While I was at the Finders Keepers antique store in Pocatello, Idaho I found this adorable postcard with a picture of a cow on it (I love cows).
Postmarked Oct 27, 1909 from Washington, D.C. and addressed to Master John T. Carruthers, North Fork, Loudoun County, Va. This writing is a little hard to decipher, but I will do my best to transcribe it.
10/27/09Hello my dearlittle babies . I wish Icould see you bothnow. I don't knowwhether I will havea chance to do anything with the pic-tures this or notas I am feelingso bad.Lovingly, Uncle Carl.
From what I have been able to find out about John T. Carruthers is that he was born about 1908 in Virginia and had a twin sister named Helen. I am assuming that uncle Carl (whoever he is) was referring to the two of them when he said 'babies'. I can't figure out why he was writing to babies though.
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia; Roll 294; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 91
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Mount Gilead, Loudoun, Virginia; Roll T625_1893; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 76
Hopefully there is a descendant of John T. Carruthers out there who would enjoy this postcard.