Friday, October 9, 2009

frenemy in Ortonville?

Hmm... either the Friday Fives are getting harder or I'm getting more shallow. (I opted out last week too!) So instead of playing today's Friday Five I'm playing Nancy Drew and trying to unravel the mystery of an old postcard.



But before we get to the postcard mystery, here's another one. Who the heck is with Nancy? I would imagine the guy is Ned. But who's in the yellow dress? That doesn't look like something George would wear, and the gal looks a bit too *ahem* trim for Bess.

Anywhooo, moving on to the postcard. The front features the court house in Ortonville, Minnesota. I can't tell the date -- the postmark is smudged -- but it's probably in the 1907 to 1914 era.



Now for the back and the mystery message:



Hello there-
You can't dodge this on eather, I know more then you think I do. From a friend in Ortonville Minn.


Wonder if Mr. George Johnson in Palermo, North Dakota found that unsettling... or just silly.

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

Sounds a little creepy....

(I couldn't do the FF, either.)

Mompriest said...

I can't tell if its humorous or creepy...definitely odd, out of context...

Presbyterian Gal said...

Maybe the modern George is tarted up now!

And that postcard....perhaps was replied to with a large flour sack of unmarked bills.....

dust bunny said...

The postcard is just plain stalker-ish, but I have a theory re: the Nancy Drew pic---either Bess went all brunette AND become a life-time member of Weight Watchers (The Early Years), or George was channeling her inner Coco Channel.

Barbara B. said...

intriguing theory... :)

Diane said...

I've been having trouble with the FF for a few weeks.

by the way, I've been to Ortonville! on the SD, MN border!

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