Snail Mail ??? Yes indeed.
The long awaited mail came today. Well, long awaited for me, after all it’s not been a week.
My DNA match cousin, Juana, sent me a package today. It was one of those DAH moments. For years, I have been looking for Letters from and/or to my grandfather. As many of us do, at those with brick walls, I was looking in the wrong place. It’s been said that I don’t have any brick walls, but my response has been, and now confirmed, I was looking in the wrong place.
The content of that envelop has been catalogued and I have a plan.
- 2 Announcements
- 3 Essays
- 3 Newspaper Clippings
- 2 Telegrams
- 1 Poem
- 4 Report Cards
- 27 Letters, 25 of which were written by my grandfather
The DAH moment came when I realized I was not looking to people who he had written letters TO. I know there are another set of letters with my Texas cousins, but I’ll take these Colorado Cousins for now..
The time period if from 1903 to 1940 from my grandfather, with a couple of later letters following his death.
My plan is to digitize these copies, transcribe and archive them. I know they aren’t the original letters but the black and white copies are what I have. They, for the most part, with a quick glance are readable. It will certainly give me a better idea as to who he was. Yes, I knew him as I was 13 when he died, but I do remember him. I know now say for sure, what I have always thought, HE wrote letters.
My “new” cousin says she has more and I am working on a plan to visit her in the very near future.
Sorry, I have some transcribing to do.