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Happy New Year

December 31, 2011

I share with you a postcard with a New Year’s greeting — a greeting for a year that was new 100 years ago.  This colorful card was sent in 1909 to my grandfather from his cousin Violet Belz.

Below is a photograph of the White family of Tylersport, Pennsylvania, with Cousin Violet in 1913.

White Family of Tylersport, PA, from l to r, Paul White (my grandfather), Thomas White, Esther (in driver's seat), Anna White and daughter Ruth, Violet Belz

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  1. January 1, 2012 9:54 pm

    Violet Belz. What a nice name. I wish I got cards like this but, shamefully, sending them out has fallen off my list of holiday chores (hard to complain about not getting them when I don’t send them). Something to work on, definitely.

    • Sabra Smith permalink*
      January 1, 2012 10:16 pm

      Anne — I, too, used to be quite good about sending out my Christmas cards (followed soon after by Valentine’s Day — a frenzy of card-making and sending), but there’s something about the presence of the computer in my house that makes me procrastinate until it seems too late. (Tho’ I’m still hoping to get some “Happy New Year” cards out while 2012 is young!)

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