Sunday, June 23, 2013

In which Roy from Avoca writes to Marion in Pottstown ... again

"This is some Bird Cage, Looks like a church."

This old postcard features Kentucky State Penitentiary in Frankfort, Kentucky. The prison did, indeed, have a bit of a church or castle look to it.

The postcard is dated September 18, 1917, and was sent from Roy Walter in Avoca, Kentucky, (a little east of Louisville, where the card was postmarked) to Miss Marion Boone in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

Roy wrote: "Marion, I would at least appreciate a card from you. This is the second I have wrote. Haven't went back to work as yet, certainly hate that first day. I was in Pittsburg on sunday every-thing closed, it is almost as bad as your little Burg. If you don't answer this time, will think that I am annoying you, and shall not write again. Sincerely yours, Roy."

Don't you wonder if Roy and Marion ever got together again? There is one small hint that they might have, though it's a bit of a long shot.

I found that a woman named Margaret Alice Walter was born on September 7, 1918, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of "Roy and Marion Walter," according to her obituary. The names match up. And it's not inconceivable that Roy and Marion got married, moved to the Wilkes-Barre area and had a daughter in the 12 months between this postcard and Margaret's birth.

1 comment:

  1. I have that post card with me with a picture of Kentucky State Penitentiary which some what look like a church. I am a passionate post card collector and I love adding amazing postcards to my collection.