Comments: SECRETS

Now you know why I've told you my life story! There won't be any surprises after I'm gone--at least I hope not! ha! And if there are surprises, you'll at least know that I was not only a mother, but a real person as well! I'm a little more concerned about leaving you with my messy basement! I can just see the three of you going through everything saying, "Why in the world did mom save that?!?"
Your Mama

Posted by Nancy at January 8, 2006 11:21 AM

I can tell you that your letters will be appreciated some day, embarrasing or not. All of my grandparents are passed away at this point in my life, some of them when I was quite young. One of the legacys that we have is all of their correspondence. Recently my mother has been transcribing them to computer, and plans on publishing them in a limited capacity for our extended family.

Sure, sometimes its kinda weird reading letters your grandparents wrote to each other while dating, intimate stuff and all. The tidbits from history, such as a discussion my mothers parents had about John Dillinger, help to flesh out their lives.

You never know what your family will want to learn about you after your gone.

Posted by John at January 19, 2006 04:32 AM