Thursday, December 3, 2009

Happy Postcard Friendship Friday, courtesy of our gracious hostess Marie.




This sender may have had writer's block, who knows?

Mailed from Niagara Falls, NY, July 31, 1910 (at 7 PM no less!)
"Dearest Lillian: Please forgive me for not writing you a letter I didn't write to anyone but Mother. Lovingly, Anna."

Early in the 20th century Niagara Falls was a popular honeymoon destination. Perhaps Anna's mother read the advice given by the good Dr. West and was panicky. Anna wrote to reassure her that all was well.

As Dr. West says, "It is advisable that husband and wife should be alone for a week or two, both in order to enjoy each other’s society, and to become thoroughly acquainted with each other. It is also desirable that this relation should be apart from the family and friends of both."

And that includes nosy friends insisting on letters. Thanks, Muse Swings!

Viridian

11 comments:

postcardparadise said...

Oh my goodness, no more colorful geography? I hope you're not done with that, but this is a gem too.

Postcardy said...

Apologizing for not writing a letter seems to be one of the most popular postcard messages--right up there with "wish you were here."

viridian said...

postcardparadise: There will be more geography later, but I felt it was time for a break.

CafebyJW said...

I got similar shot of Niagara Falls, it is beautiful never the less.

Thanks for sharing :)
You Got a Posty

Marie Reed said...

Ahhhh! How amazingly creative of you! I'm sure sure that Anna had writer's block too! Lilian should be more patient:)Happy PFF!

Bob of Holland said...

Great story and the card tickles to go the Niagara Falls, once. happy PFF!

Irene said...

My husband and I did Niagara Falls on our honeymoon. It was great.I don't think I sent postcards.

maryt/theteach said...

Viridian, we went to Niagara Falls on our honeymoon! We got married the Sunday before Thanksgiving and my husband's mother was sure we'd return to have Thanksgiving with them - we didn't! Ha! :)

Snap said...

I love waterfalls (Niagara Falls -- too cool) and love the tie to Marie's card. Happy PFF

Mary said...

Great card. Even better story!

Happy PFF!

Sheila said...

A lovely card, and a great tie-in with the message. :)

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