Tuesday, June 2, 2009

To Ida on the farm

Addressed to Miss Ida Patton, Monticello, Ill., R.D. #1 [rural Delivery route #1] Postmarked Peoria Ill March 8 1915.

“With Hearty Greetings: As time goes onward/May each Birthday be/Brighter and ever brighter/Dear, to thee.
Good Morning – This is just to wish the very Best Birthday and the happiest New Years for you – Cheer up – Spring’s on the way- Winter’s on its last legs & they are wobbly- Presume you are busy these days with the new little chicks- Hope you will have hundreds of them this year – We did think Spring had come, but have had 3 days of snow & colder weather – Saw Jennie at Church and S.S. [Sunday school] – There’s a birthday kiss for you - with my love Lucy P.D.”

Monticello is a small town not far from Champaign-Urbana, in central Illinois. Ida however is out in the country, on the rural delivery route. Raising chicks is another clue she is on a farm. I like the message here of one friend cheering up another.


Margo said...

I love the "hearty greetings"... can't imagine saying that these days, but sounds very 1915. And a very nice message. Thanks for sharing!

Karla Cook @ Roads to Everywhere said...

Oh, I love that! What a fun blog! I'll have to come back and read some more "hearty greetings"!


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