Aug 13, 2011

~ letter from camp

I was prompted to share this after reading this post over at Pretty Pink Tulips... A precious post about her son's special homecoming from camp (to his mom's gourmet cooking!) Anyway, you may remember my recent post filled with photos of Brookes for his birthday. Well, while perusing those photos, I came across this letter from camp... from 14 years ago. Brookes was 5 and this was his first visit to camp for a week. Notice the stationary... probably not something he would use today. Brookes was not at all the type of child who would dream of his mom's "gourmet meals" while at camp. I'm not sure he thought of any of us at all! (Except, apparently, Grammy and Poppy.) 
So, here's the letter. (If this, in fact, can be classified as such.) Translation follows. Handwriting has improved somewhat. 

Dear Grammy and Poppy, The cabin is cool. I like chicken nuggets.
 Love, Brookes

Not at all like the superfluous writing of his mother...
No fluff. Succinct and to the point. 

Can you imagine?

Subscribers and Followers, The house is cool. I like lamps.
 Love, The French Tangerine

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David & Dianne said...

Oh, our precious little Brookes! I don't think I ever knew what that said until just now!

Acquired Objects said...

How cute and at 19 years of age won't Brookes be happy with Mom for posting this

The enchanted home said...

That is very sweet. I used to think it was odd how my mother kept EVERY single letter card or picture we ever made but as a mother mylsef I so get it. I can't bear to throw a single one out and how amazing of a gift is it many years later to see what they created at various stages of their lives? I get such a thrill and a teary eye or two when I look back on this truly priceless treasures. They are like the gift that keeps on giving.

An Eye for Detail said...

Ok Jan...I just may have to post one of my own, long ago, "notes" to my Mother! She is constantly asking me to take the box home, and I always say no. Well...I'm going up in September, and just may have to look them over more carefully!!! Thanks!

Lenora said...

...and this is exactly why all the moms out there (including me) love Brookes! What a sweetie pie. What a precious note. Thanks for sharing :)

The French Tangerine said...

Lenora! You are so cute! Thank you!

Veronica said...

Awwh I love! So cool and sweetie pie!