Monday, January 31, 2011

Hallmark Movie

The Last Valentine, which aired last night was sweet but what I enjoyed most was seeing Betty White.  It was a sweet story and came on the heels of Ron and I coming across a trunk full (and I mean full) of love letters exchanged between Ron's mother and father during WWII.  The letters were yellowed and all tied together in bundles arranged in chronological order.  They were tied together with ribbon with his mother's letter first followed by his dad's response. The letters covered a span of almost 4 years.  

Geraldine and Carl grew up together in Tulsa.  They were high school sweethearts and their correspondence began when Carl left for the Army.  They corresponded several months and then were married when Carl came home on leave before being shipped overseas.  During their honeymoon they decided to conceive a child and were successful.  Carl did not see his son until he was almost 2 1/2 years old.  

Once when Ron was young he asked his mother about the letters and she told him he could read when she died.  Ron has chosen not to read them.  Instead we are going to take them to his daughter.  She was only 9 years old when her grandmother died.  I told Ron what a treasure for her now.  She will learn about her grandparents in a most intimate and personal way.  I hope she treasures them!


Story Connection - Our Memories Bring Us Together said...

I hope she does too because letters like that are truly a treasure.

kenju said...

I can't believe he doesn't want to read them. Nothing would stop me!

oklhdan said...

I agree Judy.....I'd read them in a nano second. Ron thinks they are way too personal for him to read. I guess it is because his mother told him he could read them only after she was dead. Men are strange!

Betty said...

I hope grandma wasn't to graphic. Maybe he should read them before he gives them to his daughter. lol

Anonymous said...

Oh My.
I do most sincerely hope
granddaughter respects the
gift, and gently reads the
love of so long ago.
Wonder if it will cause the
granddaughter to blush.
Dear me, where is my fan and smelling salts.


Arkansas Patti said...

I agree with Judy. I would have to read them I think it so sweet that she kept them.