Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Meet The Characters: Evelyn Rosgaard

For the next few months, Christ Family Film Productions will be posting character descriptions of the roles being auditioned in September for He Leadeth Me. Get to know the people...get to know the story. And join us in September for auditions in Fergus Falls, MN!


- Born October 11th, 1902 in Sioux County, Iowa
- Daughter of: Nels Ezekiel Miller & Evelyn Audrey (Rielly) Miller

 Rosalee Dorris (Miller) McBride born 1909
 Susanne Eda Miller born 1911

- Occupation: farmer’s wife
- Location: Rock Valley, Iowa (Sioux County)

- Personal interview: “I never thought I’d be a farmer’s wife. My ma always said I’d make a good preacher’s wife, or even a good storekeeper. It’s not like I favor dirt over the pulpit…and who doesn’t like a consistent income? No…it’s the man. It’s always been about the man.”

- Character profile: Evelyn, one of three girls, was raised in town. Her parents, originally homesteaders, gave up on the homestead after a series of hailstorms and grasshopper plagues. Nels and Evelyn Audrey purchased a small plot of land on the south side of town and constructed a simple shanty that soon evolved into a comfortable and tidy home. Nels found work at the lumber yard and Evelyn taught her daughters at home until she felt religiously convicted to send them to school…especially after the women in the tea circle challenged her to become more independent. The young Evelyn then grew up extremely engaged in her learning. She eventually attended and graduated from high school, boarding at a different location for the remainder of her schooling. Even with her high school degree and an opportunity to go to college, she fondly remembered the little boy who would tag after her in the play yard and share his soup and crackers with her at mealtime. Evelyn resolutely moved back home and planted herself daily in a place where Benjamin would be sure to notice her…his front yard. The couple were married in the local Presbyterian church in the spring of 1920. Their mothers served soup and crackers at the reception.

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