Following is a letter from Michel to his grandson Salim with excerpts translated to English.
This letter is dated August 11, 1987, a year before Michel passed away, God bless his soul.
To my beloved grandson Salim
From here from under Lebanon's sky and from the banks of the Berdawni river I take the pen to write you on these pages a few words expressing my great love to you that can't be described by a pen and can't fit the pages ...
... your grandfather who asks God to bless you in all of your endeavors and to grant you good health and prosperity, to live a good and happy life in the shade of a family with sons and daughters by you like heavenly angels on earth hovering around you like spring butterflies with bright colors hopping from one flower to another, flapping their wings in the expanse of nature that smiles at you .. how beautiful ...
... So you could contact her and get to know her well. and in this context you have to discover her emotional secrets upon whose light to play the role of the skilled fisherman and to know how to cast the net and to hold the threads of the game in your hand and to carry the situation towards the better and at the right time. I know you have mastery of the principles of this game, if you are so inclined to realize this future prospect. ...
I conclude these lines by sending you my kisses of longing and love springing from the heart of a grandfather who loves his grandson very very much. I bid you farewell asking God to protect you and peace be with you,
your loving grandfather Michel