Thursday, June 9, 2011


When I was a child, my great-uncle "PePop" used to send me letters and cards.  I am fortunate that my mother saved some of these for me.
My cousin Ty did not like kisses or hugs and he called me "Cooter". 
A directive from PePop to torment Ty was manna from heaven.
Please note the "Cooter" moniker is derived from the best show on television at the time- The Dukes of Hazard, where the mechanic named Cooter would say "Hey Cuz" in greeting and the Dukes would say "Hey Cooter"  I often greeted Ty with "hey cuz"... (The Dukes of Hazard was a large part of my life- I campaigned to have my new baby sister named Daisy but my mom and dad didn't go for it.  They named her after the baby sister on Little House on the Prairie or maybe it was that movie.....)

There were also notes that included illustration of the various wildlife that was around.

And of course, the last note I ever received from PePop:
During his hospital stay (he had to have his leg amputated and had other heart conditions going on), I sent nearly daily letters to him.  I even sent some home baked chocolate chip cookies, which he mentions in his note.
He also mentions the watermelon seed fight.
Trust me when I say it was an epic event.


  1. Thanks for sharing these sweet memories of yours!

  2. What precious memories those letters must bring to mind. Thank you for sharing