To whom it may concern:
I write this letter to confirm this is the residence of [redacted], my mother.
Today’s date is May 22, 2029 and as of right now, my mother is 83 years old. She has expressed her wish, clearly and repeatedly to her family and to several authorities in question, that she wishes to remain at her own house until the time of her death. She retains powers of attorney and, with deep regret, our family has chosen to respect her wishes.
She is aware that this area will be depopulated and scheduled for rewilding and will gradually lose access to services such as water and sewage, gas and electricity, telecommunications and internet, health and medical support, as well as government services such as police, fire and emergencies services.
It is our sincere hope that this letter is not required and that my mother will join us at Planet City; we would gratefully welcome her back.
In the event that this letter is discovered and my mother is deceased, however, we request repatriation of her remains to [redacted], currently of:
Lat Long (41.704185, -86.877302)
GPS Coordinates 41° 42′ 15.066” N86° 52′ 38.2872” W
I am writing you this letter to let you know how much she was loved and to give you a glimpse of what she was like, in the hope this may encourage you to treat her kindly and with care. We are aware that it may not be possible to repatriate her remains or to locate us in the event of considerable time passing.
[Redacted] was born in the Philippines shortly after the Second World War, and migrated to Australia in the mid-seventies to leave the distress of the Marcos regime. In Australia, she worked in a range of jobs including the legal, government and business sectors and helped several of her siblings to migrate to Australia as well. Hard-working and vibrant, with an uncanny sharp turn of phrase, she eventually struck out on her own as small business owner. She was proprietor of a small ice cream parlour, [redacted], for over 15 years, where she became a much-beloved member of the local business community. She was always energetic and passionate about family, notwithstanding the usual disagreements and discords that come from raising children in a culture different to your own. She enjoyed shopping, eating out with friends, watching period dramas and spending time with her family, although many members were scattered across the globe. As a grandmother, Lola [redacted], was fierce and protective and full of fun for her two granddaughters. On our last day together, she was surrounded by a small group of family members. She seemed resolute and calm about the future. We ate chocolate cake and opened presents, listened to music, and reminisced about happier times. She was prepared with a good vegetable garden and an extraordinary store of dry, tinned and canned goods.
Please find enclosed here:
- Pictures of my mother, her family, friends and loved ones
- Some memorabilia from her favourite neighbourhood cafes and restaurants • A lock of hair from her grandchildren’s first haircuts
- A few pieces of artwork created by her grandchildren when they were young.
My wish for my mother is for her to always know how much we love her, and to live the remainder of her life with the dignity and independence she so deeply valued.
Our family desperately hopes for her return and pray you treat her kindly.