Bellamy is a niece of Evangeline and a close cousin of Chalcedony, Beryl’s older sister.
Every member of Bellamy’s family took at least one extra Art Class and one extra shop class. They’d have taken more Home Ec, too, if it was offered as an elective, but their school distract seemed to think basic sewing and cooking could be handled in two quarter-year classes in Junior High.
That was fine, because by that point, every member of the family already knew how to do basic cooking, canning, sewing, cleaning, and budgeting, as well as a little bit of animal husbandry, farming, and weather-reading. Bellamy had once overheard one teacher saying to another Oh, those kids? Their family has a reputation for being witches, but that’s just the fact that they know the land and have some basic knowledge of just about everything. You know, it’s all from the root of “wise” for a reason.
Bellamy’d had trouble not laughing in the teacher’s face for weeks. Continue reading