Monday, December 5, 2011

Letters to Tata

Us kids loved writing the well-timed (right before our birthdays)  letter to our grandparents, affectionately known as Tata and Baba.  Susna over there on the left wrote this gem on March 7, 1960:

"Dear Tata and Baba,

How are you?  I am fine, so is everybody else.  Lisa is getting fatter by the second, and Beezie is always crying about something.  A boy broke Joey's black lunch-pail by falling on it, but the boy is going to pay for it so there is nothing to worry about.  Beezie ate all the candy she could get a hold of.  My eye still hurts.  Tuesday I'm going horseback riding with Eva Mae Gardner (ed. note, this was crossed out so I guess the date with Eva Mae fell through)  How is Grandma and Irene?  Pretty soon my birthday will come and I'll get a lot of presents (I hope)  Well I have to go now.

Love, Susie"

LOVE.  Especially the lunch pail tragedy.  Damn that kid for breaking Joey-Love's lunch box!  And damn that Beezie for being such a crybaby AND eating all the candy.

8 comments:

Meg said...

This is legendary. I'm surprised fat Lisa didn't break the lunchbox.

Cara said...

can we get an explanation on the eye hurting comment? seemed to come out of left field...

and yes, this is legendary!

Laurie said...

Or fat Beezie who ate all the candy. The eye comment was completely random. Maybe that is why Susna couldn't go horseback riding with Eva?

Pia said...

Crying BZ and "Fat Lisa" probably got in a fight over all the candy BZ consumed. In my mind, Susie's eye was hurt cause mom decked her with a cast. And I love that poor Joey lost his treasured lunch box. The letters are one of my favorite parts of Tata's scrapbook.

Laurie said...

I'm in search of more! These are classic.

zaideafraidey said...

can you please find something that I am not quite so annoying in????

Laurie said...

I'm afraid there are probably no letters in which you are not annoying, B. You ARE the little sister after all :-) We love you anyways.

Found a Valentine's card you sent to T & B, but you didn't write anything on it. Still searching for issues of Bits o Fairy Business!

Lis said...

Laugh. Out. Loud.