The post cards in this blog post are from the collection of Myrtle HILLARD BURROUGHS (1903-1977). She was my first cousin, twice removed – the first cousin of my grandmother, Goldie PRICE HEISER (1893-1919).
First up is one is from Sallie PYLES PRICE (1862-1940) to Gertrude ‘Gertie’ PRICE HILLARD (1874-1953).
This is one of the few things I have written in Sallie’s handwriting. She was my GGM. She and my GGF, Montgomery PRICE (1859-1947), raised my dad to be the awesome man that he was. I have a lot of love and respect for them because of that.
On this card, Sallie calls Gertie ‘sis’. This reinforces the belief that they were close in heart. They were sisters-in-law; Montgomery and Gertie were siblings. This card was likely sent around 1910.
Next is this one is from Goldie PRICE (1893-1919) to Myrtle HILLARD (1903-1977), when they were both girls and unmarried.
Goldie and Myrtle were first cousins; Goldie the daughter of Montgomery and Sallie PRICE, Myrtle the daughter of James and Gertie (PRICE) HILLARD.
Goldie was my grandmother, my dad’s mom. Knowing the birth dates of Goldie and Myrtle, and Goldie’s marriage date, I date this card around 1910 also.
This is the only thing I have in Goldie’s handwriting. She died from the Spanish Influenza in 1919 when she was 25. Tragic.
The third one is a Christmas pudding on a sleigh.
At least I think it’s a Christmas pudding. Maybe it’s a meatball. Why is it on a sleigh? Your guess is as good as mine. Some cards of that era were odd. There is no writing on the back of it.
Finally we have a soldier on the steps with a dead turkey in a basket and some other parcel.
The art work on this one is lovely, and the scene is classic. He’s not an American soldier by the look of the uniform. I’m thinking French, maybe. The printed words on the back appear to be French. There is no writing on the back.
Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to each of you. I hope there is joy in whatever you do over these busy days.
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