“Letters from Mom”

Mom wrote me hundreds of letters and would often send me greeting cards with snipped comics or articles from newspapers or magazines she thought I'd enjoy.

This is one of the very first cards mom sent me when I left for college. It’s a Ziggy greeting card. On the front he’s saying, “If you think I’m going to get all misty-eyed and sentimental just because you’re going off to school…” and then inside it continues, “…You’re absolutely right!”


I guess I’ve been a “little” crabby lately — it’s only because you’re so important to me and, while you’ve been going through changes, my life and who I am have been strongly affected. I’m sorry if I’ve been hard on you – I’ve been trying to cram my 42 years of experience into a few months so you’d be OK.

Please remember the love and the great times we’ve always had. You probably would be such a great guy without some encouragement from all the love the three of us have shared. Damn, David, it’s been so good for me – loving you and Jenny and knowing you’ll always be my two favorite people. (Don’t forget Jenny will miss you, too, so maybe a note or card once in a while…)

Keep your mind and your heart open and keep trying to find the good and you’ll be okay.

For someone who always thought they had a way with words, I can’t seem to find the right ones. I’ve told you a million times “I love you” — It doesn’t seem like enough. “Be careful” – take care of yourself – you’re very special to a bunch of people. “Have fun.” “Work hard” “Watch your cash flow” “Don’t drink too much” – ouch! (abstinence would be good)

Ah, David, let this be a great time in your life (and I don’t mean just fun and games). If your priorities are straight and you work hard, you’ll be okay.

I love you – always – with all my heart.