Letter from Home

  1. Dear Son,

    I'm writing this real slow cause I know you can't read very fast.
    We don't live where we did when you left. Your daddy read in the paper that most accidents happen within 25 miles of home; so we moved. I won't be able to send you the address, cause the last family that lived here took the numbers off the house and carried them with them, so they wouldn't have to change their address.

    This place has a washing machine. The first day I put four shirts in, pulled the chain, and I ain't seen them since.

    It only rained twice last week;three days the first time and four days the second time. You know the coat you wanted me to send you? Well, Aunt Sue said it would be too heavy to mail with them heavy buttons on it, so we cut them off, and put them in the pockets.

    We got a letter from the funeral home. They said, "If we don't make the last payment on Grandma's funeral bill... up she comes!" Your sister had a baby this morning. I ain't heard whether it's a boy or girl. So, I don't know if you're an uncle or an aunt. Your Uncle John fell in the whiskey vat. Some men tried to pull him out, but he fought the off, so he drowned. We cremated him! He burned for days.

    Three of your friends went off the bridge in Billy Bob's open-bed pick-up. Billy Bob was driving and the other two were in the back. Billy Bob got out. He rolled down the window, and swam to safety. Them other two boys drowned. The couldn't figure out how to get the tailgate open.

    There ain't much news this time, Son. Nothin much happens round here.

    Love, Mama :roll :chuckle
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   Love-A-Nurse
    ...cause the last family that lived here took the numbers off the house and carried them with them, so they wouldn't have to change their address. :chuckle
  4. by   Mama Val
    :roll :roll :roll

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