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Postcards – Sepia Saturday

This weeks Sepia Saturday Post is not on theme but I do have a little something different, Postcards, one with a photo, one with quite a bit written on the back that I did my best to transcribe. Enjoy!

Postcard says on the front “Suppose you remember the girl you left behind”

Back is totally filled with writing but no date stamp or identifying info.


Sunday Night 9pm

Dear Joe,

This letter I wrote you Saturday didnt get off as I wasnt through with it when the postman came. I want to tell you now before you read it that it isnt a very cheerful letter but I cant help it Joe. Im homesick lonely and blue and dont sleep one bit at night dreaming and thinking about home and Joe. Ill have to go back someway or somehow I am just losing my mind here. Today is another rainy cold dismal day. I am in the kitchen now by the stove while Rae irons a shirt waist. I made your new watch fob this afternoon. I remember when I took the one to (precor?) what I had made that one the first month we were engaged Jan 1907. I was so happy then and so miserable now. You know (?) swivel was broken so I took mine off of the gold chain (?)

Someday I can get me another one. I got your letter yesterday afternoon telling me you didnt write 7 hour day, I am glad you went out with (?) for a little recreation. I never want to go (?) only home

L0ts of Love, Carnie

You can tear the stamps off this letter here and use them again. Nevermind I will take them off as I need them right now

Rae picked this card out for me to send you its very appropo


Don’t you just love how they are posted with their cigars in their mouths?

Backside reads

“ALL WELL”  and addressed to

Mrs. Ida Baslom

72 Bates Street

Logansport, Indiana

Postmarked “Iowa Sept AM 1907”


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