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.