Friday, December 12, 2008

Among my mother's keepsakes

Evidently, cards for all occasions were given in person when Mother was a child, because very few of the cards she kept have stamps.

This one was given by my mom to her older sister, my Aunt Ruby.

This one just cracks me up. Obviously the cartoonist who created it figured if men gave women their right to vote, men would be reduced to nothing more than skirt-wearing sissies. Or is that a woman looking manly? What do you think?

A nice Thanksgiving card, sent by my great-grandmother to my Aunt Ruby.

And this one has a stamp! Funny though, it has no cancellation mark.

I love these glimpses of the "old days", long before my time.

And now, a page from a newspaper of 1934. Click on any of these to see them larger.

My parents had been married two years when this paper came out. Mother had many tales of hard times, the Depression, and the droughts they suffered in those days. She told me more than once that the Depression really didn't affect her and Daddy much because they were already so poor, they couldn't see a difference.

I wonder if my mom can peek down from her eternal home and see me enjoying all this stuff she packratted away.


Midlife Mom said...

You have so many wonderful treasures that your mother left you. Don't you just love the old cards and the writing?

I don't know how people work shift work. When I used to cut hair I would have men come into the shop that worked shift work and they said it was really hard to adjust. My brother works nights but at least it's the same schedule every day.

My sister and I are always saying if we start talking about our bowels just shoot us too! haha! My grandmother and her sister were always discussing their bowels and we would just cringe! Her sister would complain that her bowels were 'tired'! What do you suppose that meant????? lol!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It looks like you are enjoying all the treasures left by your Mom. How wonderful to have those memories from the past.

'On Ya'-ma

Jon said...

No treasures are as good as the old ones! Thanks for sharing these - as an indefatigable pack rat, I can appreciate them! Jon

Adirondackcountrygal said...

What wonderful keepsakes to enjoy!

loopymamain06 said...

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