Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Pack Your Bags: We're Going on a Guilt Trip!

Some of you have expressed interest in my old postcards (or at least humored me), so for now I plan to post one postcard every week or so...


This postcard with a scene of Hellgate Canyon at Missoula, Montana has a postmark of November 1910. It was written and sent from Loveland, Colorado (where I used to live!) and mailed to Portland, Oregon (close to where I now live!)

Of course I don't know who R.E.B. (the author) was, but it looks to me as if she (or he) was trying to make poor Mrs. Frankie Cleek feel guilty:


Am still looking for that promised letter. Saw yours and Leonard's pictures at home last wk, and are much pleased with Frankie, hubby and house. Have a more distinct one taken and send us, but we are glad to get this one, as we're thankful for small favors -- Ever, R.E.B.

I wonder what Mrs. Frankie Cleek thought when she read this postcard. Did she succumb to the guilt trip and sit right down to write a letter and have that more "distinct" picture taken?

I'd like to think that Frankie was one of those unflappable, laid back people -- in which case the guilt trip didn't really work, and any letter or picture she sent to R.E.B. was done when she felt like getting around to it.

7 comments:

mompriest said...

That would have been response - when I'm good and ready...hrumph...

dust bunny said...

My guess is that R.E.B. is still waiting.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

REB sounds pushy...

Barbara B. said...

Yep, I agree with all of you! :)

Presbyterian Gal said...

Hmmm "Hellgate Canyon". Sounds like where I am living.

I will take a picture and send it to REB.

Barbara B. said...

PG, That would be funny if it wasn't funny...
:(

Anonymous said...

I am amazed... I purchased a couple of old postcards addressed to Frankie Cleek today! No R.E.B. but she did apparantly live in Colorado briefly after moving from Missouri in 1907. From there she ended up in Portland, OR with her new husband, Leonard. Her sister Alma was also wondering why Frankie hadn't written in so long. She must have not been the best correspondant.