Major Milestone Right Here!




Last week I filed and filed and filed letters.  Do you know what a treat it is to open letter after letter and see your grandparents handwriting?  To touch the pages they touched?  To hear their sweet and enduring love for each other?  It was completely joyful for me.

I am soooooo happy to say that I filed every single letter for the 5 1/2 years they wrote to each other!  Ten Hollinger boxes filled with letters.

(Of course, I still have the letters from the 1960s when my Grandpa was in graduate school.  But we won’t even think about those yet.)

As soon as I finish scanning Aunt Vera’s scrapbook – these letters are next on deck for scanning.  I think they deserve their own blog.  Maybe this fall.  😉


These four boxes were mostly full on Wednesday when I started.  They look so beautiful empty, I might just leave them on my table for a day to enjoy their tender place in my heart.


Happy Monday, I hope you conquer a special genealogy project sometime this year – it is an incredible feeling!



Author: thegenealogygirl

I'm a girl who loves genealogy. Let me tell you about it.

15 thoughts on “Major Milestone Right Here!

  1. Wow, that’s wonderful. I would give anything to have just ONE letter from any of my grandparents to anyone. Enjoy reading them all!

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  2. You are a tough act to follow! Kudos for conquering this project, Amberly.

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  3. Congratulations. Filing is one of those jobs few get completed.Just one box at a time is the secret.

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  4. Good job! You have been blessed with a lot of letters!!!

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  5. Great job. I might have just a little envy when it comes to all those letters.

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  6. Congratulations, Amberly! What a treasure family letters are! You are so lucky to have such an abundance!

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  7. What wonderful treasures! Congrats on accomplishing your goal!

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