Sunday, March 8, 2015

SOL #8 A treasured memento

Yesterday while looking for something, I found a letter from my Grandmother. It was written just 3 days before Mom passed. I could still read Grandmother's handwriting, years later it became difficult to read. I saved letters from her, in various places, some are collected together. This one was in an old Bible. The contents took me way back to 1978. Grandmother was apologizing for not recognizing my graduation from college. She said I was the first grandchild to graduate and hoped there would be many more. She said I went to teaching and time got away from her. She enclosed $10 and told me she couldn't pick out a gift. I wish I knew what I bought with that money.

Then she wrote about how she taught me to roll out pie dough. She said she never let the other girls do that. She said I was good at it and she wondered if I still like to make pies. I do, but I never remembered that part. It makes me cry now as I read it. I treasure her letters. It is funny she only lived 7 miles from me.

8 comments:

  1. What a gift to find....and an unexpected one! I have very few letters from my grandmother...but they are treasured. Unlike emails...letters tell so much...the handwriting...and the stationery chosen...even if it was written on an old scrap of paper. So glad you found a treasure today.

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  2. Someday, when I am a grandma I will write to my grandchildren. Hopefully they will live nearby but I will write anyway. What a wonderful memory to stumble upon.

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  3. I have letters as well. What wonderful treasures. I bet you can hear her voice as you read the letters. The handwriting itself is so much a part of the person. I loved the way my grandma make her r's.

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  4. What wonderful treasures! And how wonderful to know that she picked you as the pie-maker!

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  5. What a gift. It makes me want to begin writing letters to my granddaughters. I would so love to find one from my grandmother! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. What a gift. It makes me want to begin writing letters to my granddaughters. I would so love to find one from my grandmother! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. So nice when little memories jump up and sneak out. I love that she took the time to write out a memory for you. Now you'll always have it.

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  8. I thank everyone for your great comments. I'm ecstatic that some of you plan to write letters to your grandchildren. It does make a great keepsake and gives a glimpse into your life at the time.

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