Sunday, April 22, 2012

What's Up Doc?

I love old real photo postcards (RPPCs to collectors) that have a lot of detail – sometimes the details answer questions, but sometimes they bring up new ones.   Here's a great image of two young women in the Creighton, Nebraska Bakery.  The card is postmarked 1909, and addressed to Miss Carrie Chappell in Spirit Lake, Iowa.  The message, written by Etta Travis, says:

Dear Friend, 
Your card rec'd. Many thanks for same.  Will send you a postal of the "Bakery."  No. 1 is Miss Clytie Scott, and No. 2 is Miss Emma Brice, both of Creighton.  My mother's folks live in Leon and Sparta, Wis.  It is north of Madison.  Hoping this will please you and to hear from you soon, 
I remain your E. C. E. Friend, 
Etta S. Travis

Okay, she gives us a bit of story – it looks like she exchanges postcards with her friends, but what is an E. C. E. friend?  I'll bet some of you know.   The other thing I'd like to know is, "What's up (Doc) with that rabbit?"  The card was mailed two days after Easter, perhaps he just decided to just hang around.

“The other day when I was walking through the woods, I saw a rabbit 
standing in front of a candle making shadows of people on a tree.”
~Stephen Wright  

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