Tonawanda News — The best for me to keep (at least temporarily) are the boxes of letters that I received when I was in college from my brothers and their classmates, dad, mom, great aunt, cousins and summer job boss. My grandson could not get over how many pages each letter contained.
“We’d be texting or sending emails today and they wouldn’t be long at all,” he mused.
I spent two evenings reading the letters and what fun. My brothers, a year apart in age, were both at Notre Dame (at that time an all-boys school) and being several years younger, had just started at Marygrove College, an all-girls school. We girls sent the guys package after package of brownies and received thankful letters back. When my oldest brother graduated, he was drafted and my mother’s letters were full of concern about him and urged me to write to him often. My dad’s letters were the most fun, as he was always generous and often his letters included a reference to “the enclosed money” which he hoped was enough.
There’s one more box to go through and it’ll be a wonderful chance to relive a terrific part of my life.
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