The Letters

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My grandfather served as a Civil Engineer during World War II. He had written several letters to my mother in 1943, while he was stationed away from his home and family. During that time my mom was 7 years old. A few years ago my mother read some of those letters to me. Witnessing her tender sharing of her father's letters, as tears streamed down her face, inspired this song. My grandfather died of Alzheimer's, a disease which can create what is known as 'the long goodbye' for loved ones. I know it broke my mother's heart to watch her father's amazing talents and abilities fade away and disappear, along with his precious memories. I wrote this song in honor of my mother Sandra and her father Charles.

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