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.