Directly above you will see the cards sent from my
mother to my sons (her youngest grandsons. Obviously we all had
wonderful close relationships with my parents (see family photos page).
It should be noted we never received
another card or letter from my mother once my sisters took over her care
and made life extremely difficult to visit her or even talk to her on
UPDATED - July 2019
Since my last update I have located the following:
The above letter demonstrates that my mother (and father) entrusted the
administration and care of the property she co-owned with my sister (in
upstate New York) to me and my family.
My mother had paid for the purchase of this property with her own funds
(my sister contributed nothing toward the purchase) and my mother was
paying the taxes on this property for a period of 10 or more years.
My mother feared that the property was being neglected and damaged
because she saw a photograph of the collapsed barn and asked me to
investigate and report back to her. (Which I did.)
Above you see an anniversary card hand written from my mother (and father).
This only serves to further demonstrate the loving trusting and close
relationship my wife, my sons, and I maintained with my parents
throughout their lives.