email written to me October 17th, 2002
You absolutely have to send me a picture. Aaron in tights as Peter Pan! Only thing is, won't you be walking around in a Granny nightgown? (My memory of Wendy.)
I spent the day going thru a lifetime of photos. Whew. It started when I was so depressed and sure I had only months to live. I decided I had to make up a small album for Pete. Too much and he'd disregard them. The more I thought about it the more I realized that the photos just sit there and nobody looks at them. I don't really want but a few special things. And your Dad said he doesn't have photos. Nothing of our parents. Which worked out well, because I don't want them anymore. Really weird. I used to treasure photos. No more.
So I made a pile for Pete, and a pile for your father, and ditched the rest.
In the process, I saw so many photos of you and your sibs thru the
years. I am mailing you a few photos which will prove my claim that Brianna is your clone.
We go to Williamsburg the 26th thru the 2nd. I am unable to
concentrate on worrying. Keep thinking about the trip.
You are making yourself So Busy! All the Halloween stuff, and then Brianna's birthday party. Making memories. :-)
Did you ever see the movie Robin Hood: Men in Tights? Come to think of it, Peter Pan dressed just like that. Giggle.
Love, Aunt Beverly
email written to me October 22nd, 2002
Oh Carrie, you are such a honey! I got a kick out of the package. Its contents sat on display on the kitchen table all day yesterday. And the book is-- well-- makes you stop and breathe and think. I'm taking it slowly. It isn't a "skimmer". As well you know. It seems to be amazing. And it is extremely special because you value it. Thank you so very much.
I'm still cheered up from the Make a Wish, and the Prozac has fully kicked in. So getting your package just about pushed me over the top. Into Stupid Grin All Day Itis.
I am constantly a bit pleasantly surprised at what a special, kind, mature, stable and joyful adult you have become. Proud to
Gotta go and get stuff organized. 4 more days till the trip. Looks like it might be cold and rainy and Sniper-y. Too bad, too sad. We will have a blast anyway! We are actually Going Someplace!
Tell Aaron to give you a pat on the back (at least!) for being such a Sweetheart.
Love you muchly,