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Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Look Back ~

yesterday, I received a christmas card from my sister Louisea & her family...
along with her handwritten wishes of a Merry Christmas and sentiment of love, was this:

an antique, embossed postcard ~
perfect condition, beautiful colors.
 ...can you imagine sending your holiday greetings for 1 cent?
those were the days...

~ one penny ~
simply address to:
Miss Lucille Bernhard Tyrrell, Ohio R.R.#1
and of course, the tiny handwritten script on the back...
which reads:
"Tues P.M. ~
Dear Lucille; Thanks for your pretty card. I can't hardly wait until I see you. Made more candy today. Hope your teeth are all allright, to help eat it.
Aunt Cora has a baby girl, another skunk yesterday.
Wish I could visit your school Friday. Didn't we have a good time last Xmas? Mind about the calendar? Mary"
tiny penciled script
 this postcard is 9 days shy of it's 100 year postmark date ~
hope I age as gracefully
 the postmark even has the time stamped on it...do we still do that?
now we have to track, confirm and insure.
and they still don't get it right.
1912 DEC 18 8AM
wishing you all a simpler holiday!
Blessings from the Farm


Judy said...

Wow! What a treasure you havr there...and to think folks atr still enjoying it 100 years later! Thanks foe sharing!


cucki said...

such a sweet post..
love for you x

gracie said...

How wonderful to have that!

jennifer768 said...

Wow, that is awesome!Thanks so much for sharing it.Hugs,Jen

denise said...


bettyj said...

I have appox 125 of those old post cards. Most are from Ohio. Was that mark Tunnel Hill, per chance?

Shirley Hill said...

What a nice pre-Christmas gift to get!

Carin said...

Thats a great card !!

Cottonwood Lane Primitives said...

Gave me chills. That handwriting reminds me of my mom's. Beautiful card. What a perfect gift. ~Roberta

s said...

What a wonderful post! Thanks for sharing! I love old post cards!

Anonymous said...

I loved this post, it had such a calming effect on me after a long day working retail. Thank you!


Rugs and Pugs said...

Lori ~
Just love those old postcards! What fun.
Hugs :)

Lori Ann Corelis said...

I treasure all these old greetings I have . . what I little peek into the past . . . she sounds like a happy person!
Must be all that candy!

Be Merry & Bright!

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