This card was from my Mom at the party in 1981 or 1983. I don’t know when it was. I’ve tried to figure it out, and right when I think I have, I post a card from B. O. and Jane Young that says June of 1983.
Which explains the gist of most of the cards and letters: I love you, you dork.
Which is also pretty much the gist of my life today: I am a dork.
This card is especially precious because of my Mom’s handwriting. As we walk through life, or run, we have no idea how we will miss those little things like handwriting, a voice, a chuckle.
Here is another one of my cherished gifts from that day: a long-ago picture of some neighborhood kids.
A lot of us had horses or ponies in those days. We all played and played together: sledding down the big hills in the snowy winter, pretend ice skating with our boots in the freezing weeks, riding ponies and bikes in the hot summer, playing in the water hose or in the rain. Gail tells it well:
Oh, the times we had as children! Wonderful, imaginative, exciting times!
There were more letters from my Acteens youth girls and my Sunday School class, sweet letters from sweet girls who became good, sweet women, mothers, teachers of their own Sunday School classes, employees.
A time capsule of sorts. One that I hope you have enjoyed opening.