What’s Mum’s Suitcase?

After my dad died in 2010, my sister was clearing out his house – the house we grew up in – and found a small suitcase in the loft. The case was full of stuff that Mum, who died in 1999, had saved, but had never mentioned. Letters, cards, postcards, photos, programmes from shows, even things like dry cleaning receipts from when she lived in America in the early sixties. I’m scanning it all in and posting it here.

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Seattle and Montana, September 1970

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21 September 1970

We are now at the top of this tower, enjoying the view (and a plate of chips). We spent last night in Tacoma about 40 miles from here. We went by mistake into an exclusive club and paid about 22/- for a rum and coke and a beer. Needless to say we only stayed for one round. We will probably spend all day and night here – it’s an enormous place and we think there should be lots to see and do.

Love M & H

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We spent last night here and we’ll be moving on in about 1hrs time. We hope to get to Bismarck today and then Crookston before Thurs so we can spend all day Friday with JoAnne and the kids.

Love M & H


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