Friday, November 26, 2010


All during my school years Nancy had been my best friend. She was a very sweet, soft spoken girl that was friends with everyone and there wasn't a mean bone in her body. I thought there was nothing that could come between our friendship.

And then her brother got married, leaving her with no ride to and from the youth singings every other Sunday evening. Since John was old enough to be going to the singings I had to ride with him which left only LV without a passenger on his buggy which made that he would be the one that had to furnish transportation for Nancy.

I tried to not let the thought of LV and Nancy riding together bother me, but if I was honest it really did. I didn't want Nancy sitting next to LV on his buggy. The buggy where we had so many pleasant evenings together. What made it even worse was that Nancy lived at the outskirts of the community which meant that they would always have a really long ride. I could envision Nancy on the buggy making pleasant conversation and being so prim and proper, unlike me who had the ability to say and do all the wrong things.

It kept eating at me so badly that I went and wrote a letter to LV and folded it up in a tiny little square so that John could slip it to LV when they shook hands before the  singing. That letter, born out of being jealous, was only the first of many that we would send to each other.

I still didn't like that LV had to take Nancy to and from the singings but knowing that he didn't enjoy it either and that I would have a nice juicy letter to read once I came home made it a little more bearable.


  1. That's quite a little pile you have there!

  2. Oh My goodness!!!! I would have been so jealous if my boyfriend would have had to ride around with some other girl. Having her be a good friend wouldn't have helped either.

    Smart thinking sending him letters so his mind is on that instead of the person in the passenger seat.

    P.S. I was hoping I would be able to read what you wrote if I click on the picture, but you made that it won't enlarge. Sneaky! :)

  3. Since discovering it, I've REALLY enjoyed your blog. I hope you don't mind, but I've enjoyed it so much, I've mentioned you over on my own blog.

    Thank you for sharing with us. Looking forward to your next post.


  4. I have a box of "love letters" that my husband (then, my fiance) sent to me too. :)

    I enjoy reading your stories. :)


    -Lady Rose

  5. I have notes that we wrote to each other and they make me laugh andor cringe. Oh what time has taught us!

  6. How simply precious JC, & I hope those notes above are the ones your kept from your memories. Moments like these are so warm & beautiful.

    I hope had a lovely & joyful holiday celebration.

    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  7. This memory made me smile! ;) It's so nice that you have kept your notes all this time. I am big on holding onto keepsakes and sweet memories from my past. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.

  8. When Scott and I worked together at Schnucks, he would put little notes in my little locker all the time and I wish so much that I would've held onto them. What a great memory ~ ♥


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