After lots of great suggestions and much consideration, I’ve decided June is going to be a compilation of a lot of things, and thus not the totally minor character I first intended her to be. Looks like we may have another series on our hands, readers!
June was going to be this quiet, unassuming minor character quietly quilting while the others argue and gossip, but then I put out a call for help with her and I got some great suggestions!
June is 76 years old. Her ears stick out slightly from her head, which is topped by a short-cropped pixie cut. She wears no make-up and dresses rather conservatively because she is, after all, a fundamentalist Christian. She can quote Bible verses better than her minister and is very active in charitable work. Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but June is a hoarder who has kept everything from her first grade report card to her late husband’s broken Timex. She’s afraid her beloved Brother sewing machine will get buried in the accumulation of “stuff” in her house, so she keeps it in the trunk of her car.
And June has a secret.
At least, she thinks it’s a secret, but the rest of the Six are aware–
June is a closeted lesbian.
She comes across as being quiet and unassuming, but it’s because inside she is battling this self-denial while trying to come to terms with who she really is. She speaks of a friend, Virgie, who everyone (but the Six) assume is a gentleman friend whose full name is Virgil. when in reality is her girlfriend, Virginia, who lives in the neighboring town of Springfield. The Six accept June as one of their own, and one of these days maybe June will take center stage in a novel all by herself!