Love Letters ~ Watercolor by Wanda
She was the daughter of an affluent Rancher. He was a dirt poor farmer. They met, and since they lived 100 miles apart, they began a friendship through letters. Over the next year they wrote, but as the months rolled on the friendship letters became love letters. The next time they met a year later, he proposed, she accepted. They married. That was my mom and dad.
My sister and I had heard about the love letters over the years, but never had seen them. Mother was a private woman. After her passing as we were going through her things, we found the letters.
The ones my dad sent mom were in pristine condition tied with a ribbon. The ones my mom had sent him, were tattered, worn, smudged and tied with a string. He must have carried them in his overhauls while plowing, and read them over and over again.
My sister and I sat down and read them aloud. Laughing and crying and seeing a side of our parents we had never known.
It seemed appropriate to share their love story since "letters" is the theme for this week.
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