Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Home Away From Home

Image By: Warm Whispers

May, 1991

Dear MaryJanes,

You and I have been on our own as I have been working at my sister & brother-in-law's campground. Your father has not once taken the 45 minute drive up here to visit with you and it breaks my heart to know that you must feel something about it, yet you don't express anything to me. I think you might be wise beyond your years. This is a trait my sister has as well. Some times it seems like you are more like my sister than myself. Oddly enough her daughter. Jenny is more like me. It's as if we are each raising our sisters. You are happy here and Kim and Roy include you in allot of their family outings and make you and I both feel integrated into their family. Roy shows you how to drive the truck when you go out on garbage runs with him. Something he does with all of his nieces and nephews. I think you might be their favorite! I love being here with them and we all work hard. You help out in so many ways. You run messages, help bag up candy orders and are actually quite good at math and giving change. I like that you are learning skills that you will need in everyday life. You spend allot of time tagging along with your older cousins and they include you like some one their own age. You seem to enjoy older kids rather than those your own age. Kim and I help each other keep an eye on each others kids and so you always have an extra set of parents watching over you.
Kim and Roy gave Jenny a beautiful quarter horse and she will be showing him in the local fairs. Since I was raised with horses, I hope to spark an interest in you as well. I hope you are doing as well as you appear to be doing.

I am so proud of you.

Now stick around.
Love, Galoshes


  1. I think it's important for cousins to be friends instead of long lost relatives. Does MaryJanes still keep in contact with her cousins?

  2. Katy,
    YES! In fact MaryJanes and I just spent 3 nights and 4 days with Jen and her husband while we went to Junk Bonanza a couple of weekends ago! We spent allot of time laughing and giggling!
    All of her cousins and her are all very close!
    So glad you left a comment.
    We have a few more letters retyped and ready to go, but awaiting MaryJanes computer to be fixed so that we can add the actual photos she scanned. Hopefully this upcoming week we should be back to posting more regularly just in time for a few of lives dramas and changes letters.