[This is the last letter I have from Aunt Carol and Uncle Felix. We skip ahead about 14 years to 1975.]
[Anyone feel like transcribing this?]
[Uncle Vernon included a stamped, self-addressed envelope for grandma to use to write back.]
For Aunt Margie’s (and Grandma Margie’s and Great Aunt Margie’s and Great Great Aunt Margie’s) 90th Birthday on March 24th, Kathy thought it would be nice to throw her a “Card Shower“. So lets get those cards in the mail. Any sort of card or note would be great. If you want to include a funny story or special remembrance of Aunt Margie, that would be wonderful. If you want to let her know what your family has been up to lately, that would be swell too. Copies of old pictures would work. Really anything you want to send would be wonderful.
My plan is to take the cards, notes and stories (even copies of pictures would be nice) she receives, and put them in a nice binder/scrapbook for her to look at later, at her leisure.
I had done that for the cards and letters she had gotten when she was in the nursing home. She happened to find the binder the other day, and really enjoyed looking at all the cards and letters again. Her memory of most of the details of her stay there recovering for those two years (2006-2008) is pretty sketchy.
I’m not exactly sure if Kathy is wanting us to send the cards & letters to her for as to scrapbook them first or if that comes second. I’m sure she will chime in here and let us know. I’m including Aunt Margie’s address for now, but we might change that to Kathy’s address later:
Joliet IL 60435
When I was going through some bags and boxes of stuff from Grandma’s house, I kept finding christmas letters from the Callahans (They own the next farm over). I think Grandma must have saved about 20 of them. I scanned this one then took them all over the the Callahan’s place and gave them to Mel. I figured they might be interested in rereading letters from 30 some odd years ago.
I can’t imagine writing out Christmas letters by hand.