{Today's Letters}

Wednesday, February 09, 2011


Today's Letters: Dear Mr. Loerke, when I came home from work yesterday you were hiding behind a tree in our front yard. Five points for your ability to camouflage, -3 points for scaring a gigantic s-bomb outta me. Dear Mom, this maybe might be my new favorite photo of you, especially since you are wearing one of my favorite things. Dear Auto Repair Bill, usually you're all about the Benjamins, but not this week. Thank you for being hundreds of dollhairs less than what we were expecting. Dear Husband, this morning you got up at 4:30am, learned about coronary artery bypass grafting before breakfast, and still made time to empty the dishwasher and fold the laundry before leaving for work. You must wear Superman pajammers or something.

What's one of your favorite things you've inherited from a loved one?


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13 comments:

Not Hip Enough To Blog said...

I would probably say my Auntie Meg's costume jewellery. She was originally from Wales and was one of those women who although she only lived in the UK for 10 years, she still had an accent at the end of life. She was a professional singer and wore lots of furs and fabulous outfits. She was single and a socialite, and when she passed away a few years ago, I got her entire collection of costume jewellery, which is all I wear any way. Thanks to her, I haven't had to buy a piece of jewellery in years, and I always get lots of great comments on all the unique pieces!

Have a great day!
Ali

Han said...

I don't really have hand-me-downs from my Mum but we have the same size feet and kinda fit in the same size clothes now so sometimes we share and swap. I bought a pair of shoes but I couldn't wear them so I offered them to my mum (she claimed them before I could take them to the charity shop lol)

yourstruly said...

This pic of your mom is gorgeous! Please tell me you have it on display in a frame or something! Is she maybe channeling Amy Adams here? I had to do a double take!

I inherited my grandmother's jewelry dresser. I have memory upon memory of playing "jewelry shop" with all of her costume jewels and her big tin of change. When she died I got the tall jewelry dresser, some of her fabulous necklaces that are back in style, and the reminder of sweet memories on the regular since it now sits in my bedroom.

I still owe you a novel of an email in regard to your talk. It spoke volumes to me and I have to share! Be on the lookout this weekend for it...I'm hoping to relisten and write you then.

Shannon

Jeff said...

All I got from my grandma was her drinking glasses- but everytime I pull one out to fill it up with something I start to smell fried okra she cooked up for me fresh from her garden during many of my visits...and I smile.

Rachel said...

I am pretty lucky. I have two favorite inherited things, but I'll just share one for now.

A few years ago, while I was still getting my photo BFA, my grandmother surprised me on a Mother's Day visit with her, and she gave me a crate and a travel case from my great-grandfather. It was about 3000 35mm slides and 20 8mm reels from the 50s and 60s! About 2/3s were slides from his years abroad working for an oil company in Arabia. The other 1/3 were family photographs that hadn't seen the light of day in about 30 years.

Aside from being awesome photographs and a box of tangible history, I love the new connection I have to a different time and to a man I never really knew. Thanks Granny!

Anonymous said...

my grandmother's great granddaughter clock my great grand father build by hand. everytime it chimes... I know there are some angels sending kisses and huggs

Stacy said...

It's a tie between the patchwork quilt my grammy made from worn out play and work clothes or the locomotive music box that plays "I've Been Working on the Railroad" - again, from my grammy.

lisa said...

My grandmother gave me her mom's wedding ring several years ago. It's simple and beautiful, and I'm honored that she chose to give it to me. It's a sweet reminder of my lovely grandmother and great-grandmother.

Shelby said...

My grandmother's desk. I am currently studying to take yet another bar exam and can look down and see her handwriting etched into it. She would be so proud that I am an attorney.

Nurse-to-be said...

My grandmother gave me a pretty gold locket that my grandfather had given her just after they were married. It has pictures of both of them in it. They are my inspiration for lasting love because they were married for 56 years before my grandpa passed away in 2009. I feel so special and loved wearing that locket.

Nancy said...

awwww, my old bff from back in the day! this looks pre-twinnage! sorry we didn't get together when I was in Dallas :(

Serene said...

My great grandmother's quilts:)

Christina and Evan said...

My favorite inherited thing is my great-grandmother's ring. She died about two years ago, just a few months shy of 98 years old. She was born in 1911 and turned 18 the year the market crashed. Her parents wanted to give her something special for her big birthday, but they didn't have much at all. They scraped together everything they could, but they only had enough to buy the gold for the band. They had to put a purple glass stone in the ring instead of a gem. The gold-and-glass ring was passed down mother to daughter in my family on the daughter's eighteenth birthday. I'll give it to my daughter (whenever I have one) on her 18th birthday, and it will be on it's fifth generational hand. I'm so proud of her every time I wear it. She was the first girl in her town to ride in an airplane and in a car. She drove a Follow-Me Truck during WWII, and unwittingly led a military jet to an ice cream parlor instead of the hangar when she made a detour for a snack. She packed up her children in the dead of night to run away from her abusive husband with nothing but the clothes on her back. She played in a band throughout her eighties. Not THE '80's. HER '80's. They specialized in music from the '20s-'40s and travelled around the senior living homes in her state. She's my hero.

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