This is a story of life.

Told through letters stretching over 50 years between two cousins - Marie Rutledge from Dublin and her cousin in America.

The letters, which are very much a personal history of the time, are read by Ann Marie Horan and are interspersed with memories of Marie from her daughter Frances Donoghue

Produced by Celia Donoghue

Production supervision by Lorelei Harris.

An Irish radio documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish radio documentaries.