Wednesday, 9 February 2011

1897


I am running a short series on the postcards that over the years postcards slipped behind the fireplace surround in the front parlour which we now use as a library.  This is the oldest one, dated 28 December 1897 and addressed to Miss Chrystal, Burnbrae, Lawson.

The message which is only half there says something about a basket of figs; something for the boys; find your empty .. back by Mary on Wednesday .. she passes through, all ... hope you are the same.


8 comments:

  1. a classic idea, love the ink and the writing very evocative

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  2. It's lovely! The handwriting is so beautiful, and I simply love old postcards with the history and mystery behind them:)

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  3. I can't agree more with Peter and Joo. What a fantastic find!

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  4. Not many people have such beautiful handwriting these days. I am quite a postcard sender, nice picture and a few words!

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  5. It must've been a wonderful moment to discover this cache.
    Can't wait to see what is next.:)p

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  6. Ditto with the other comments. I am deeply immersed in family reunion organising at the moment, and living in the past a lot. This is most suitable to my frame of mind.

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  7. Mark, it was the previous owners who discovered the items. They left them for us as they believed they belonged to the house ... I am so glad they did and will certainly leave them for the next owners. Which reminds me I had better write a note about them on the back of the frame just in case I am taken out in a casket.

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