Sunday, November 23, 2008

Business Mail

I was 4 years old when this letter came for me in the mail. And it's NOT from my mother.

It's a little change of pace and I'm happy to share it. As a matter-of-fact, I still have a smile on my face after reading my father's letter. (For those of you unfamiliar with this blog, I should mention that he died of pancreatic cancer when I was 8.) Looking at his words, I realized that even then he probably knew about my mom, perhaps foreshadowed the mail I'd save from her, and the day I'd need to use it as proof. What if HE TOO had a growing collection of actual letters written to him...by her? I guess I'll never know for sure.

What I DO know is when it came to my dad, there were no cuckoo warnings. No unwarranted fears. No loose change taped to a piece of paper. Only a father...who really did know best. Happy Thanksgiving!


Mr. Adam Chester
99 black Oak Ridge Road
Wayne, New Jersey

Dear Adam:
Here is some very important business mail for you to keep with all your other very important pieces of business mail that are filed away in exotic places on Black Oak Ridge Road.
With all my love to the best little boy in the whole world!
All my love always,
"Daddy"

 
Posted by Picasa

5 comments:

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Thanks Adam... I had one of those Dad's also. Thank goodness!

Kay said...

ahhhh Adam, what a wonderful testament of your Father's love. It made me teary.

Joan said...

sniff...sniff.. what a treasure that is for you to have. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

karen said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Adam. My family letters wouldn't be so fun. Thanks for sharing :)

Chreezteena Aviosy Pinzollo said...

i have read ur blog, and wow.. thank you for sharing this.. i love my dad :)