Birthday Greetings. 698.
Post marked Columbus, Ohio, May 15. Addressed to Mr. Lee Weaver, 94 Tireman Ave., Detroit, Michigan.
“May 15. 09. Wish you many returns be good or you will get thrashed. Auntie R. [Roseanah Weaver Fisher]”
Well, Aunt Rose, put it plain and to the point in 1909 terms. “be good of get thrashed”. Not sure that would be what I would have used as a birthday wish. Aunt Rose was Great Grandfather Lemuel Weaver’s sister.
It is not that the year was not readable in the post mark. It does not appear. Apparently, the time, 1 PM, was a more important piece of information. That and that it was mailed at Sta. D.