Sunday, August 17, 2014

Postcard from Milton Kansas to Galesburg Illinois 1906 An American Greeting Postcard

Dear Cousin - We are all well hope you are the same.  Allen went to Wichita last night and Glenn and I stayed alone and don't you think we are brave. Your cousin Nettie
Cousins name is Maude R of Galesburg Illinois.  

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Waving the American Flag at Wawona Big Tree Grove, Yosemite National Park

Troops coming through the big tree at Wawona, Yosemite National Park.  Note the 2 ladies on the base of the tree  waving an American Flag.1920 Postmark.  I have seen many postcards showing the drive through tree in Yosemite, but not this view of what look like troops on horseback. I wish it was in better condition.

Now that I look at this postcard I wonder if those ladies are really standing on the tree.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A hot Saturday so working on repairing Ephemera

It is 100 in Central California and not unusual for July.  I would like to think August will be better but it will probably be the same.  So I have been working on some maps and Vintage valentines.  I usually do not repair but once in awhile a dab of glue is all you need.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Letter content from Navy envelope "code suggestions: Pacific ocean

Mailed to Mrs. Roy Stouder of Goshen Indiana.  Letter passed by Navy Censor.
Interesting enclosures - long letter to his wife about finances,  attending picture shows and general news.  The INTERESTING enclosure is a list of Code that Roy will use to tell his wife where he is located.  He even gave some example sentences such as.......Cigarettes are sure scarce here, sometimes Id almost walk 500 miles for one (meaning we are about 500 mi north of the Philippines.
Here are some of the words that if he uses them in his letter
Chevron - Russia
Cat - Hawaiian Islands
Court House - Central China

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