“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 greeting card has a simple heart-shaped balloon on the front floating over a green hill. The outside of the card reads, “Wishing you love in your heart, peace in your soul…” and on the inside is printed, “…and joy in your life — always.”

I must have made some joke to her about my roommate – Anil – having received a greeting card from his mom. For the life of me I cannot remember who Chris was / is. I assume she was my boss at whatever job I had in the summer before college.


It won’t be cards every day. I actually bought these before you left, so I do love you as much as Anil’s mom.

Anyway, it’s Friday. These 2 work days have seemed so long. I can’t wait for the wild weekend. Maybe Nana and I can get to the beach.

We’re planning a cookout for Labor Day weekend, so please save some time for us.

Chris got all mushy when I called to ask her to leave your check. She said she really misses you and wishes you well.

She also said she may call Jenny soon. Fr. Ruse – speaking of Jenny – is giving me some of the money for Jenny’s books.

Well, I gotta go. Thanks for being so patient and calling us.

I love you,