Valentine's Day reminded me that I had them stashed away, but when I looked at them again I realized that there are also birthday postcards and even an Easter postcard. They are fragile and beautiful and, well, just so fabulous. Considering my family history, it is heartwarming to have these treasures from my grandparent's time. I wonder how many of you are fortunate to have antique cards among your pimentos.
The butterfly appears to have been cut out by hand
and pasted in the center ... maybe by a child?
My guess is it's from a teacher.
"Happy Birthday ... from Johanna." (?)
Transcription, adding some punctuation and capital letters:
Dear Sister, We all wish you a happy birthday and many more. How are you? We are all o.k. Why don't you answer my letter? I guess you are quite busy. I am too. You better come down and get your apron. How are the folks getting along? Hope mama is over her cold by this time. Answer soon. From Winnie John.
I'll leave you with our latest family Valentines, crafted by two nine-year-old boys in the year 2014.
|Henry and Adam|
Adam made one for Papa which reflects his love of motorcycles:
And Henry made one for Bama (that's me) reflecting my love of frogs.
And you'll kindly allow me this fragrant indulgence as I point out that Henry has written words on the hearts on the other side which he feels describe me: "cool, fun, great, funny, rocks, and super awesome!"
Gulp. Blush. The feeling is mutual!
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