Wednesday, February 8, 2012

He's Back...

I tried to keep him away, but Cupid is fairly persistent. He's here to teach me a lesson.


And, be careful, he's armed with bad rhymes. The one below only works if you pronounce 'worse' like the Three Stooges: 'woyse'. Either way, it's still a bad rhyme.


This rhyme's not so great either.


These cards were all posted, but only the last one has an interesting message:


The card is addressed to Miss Alice Owens, with a message that reads:

Dear Friend
Alice I have been very ill and wish I would have met you to have you nurse me hoping I have that pleasure very soon wish i knew you as well as I do that brother of yours but I think you are cuter
From
Billy the kid
with love

11 comments:

  1. I congratulate the postman who delivered this badly addressed card. ^_~

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  2. For the comment above, I think in those days the postman knew every individual in the town and could deliver by just the name.

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    1. mmm I never thought of that ^_^ Amazing!

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  3. Perhaps the first verse should read 'Cupid's curse' and then it would rhyme with worse ;)

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  4. Oh, so sweet.....and that reminds me...I need to get my Valentine's in the mail!

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  5. The first card is adorable. I think the blanks in the writing on the last card are "meet" (but he must have meant "met" and couldn't spell very well) and "to." It reads like he'd seen a picture of her (who was his friend's sister) but never met her in person. I think it's interesting that he sent her a postcard when he hadn't met her yet.

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  6. Thanks Nancy,
    I think you're right, so I added the missing words. Thanks so much.

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  7. i agree..the verse leaves something to be desired..but they really are pretty!
    Billy had quite the nerve..did he not!!!

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    1. He seems like a bit of a stalker. But maybe things were different 100 years ago and it was okay to send such a suggestive card to a girl you had never met.

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  8. Although we subconciously tend to associate love and poetry, it has been proved otherwise here. Anyway who said one couldn't live without the other?

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  9. billy the kid??:) i think he was perhaps billy the kidder....

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