Thursday, September 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandma Troyer

1952 B'day Gift from Elmer & Mary Motzko Troyer

Dear Grandma,

I just wanted to wish you a happy birthday Grandma.  I really wish I had more memories of you.  I don't remember you giving me this picture but I know it was my 9th birthday and we lived in our house in Los Angeles.  It wasn't long before you died...maybe 6 months.  Mom told me you made this picture...I look at it and it reminds me of you.  You were that sweet little girl once...out taking your dog for a walk.  This picture hangs in my bedroom today as it has for the last 57 years.

I've come to know you a lot from reading my mom's diaries and looking at old pictures. Even a couple memories popped back into my head, like a Thanksgiving dinner at your home in Pomona.  I've always been sorry we didn't live there when you did - so that we could have been closer - maybe I'd have better memories then.  We moved there a couple years after you died so we could be close to Grandpa and my cousins.

I just want you to know Grandma I'm thinking of you on this birthday which would have been your 127th.  It's easy to remember your birthday because it's the day after mine!  This made my thoughts of you even fonder.  Say 'hi' to Grandpa Troyer and to mom and dad and Jimmy for me.  I love and miss you all.

Love, your grand-daughter

Mary Post Warren
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1 comment:

  1. Your grandmother's artwork is really wonderful. You don't mention how old she was when she made it.... What a sweet letter to your grandmother.