Friday, November 9, 2012

December 11, 1907

 Esther's First Postcard


Hello
Esther
come
to see
me xmas
send 
me a poste
soon

Rynthe



Postmarked: Danville, [VA]

Rynthe [Ryntha] is likely Ryntha Adams, 11 year old daughter of Julia Elizabeth Richardson and Thomas Jefferson Adams.  Ryntha was the first cousin of Esther on her father's (Daniel Thomas Richardson) side of the family.

5 comments:

  1. Welcome to the GeneaBloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

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  2. Lisa, what a treasure trove you have there in your great-grandmother's many letters and postcards! And you are right: it is sometimes through these correspondences that we have our only opportunity to get to know some of these ancestors. Sadly, for those who died young, it may be the only way descendants get to know them. But we are at least thankful for that glimpse into their lives and heart.

    Beautiful blog concept you have. Looking forward to following!

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  3. I love the old postcards at Christmastime. By teh way, welcome to Geneabloggers.

    Regards, Jim
    Hidden Genealogy Nuggets

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  4. I have a similar treasure of my grandparents. So I know you are in for interesting discoveries!
    And welcome to Geneabloggers.

    Regards, Peter

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  5. Thank you, everyone, for you kind words and welcome! I've wanted to tell Esther's story for a long time, but struggled with the best way to do that. She and her family/friends tell it so much better than I can.

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