Cleft Heart Characters from early chapters. . . and a Warning.

SPOILER ALERT: If you enjoy fantasizing how characters look in books or want to be surprised  on every page, then don’t look at these photos until you’ve finished reading the first quarter of the book. Otherwise, enjoy photos of my grandparents, parents, and me.

Photos of CH characters and memorabilia: Martin & Rosa Stenerson, Clifford & Charlotte Schonborn, Jack Schonborn and Laura Stenerson, Jack & Laura Schonborn, Gayle & Karl Schonborn (hidden) with parents,  nostril repair diagram, payment book for surgeon, hospital bill.

Martin & Rosa Stenerson, Clifford & Charlotte Schonborn, Jack Schonborn and Laura Stenerson, Jack & Laura Schonborn, Gayle & Karl Schonborn (hidden) with parents, nostril repair diagram, payment book for surgeon, Karl in Laura’s arms, hospital bill.

Cleft Heart characters and “found” objects

Intermixed with key characters are medical images: a hospital bill, a payment booklet, and a very simplified diagram of a lip and nostril repair.

Hospital charges and my parents payment booklet for the surgeon’s fees show what a “deal” surgery was back in the day. Not! The charges were truly hefty and required installment payments, just like a mortgage on a house.

Watch for future blogs where I’ll post additional collages for characters in the rest of the book.