Just in time for Halloween, I found this one from 1995. Here's...................................Joanie!!!!!
Dictionary: Dana=girlfriend at the time Michael=my "evil" Uncle Paper=The New York Post or equivalent
10/28 Dear Adam & Dana- Am at my desk and thought I'd drop a line re: Halloween- When you open the door to give out candy-Please make sure it's children at the door as they're having robbers go out on Halloween to rob people's houses-I read it in paper- Also-When you go to Miami on Thanksgiving-Please don't give Michael a ride anywhere as he goes to 'bad' places & don't let him drive the car-Just stay far away from him-Really!! I sent Nan the picture of you & me-Adam-in Boston that you gave me. Take care of each other- Love- Mom
This letter was mailed to me on May 17th, 2001, several months before Maria and I got married. We still hadn't finalized our honeymoon plans at the time, so of course, a good suggestion never hurts...
Wed. Adam & Maria-
You shouldn't go to South America on your honeymoon-I was just watching news on TV & the militia in Columbia just kidnapped some more Americans-They have been doing this in parts of South America & it is not safe there-It is not safe in Israel either- Hawaii is safe-Please don't put yourself in harms way when you're just starting out together!- Love, Mom P.S.-You're supposed to have a tetanus shot every 10 years-when was your last one given? I think I asked you before-
Ah...my mother. Ever since I moved from Florida to California for college, I've been receiving letters from her about two times per week. Some I tore up. But most of them, I kept in a large container I hid in the corner of my garage. Now, I'm claiming my place as the official curator for this still-growing, ever-evolving collection of her advice, warnings, fears and curious discoveries.
If you can relate, send me an email at email@example.com.