“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,

It’s been a while. I’ve had a rough few weeks, and, you know me, that means eating too much and all the wrong things. I can hardly breathe when the heat comes on, and I’m a mess.

I guess I’m going to Dic’s today. It’s for Ann’s Birthday. I’m getting her a Walmart gift card.

Donna and I are going to see the Rockettes in Tampa tomorrow. It seems funny that they’re on the road.

It seems stranger that I might get a lot of money because you died in a horrible way. Donna says you would want me to have the money. Whatever it is, I’ll send some to St. Pat’s for Fran’s soup kitchen. If you’re up there with her, tell her I’d like her to take care of you.

I wish there was someone to take care of me sometimes.

I love you,
Kathleen A. Gagne