Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Something Sensitive

Don't laugh at me.  I'm going to share something with you that is very dear to my heart.  It is also very sensitive.  I have gone through some long and hard consideration before deciding to share it with you, my faithful reader(s)... but, here it is:Letter to Grandma page 1

Letter to grandma page 2

Letter to Grandma page 3 When my Grandma Morris died, this letter was found in her stuff.  It must have meant something to her... it only proves to me that I was a strange child. 

Actually, it means the world to me that she kept it all those years.

Grandma, like my grandpa, was a fun person.  I remember her laugh probably more than anything.  She always seemed happy to me.  Maybe it was all that fresh-squeezed orange juice!

Grandma and Mom

Grandma and Mom (ca. 1970's - hence the glasses!)

One time, I got to go spend a few days at my grandparent's house.  My parents warned me that if I wasn't good, I wouldn't get to go back.  I probably was somewhere around the age I was when I wrote the letter (3rd or 4th grade or so).  Anyway, I rode all the way to their house in the back seat of their car with my hands neatly folded in my lap the whole trip.  I called them "grandmother" and "grandfather" ... which never happened before.  My mom said that when my grandpa got home from work I'd announce, "Grandma, your husband is home!" (More proof of strangeness!)

Grandma and Grandpa Morris1Howard & Bea Morris - they must've been awfully young here.

Grandma and Grandpa Morris                    Love, love, love this picture.  Doesn't Grandma look so fashion-forward?


This picture is not very clear, but it is Grandma's childhood home in Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.  The picture below is also taken there, I think the same day from the looks of their clothes.

Moms Mother and Grandma

This is my absolute favorite picture of Grandma as a little girl.  I love her hair - and that dress! So cute!!

Do y'all still think I got my curls from Grandpa?


Kelly said...

Love this!!!!! You had very neat penmanship! :-)
Love those pictures of your grandparents.

His Doorkeeper said...

The first thought I had was what neat penmanship you had! You look more like your Mother with every picture you show of her! And maybe the curly hair of your grandfather!

Love the old pictures!

Becky said...

You continue to amaze me with your stories. I think you should write a book about your childhood. I would buy it for sure!!

Leigh Ann said...
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Leigh Ann said...

Oh, and I have to mention I LOVE that last picture of your grandmother as a little girl. I love the clothes and especially ever beautiful curly hair!

Leigh Ann said...

This is SO sweet. I am so impressed with your handwriting at such a young age!