This is something you don't see very often these days. The above letter expressing sympathy in the loss of Janette Farrell was sent to T. L. Farrell in 1913. I found the letter among some postcards I received from my Great Aunt Christian's things after she died. It is now almost 100 years old. The letter was folded and falling apart.
I guess I should not say that this type thing isn't done anymore, when my Dad died, the ladies at the Bank sent my Mom a sympathy card. A couple of the ladies that remember my Dad tell me from time to time how much they miss seeing him come in and they always ask how my Mom is doing.