I inherited a rather large box of post cards that my maternal grandfather had collected over the years 1907 – 1934.   I knew I wanted to do something with them, but could not decide what to do to preserve them and share them with my family.   I then came upon the idea of creating this blog where I would post one post card every day until I have the entire collection posted.   Then I realized it was a lot more than just the history conveyed by the pictures.   The addresses used for my grandfather gave a trail of where he and his parents lived and when they lived there.   And the notes!!  The notes give a rare glimpse into a man I idolized and, I am finding out, was a lot more complex than I knew.   Be sure to stick around for the Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines, and Easter cards — this was a major form of communication in the years before everyone had a telephone.

3 Responses to About

  1. gentraveling says:

    Great site! How fun to have such a collection. Looking forward to your upcoming posts!


  2. Eric Waltersdorf says:

    I really enjoy your site. We are also likely distant cousins. Joseph Jenks Sr. is my 8 times Great-Grandfather,


  3. Chris says:

    Great job on your site! It was quite interesting to read the family history!


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