“Letters to Mom”

One of her journals I found is titled “Letters to Mom”. It’s a collection of letters she wrote to her mother — my “Nana Anna” — starting about four months after her death.


I don’t know what to do about your cell phone. I wish we had more samples of your voice or more videos.

Seven o’clock every night is still hard. And your birthday is coming up.

I went to Maui for David’s wedding. Jen and I shared a condo and spent a lot of time together.

We actually drove to the top of a volcano. Mt. Haleakalah. It was really a wonder and very beautiful, more like a vista from the moon or another planet. Jen and I were both sick, but it was great.


All in all, Maui was okay. Not quite as pretty as Florida. I spent over $3000, and I’m very worried about [redacted]. I hope I’m wrong. I love you! I miss you.

Kathleen A. Gagne