It's comforting to know that those we love who have passed lived a good life. A woman in New York says she was touched to find a letter from her late grandmother confirming just that.
Geneane Tomasulo told ABC News that she stumbled upon an autobiographical letter written by her grandmother who passed away three years ago.
The letter, titled "Shirley Warmbrand's Story," talks briefly about her childhood and family. After several positive notes it ends with, "I had a very enjoyable life. I have had a happy life."
Geneane told ABC News, "That was definitely the best part of reading it...The letter showed that she was so humble and simple that little things could make her happy, and the tragedies that she endured didn't make her think any less of her life."
Shirley outlived her husband and her own daughter and Geneane always wondered if those tragedies made her life hard.
Old letters can sometimes bring back the sweetest feelings about those we've lost.
In March, 90-year-old Bill Moore was recently reunited with a love letter he wrote to his late wife Bernadean when he was 20. They were married for 63 years and Bernadean died in 2010. He told KMGH reading the letter again after 70 years was a challenge.
"I was really surprised. I had no way of knowing it would show up in the way it did, and it would actually reach me. I loved her, and she loved me. That's all I can tell you. It's a heartache not being with her all the time."
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