Thursday, November 18, 2010

Letters From Pokiok: Part 1



After my Mom's death in 1993 I began examining her personal effects and discovered that .... among other things ...... she had kept every letter I had ever written to her and Dad from the day I left home for the minor seminary in September , 1950 until the month of August , 1962 , ( some 12 years later) when I withdrew from my priestly pursuits. Add to this the bilogical fact that I am my mother's son and , on my part , must admit that I had saved quite a few of her letters likewise. Once combined these two treasure troves become not only priceless sources of information for writing up our family history but also furnish valuable insights into the "times" we all lived in back then........... a win-win time capsule for everybody interested. So I think I shall post a couple of letters and wait for feedback. 



P:S:  A SIMPLE CLICK TO ENLARGE LETTERS FOR BETTER READING.



P.S.2 .........and a short one from my Dad.





2 comments:

  1. I love old letters. The handwriting always fascinates me. Thank you so much for sharing your personal treasures. :)

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  2. Thank you so much for commenting , Karen... and yes , my Mom had exceptional handwriting skills back then. At one time I could imitate her quite closely but laziness has taken over my script .... Rebekah often encourages me to write the way I used to back then.
    Please come back often ... my regards to Doug.

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