Letter #24: More Than Ever in Love with You

Letter #24: More Than Ever in Love with You

I'm continuing my series of scanning, transcribing, and annotating my grandfather's love letters to my grandmother leading up to their marriage in June 1940. The letters are chronologically organized and preserved, using the methods I discuss in detail in my book, Creating Family Archives: How to Preserve Your Papers and Photographs

In the 24th letter in the Grandpa's Love Letter series, Grandpa dashes off a few lines before going out to a movie.

Grandpa's looking for a new place to move into with my grandmother when they get married. He hadn't mentioned that Grandma visited Scranton before, so perhaps the trip with her friend Veronica would be her first. When I knew her, Grandma seemed to keep to herself, so it's nice to see that she has a friend that she feels comfortable to travel with. 

Letter #23: When We Go Honeymooning

Letter #23: When We Go Honeymooning

I'm continuing my series of scanning, transcribing, and annotating my grandfather's love letters to my grandmother leading up to their marriage in June 1940. The letters are chronologically organized and preserved, using the methods I discuss in detail in my book, Creating Family Archives: How to Preserve Your Papers and Photographs

In the 23rd letter of the Grandpa's Love Letters series, Grandpa has had it! He's decided that the overtime he put in during the previous weekend wasn't worth it, as he had even more work on Monday. (Years before Sheryl Sandberg's ridiculous idea of "leaning in," Grandpa realized that leaning in will only make you exhausted!)

An Interview on The Life Story Coach Podcast

An Interview on The Life Story Coach Podcast

I was recently interviewed on The Life Story Coach podcast about my book, Creating Family Archives: How to Preserve Your Papers and Photographs

Hosted by Amy Woods Butler, a personal historian and life story writer, The Life Story Coach helps listeners build careers as professional writers of personal and family histories.

Letter #22: A Mighty Effort

Letter #22: A Mighty Effort

I'm continuing my series of scanning, transcribing, and annotating my grandfather's love letters to my grandmother leading up to their marriage in June 1940. The letters are chronologically organized and preserved, using the methods I discuss in detail in my book, Creating Family Archives: How to Preserve Your Papers and Photographs

In the 22nd letter of the Grandpa's Love Letters series, Grandpa talks about catching up with his work. He also realizes that working so hard is not sustainable. Part of his work involves filling out tickets related to piece work for clothing, which I imagine is tedious.