Creativity can involve hard work!

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all about words / Cohuna Victoria / creativity / family history / finding your passion

Some time ago I found some letters my mother wrote to me in the early 1980’s. We didn’t have phone access as we were living in a remote community in North West Australia so we tended to write to each other regularly instead.

Over time I have collated the letters, numbered the pages of the 38 letters and then scanned them last week with a photo scanning app. It took me ages but now I have captured them electronically it feels great.

My plan is to include these letters on another blog I have started (Stories from Letters) but it is not public yet and may not be for quite a while. The purpose is to capture some family memories in a space other family members can visit. It will help with my overall idea of some sort of memoir. I am open to however it may develop.

Below is a sample – just the first page, of one of the letters. My Mum passed away in 2005 but as I read the letters I can see her so clearly!

to be continued …

6 Comments

  1. So lovely that you saved all those letters. So much was lost in WWII that we don’t much of anything to look back on but one of my mother’s cousins in Germany has managed to find and continues to collect family memorabilia. My sister copied everything she had when she went for a visit and now we all have an album from that side of the family.

  2. That was thoughtful of your sister to do that! Each family needs someone to bring it all together 😊

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