Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My Mother was Born. . .



 This is a letter that my grandfather wrote to his mother-in-law when my mother was born.  It is a very sweet letter that gives a glimpse of my grandfather's personality.  It also gives the name of the theater where he was working at the time.  My grandfather did not follow in his father's footsteps and become a meat salesman (commission man as he was described) nor did he become a Chicago policeman like his two brothers.  He marched to a different drummer.  I love this letter.  It has a delightful sweetness . . . and they were living at 2338 W. Washington Blvd. when my mother was born.



"Doc" is the nickname for my grandmother's younger brother and, of course, Margel is their first daughter who died of spinal meningitis before my mother was born . . .and the aunt whose name I carry.  I wrote about my journey to find her in this blog post.

9 comments:

  1. This is beautiful and wonderful.

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  2. What a beautiful letter! I hate that letter-writing is such a lost art. Perhaps our blogs will fill that void some day.

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  3. Beautiful, beautiful letter! His personality really shines through!

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  4. His excitement just pours off the page. Completely lovely letter.

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  5. A very sweet letter indeed. Your grandfather was clearly very proud of and thrilled with his new baby girl.

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  6. I fixed the links, where I have you listed to receive One Lovely Blog award. Some of them didn't work properly. Hopefully now they do. Hopefully your received my mention of your award as well.

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