You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #69: You're so right. My stepmother threw out a lot of my stuff, [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-26-09 11:16 AM
Response to Reply #57
69. You're so right. My stepmother threw out a lot of my stuff,
while I was away at college and now I find that unforgivable. We still have a great deal of stuff in my Mom's house where I live now, and I sometimes go through some of it out of curiosity. My grandparents bought this house in 1938 and someone in the family has lived here ever since, so it's like an archaeological dig. One time I came across my grandfather's promotion papers in the Marine Corps, and one of them was signed by President Woodrow Wilson, another signed by Theodore Roosevelt Jr. when he was secretary of the navy. There are boxes of letters and we looked at a few once, and wrote down the addresses. My grandparents and my Mother lived in several places in the La Jolla area of San Diego in the 1920s, including directly above the cave store. We drove to the address of one of the other places expecting to see a house there but it had been replaced in the meantime by a large ugly apartment building. Since I never got to meet my grandfather, as he passed away 16 years before I was born, these letters, photos and papers are about the only way I have of knowing him.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC