Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wordless Wednesday: Mother's Day Cards

Wordless Wednesday is a daily prompt at Geneabloggers that asks family historians to create a post in which the main focus is a photograph or image.


Probably my grandmother signed this card
for "Sonny" (my dad's nickname)
 and "Buddy" (my uncle's nickname)

My great-grandmother Mary Theresa Sheehan Killeen Walsh saved many of the Mother’s Day cards sent to her by her children and grandchildren. This one is from my dad and his brother. I don’t know the year, but it was definitely no later than 1939.

© 2016, Wendy Mathias.  All rights reserved.

16 comments:

  1. sweetest ever, sweet little boys, Fred and Leo. Glad MT kept her cards.

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    1. Me too. I figured out some of MT's family thanks to the cards.

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  2. The old cards are so different from today's cards. Its sweet to see the signatures.

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    1. They really are so different in every way--the paper, the sentiment, the shape even.

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  3. This reminds me of a children's book. I can't think of the title, but it has that line about loving you each day of the year.

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    1. Really? I will need to do some googling.

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  4. Awww so cute. I can imagine the boys looking over the cards in the store and agreeing on that one.

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    1. I hope so. Or maybe their mom picked it out and that was that.

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  5. Haven't cards changed over time, and the fuss over Mother's Day as well.

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    1. They have changed a lot. And not always in a good way!

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  6. Delightful! How do you store all the old cards you have?

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    1. They were glued into scrapbooks. Some of the pages have come loose from the seams, so that actually made it easy to scan. However, the pages are also brittle.

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