Daily Journal - 2/22/06
Wednesday - February 22, 2006 - Today is Mammy's birthday.
I'm going to put some of her birthday post cards on here. They're
almost 100 years old. I can't remember exactly but I think she
was born in 1895, so then in 1910, she'd have been 15 years old.
The things that were written on these cards sounds like an
exchange between teenagers today (minus the "code" words).
Mammy's friends would write: "Why haven't you written to me?
Are you mad at me?" Which today would be, "why haven't you
sent me a text message? Like is your phone not working?"
I was reading about George Washington's birthday which we
celebrate today. Interesting to note that he personally celebrated
his birthday on February 11th. When they changed the
calendars around, they moved it from the 11th to the 22nd but
he was unmoved. That's very hilarious.
Too bad he isn't here to run things now. I think he would be
appalled at the way things are going. I don't think he'd impressed
with the gigantic, unwieldy bureaucracy! If you ever happen to
read papers and books written by the nation's founders, they
sound amazingly clear-headed. They KNEW human nature and
they KNEW what they were doing when they set up our
government. Too bad there are so many greedy weasels around
See ya later, djb
P.S. Marc had double bypass surgery on his heart yesterday.
Given to Eva Leigh on February
22nd 1910 from her friend Ethel
Wishing you a Happy Birthday Eva
from your school-mate Ethel Pearson
- Kimball, Minnesota
Our Birthdays in red letters mark
Each step upon Life's way,
That thine be bright and never dark,
Is my heart-wish to-day!
Postmarked: Feb 21, 8PM, 1911
Watkins, Minn, Rt. 2.
Feb 21, 1911 - Dear friend, As
tomorrow is your Birthday, I will send you
a card. How did you get over the big
time. Yours, Leslie
FOR A HAPPY