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Are You My Cousin?: Valentine Postcard

Are You My Cousin?

Discovering My Ancestors -- One Cousin at a Time

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I tell the stories of my ancestors’ lives. Whether they lived 20 years ago or 200 years ago, they each have a story to tell. Some ancestors tell their stories willingly. Others must have their stories carefully teased from the records. Sometimes the stories are sad. Sometimes the stories are happy. Sometimes the stories are just funny. Regardless, my ancestors’ stories shaped their lives and the lives of those that followed. Come and share in the tales!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Valentine Postcard

I thought February would be a good time to share some of the Valentine's Day postcards that I have. The above postcard was sent to my great grandmother Esther Lee Richardson prior to her marriage. It reads:
Round is the ring
that has no end.
So is my love for you, my friend.
Guess who?
Unfortunately the date on the postmark has faded, so I do not know the exact year Esther received this card. Nor do I know who sent it? Was "Guess who" Boss Henry Talbott, her future husband? Or was "Guess who" a suitor before Boss Henry came into the picture? (Personally I like to think the sender was my great grandfather Boss Henry.)



Blogger Dorene from Ohio said...

What an wonderful postcard!

February 18, 2010 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Do you have ANY document, letter, anything, that has his signature on it so you could compare???

Great card!

February 18, 2010 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...


I'm pulling out samples of Boss Henry's handwriting today. I have quite a few samples, but his writing varied quite a bit. The writing on this card is actually much neater than his usual writing, but I'm taking a second look. Thanks!

February 19, 2010 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

This postcard takes my breath away! It is stunningly beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing it.
Nancy from My Ancestors and Me

February 19, 2010 at 7:56 PM  

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