Umber (25.5 — Kate’s Letter)

May 30, 2012 § 1 Comment

Her husband’s name is Leroy Tibbs, in case you are at all interested.  I’ve enclosed their address.  I really don’t know what to make of him.  He is very good looking and quite charming; maybe too charming.  He must have a good job, because he dresses well and drives a nice car.  He works for the railroad, but he told Vera he has cousins in France who will help him find work there, if that is where she wants to live, though he can’t guarantee that they will live in Picardy.  I can’t say I care too much for Leroy’s two snobbish sisters.  They sat in the back of the church during the wedding, dressed in their expensive clothes, and distracted us all with their incessant giggling.  Very disrespectful.

I don’t know if Vera has made the right choice in marrying this man, but, right or wrong, she has always been a good girl, and you are really hurting her by refusing to communicate with her.  Please, Papa, consider what I’m saying, and write to Vera.  Let her know you still love her.

Your daughter,

Kate

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§ One Response to Umber (25.5 — Kate’s Letter)

  • surprise3 says:

    This is so real. I recall the days when, as a Catholic, families would close their doors to children marrying out of the faith. And vice versa with Protestant and Jewish. I had to coach my few boyfriends to say they were Catholic when they met my mother or they would be kaput,

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