Friday, January 1, 2010

vintage new years postcard (or... the more things change, the more they stay the same)

This postcard was sent from cousin Mary in Chicago to cousin Betsey in Kansas on December 30, 1916. It was the time of the First World War, also known as the War to End All Wars. (Well, that didn't happen.)

My Dear Cousin,
May this be a Happy New Year to you Betsey and all your Bairns. Hope you are prospering. We are all well and doing well. Santa was very good to us all. How are the children. Do write me a letter soon and I promise to ans(wer) soon. I suppose you have heard from Aunt Bennie lately. Robert Scott and Robert Proctor was killed in the war. R. Scott was only 20 years old. I only hope no more of our cousins are killed. I think it's time we had peace--write me soon. With love from Arnold & myself--Mary Gabriel.

Mary (I'm sure she wouldn't mind if I include her!) and I wish you a happy, peaceful New Year.


Mompriest said...

indeed...and many blessings for a wonderful 2010!

Rev SS said...

Happy New Year to you and the rest of the family!

Purple said...

Peace...would that not be something to celebrate. It seems "we" have a hard time learning from past lessons.

Merry Happy 2010.