got going everything fell beautifully into place, and I was glad I had started on my dream.”

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