Optomistic Miss — 1918


What’s the use of worrying?  Smiles will help you more than frowns; Better make the best of things, for life is full of ups and downs.   [then, hand written} Optimistic Miss.  Gartner & Bender Publs, Chicago

Post marked Detroit, Mich.  Oct 4, 1918.  Addressed to Mrs. Florence Weaver, 1346 W. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio.

“Dear Florence,  You did not write this week.  You should of gotten your case last Saturday.  Did you get it?  I write you that you sadly missed getting Butter and Eggs.  They are coming down here.  Got a card from Lee [Weaver, Florence’s husband] yesterday.  To bad he is as far away from home.  But guess it is nearly over.  Write. Mother, Daddy [Effie Lee and Lemuel Weaver, Florence’s in-laws]”

OK, Grandma Florence was getting a talking to by her mother in law, Great Grandma Weaver.  Grandma must have taken off for her mother’s in Columbus without cancelling her order for butter and eggs.  Effie was letting her know.  She was also letting her know that she expected her to write EVERY week.  This explains a lot of the stories about later years between Florence and Effie.   They did not get along well.

Grandpa Lee was stationed at Fort Terry in New York during this time (WW I).




About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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