Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year, and why didn't you come when we butchered?

This festive "Happy New Year" postcard was postmarked on January 1, 1914, and mailed to Nathaniel Howard of Wrightsville, Pennsylvania (which was previously mentioned in this recent post about Belsnickel). The message to Nathaniel, in what looks like a child's cursive writing, states:
"Dear Uncle, Let us know why you didn't come up when we butchered. I had phoned down. We thought you may be sick. Let us know. It worried Mamma that you did not come. From Sadie."
So, today's lesson: Don't skip family butcherings.

Detail from the postcard...

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