As I mentioned in a post
in 2017, for Christmas I decorate my mantle with antique postcards. I bought these from boxes in antique shops. Since it is now properly after
Thanksgiving, I have now placed my Christmas decorations; and for fun I present to you a couple of those postcards.
|Postmarked December 27, 1915|
Master Charles Schoonover, Argosy, Ind., P.O.B. 82.
Dear Buddie; We arrived here in Chicago alright last night. We are going down town today[.] Am going to buy you your muff[.] Maybe[.] Love Helen
Happy New Year
You must be a good boy Buddie, + Helen will bring you some things + your muff. Best Love + Kisses to Mama + Papa
|Postmarked December 23, 1920|
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Stiles, Milan, N.H. R.F.D. #1
Well folks how do you do this Winter and how is Dwight? Does he walk alone yet? I would like to see all of you very much[.] Do you have a Xmas tree at the school house this year? Hasn't this been a fine Winter so far? A good many are going with autos yet. Suppose you are just as busy as ever, on the jump all the time. Would like to hear some selections on the piano tonight, it would sound pretty good to me. With love from Ina
It's amusing how Helen is focused on a muff for Buddie. A muff she may or may not purchase! Was Helen Buddie's big sister? An aunt?
Ina has more to say than Helen. I'm not sure what she means by "A good many are going with autos yet." I think I'm missing a meaning of "yet." Is she saying that a lot of people are driving cars? Or not
driving, because of the winter weather? I really like the phrase "on the jump all the time." Ina's thoughts are appropriately scattered for a missive on a postcard. I'd like to hear some selections on a piano myself; and I enjoy the image of little Dwight walking alone at last.