I got a reply, but I’m not sure if it was the one I wanted

I got a reply to the letter I sent out two weeks ago.  It was short and to the point, and I guess in hindsight it’s probably exactly the response I should have expected, but in another way, I know there was something ‘off’ about it.

The letter I sent was very simple and lacked any reference to my current situation – I certainly wasn’t going to send a complete stranger a letter about horrible dreams and supernatural monsters.  I told them who I was and who my grandfather was, and I said I was looking for information about him for a family genealogical study.  I said that I had gotten the name address from some his old correspondence, and I wondered if the recipient had any information about my grandfather that they would be willing to share.   Continue reading