Dad would have been 97 today. My gift is a letter to Mom inspired by a conversation with our friend Corky.
What I learned from Corky is to infuse my conversation with Mom with references to how she and Dad influenced our life in a positive way. For example, I’ll mention in my note to Mom how Hannah and I value our time together and learned from Dad’s and her example. Hannah and I sit by a fire many evenings with a glass of wine as Mom and Dad did at Bolton Place in Fair Lawn, NJ.
Dad taught us kids tennis, a sport for a lifetime. We saw them play bridge with their friends. Now we get together with our kids and friends to play a 21st century variation of bridge: Mormon Bridge. Hannah and I took our kids cross country as my parents did with my siblings and me. Mom and Dad live on in us, and my gift is to let Mom know that – in writing, in a letter that she can read over and over again.