A Merry Christmas.
Post marked Corning, Ohio. Dec. 19, 1910. Addressed to Mr. & Mrs. Lemuel Weaver, #94 Tireman Ave. Detroit, Mich.
“Dear Aunt – As we cannot call personally I am sending by mail our best wishes for a Merry Xmas & a Happy New Year. Hope you can visit us again, soon. This leaves us well & hope it may find you all the same. Your Nephew and Niece. Mr. & Mrs. E. G. Weaver [Elmer Joseph Goodliff and Alta Lenora Brown Weaver]”
Elmer was the son of Lemuel’s brother, Charles Louis Weaver. Interesting that he dropped the Joseph portion of his name in preference for the Goodliff, which is the English version of his grandfather’s name; Gottlieb became Goodliff. The post mark of Corning, Ohio, takes the mystery out of yesterday’s post card of which family members were living in Corning. It is interesting that the salutation is Dear Aunt when the relation is to the Uncle. The formality of the signature is also a sign of the times.