Cynthia Woolf isn’t in her office right now but Cora, Cynthia’s heroine in book three of The Brides of San Francisco series, graciously agreed to speak with us!
1. What is your name? Do you have a nickname?
Cora Jones, I don’t have a nickname.
2. Where were you born? Where have you lived since then? Where do you call home?
I was born in New York and lived there until I came to San Francisco as a mail order bride.
3. What is one strong memory that has stuck with you from childhood? Why is it so powerful and lasting?
Going ice skating with Asa and Virgil. I remember it because Asa helped me to skate. I kept falling but he kept helping me up. He stayed with me, his friend’s little sister, all day.
4. You’re getting ready for a night out. Where are you going? What do you wear? Who will you be with?
I’m going to a nice dinner with Asa. I’m wearing a coppery satin dress of my own design.
5. Where do you go when you’re angry? What do you do there?
I go to my bedroom and I cry.
6. Have you been in love? Had a broken heart? Who was it and what happened.
I don’t know if I’ve been in love before. I cared deeply for Asa and mourned him greatly when I was notified he was killed at the battle of Appomattox Courthouse at the end of the War Between the States.
7. What is your biggest fear? Who have you told this to? Who would you never tell this to? Why?
I guess my biggest fear is that I won’t succeed with my dress shop. Asa is the only one I would tell this to. I can tell him anything.
8. If you had to make a meal for me right now with only the ingredients in your refrigerator and pantry, what would you make me?
Well, since I’m already planning on making dinner for Asa and Harry, I’d make you what I’m making them. Roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans and blueberry cobbler for dessert.
9. Look down. Describe what you’re wearing. Is this the way you’re normally dressed? If not, what do you normally wear?
I’m wearing my favorite yellow walking dress. It has long sleeves that are slim fitting up to the elbow and then puffy after that. Most women would wear it with a bustle, but I simply use three petticoats and I get the fullness in the skirt that I desire. The dress has a short jacket with a collar and lapel that goes with it. The jacket has wide sleeves that go to my elbow so the sleeves on the dress show.
10. What’s the one thing you want out of life that you don’t think you can have? Why can’t you have it?
I don’t think there is anything in life that I can’t have. All things are possible if you’re willing to work for them.
Thanks for talking with us today, Cora. Next time you see Cynthia Woolf, please thank her for arranging your visit with us!
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