“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,

Did I tell you I went shopping for wedding dresses again? Donna’s brother is getting married for the third time on 2/16.

Today Donna and I went to a movie called 27 Dresses. It was a cute, funny love story.

I’m so alone, and, right now, unbelievably broke. I’ll get paid on Thursday, but it will all be gone by the end of the day.

I was hoping to watch the end of the Australian Tennis championships, but I guess I got home too late.

David bought me a great TV for Christmas. It and my pets are my only company.

I miss you every day! I wish you were still here.

David and Keith are going to the Superbowl next Sunday. I hope they have a great time. I wonder if David will get special seating …

I love you, Mom,
Kathleen A. Gagne