Introduction to Letters to Lillian
I have bad news. Last week was the last letter. Jim died in the hospital, and Lillian never married. She worked as a paralegal, lived at home with her father, and died in 1957 of cancer.
The legend in the family was that Lillian had had a sweetheart who had died in South America. Fresno doesn't have quite the same ring to it, does it?
My parents have been trying to track down an official obituary, but haven't been able to find one. So you are welcome to think, if you wish, that Jim was sent home from the mine and reunited with Lillian and they lived happily ever after. Maybe they did.