” Howdy! How are you getting along? When are you comming (coming) up? I told Vesta I would send you a card. guess I will have to keep my promise. you will have to put on your specles (spectacles) to read this. I will write to you some day. Tell Uncle Col. E. Whellor Aunt Pug don’t know I got this. don’t know why she’d say she knew it. But I was down town & see (saw) it and though (thought) I’d get it for you since it was pretty. I’m not going to tell her either. We have lots of sewing to do. Have lots of (?). Tell Vesta to hurry up. tese (these) chigers (chiggers) are itchen (itching, underlined) like (?). We have plenty of butter & milk now. Have my post card book about full now. I took (unable to decipher) card with the (?) on it. I think it is swell. (?) to very mean fight to get it. Well I’m running short on space. But can’t help it. We are all well. write soon. D.B. ”
Believe it or not, the above message was on one side of this postcard in VERY tiny writing. D.B. wasn’t kidding when he/she said spectacles were needed to read the message. I used a magnifying glass.
Aunt Pug Doesn’t Know
I wonder what Aunt Pug doesn’t know about, but says she does? D.B. said it was pretty. He/she wasn’t going to tell Aunt Pug, so maybe it was a surprise? Isn’t it fun to speculate?
Postcard Hobby in 1908
I noticed D.B. mentions a post card book. Glad to read the postcard hobby is alive and well back in 1908. It would be interesting to read other first hand accounts of postcard collecting in the early 20th century. Note, D.B. separates post and card. I’ve always used “postcard”. I wonder which is right.
** Be sure to stop by the blog, The Best Hearts Are Crunchy, to view the many postcards shared on Postcard Friendship Friday.