posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 12:48 AM
Mom told me I should sit down and send you this letter. She said that Grandfather wasn't feeling well, and that I should try and take advantage of
the time I can get with you both. I didn't want to write you one of those short, "hi, how are you?" letters, and not much has happened since we
last talked, so I thought I would use this time to ask you some questions. We have this project due on life before the war, and I'm lucky to still
have both grandparents alive, so I hope you don't mind...
So what happened Grandmother?
Did it happen all at once, or does it just seem that way now?
Obviously they just didn't start kicking down doors one day, did they?
Were you all just preoccupied, obsessed with pop culture?
Or did they just lie to you and you trusted them too much to research their actions?
What happened when you realized that you had lost control? Was there a specific action that made grandfather start preparing?
I wonder if it was the first Manhattan attack? I guess not, actually. That one seemed to be explainable...
Was it when they began to take the banks, one by one?
Actually, I remember Grandpa telling us, (I know he hates being called that!) he didn't have that much to begin with, ha ha. I remember that he was
pretty optimistic, for a while anyways, that his trade, and hard work, would pay off later for both of you...
I guess that changed to MUCH later....
SO anyways, can you remember Grandmother? Was it when our debt was called back by China? Or was it the nuclear attack that same year, by "unknown
Was it when they started rationing healthcare? Was that when you knew? When the bodies began to pile up, when the epidemic hit Houston, when they
traced it back to unsecured borders with our former neighbor, Mexico ?( I wonder if any animals will be found thriving in the quarantine zone, once it
opens in 10 more years?)
Was it when hey came to your house Grandmother? When they took Grandfather, for "hoarding", what you and him had saved and prepared for? Was it when
he came back, body broken, spirit all but extinguished?
Or did you rationalize it, like he did? Did you stand by and wait, wait for someone else to lead?
So, what happened grandmother? Did you think that it would all go back to normal? I admit, there are things I've read about life back then, and I
know I wouldn't want it all back, but did you think it would?
What about the night they kicked the door down Grandmother? Why didn't you fight back then? Grandpa's spirit was gone, but not his weapons...
I remember reading your trial card...
You were plugged into that network, and you had advance notice... but yet, nothing.
They found all your gear, weapons, everything.
And when they sent you to prison, why did you not fight? I read the stories, 200 prisoners to every one guard. But again, you did nothing...
I wish that I could say that Grandpa came to his senses, but I remember Mom telling me you were both saved by those troops from Texas...
That Grandpa had to be coaxed from his detention center....
But never again, right Grandmother! I mean, we don't let history repeat itself, do we? Not when we can learn about the mistakes. I only wish that
your generation had all the information available that we have, that you had a democracy enabled and active, to prevent what happened....
Oh, I forgot, you did...
So what happened Grandmother?