Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bathing, Long Branch, N. J., 1907

The first of the many post cards from the collection of my great-grandmother, Jessie Burrows Benton.

Postmarked Long Branch, New Jersey, July 26, 1907

Miss Jessie Burrows
University Ave
Wichita Kans

Nice breeze here always the water all time wet.  I heard Manuel & Deses were back home. Mr. Hawarel is taking back your school.  Micheal Alare Casino Ind Band.  Micheal Alare but a big band of lots 50 pieces goin swimming every day.  Hey, this is what I call fun - you splash me & I splash you.  Well hows the quakers.  Still eating oats.  Now send me a card from Wichita you see & don't put it off.


Judi said...

What a wonderful card! Thank you so much for sharing. I'm sure there will be more. Any idea who Michial was? What an unusual name, or perhaps an unusual spelling of Michael.

Roger said...

I see the postage was 1 cent, thus the name, "penny post card"

Nate Maas said...

Judi, I have no idea who the people are. Jessie is my great-grandmother, but the others I don't know. I think they may have been music students of hers. Quakers is a reference to Friends University in Wichita which they lived right next to.

Far Side of Fifty said...

You have some lovely treasures her..what wonderful keepsakes of a time long gone by:)

Astrocrabpuff said...

Hey Nate! I'm slowly catching up on all the blog posts I missed while I was away from internet access but it seems to me the card reads "Micheal", as in "Micheal Alare", and not "Michial". :)

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