Letters from the 1920s - 1940s from my great grandparents to each other before they married, letters from their parents (my great great grandparents) to them, letters from a great uncle too. I love it! So much to read! #familyhistory#treasures#oldletters
Dated August the 29th, 1955. Letter to my mother from her godmother.
She tells my mother she sent some dresses to her, but they will need some arrangements, but she sets some clear directions: do not remove the sleeves, sleeveless dresses are too scandalous.
She tells too about her husband (the well dressed gentleman of previous pics) being ill for eating egg cream pastries in summer
In compliance with your kind request I'll enroll my name on this fair page. May you ever be surrounded by friends kind and true. And heaven's richest blessings attend you through life. And may I be remembered as one whose hopes and fears are similar to your own in regard to the struggle through which our country is passing.
May the dark cloud of war soon disperse and the sunshine of peace spread her cheering rays over our land and nation. The hope of which cheers the heart of your every true friend.
May the 27th 1863 #oldletters#uscivilwar
Abriendo mi caja de recuerdos me topo con este preciado recuerdo, el primer detalle que @manny_ojeda tuvo conmigo y fue la primera vez que salimos un 14 de febrero del 2003, el me dio este llavero de un Monito sonriendo que recuerdo me dijo, siempre que veas este Monito piensa en mí que te estoy sonriendo, también está tarjeta con una mega carta que al leerla no dejaba de sonreír por todas las cosas maravillosas que me escribió, también ese día me dio una rosa blanca, esa primera cita fue tan especial, en ese momento él era solo mi amigo Menny, pero ese día sería el comienzo de nuestra historia de amor ❤️ me encanta tener esta caja donde guardo todas estas cartas que me hacen recordar momentos tan especiales en mi vida 💌 📸 46/365 #photooftheday#picoftheday#fotodeldia#memories#oldletters#ourstory#lovestory#since2003#15yearstogether
The letter in this photo is dated December 27th 1920 and is a thank you note for somebody’s Christmas present. It was kept folded up inside in one of many old books my mum had collected and kept in the attic. #oldletters#vintagefinds#handwriting#1920s
Saved my favorite for last- I love this one because the message is a little eerie and the front is oh so scandalous!
“[can’t read the top line]
Wish you would send me that face of yours [??] did not get scared the time I got that [???] wish you would [stay over?] as ever yours, M.W.”
My maternal grandfather was a man of integrity, dedicated to work and family, so I was very surprised to find a poison-pen letter about him and his family among my grandmother's papers.
The letter (pictured here) was sent to my great-grandmother on January 4th, 1921, three months before my grandparents' wedding, but it was not taken into consideration.
In fact, at that time, it often happened that
competitors or simply envious sent anonymous letters in the attempt to destroy other people's engagements!
for #genealogyphotoaday , Day 12: Discovery #genealogy#genealogyphoto#familyhistory @genealogygirltalks @genealogyphoto #ephemera#paperephemera#vintageephemera#savefamilymemories#handwriting#oldletters
Another one of our finds in the house. This is one of the many letters we have found. I found a bunch of them under the floors on the third floor. I sent all of those back to the previous owner. When I reached out to him he told me that his parents wrote back and forth everyday while his father was overseas during WW2. Some of the letters were also from his grandparents - the earliest being 1904. This letter here I found during the kitchen demo - dated 1917. #oldhouse#oldhouselove#treasures#letters#oldletters#1917#history
Spending a nostalgic Saturday going through old letters and photos. Terse letters filled with practical advice from my mother, eloquent prose from my father, and affection-filled blue "inland" letters written in my grandfather's shaky hand saying how proud he is of me. Such a treasure trove. Days like this remind me of how lucky I am, and how much love there is in the world #somuchlove#lovenotes#oldletters#writing