A Mother's Letter

Dear Son,

Just a few lines to let you know that I am still alive. I am writing this slowly because I know you can't read fast. You won't know the house when you come home, we've moved.

About your father, he has got a lovely new job. He has 500 men under him, he cuts grass at the cemetery. Your sister Mary had a baby this morning I haven't found out yet whether its a a boy or a girl so I don't know if you're an aunt or an uncle.

I went to the doctors on Thursday and your father came with me. The doctor put a small tube in my mouth and told me not to talk for 10 minutes. Your father offered to buy it from him.

Your uncle Patrick drowned last week in a vat of Irish Whiskey at the Dublin brewery. Some of his workmates tried to save him but he fought them off bravely. They cremated him and it took 3 days to put the fire out.

It only rained twice this week, first for 3 days then for 4 days. We had a letter from the undertaker. He said if the last payment on your Grandmother's plot wasn't paid in 7 days, up she comes.

Your loving Mother.

P.S. I was going to send you some money but I have already sealed the envelope.

This was written on a wall hanging that was purchased at a garage sale, it had no author listed. If you know the original source, please let me know, so I can credit the original author. -- C. Eccles 6.10.1997

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