Sunday, February 13, 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♥