It does break my heart reading the letters from 1943 asking how much longer Grandpa thought he would be gone because she "missed him so" when I know that he didn't come home until December of 1946.
I also have been getting a chuckle over the entries in Grandpa's journal from 1935 when he would have been Hiney's age.
"Started back to school.
Dad killed an opposom at Savages.
I know 64 out of 64 butterflies."Mind you Grandpa only finished one more year of school after this (he went through 8th grade). He never could spell bushes, it was bushs (the rule is add an S right?!), so I was impressed when I saw opposum! My Dad brought up the bushes vs bushs thing over coffee when he was up on Monday so we had a good laugh over it-especially considering that Grandpa was a keen business and nurseryman after he got back from the war!
My in-laws know I have and am reading the letters and have threatened to burn theirs lol!
So, what have you been reading lately?