A Looooooong Time Ago … 1933
I was looking for something else today when I came across this and it brought back so many poignant memories. Evidently this letter was sent to my sister Nancy in response to one she had written to our mother who was still in the hospital after having given birth to me. (In those days it was the norm to stay up to a week in the hospital after delivery … I believe the term for that was “birth confinement”.)
Here’s another part of the letter …
I was the last to be born … the youngest of 5 girls and we all managed to live long and fruitful lives until this past year. Now we are down to three and it makes me humble to realize that I am the only one still “mobile”.
As I turn to the ripe old age of 80 I give thanks for a fairly alert mind and a relatively healthy body … but it still begs the question:
…HOW DID IT GET HERE SO FAST ???