This Edition's (9th) theme of A Festival of Postcards is Locomotion. I was able to find a postcard among grandma Hazel's stuff that fit into this category.
I can't really tell who was "caught with the goods" here, the people in the carriage making it's way down the road, or the man reaching out. Mainly because I can't tell what the man is holding in his hand, a garden tool, or the tongue of a trailer (could you hitch a trailer to a carriage back then?). If the latter is true, then he is definitely the culprit!
The postcard is address to Mrs. W. C. Piggott in Pegram, Idaho. It reads:
Jan. 16_'11Dear Hazel & Will;I suppose you thinkI have forgotten youbut I have not I havejust been to lazy towrite. Merlin wasover yesterday alsoa week ago or elseI would have beendead for it is offellonesome here. Howare you? Are youstill alive? I guessyou have heard aboutLevi Long's wife leaving him.When are you coming down.Ans soon. Love from Mattie
I wonder who poor Levi Long was?