Sunday, 23 September 2012

Love Letters

We very sadly lost my father in law this week.  It is the end of an era.  
We have arranged the funeral, and started to sort out all the other details, and we have the awful task of clearing out the house.  However, something that excited me is finding boxes and boxes of love letters written by Hubby's mum and dad to each other when they first met and he was in the Army.  


I need to sort them in date order and read them in the order that they would have been written.  But from what I have read up to now, there is definately a love story worth telling here.

26 comments:

pastcaring said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your father-in-law. Hope you and your husband are doing OK, my sympathies to you both.
The love letters sound interesting, I hope you can sort them in order and maybe write up their story. And look at that fabulous old case with them all packed in. Letters are of a bygone era now, it's a shame. xxxx

A garden just outside Venice said...

Hi Diane, my deepest sympathy to you and your family, sending you all a big virtual hug.
xxxxx

Louise said...

Sorry to hear your news but the letters do sound interesting and I'll look forward to reading the 'love story' here.

Hope you are are all doing ok.

Beki said...

So sorry for your loss but what a legacy to leave behind xxx

Down by the sea said...

So sorry to hear the sad loss of your father in law, my thoughts go out to you all.Sarah x

Sue Hayton said...

My thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Toffeeapple said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. The letters sound intriguing...

Lyn said...

Thinking of you all.

What a lovely thing to discover and keep, I am sure it will be a wonderful story to follow.

June said...

So sorry to hear about your father-in-law's death.
June

Blueberry Heart said...

so sorry to read of your loss. Those letters in that box look as though they have one heck of a story, just to see the box harks back to an era of letter writing long gone.
BH x

Lx @ Twelve said...

What a beautiful find, I feel emotional for you....
Lx

greenthumb said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your father in law, but what a nice to find.

noelle said...

Oh Diane, I'm so sorry, love to you all. The letters sound wonderful x

Poppy Cottage said...

Although such a sad time how wonderful for you to be able to read the love story. And it must be such a comfort to your husband to know that he was born because of that love story.

Best wishes xx

Colette

diane b said...

Sorry to hear of your loss but how exciting to find those precious letters. Looking forward to hearing more about them.

Rosie said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you all. Those letters will hold so many memories for your family to treasure. Take carexxxx

Jo said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your sad loss, Diane. Please pass on my condolences to the rest of the family. How special to have those letters to look back on, I'm sure they'll tell a wonderful tale.

Young at Heart said...

oh how utterly brilliant....what treasure!!x

Jenny said...

Sorry to hear that sad news, sending you all good thoughts.

Gilly said...

So sorry Diane, to hear of your loss. Those letters will be a priceless treasure.

Jean said...

Sorry to hear about your father in law. Clearing out is, as you say, such an awful task.
I'm not sure how I would feel myself about someone else's love letters - it might get embarrassing !! But a lovely reminder to have anyhow.

Mister D said...

Sorry to here about your loss hope the letters bring a smile to you and hubby

Jill said...

So sorry to hear of your sad news, Diane. We send you and your family our deepest sympathy.
I found a shoe box full of all the letters my dad wrote to my mum whilst he was doing his national service in Egypt. My dad had beautiful handwritting and he wrote of such love and devotion for my mum - obviously, I cried buckets when I read them. Sadly none of my mother's letters to my dad could be found.
I often feel that I should destroy them, because they weren't written for anyone elses eyes but my mothers, but I still have them. It's hard to get rid of something so precious.
Take care
Jill xxxxxxxx

topchelseagirl said...

So sorry to hear this sad news Diane. However those letters look wonderful and I'm sure will bring comfort to you all. Hugs.

Maggie said...

I'm a stranger as have only been following you for a short time, but I wanted to send you my condolences for you and your husband's loss. My parents died back in 2007, and it's been hard clearing their stuff, indeed a lot of it is still in our old home as we had to clear it from their flat in a rush. At some time we will have to be more ruthless, but I would urge you *if possible* to take your time rather than just getting rid of things willy nilly. I have a few letters from my Dad to my Mum when they first met, though post war. And I feel a bit like Jill as to whether I should keep them now. But you have such a cache of letters there, I bet there's loads of interest in them!

BadPenny said...

sad news. I hope you find the story in the letters x