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Easter Peace be yours March 25, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 3:48 pm

Meeting my family

I have been looking through my collection of old postcards and greetings cards and I found this lovely one that was sent 98 years ago!

Easter cardIt is a postcard, and on the reverse it is dated the 29th of March 1918. Given that World War 1 ended some eight months after this date I was very interested to read the message. Would there be any news of the war? Family news? Here is the message:

“Dear Gertie, I should have sent this off tomorrow if there had been a post on Sunday at Hulland. How are you all and what news? I have been to the Dr with my cold, he told me the other day to go home and get to bed. I think it is a wee bit better. Love , Mary”

It was sent to Miss Gertie Smedley at Barrow Moor Farm, Hulland, Derby. Not even a…

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