Legacy of a Grandfather
Continuing along the line of thought of the previous posts, about “spiritual legacy,” I am going to share another item that I met up with while examining the papers and objects stored as special memories of our past—something my father passed on to his offspring, in this case one of his grandsons.
It is an envelope with a letter that was mailed to me almost six years ago—sent by my middle son when my dad died at the end of December 2002. E-mail already existed then, but it seems that he felt that something written by hand would be more significant than virtual correspondence (and also ended up lasting longer). I think I need to explain some of the context by adding a few (somewhat disconnected) bits of information, so that you can understand the details in this letter.
Two sets of Cousins—Tacoma, Washington, Christmas of 2002
The writer of the letter is the tall fellow on the right.
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