This is going to be brief. Ir’s part of a letter from my Grandmother Eloise in Chicago. I came across it while decluttering and although it’s a long letter, I found her last paragraph timely and thought you might find it interesting, too. Here goes:
“I am forgetting about the election and what it may mean. Things are bad and they are not going to get any better in the near future – many changes are going on that are revolutionary in their possibilities – and we find even the days and temperatures and the climates making drastic changes in a few years. We have had almost spring-like weather up to now [this was written in December] – just an occasional cold day – and not anything like real winter. It was the same last year and then one did not need a heavy wrap until after January and then I wore my fur coat only a few times. Also the days are longer for this time of year – it is an interesting time in the history of the whole world and in another 50 years there will be so many developments and changes in humanitarian values and interests that one will be amazed to look back – that is what I think. So I am content to let the world roll by, just making a little effort where I can to learn the A B C of things here and there.
But you are now wondering what about this I found so interesting. It’s the date. Grandmother wrote this to my father nearly ninety years ago on December 5, 1932. What is that saying: “the more things change, the more they stay the same”?
“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again. There is nothing new under the sun. ” Ecclesiastes 1:9