Wednesday, April 20, 2011

April 1910 Postcard

Hello:Grandmaw. I recived your pretty Easter card glad to get a card from you. Say Grandmaw you must be shure and com to see this sprang. We will have strawberries ripe by the last of this weak. Say Grandmaw you give this card to Uncle Tom and see if he has forgoten who this is one it. Well good by will write soon. Your granddaughter Liddie
postmarked April 5, 1910
Rossville, Ga
addressed to L. A. Newby in Denver
names of the men on front are ? Hollingsworth, John Long, and Quitman Long

Liddie was my grandmother's sister. Liddie would have been  15  years old in 1910. She was writing to her grandmother Lydia Newby (her father's mother). Lydia Newby was living in Denver, where her daughter Mattie Newby Burdick lived. From this postcard it appears that her son Tom Newby was also living  in Denver in 1910.
John Long and Quitman Long were Uncles on her mother's side of the family. Since she was asking if Uncle Tom remembered who the men on the front of the card were, they must have been friends. We are not sure when the Newby family moved from Franklin County,Tn  to the Walker County,Ga. area, maybe this will help.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter 1960

Easter 1960! I don't remember 1960, I'm the little one here! Easter was always lots of fun. We went to my grandmother (Mama Kelley) house. We had a big family dinner. Then the little kids had to stay inside while the older cousins would hide the Easter eggs for us to hunt. We would hunt them over and over I guess til the older kids got tired (bored).