Dear Mom and Dad, 

 I found this picture today.

I miss you. I wish you didn’t leave us. I know It ain’t your fault though.

Look how happy Darry looks with you guys.

He ain’t smile like that in a while, not even soda can make him smile like that.

we’re all doin’ just fine,Soda and Darry work alot to help pay for the bills.

I’m doin’ real good to,and in school. Darry says with my grades I could get a scholarship for track (I gotta lay off the cigarettes though) that could pay for college but I aint sure what I wanna do in life just yet.

Last year I ran into some trouble with the Socs but don’t worry I made it okay.

The gang misses you too,especially Dallas. He always told me "You’ve got quite a mom” and  that you knew the score. I remember that you could talk to Dallas and keep him from getting into a lot of trouble. 

I always knew you was golden and beautiful…I sure miss you,mom.

Of course I miss dad just the same. He was always an original person,making everyone smile just like Soda. Soda sometimes reminds me of you, dad.

Soda and Darry miss you both just as I do. 

I dream you guys back to life almost every night.

Take good care of Johnny and Dallas in heaven…they both deserve that kind of love that they never got from their own folks,more Johnny then anything. And I know you’ll love em like you loved Darry,Soda,and I.

 

Love always,

your youngest boy, Ponyboy.