From Cousin Edie M Wood
I will look out for you on Sat at 12.33. There is a chance of my missing it as I can only catch it by allowing 1 1/2 hours margin! Oh
Mary Anne McIntosh writing to David Monroe Henderson while they were courting each other in the Big Horn Basin, Wyoming.
It’s a good thing you didn’t turn round and come back, for I’m afraid I would have gone home whether I got a certificate or not.
I won’t be through until tomorrow morning but I’m going home and see the basketball game Saturday night. I’ll stay until after Mutual if you won’t be too tired after your trip to take me to Otto. I’m afraid you won’t feel much like doing it.
I had two Thanksgiving dinners yesterday. I was at Effie Gould’s for dinner and stayed all afternoon. Mrs Lou Blakesley invited me to her house for supper but I didn’t intent to go. Just as we were sitting down to supper, the Blakesley girls came after me so I had to go.
Well, I must quit or you won’t get this tonight.
In 1912 the US mails over 900,000,000 postcards a year. They cover a wide range of topics including racial subjects. This interesting image shows a white young matron giving a basket of Thanksgiving goodies to an old man in a tattered coat, a “mammy figure” and a young boy holding a raccoon. The basket contains a turkey, a pie, a bottle of wine, wrapped presents and what appear to be books. This image of “white benevolence” is probably quite different than what was experienced by African-Americans in the South at the time
Mrs william Wilbur
Wishing you a hearty Thanksgiving.
Mrs Helen Starr
Old homesteads sacred to all that can gladden or sadden the heart of man.
Thrice welcome the day in its annual round
What treasures of Love in its bosom are found
New England’s high holiday, ancient and dear
Twould be twice as welcome if twice in a year
November 19, 1912
We are all. Grandpa is feeling pretty well. The girls like the school better now. How is everybody and John & baby. Well this is all for this time.