Thursday, September 2, 2010

Uncle Frank's Maple Sugar

The front of the card's nice enough, but it's the message I really like:

The message to Frank Johnston reads:
Hello, Uncle.
I suppose you are making maple sugar this spring.  good-by
Clifton Foster

I think this Clifton Foster was from Hancock, Delaware County, New York.

Oh, here's the front of the card:


  1. What a wonderful postcard! I love the personal touch, too. Thank you for sharing!

  2. postal cancelation let alone an address. Perhaps Uncle never got the message. And such a jovial Easter message it is.

  3. I think it's so interesting to see the short messages people scrawl out on these. In a way, postcards are vintage tweets or status updates, but the act of putting a stamp on them and mailing them makes it so much more of an investment. What a cool hobby you've developed!

  4. The woman on that card does not look like she is having a happy, or comfortable, Easter at all. I recommend a big plate of hotcakes with some of Uncle Frank's maple syrup (I assume he made that too..), a side of bacon, and a nice cup of joe, of course.

  5. The design of the reverse of the card seems to leave so little room for a message - Clifton has done very well with what little space was available to him.

  6. As he wrote this, I bet Foster is thinking about how good the maple would be!



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