“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’ve been home most of the week because I tore some muscles in my back when I fell.

I’m so alone. I keep wondering why. I’m huge. I think I weigh out at the highest ever.

I guess I’ll go to Weight Watchers and try again. I’ll be 60 this year, which you already know. Since 1993, I’ve lived alone.

Why? What have I done wrong? Why are both of my kids so far away?

I think my life would be better if they were close.

Love you, Kathie
Kathleen A. Gagne