“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.

Dear Mom,

I hurt all over. It’s winter, and I’m having trouble breathing. I’ve been feeling bad since I got home from Maui.

I wonder if you were watching. It was strange, but David is really happy.

I really need to lose weight! Any tips? Not funny.

Sometimes I get mad at you and Daddy for all the sweets. My chances of losing what I need to lose and keeping it off are slim.
I guess we were all screwed up.

Kathleen A. Gagne