I knew Mom had headaches. I had heard stories of my grandmother's headaches. What I found today were letters written in 1886 to my great grandmother by her doctor, recommending various remedies for her debilitating headaches.
The paper is fragile and brittle, but the handwriting is beautiful and sweeping. The gentle swish of a quill pen across the page is almost audible as I read the words that have survived 120 years.