Monday, March 5, 2012

Dear Aunt Beverly

email written September 14th, 2002 

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Hola, Aunt Bev!
   I am still recovering from a terrible virus that caused me to throw up over 10 times in one day. No, I'm not pregnant.
   I was fine, Brianna was fine, and Aaron was fine when all of a sudden Wed morning Brianna threw up all over the back seat.  Thank goodness for easy-clean leather interior.  2 hours later, I was puking my guts out while I was babysitting.  I had to leave work it got to be so bad.  My fever is finally gone and I feel like I can "function" a little better today. Brianna is doing okay, but Aaron just started complaining about a stomach ache.  Good  grief.  I don't know where we got this thing.
    Well, I'm having a big party for Brianna on her 1st birthday (cause I love to party).  The guest list is 50 right now.  However, my family is about 1/2 of the list (heehee).  I called my mom and said that I would really like ALL of the family to be there.  I figured I'd give her a couple months notice to make arrangements.  Then, I get an email from dad saying that my mom told him I wanted everyone there, so how would I feel if he and Cindi came down for it? Gee whiz!  Do you think he's serious??  That's quite a trip for a birthday party!   
     Brianna is now 10 months old and waving "bye bye", "come here", and "patty cake".  She's such a joy.  I wish you could see her!!
                                                            
Love, Carrie 

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Hi.

All better, I hope?

It is always so good to hear from you.  And I appreciate that you write me even tho I don't give you much to reply to.  I've been a bit under the weather lately, so my "interesting quotient"  has diminished from its original teeney weeney.

I'm not surprised that your father at least hopes to drive down for Brianna's party.  He talks about you a lot, and has been so frustrated about logistics. Now he has a decent vehicle, he can at least try to see you.  We are going to put some miles on his Windstar this Saturday, going to John's wedding in far - off New Jersey.  Bill is going to drive, since he knows how to fight off the natives along the road.

How about a recent photo of the wonderchild?  Hug her for me, and take care of yourself.

Love, Aunt Beverly

3 comments:

Garden of Egan said...

I've just read through your last couple of posts. That is so sweet! I love that you still have these little snippets.

I think everyone deserves such a champion as she was. So sorry you lost her before her time. Such a sad disease.

I love this post!

Sue said...

We all need at least one Aunt Beverly in our lives. Glad you have these tangible memories.

=)

Charlotte said...

This makes me want a penpal. How wonderful that you kept the emails.

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