Glen Campbell’s Wife Writes An Open Letter In Response To His Death

Back in the 1980s I was fortunate enough to meet Glen Campbell in person–in a green room before an interview.  He had his guitar and asked me to sing with him.  Now, EVERYONE knows EVERY word of EVERY song of Glen Campbell’s, but I was so nervous I couldn’t remember many.  I was so embarrassed, […]

My Last Letter To Kim

Photo courtesy of Kim’s family It’s been one year since I wrote my last letter to my college friend, Kim. It’s taken me one whole year to post it.  Now I understand why some people don’t want me to post their letters–it’s very personal.  It’s very vulnerable.  It seems so inadequate and I don’t want […]

A Farewell Tribute To A Furry Friend

Sometimes–often times–our best friends are of the non-human variety.  While we love our pets and cherish them during their time with us, many of us realize the enormity of their companionship only after they are gone.  Big or small, four legs or two, furry or feathered or scaled, animals make the world and our lives […]

As Our Children Graduate, Now Is The Perfect Time To Write Them A Letter

A lot of young people have just graduated from high school or college and are headed off into the big world–whether it’s on to work or college or the military or marriage and family or other adventures life brings.  But with a wave of wistful nostalgia, many parents think back on their little children astounded […]

Don’t Wait To Write–A Personal Story

I have a long time friend who was dying of cancer.  In fact, she passed away just this morning.  She was doing better and we thought she would pull through, but two weeks ago she took a drastic turn for the worst.  I stopped by to visit her several times.  I brought over food.  I […]

Touching Letter From Grandmother With Dementia To Tomás

This letter came in and had to be translated.  I hope the translation does justice to the original sentiment.  It certainly makes me feel the special bond this grandmother and her grandson share and the pain she feels knowing that she has early onset dementia.   Mi nieto Tomás, Mi pequeño niño dulce. My sweet […]

Father’s Day Letter From Janie

Photo by emdot and courtesy of everystockphoto.com Hi, Dad! My first memory of you was when you were flying me on your feet. You are laying on the shag carpet on your back and you are wiggling your bare toes under my belly as your legs fly me around. You are holding my sides with […]

Cancer patient says goodbye to her hair

This letter was given to me by a friend suffering from breast cancer.  It’s amazing how women identify with their hair.   Dear Lovely Tresses: It’s time to say goodbye. You have always served me well. I am a plain person with no outstanding skills or qualities except for you. I am short. You are […]

After decades as pen pals, friends say final goodbyes

I came across this story by Jim Stingl from the Milwaukee County Journal Sentinel and felt it was something to share with you.  Very touching. Click this link to read the entire article. These women didn’t have to write goodbye letters to each other–they’d been writing their whole lives, so I’m sure, nothing was left […]

Goodbye letter to Robin Williams from a fan

I guess we all grieve in different ways.  This person wrote a letter to Robin Williams whom, I assume, he never met in person.  Writing a letter to someone you don’t know personally didn’t cross my mind before today.  But this letter, hopefully, helped ease the pain in the author’s heart: Dear Robin: You made […]