If you’ve attended a presentation by Michael Angelo Caruso or own one of his info products, you know that his father, Mickey, was quite a man.
When Michael’s mother and Mickey’s wife passed away, Mickey Caruso began writing letters to his eldest son.
The missives became a retroactive diary that chronicled the best of the old man’s life.
Mickey’s stories and anecdotes are both evergreen in their universal appeal and a commentary on his life and times.
The very first letters were written longhand. The next batch were composed using a word processor, and then Mickey began using a computer to communicate.
People everywhere relate to Mickey’s stories!
Michael reads these powerful, funny, and remarkably touching letters to you and your family.
The letters feature:
- A reminder that babies are born with fantastic self-esteem
- Mickey’s memories of growing up the youngest of 12 children
- A musician’s perspective on life (Mickey was a terrific trumpet player)
- How you can use letters to stay connected with your family
- The power of the written word as a legacy (do this with your dad!)
- Some really funny jokes
Mickey’s missives include dozens of wonderful vignettes that helped his son understand life. It turns out that the lessons are also helpful to anyone who is exposed to them.
Letters from Mickey, message from Michael
“The letters became a retroactive diary that chronicled the best of his life and taught me the value of keeping a written record of my memories and thoughts.
“In the summer of 1997, dad and I talked about publishing his letters, but in September of that year, our family changed again.
As the finale played on, the value of the written word became even more apparent and yet another lesson was handed down from my father.
“Dad and I missed our opportunity to work together to publish his letters, but my brothers and I know that he would want you to enjoy the world according to Mickey.
“Dad’s letters were a method passing the benefits of his life lessons to his family. With each person who experiences these letters, Mickey’s family grows.”
You’ll relate if you have or had a dad
Everyone loves this audio product because the idea of having a father or father figure to impart valuable information is the essence of learning.
This is why books like Tuesday’s with Morrie, by Mitch Albom, have been so popular. The Morrie book cover describes the subject as “an old man, a young man, and life’s greatest lesson.”
You’ll be inspired to create a similar legacy for your family by documenting life lessons for your children using the written word, such as emails and blog articles or even recording your stories in audio or video format.
Whatever you decide, best of luck in your quest to create a positive legacy for your loved ones.
Be sure to read Michael’s blog article about fathers.