Wednesday, August 12, 2009

yep, I'll send you one!

This postcard (featuring a Campbell's Soup Girl lookalike) was sent from Cousin Alta in Rock Island, Illinois to Alta Pierce in Lola, South Dakota on February 13, 1914. (Hmm... Alta and Alta. Sounds like these cousins were two of a kind.)




Cousin Alta used the tried and true technique of "when in doubt, write about the weather:

Is it cold there. it is certainly cold here and the wind is blowing hard. Cousin Alta



I'll be in Colorado later this month. If you e-mail your address to me, I promise to send you a postcard detailing the weather.

4 comments:

Mompriest said...

If they'd had the weather channel in those days they would know what kind of weather each was experiencing....

or maybe life was just to hard to talk about anything else?

Or maybe life was just too boring to talk about anything else...

makes ya wonder, though...

dust bunny said...

Gotta have a postcard/weather update!!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

Alta... a woman of so few words.
Alta... a woman who never shut her mouth...

could've been like that. yep.

Colorado... beautiful. that's how the weather will be!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

And the wind is blowing hard.

Somehow that speaks to me.