Something Tells Me That…

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“Sorry You’re Ill.

Cheer up, for something

Tells me that

You’ll soon be well

And getting fat.”

Here’s a nice get well card, which would be very politically incorrect today. ūüėČ

This gardening theme card was signed¬† “Alice F.”[?] and addressed to¬† “Mary Ver Throckmorton, City.”¬† The “City” in this case is Columbus, Kansas.

From the 1920 Federal Census for Columbus, Mary was the daughter of Calvin and Nevada Throckmorton, and would have been about sixteen years old when she would have received this card. She was born in Kansas, as was her younger sister, Helen. (Nevada for the mom’s name is exceptionally cool! An Ancestry tree shows Nevada was Martha Nevada Throckmorton.)

Divided back, used postcard. Postmarked January 17, 1918, from Columbus, Kansas. Publisher:  Owen Card Publishing Co., Elmira, New York. Series or number 163F.

Price:  $6.00

Source:  Year: 1920; Census Place: Columbus, Cherokee, Kansas; Roll: T625_526; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 16; Image: 103. (Ancestry.com)