Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Greeting 1913

Merry Christmas!  I hope you all are enjoying a wonderful Christmas Day!

I happened along this postcard at the antique shop in Dorset Minnesota.


Hearty greetings for Christmas and every good wish for the coming yearChristmas postcard Dorset 3

Christmas Postcard back

Alden Iowa Dec 20 1913 

Mr and Mrs J.L.Dewitt

Dear Bro + sister

I thought I would drop you a few lines to let you know we are all well at present.  I hope this finds you all  well, we was somewhat disappointed in not seeing you of corse the weather was bad but we will look for you in the near future Trusting we will hear from you  from David and Nora W

The postcard is addressed to Mr + Mrs J.L.Dewitt  Lehigh Iowa

Thanks for stooping by.  Do come again:)


  1. That's a pretty card from long ago.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Mrs. John A. AndersonDecember 25, 2012 at 4:22 AM

    This is a really pretty postcard and one that illustrates a stagecoach so much like the ones that used to travel throughout Minnesota - and just about everywhere else across America. :)

    May the Lord bless you and yours this Christmas Day and throughout the coming year.

    1. Mrs. John A. JohnsonDecember 25, 2012 at 5:05 AM

      Of course, for snowy conditions the stagecoaches' wheels were temporarily replaced by runners. Minnesota's stagecoaches, in hindsight, are a charming aspect of history but I prefer to see the U.S.A. from our trusty Chevrolet.

    2. Mrs. John A. PetersonDecember 25, 2012 at 6:04 AM

      Fords are OK, too, in a pinch.

    3. Mrs. John A. SamuelsonDecember 25, 2012 at 6:09 AM

      But not any of those foreign jobs.

    4. Whether the Minnesota stagecoaches were on wheels or in winter on runners, I would not have wanted to be one of the horses that had to pull them. People refer to a "dog's life" as being bad but horses had it much worse than dogs. If a horse wasn't pulling something it was carrying something. Galloping around all day with a fat dude on your back was not much fun, I'm sure -- but better than going to a glue factory. Which reminds me of the Christmas taffy the wife made last week . . .

  3. Wonderful old card and picture. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Have a great day :)

  4. I have been through Alden many times years ago It was on route to my late wife's family home in Aplington, Iowa. . If my memory is good, there is a small dam on a river there in that little town. They say they are the best dam town in Iowa.

  5. Just visited your site for the first time and love the old postcards. I have one that my grandfather wrote to my dad when he was a small boy in England. Grandpa was a Captain on a gunboat on the Persian Gulf at the time.


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