Her Father’s Daughter

Her Father’s Daughter

Dom is something of a worrier and I’m under strict orders never to leave the house without my cell phone. Bella knows now it’s part of my routine whenever we go anywhere. She’s all ready to go, standing by the door and I scurry off to find my shoes, my phone, and a half dozen other things.

Well this morning on the way to the grocery store I had Sophia in the car seat and Bella all ready and checked the diaper bag and didn’t see the phone. thought’s I’d left it by the couch when talking on it last night. Nope that was the night before. It actually was in the diaper bag and I found it on the second search. But the battery was dead and so I plugged it in to recharge and picked up the keys and Sophie and was ready to head out without the useless phone.

But Bella was having none of it. She started sobbing—big tears and running nose, the works. “Cell phone, cell phone!” she cried. You’d have thought we were leaving a precious toy behind.

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  • No, it was written many years before her conversion – published 1946, and I think she didn’t convert until the 1960s (I only read the biography two weeks ago. You would think I would remember!)

    The River has many autobiographical elements – Rumer Godden was the second sister of a family of four girls, the relationship with her older sister reflects real life, and the setting is the house she lived in until the age of 12 (in modern Bangladesh). I have never read it, but the biography piqued my interest and I think I can get a copy from the library.