A letter from Mom


I always enjoy hearing from our faithful readers.

Bob Brown, the good neighbor up the street, gave me this little gem and I’m sharing it with you. Here it is, thanks Bob!

Dear Son:

Just a few lines to let you know that I’m still alive. I’m writing this letter slowly because I know that you cannot read fast. You won’t know the house when you come home … we’ve moved.

I won’t be able to send you the address as the last family that lived here took the numbers with them for their next house, so they wouldn’t have to change their address.

About your father ... he has a lovely new job.

He has over 525 men under him. He is cutting the grass at the cemetery.

There was a washing machine in the new house when we moved in, but it isn’t working so good.

Last week I put in 14 shirts into it, pulled the chain, and I haven’t seen the shirts since.

Your sister Mary had a baby this spring. I haven’t found out if it is a boy or a girl, so I don’t know if you are an uncle or an aunt.

Your uncle Dick drowned last week in a vat of whiskey in the brewery. Some of his fellow workers dived in to save him but he fought them off bravely.

We cremated his body, and it took three days to put out the fire.

Your father didn’t have much to drink at Christmas, I put a bottle of castor oil in his pint of beer. It kept him going until New Year ’s Day.

I went to the doctor on Thursday and your father came with me.

The doctor put a small glass tube into my mouth and told me not to open it for 10 minutes. Your father offered to buy it from him.

It only rained twice last week.

First for three days, and then for four days. Monday was so windy that one of our chickens laid the same egg four times.

We had a letter yesterday from the undertaker.

He said if the last installment wasn’t paid on your grandmother within seven days, up she comes.

Your loving mother

P.S. I was going to send you $10 but I had already sealed the envelope.

Quote of the week

“It’s nice because we do it twice.” Son-in-law, Bill White

Stay well, stay involved and stay tuned.

Vi June is past Democratic state representative for House District 35. She is a former mayor of Westminster and a former newspaper publisher. A Westminster resident for more than four decades, she and her husband, Bob, have five grown children and eight grandchildren.


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