9.28.2010

A Letter From Nanny

Susan's niece asked to borrow a book last week and tucked inside were two letters from Susan's Nanny.

They were written well over twenty years ago, before any of Susan's nieces were born, back when Susan could still lose ten pounds in a week by staying away from sugar and white bread.

She was a good Nanny; quick to bust out a song or a story about the old days or scare you off with a glimpse of her arthritic toes.

In this letter, Nanny's sending Susan three dollars for her birthday and reminiscing about the weekend the family was together to bury her son, Susan's Uncle Butch.

Somewhere there's a picture of Wild Bill holding eggs up to his eyes and making everybody laugh.
Thanks for the memory, Nanny.
Catch you later.

7 comments:

The Zadge said...

I'm drinking a toast right now to Nanny and her beautiful handwriting! Wasn't life grand before e-mail and texts!

Dawn in Austin said...

I always loved getting letters from my Grandma. It's a shame no one has nice handwriting anymore.

Here's to Nanny.

Cupcake Murphy said...

How odd that I just did a post about Cooper being Nanny McPhee before I saw this. I think Nanny wanted to tell me something too.

Meg at the Members Lounge said...

That was a nice surprise to come across. Nana's rock.

Anonymous said...

Too bad we didn't find the $3 when we found the letters. 20 years ago Nanny sent me $5 (I was her favorite)

Twisted Susan said...

How sad that Anonymous has to snatch the spotlight by bragging about two dollars.
Little sisters are always trying to catch up I guess.

Anonymous said...

Don't be a hater, big sista.