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Sunday, February 13, 2011

♥Valentine 1911♥2011♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

I just remembered that I had a few antique Valentines tucked away in a little drawer of my desk, so I decided to just have a peek. I found one that is most appropriate~it is dated February 12, 1911 and was sent to an aunt and uncle in Broad Ripple, Indiana, where I live, from their niece Altha in Dayton, Ohio. The message is very typically conversational between an aunt and uncle and niece but shows the warmth of thinking of your relatives on such a lovely holiday. Looking in the Census of 1910 I found Aunt Mary and Uncle Parker. They were 65 in 1910, very excited I'm sure to order a new vacuum cleaner.
I don't remember buying it for the reason of it being sent to Broad Ripple, Indiana and I bought it so many years ago that I would never think to get it out of the drawer in 2011..in fact, I think I just picked up a few at a sale that were pretty, paid my money and left. Now years later I see that my subconscious had forethought.
♥Happy Valentine's Day♥


♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

or else a pretty close looking through that rear view mirror of yours...
i am in awe of that coincidence. i love coincidence. have i told you that yet?
happy, happy velentine to you all.
♥ ♥ ♥

trashsparkle said...

A century later - that is a lovely coincidence. I love finding cards sent all those years ago to nearby addresses. Is it a "big thing" in America for family to send valentines cards? I don't think we do that here.

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A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Love your Valentine treasure! Hope the sun comes out for you today.
A very Happy Valentine's Day to you, Kim.

LadyCat said...

What a lovely postcard! I love vintage postcards, too. And this one is exactlty 100 yeras old!!!
Serendipity : )

Paula said...

I love old Valentines. I have one that was given to my grandmother when she was in first grade...she's now 94 years old. Thanks for sharing this one with us. Hope you had a nice day. I'll have to write about what my husband got for me for Valentine's Day! It was the most thoughtful gift!

Hope you're doing well, Kim!