“Letters from Mom”

Mom wrote me hundreds of letters and would often send me greeting cards with snipped comics or articles from newspapers or magazines she thought I'd enjoy.

Mom sent me a greeting card in early November of 2008 to thank me for some gift. At this point I cannot recall what that gift was, but it was probably either a new washing machine or television. There’s a cartoon dog on the front of the card sitting on a couch saying, “Thanks!” and inside is printed, “…I’m still sitting here thinking about what a Nice thing you did!”
On the back of the envelope she put a sticker with two smiling cartoon frogs – one a little larger than the other – that she captioned, “ME!” and, “YOU!”

Dear David,

I know you know how very much I miss you (and Jen). I keep hoping that someday we’ll all be within driving distance of each other.

Being with you is one of the great joys of my life. Not seeing you, not being able to talk to you more is hard.

At the same time, I’m unbelievably proud of you. (side note – I hope you and        are thinking about future Gagnes.)

I hope you decide to hit the east coast at some time. Then we could go to games together and not spend time texting. Hugging is so much better.

Your gift was a surprise. I hope it didn’t put a big dent in your budget! You are an incredible son. I guess that’s why I miss you so much.

Give my love to       .