Thanksgiving Greetings – 1911


Thanksgiving Greetings. 2277.  Printed in Germany.

Post marked Redford, Mich.  Nov. 26, 1911.  Addressed to Mrs. Effie L[Lee] Weaver, 94 Tireman Ave, Detroit, Michigan

“Aunt Effie, Wonder if you have been sick with a cold.  Hope not.  We will look for Lee [Weaver, Effie’s son] out Thanksgiving.  Wish the rest could come.  Papa [Stephen A. D. Wright] was going to bring your potatoes today, but it rained.  All are well.  Grandma [Esther Jenks Lee, Effie’s mother] and Estelle [Wright]”

Estelle was the daughter of Effie’s sister, Marietta Lee Wright.  Apparently, only Grandpa Lee was going to attend the family Thanksgiving dinner in Southfield this year.

One of the more interesting things about the post cards printed in this period was that the pictures were embossed or raised to give them dimension.  This gave the picture a greater look, but it made it much more difficult to write on the back of the post card.  Cousin Estelle’s writing implement of choice was a fountain pen (or a nib dipped in ink) which is better than some of the post cards that were written in pencil, but it also left some interesting globs of ink in he indents in the card.


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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