Mom sent me this email in early April of 2005. I have to assume I emailed to ask her what Nana’s phone number was and this was her reply.
At the time I thought it was odd that she signed it with “Mommy” because she almost always signed everything with “Mom”. I imagine I called her “Mommy” when I was a toddler, but I don’t remember that, of course. I wonder how old I was when I switched from thinking of her as Mommy to Mom. I wonder if she laughed about it or if it broke her heart that I was getting older. Every now and then my son calls me Dada instead of Daddy and it’s pretty jarring.
From: Gagne, Kathleen
To: Gagne, David
Subject: Nana’s Number
Sent: April 6, 2005 9:59 PM ET
Here it is:
Sometimes she doesn’t hear it and will tell you that it never rang.
Love you lots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!