A Letter From Iwo Jima

This amazing piece of history was submitted recently and I’d like to share it.  It is a letter postmarked February 26, 1945.  It is from Purple Heart recipient Pfc. Robert D. Liming of the US Marine Corps as he served in Iwo Jima.  Here’s what he wrote: Iwo Jima   Dear Mother and All:   […]

Here’s a press release for your newsletter

A couple of people have asked me for a press release that describes the Last Letters Project so they can post it in their break rooms at work, or give to their community association newsletters.  To make it easy, I’m posting a link to the press release here.  If you know of anyone who might […]

Publicity works! — The first official story about this project

Thank you to the Arizona Republic for doing a write up about our project in this week’s paper.  If you missed it, here’s a link: Arizona Republic:  Gilbert Woman In Search Of ‘Goodbye Letters’ For Book This has generated several letters and ideas that others have shared.  It’s amazing how many good ideas come from […]

Thanks for the suggestions

There have been questions from others about why we are limiting our letters to only children to their parents–WE’RE NOT!!! I know, I know…our logo says that, but avid followers of this project know that we are being open minded.  We have contacted hospice organizations and have sent letters out to community newsletters.  Here’s a […]

Five ways you can help us get the word out…

Sigh.  This project needs a jump start.  And you can help!  I’ve thought of five (easy) ways you can help us get the word out about needing some letter contributions.  Let me restate that–we need lots and lots of letter contributions!  Here are my ideas  (if you have more, please share!) 1.  Ask five friends […]