Memories from the trunk

My cousin Rand recently forwarded some pictures of my family and a letter written by my Dad. The pictures were taken in Malden, MA in November of 1959. We had driven up from New York for my grandfather’s funeral. The letter was written to Rand’s mother in June 1960. I never had anything else he wrote. Like most things he did, his handwriting was clear and precise. Note the “instructions” to flip the page and numbers at the top of the pages. I really appreciate Rand forwarding these on.


  1. Those flourishes in his penmanship are quite elegant. I always detested the ugly “Palmer Method” handwriting we were taught in the fifties and sixties. Your father’s script has echoes of the older, far handsomer “Spencerian Script” that was still in wide use at the time he was born.

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