Legend Trial #10
C. Fremont, 1961 - 2003
This is the only photo ever taken of Christopher Freemont. Chris was the first Freemont in our extended family. He and my darling niece Isabela Garcia (Doris' child) were married when he was still a little young and she was just starting to become a little old.
The Freemonts (or is it Fremont? there are conflicting historical records) were so Anglo! Do you know that there are all kinds of 2-brothers-of-one-family marrying 2-sisters-of-another-family and a-cousin-of-a-3rd-whose-other-cousin-married-her-sister-in-law's-nephew business thanks to the friendship between the Fremonts and the Williams that predates either one's encounter with the Garcias and the Ravelos (Souzas I think are the only ones without a speck of Anglo even by marriage - of course, Maddie might change that!).
So...back to little Christopher and his snapshot. The Fremonts were pretty important in the Wild West, as has already been discussed in some of the previous trials. Through maternal lineage, they had very strong ties in New Orleans as well - French creoles. (I guess they're not THAT Anglo! har har). After Christopher was born, the daughter of a a high voodoo priestess served as his nanny and his mother's general helper. Now, HER mama came by to see the child for herself, she'd heard such tales from her daughter.
When this priestess saw him, she swore by the light of day and the dark of night that he was a blessed and cursed child. His photo should never be taken again! Lest the secrets that his aura and birthmarks contain reveal themselves to a humanity not yet ready. Also, he should never engage in two specific activities. She never explained why, but one of them was knitting. The other called Christopher too loudly for him to refrain, and it is how he died.
His widow Isabela became obsessed and with his memory - understandably tormented since she had no photos with which to remember their life together. She took up knitting and constantly thought about and read stories about and drew portraits of the activity that mysteriously killed her lively, blessed, cursed husband.
Here's a small part of a knitting pattern that Isabela has been working on in preparation for her visit to her husband's grave this winter. It will reveal to you the activity that killed Christopher, as prophesied by a mistress of voodoo.
in color 1, k(6) in color 2, k(1) in color 1, k(1) in color 2, k(1)
in color 1
1st family: 25 points
2nd family: 20 points
3rd family: 18 points
4th family: 15 points
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