I saw on a blog where some are speculating why people like to write blogs. I suspect many are written as a way to keep in touch with friends and family without having to write multiple letters. Some I have run across are definitely not written for any families I know, as the language is so rough as to curdle your ears.
When I began writing, I thought it would be a vehicle for me to help brides and their mothers with questions about wedding planning, especially as it pertains to flowers. But since no one of that persuasion contacted me, I began to write whatever crossed my mind, or sometimes other blogs would spark me to write about a particular subject.
I've been thinking about how little I really knew about my Mother's Mother. If she had written a blog, maybe I would know the real person and not just what someone told me about her or what I, as a child, could ascertain for myself. Perhaps my grandchildren will one day read these musings and be happy that they are able to see a side of me that they might not otherwise have been able to know. Of course, that precludes writing about SOME subjects - and I guess I should keep the language clean (although in life I can really make the curse words get up and dance, as my Mom used to say).
To that end, I will have to give someone other than my friend David in FLA (via WV) the link to the blog. I think I will write the link on an index card and put it in my safety deposit box - so they can find it after I am gone. If I knew they were reading it daily, it would hamper my ability to write easily.
So children (and grandchildren) if one day you are reading these words, know how much I loved you and that I wish you all well in the future.