Friday, August 12, 2011

messages from the past





Some of the vintage cards in the cache recently received had been sent. At top is the message on one from 1949, referencing a travel journal that had made it it to the sender's state and sparked her interest in communicating with its creator.

The one in the middle is from 1907, a message from a school girl accepting an invitation to play croquet. Reminds me of Anne of Green Gables.

The third one is from a card unsent. Was this a real proposal or a bit of social messaging fluff? Dig the line about the stockings rolled below the knee.

One of my favorite messages, written in pencil as so many long-ago messages were, includes these lines: "We had a supper last night. They gave me about a pint of wild raspberries + a mustard glass of wild strawberries + a jar of thimbleberry jam * a bunch of roses. I'm ironing today."

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