Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What is Home without a mother?





167 – "What is Home without a mother?"

Postmarked Los Angeles, California, June 13, 1906, 4:30 PM
Rec'd Wichita, Kansas, June 16, 1906, 7:00 AM

Mrs C. E. Burrows
1153 University Drive
Wichita
Kans

Moma,
   This is the finest place I ever saw.  Day work for me.  Commence tomorrow the 14th.  Nice & cool.  Temp at Needles 116 at 11:30 P.M. yesterday.  Will write more when I can.
Clarence


(For clarification, Clarence was Jessie Burrow's brother).


3 comments:

Virgil S. said...

I thought I'd heard a song by the Monroe Brothers with the same title...Googled it and found via a Google book "The Music of Bill Monroe" by N. V. Rosenberg that "What is a home without Mother" was a song produced in about 1850 by Septimus Winner, composer of "Listen to the Mockingbird" and "Whispering Hope". Apparently "What is a Home..." was very popular and I bet it was the source of the title on the card...

Nate Maas said...

I think you're probably right Virgil. I'll have to look for the music and see if I can find it.

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