“Wonder why you don’t start somethin’
This is leap year don’t you see
If you’ll start the ball a-rollin’
You’ll get lots of help from me.”
Hmm, this is cute but doesn’t make a lot of sense – who’s doing the talking, the young lady or the young gent? Since by tradition in Leap Year or on Leap Day (take your pick for which folklore to follow), she can propose to him, but by tradition in general he can ask her whenever. Well anyway, a leap year, if you didn’t already know, occurs usually every four years. But the rule is the year has to be equally dividable by four, but on century years (for instance year 1900), if the year is not equally dividable by 400, then it cannot be a leap year.
Divided back, unused postcard. Number or series S87. Publisher unknown. Made in the U.S.A. Circa 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920.