Remember these? This was my grandma’s carry on case when she would fly TWA to Florida every year. When she got a new one she gave this one to me, which I just knew I would use once I was old enough to start flying, but by the time I took my first airplane trip, they were out dated. I have never been able to part with it so I did the next best thing and stored letters in it.
I love to write letters and I love to receive letters, and over the years I have collected hundreds. The cleaning out of my closet came to a 2 hour halt as I sat on the floor browsing through these treasures. I have letters from my boys’ college and military days, parents and grandparents, siblings and friends. and currently I’ve started adding letters from my daughter-in-laws and grand kids. Letters of apology and thanks, of dreams and daily routines, of birth announcements and birthday wishes-wonderful memories!
My day of cleaning and purging took a twist. There was no way I could find myself parting with all of this history so I did what any self respecting hoarder would do. I pushed the letters back down into the case and snapped the lid closed. My boys will have to deal with the past after I pass.