The box was sent by my aunt, my dad's older sister. She's had these records for years, but I've never been successful in getting copies of them from her, so I was very surprised to receive an email the other day indicating that she had just sent me all of her originals. She had a health scare recently that fortunately came out for the best--maybe that was part of it. Maybe it's also that I'm the only one of my generation who seems to care one iota about this stuff. Who knows.
The email I received actually came from my dad, who forwarded it to me at my aunt's request. Her note to him read, in part:
The new keeper of the keys is duly honored."I sent her the originals because she is well organized and persistent; therefore a good keeper of the keys."