New Year
January 1st, 2008 @ 12:00 pm

1/1/08 Hi, Mom, Happy New Year! I hope this year is better than last year. I miss you so much. I fell yesterday and hurt my right shoulder. I’m in a lot of pain. I was just wondering if you can somehow help me lose weight. That is, if you’re there. I wish you were […]

December 28th, 2007 @ 12:00 pm

12/28/07 Hi, Mom, Got through Christmas, sort-of! Jen came and went. She stayed a week. We went to a movie, and I guess we had quality time together. But she always leaves. It hurts so much! I hardly ever see my kids, and I’m almost always alone. Dic & Ann believe I’m going to hell […]

Just Angry
December 18th, 2007 @ 12:00 pm

12/18/07 Hi, Mom, Christmas is almost here, and I’m dreading it. I still can’t believe you’re gone. I’m angry at myself for not coming to you that night. I’m angry with my life in general. How did I end up like this? I’m so alone. I don’t want to go to Dic’s. I’m not in […]

Every Night at 7
November 30th, 2007 @ 12:00 pm

11/30/07 Hi, Mom, Christmas is coming. I wish I could go out and buy you a gift. Maybe I’ll make a donation in your name. I don’t know yet if David and [redacted] are coming. Jen will be here the Thursday before Christmas and will leave the day after. I’m thinking about getting a bigger […]

November 22nd, 2007 @ 12:00 pm

Hi, Mom, It was Thanksgiving today, the first one without you. Nic sat where you usually sat in your wheelchair. Dic cried. I miss you so much! You can’t imagine what I would give for one of your smiles or a great, big hug. Just before you died, I bought Uno. I thought you and […]

You Would Know That
October 29th, 2007 @ 12:00 pm

Hi, Mom. I really hope you’re listening somewhere. Dic seems to think we’re going to split a million dollars. You know Dic. We still haven’t taken your ashes to the beach, but you would know that. I’m not sure what we’re going to do for Christmas. Maybe then. I’m pretty sure David and [redacted] will […]

Every Night
January 22nd, 2007 @ 12:00 pm

  1/22/07 I call Mom every night. Tonight she was concerned about where all her furniture got to when she was in the hospital. I explained it all to her, but it really hurts to know she’s losing ground. David called, bemoaning the Pats’ loss. I told him he got me a watch for Christmas. […]

December 27th, 2006 @ 12:00 pm

Just a quick note …

Christmas Eve
December 24th, 2006 @ 7:21 pm
Carol Mary
November 21st, 2004 @ 12:00 pm

Here’s an email I found that mom sent to Sister Carol Mary Morrison, an old friend:   From: Kathleen A. Gagne To: Sr. Carol Mary Morrison <> Subject: So Glad You Wrote Sent: Nobember 21, 2004 Hi, Carol Mary, Gosh, it’s been a long time! Anyway, I was taking a shower the other day, and […]