My Dearest Children….

My Mother-in-law wrote a letter to her children and grandchildren a about a year before she died.

The first sentence was “My Dearest Children -This may not interest you now, but your children and grandchildren may find their roots in this letter if my eyes hold out to put the story of my life on paper.”

My sister-in-law transcribed the letter and gave each family a copy. Which I put away for safe keeping. I was searching  for some family records this fall and rediscovered the letter.  This letter is such a wonderful gift I want to share it with my children and grandchildren.  I have started to re-type this and I am looking for family photos so I can create a book for them.  I think the photos will add to the story.

Teresa Howe was born in 1911 on a farm south of Chapman Kansas.  Teresa was the youngest child of Daniel Howe and Mary Ann Riordan.  She was such a tiny lady, only about 4 foot 10 inches, but she was a strong woman.  Teresa’s letter is about her family and her faith and how important they were in her life.  This is what I want to share with my children and grandchildren.