I have finished filing thousands of precious letters between my grandparents, as well as letters from my great grandparents, extended family, and friends to my Grandpa during WWII and my grandparent’s respective missions.
I have begun scanning and transcribing. What a joy!
But I am struggling with a few decisions.
Should I post the letters here or on their own blog? I haven’t counted the letters, but there are thousands. If I post them here, how should I alter my posting schedule?
Should I include everything? My Grandma wrote the word destroy on a few of the envelopes. You see, she inadvertently “Dear John”ed my Grandpa and was extremely embarrassed by that. It wasn’t something she talked about. Ever. But my Grandpa told me all about it. How do I handle those letters with respect to both my Grandma’s feelings and honoring the truth of their story? (I really don’t think she had a reason to be embarrassed, it all worked out just fine in the end.)
Then there are a few letters written by Grandpa’s friends that don’t exactly paint the letter writers in the best light. Do I include those?
Oh boy! So many decisions.
So, I have a little survey here with these questions. Feel free to answer on the survey or in the comments or both. I would love any feedback that might help me choose a path forward.