From North Dakota on the prior post, we go south (well for the addressees, anyway) for a postcard written by a beautiful young woman with a sense of humor. On the front she writes:
“To keep the rats away you should put this in the cellar but be sure not to get frightened yourself.”
Ha, I love this one. A girl after my own heart. On the back she writes:
“Dear Ma: – Hello! how are you feeling now? Suppose you were awful glad to get home once more weren’t you? Am sorry I could not get out to see you more often but Papa used the horse so much I could not have her. He sold Jennie last week so now we haven’t any horse. Guess he’s going to get another but we won’t be able to drive it I don’t suppose. Come to see us soon as you’re able. Love, Ethel.”
The card is addressed to: “Mrs. Gerald Wilson, Mitchell, So. Dak. R.R. #3.”
This is one of those pesky, hard to find ones. It sounds like Ethel is married and living with her husband and father-in-law. She does wear a ring on her left hand. Not knowing Ethel’s married name, and her mother’s first name, makes it difficult. We get lucky on these types pretty often, but (in keeping with Ethel’s theme – rats!) not this time. There is a Gerald Wilson in Mitchell, SD but he would be much too young to fit our scenario here. Further searching could be done, but that would be quite time-consuming, so we’ll leave this for now. Still, what a great postcard!
Divided back, used Real Photo Postcard. Postmarked July 26, 1909 from Mitchell, South Dakota.