Letter to Grandma and Daddy Guy

On the back of the letter below, written in pencil, my mother wrote “Bunny’s First Letter”. Although she did not date it, it is from 1944, written in thanks for my 5th birthday presents sent to our apartment near the University of Chicago from my grandparents in Killbuck, Ohio. My father was working temporarily for the Weather Bureau in downtown Chicago.

[Something new has been added–this picture of my mother and me and the caption on the back, where the printing looks the same as on the letter. This picture, I’m sure, was taken in Killbuck, Ohio, but during 1944, my mother and I returned to Killbuck because my Grandfather was ill. My birthday was in March and he died in July, 1944,]

I’m publishing this letter today because yesterday I published Daddy Guy Anderson’s letter referring to “Nice Little Baby” and this clears up that he must have called me that regularly. One other note–I’m happy to say that I was apparently addicted to dashes early on–note the dash between GRAN>Ma–DAddY GUY instead of an “and”. Also–there has been a lot of discussion lately about the “new” habit of signing text messages with XXX. Guess I was ahead of my time.

Vera Marie's First letter--1944

Vera Marie’s First letter–1944

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8 thoughts on “Letter to Grandma and Daddy Guy

  1. Tracy Meyers

    Love the blog. The title is what drew me in and I look forward to seeing more. Off to read previous posts.

  2. Jacqi Stevens

    What a treasure that that letter has been saved for all those years! Someone must have thought it very dear.

    I just found your blog today, courtesy of a mention at GeneaBloggers. Love the premise behind your creation and look forward to reading more.

    1. Avatar photoVera Marie Badertscher Post author

      Jacqi, thanks. Looking at a letter like that always makes me a little sad that we don’t write letters any more and thus to not have that precious legacy to pass on. I’ll be sharing more letters–much older ones–as I go along. I hope you’ll be here to enjoy them, and continue to join the conversation. And thanks so much for subscribing.


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