Worthy, Genevieve and Leah

Genevieve is talking to Alyssa in the living room of the Caine’s residence. “Do you know if you’re having a boy or a girl?” “No,” Alyssa says. “The doctor knows, but we’ve insisted on not being told. We’d like to be surprised.” “Is it tough on you and Tim being an interracial couple?” “Not really. … Continue reading Worthy, Genevieve and Leah

Worthy, Genevieve & Abigail in Atlanta

Saturday morning, Rhiannon drives the cousins to the airport, and after an extended session of hugs and tears, they board their plane. They arrive in Atlanta late afternoon and take public transportation to Ponce de Leon, where Abigail has found a motel that won’t strain their budget too much. Arriving there, Genevieve says of the … Continue reading Worthy, Genevieve & Abigail in Atlanta

Worthy, Leah Confronts Genevieve

Midday on Thursday, Alyssa calls Genevieve to invite her and Abigail to Alyssa’s home on Friday for a cookout, so she and Leah can get to know them better and they can meet Tim. Abigail rents a car and, using the directions Alyssa supplies, navigates to John’s Creek early on Friday. They arrive a little … Continue reading Worthy, Leah Confronts Genevieve

Worthy: Genevieve Visits Barbara

Genevieve bounces around the living room of her cousin’s house while Rosalind talks to Barbara. She was excited to meet Lenora, Barbara’s daughter, and wishes she could be outside with her, but her mother wanted them to stay together. The house smells like cinnamon, and Genevieve hopes there will be cookies. Though she’s exploring, she … Continue reading Worthy: Genevieve Visits Barbara

Worthy, Abigail & Genevieve

Abigail sits outside Starbuck’s at Colony Square with a large coffee. Her phone rings. “Contact has been made,” Genevieve says. “Wonderful. What’s she like?” “She’s about how we expected she’d be. I met Alyssa, too.” “Alyssa was there? Did you have the desired effect on them both?” “Oh yeah. They both looked like Hamlet seeing … Continue reading Worthy, Abigail & Genevieve

Worthy, Jillian & Rhiannon

Late Friday afternoon, Abigail is in her room getting ready for dinner. Neil is picking her up shortly and they’re meeting Rhiannon and Genevieve at an Italian restaurant. Someone knocks and Abigail is surprised to find Neil accompanied by Jillian, who enters without waiting for an invitation. “So. Where are we meeting Mom?” She walks … Continue reading Worthy, Jillian & Rhiannon

Worthy, Genevieve & Mr. Bickering

The office where Abigail will be working is in Chamblee, but for her initial orientation phase, she's stationed at the main office at Fox Tower downtown. She’s scheduled to be there for several weeks, until all her paperwork goes through and she gets her credentials. There, she takes all the required coursework, ethics training, time … Continue reading Worthy, Genevieve & Mr. Bickering

Worthy, Rosalind and the Attorney

Dealing with Rhiannon’s questions and their mother’s attitude about Regan’s death isn’t the only stressful situation for Rosalind. A few weeks after the funeral, she’s home alone when the phone rings. “Good morning, may I speak to Miss Regan Worthy, please?” Who is this now? I don’t recognize your voice and it’s obvious you’re not … Continue reading Worthy, Rosalind and the Attorney

Worthy, Regan, Parisian Journal, 16 January 1964

Bonjour de Paris, Petite Soeur! Since this is our first extended time apart, I have decided to chronicle every important moment in this journal that I can’t include in my letters home — since I know Mother and Father will see them — to share with you upon my return. I will confess that I … Continue reading Worthy, Regan, Parisian Journal, 16 January 1964