Dear Little Florence

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Mailed from Columbus, Nebraska to Calmar, Iowa on December 31, 1907:

Dear Little Florence,
I wish you a very Happy New Year. I like Columbus real well. I have two rack chickens. I hope to have more some day. Santa Claus was very good to Paul and me. We have no snow and the dust is terrible, I am in the 4th grade I like my teacher her name is Mrs. Watts – from Paul & Lester

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I Am Not Eating Onions

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Mailed from Spring Green, Wisconsin to Mrs. Christ Hutter of Plain, Wisconsin on December 29, 1910:

I wish you a Happy New Year got your card but I am not eating onions. I am working at Otto Franks for all winter and I think I will help you clean house in the Spring. From Margareth
Spring Green

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My Ears Are Buzzing

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Mailed from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Miss Florence Fitzgerald of Edinboro, Pennsylvania on July 27, 1907:

Arrived here at eleven o’clock last night. Will spend a few days here. Had a fine journey and were not as tired as we expected. Are spending the morning writing and this afternoon are going out with some friends we met on the train. Ha, ha, my ears are buzzing from the noise on the streets. Imagine you hear it.

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Hope To Get as Brown as a Berry

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Mailed from Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania to Mr. Dan L. Mohnkern of Oil City, Pennsylvania on August 26, 1952:

Dear Dan,
Having a swell time. We are staying at the Lakeside, and the food is wonderful.
The swimming is good but the water is quite chilly. There are many sail boats here, and one which we would like to ride.
I’m quite red now and hope to get as brown as a berry.
We’ve met many fine folks here, and the music and play programs are good. Will see you before too long. Sincerely, Chet.

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When Bottle of Scotch is Depleted

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Mailed from Scranton, Pennsylvania to Mr. W. Simpson & Winifred of Hayward, California on June 18, 1962:

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Hi, Flew in last Sunday, all packed & moved. Will arrive in Penna. when bottle of scotch is depleted.
Will write soon.
Love, V & G.

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A Picture of Debbie Reynolds

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1316 So. Congress – Highway 81
1 mile south from main business center. Close to everything – Brick exterior – Carpeted rooms – Tile baths – Phones – Vented heat – Air-Conditioned – TV. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.

Mailed from Austin, Texas to MGM Studios in Culver City, California on May 16, 1956:

Dear Sirs,
Please send me a picture of Debbie Reynolds!
Pat Kolb
1316 S. Congress
Austin 22, Texas

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Beer To the Right of Them, Beer To The Left

Come Home Soon
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Marquette University and Gesu Church – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mailed from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Mrs. George R. Fitzgerald of Chicago, Illinois on December 30, 1911:

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Dear Geo,
I’ll aim to write letter tomorrow to 2021. Am doing well.
Planted a bet here at the University O.K. & got the cash in pocket after big debate. Excitement time. Good that I actually know more abt. the sub. than any of the prof. or scholars, whom I meet. Selah!
M.H.F.
Thus far in all case where I’ve left a set to exam – the order came.
“Beer to the right of them, beer to the left of them, around, popping and gurgled” etc. etc. Recital of the Charge of the Light Brigade.
P.S. the 2nd request to see a set by ordering, each proved O.K. & I planted 2 & got the “wealth” O.K.

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