“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 Friday night. I’m planning to watch Australian Tennis.

I feel as if you’re going further and further away.

I wish I could really talk to you, as if you would be able to answer.

I guess that you can get used to being along. But it’s never fun.

I started to lose weight a couple of days ago. If you can, keep an eye on me because you understand.

Donna and I are going shopping for a wedding dress, for her this time. We’ll have lunch and hang out.

Oh, Mom! How I miss you!

If you’re praying for your family, remember money. I’m pretty broke right now.

I love you always,
Kathleen A. Gagne