Category Archives: Letter from Rose

Packing Up

Dear, I enjoyed your latest letter, though it left me melancholy: as melancholy possibly as you were writing it? Which is surely a sign of an effective writer: using the medium to convey her own emotion. Most writers don’t I … Continue reading

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Grounded Turkey

Well, here we are, Dear, And here we’ll remain: it seems, at least until the weather lets up some. I am quite enjoying the Disaster aspect of winter this year, especially since it has prompted my family to stay put and … Continue reading

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Swear Not By the Fickle Moon

Darling, A New Year’s Resolution, you suggest, with the spirit of (may I suggest) a woman half your age. A New Year’s resolution – as though it might be kept. A New Year’s Resolution – as though there was a … Continue reading

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Let It Snow

Dear, December is upon us. At times I wake to a light frost and those times I feel young again. You may think me creaky and cranky as an old door badly oiled – but Christmas is coming and that … Continue reading

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Tintin in the Congo

My Dear,  I am writing to you from The Pit, where my spirits are currently residing. My grand-daughter came to visit over the week-end. She’s having a baby, the goose, and wanted to go through at endless length old family … Continue reading

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Semi-Sincere Apologies

My Dear, So what you are telling me is that you wrote me an observation a few weeks back. That I never responded to your observation at the time. And that I then trounce out the same observation as my … Continue reading

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It’s Elementary!

My dear, I will lift my nose (dripping like the November rain) from the books for just a minute to let you know I have had a rather exciting idea. First the background. As a little girl, I was given … Continue reading

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