Gone with the Wind
February 21st, 2009 @ 12:00 pm

2/21/09 Hi, Mom, I’m watching Gone With the Wind. Daddy really did look like Clark Gable. It makes me feel close to you. I wish we could watch it together some day. Maybe I’ll ask Jen to watch it someday soon. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I miss you! Clark Gable […]

Boys and Girls Club
January 16th, 2009 @ 7:42 pm

  January 16, 2009 Boys and Girls Clubs of Alachua County, Inc. Administration Office Post Office Box 532 Gainesville, Florida 32602 Dear Administrator: I would like to ask if you have any open positions at the Boys and Girls clubs in Alachua County. For the last 6.5 years, I have been the Program Director for […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Florida
January 16th, 2009 @ 7:14 pm

  January 16, 2009 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Florida 1155 NW 13th Street Gainesville, Florida 32601 To Whom It May Concern: I would like to know if you have any openings at Big Brothers Big Sisters. I would be willing to work on a volunteer basis to begin with. Hopefully, I will be able […]

Law Offices of Howard Rosenblatt
December 19th, 2008 @ 6:10 pm

Mom was a big fan of writing letters. She wrote letters to politicians and newspapers, administrators and executives, friends and family. She loved the formatting of them and knowing the proper layout and simply the entire process of crafting an epistle, and so she did it frequently. Here’s a letter she sent to a law […]

An Odd Cover Letter
December 1st, 2008 @ 8:59 am

One of the funny quirks of trying to memorialize mom’s life is that I have a plethora of cover letters she wrote, because those are one of the few types of documents she carefully saved on her computer. So while I long to find stories of her youth or of the time she spent raising […]

Mocha’s Meals
November 25th, 2008 @ 4:18 pm

This is from a file named Mocha 2.doc, dated November 25, 2008, found on mom’s old computer hard drive. I’m not sure if it was a letter she wrote to a vet, or notes she made for someone who was going to watch Mocha for a few days, or something else altogether.   Mocha’s Meals: […]

Mr. P.B.
September 17th, 2008 @ 12:00 pm

Sept. 17, 2008 Mom, Mr. P.B. died Sunday morning. I guess most people wouldn’t understand, but it really hurts to lose him. One of the singers on America’s got talent sang “In the arms of the angels.” He was so tiny and so sick. He died here on my couch with me giving him as […]

Again
September 1st, 2008 @ 12:01 pm

Sept. 1, 2008 Hi, Mom, It’s me again. I wish I could be more like you. You had faith, and you always kept going. I have no one. I just wish you were here to tell my kids that I need them. I feel sick and alone all the time. I feel like giving up, […]

Every Weekend
September 1st, 2008 @ 12:00 pm

September 1, 2008 Hi, Mom, It’s been a long time. I miss you every day. I still call your phone to hear your voice. I miss your smile and your hugs, and your unconditional love. I hate what happened to you, and I wish I could have done more for you. Do you remember that […]

I Can’t Figure Out the New Stuff on My Computer
August 2nd, 2008 @ 4:00 pm

  From: Gagne, Kathleen To: Gagne, David Subject: I Can’t Figure Out the New Stuff on My Computer Sent: August 2, 2008 4:00 PM ET Hi David, I’m really hoping I can do web pages on the Internet, but I am frustrated because every time I go back to Yahoo or any other site, they […]