‘E’ and ‘W’ – the short version of the long story

Once upon a time there were two families with an abundance of children who brought two mothers together.  Committed to teaching our children propriety and respect, she was addressed as Mrs. Estabrook and I as Mrs. Wennerstrom…over time the three syllable names were shortened to Mrs. E and Mrs. W.    (I know, I know, ‘w’ has three syllables…)  In due course, as the children became adults and relationships deepened with some, the ‘Mrs.’ was just too formal.  Since we are both ‘Susan’, first names didn’t work.  Thus, ‘W’ was born, followed by ‘E’ in short order.  So endearing now to hear even the grandchildren refer to us this way!



Do you have stories, short or long, of friendship and connection?  I would love to hear them!


Filed under Family history, Interiors

3 responses to “‘E’ and ‘W’ – the short version of the long story

  1. Susan Estabrook

    W Very nicely done! Lots of years… Lots of stories… Loving you from Paris. E

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. Karen Blake

    Friends seem to appear in many different times of your life. You have friends when you do not have children, you have friends when your children are involved, and then friends when they are gone. Some follow along through all your changes and love you…”just because”, and some disappear…It is good to have an “E” in your life….

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