Saturday, October 09, 2010

The Road Ahead

Access Road Between Houses
Originally uploaded by midgefrazel
I am using this photo of the access road for the Villages at Stow to demonstrate the concept of not knowing the road ahead. Technically, this is the road beside or between but you get the idea.

It's been going along better finding items and unpacking them and starting to feel a bit more normal about living here.

We are now receiving all the "snail mail" forwarded to us from my in-laws. My father-in-law's 97th birthday is this month and my husband gently told him that his wife has died. We are not sure that he understood. My husband feels better having told him but we are still worried that he will have to be told over and over again.

I was just wondering how to tackle the photos from his family when yesterday, we got a forwarded letter from one of my father-in-laws relatives. She is elderly but writes quite well. I think she can help me with this project. It felt odd opening a letter that was NOT addressed to me but I think that this is something I will have to get used to.

Oh, and by the way, she lives in the NEXT town from us.

1 comment:

Gini said...

Midge, I know exactly how you feel. I have been getting my mom's mail and it "still" is the oddest feeling opening it. I just don't want to at times.

I have been going thru so many photos. I have been on a photo project for the last month. It has been a very emotional project. Many of the photos, mom and I were going thru before she passed...she is the only one who knew who everyone I don't know.

I decided to make a photo box for each person, if it's a family group photo, it goes into the "Haf" family box. Each person has their own box including me, my daughter etc. Then I can go back and try and start recognizing who and maybe when. I have one aunt in Germany still living...she is my only hope.

I know "The Road Ahead" is a long journey but hopefully one of discoveries and knowledge of our family and their history.

Our thoughts are with you and your family.