Monday, November 29, 2010

Amanuensis Monday - 1948 Postcard

I found this postcard at the AVONDALE ANTIQUE MART in Jacksonville yesterday.

It is postmarked 
Williamsburg, VA.
Aug 11, 1130 AM
1948 and addressed to 
Miss Joanna Potter
Atlantic City

So glad we decided
on this trip. It is all
you say. We love it.
Virginia is beautiful.
Went to Jamestown and
Yorktown yesterday.
Love to you & your mother.
Feeling fine.  Ethel & Blanche

Unfortunately I have not been able to find anything on Miss Joanna Potter or learn how she is connected to Ethel and Blanche. Hopefully a relative will find this post so I can reunite them with the postcard.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Amanuensis Monday - 1909 Postcard to Mrs. Crump

I found this postcard a while back at the St. John's Flea Market.

It is postmarked Oct 12, 1909 and addressed to Mrs. M. R. Crump, Box 191, Mart, Tex. It reads:

Dear Edith-
sure you think
I am never going
to write you, but
I surely am in
a few days. En-
joyed your letter
very much. Like
my work fine and
am getting along
nicely. Kiss the
little girls and son for me, and write soon. x Jane

I have been able to find the Crump family in the census, but have not been able to find out who Jane, the author of the postcard was or how she was connected to Edith.

Name:Edith May Crump
Home in 1920:Mart, McLennan, Texas
Estimated birth year:abt 1885
Relation to Head of House:Wife
Spouse's name:Morris R Crump
Father's Birth Place:Illinois
Mother's Birth Place:Illinois
Marital Status:Married
Able to read:Yes
Able to Write:Yes
Household Members:
Morris R Crump42
Edith May Crump35
Fred Crump16
Agnes L Crump14
Irene Crump11
Johnie Crump9
Amie Laura Crump1
[1 11/12] 
Edith Crump0

Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Mart, McLennan, Texas; Roll: T625_1831; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 131; Image: 572.

Maybe a Crump family descendant would be interested in this postcard, or knows who Jane is and we could get the postcard to her relatives.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1909 Postcard

Today's treasure comes from grandma Hazel's stuff. It is a postcard written to my gr-great- grandma Piggott.

It's postmarked Salt Lake City, 1909 and addressed to Mrs. E. C. Piggott; Bloomington, Idaho.  It reads:

Dear Mama
All well. I am
at Aunt Abbie's.
She sends her love
to both & was glad
to hear from you.
Am going to Aunt 
Alice's soon (today)
and have been 
in store all a.m.
having a small 
black hat trimmed
so you see I'm
busy Uncle & Annie
will be home today.  Best love, Alice

The Aunt Abbie she refers to is Abbie Piggott, sister of William Henry Piggott, Alice's father.  I haven't yet figured out who "Uncle & Annie" are.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - Barker-Pickett Family Reunion

I found this Barker - Pickett Family Newsletter among the items that Daniell scanned for me.  Even though there is a page missing it's a priceless little treasure to me because I never knew that there were Barker family reunions.

Page 2 of this particular newsletter is missing.  Page 1 announces that this is the last newsletter and I especially love these two sentences - "Save your copies please. In twenty years or so those of us still living and descendants not yet born will value them."

It also announced "The end of the reunion". No fair, I never got to go to one, or so I thought until mom told me that this picture was taken at a Barker family reunion.

Mom & I at Barker - Pickett Family Reunion in Logan
Canyon, Utah, September 1963.

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