Watkins Administration Building, Winona, Minnesota. In which are located the general offices of the company. The finest private administration building in the world.
Post marked Redford, Mich. Mar 14, 1915. Addressed to Mrs. Effie Weaver, 92 Tireman, Detroit, Mich.
“Effie, I am going to have the Gleaners next Wed. Will you come. We will meet you and take you back if you will let us know what car.
And, if you are downtown, please get me 3 doz. paper napkins just plain ones if you can’t come send them to me please. Ettie [Marietta Lee Wright, Effie’s sister]
It appears paper napkins were starting to take the place of linen ones in 1915 – one needed to go downtown to get them, but they must have been preferred by Aunt Ettie to having to launder and iron 3 dozen linen ones.
Watkins made a number of household products, spices, and seasonings. They were also famous for their cookbooks into the late 1940s.