“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.

Hi, Mom,

I’m really missing you tonight. I’m in the Holiday Inn we stayed in when you came to my graduation.

I’m here for a stupid conference. I hate them. I have to kennel Mocha and leave the cats, and I never get anything out of them.

I was talking to a bank teller today. She lost her mom. I was telling her about how you used to take a pad with you to dinner so you could tell me what you ate.

I loved your laugh! I wish I could hear it again a thousand times! I love you, Mom.

I miss you,
Kathleen A. Gagne