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Here's a charming card from a beloved grandchild postmarked March 6, 1911, at Plainville, Illinois. It was sent to Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Hughes, 1436 N. 4th St, Quincy, Illinois.
The message says:

Dear Grandma and Grandpa,
Mama showed me how and I baked a cake today. While Mama was sick I washed the dishes once all by myself and Papa did them the rest of the time. Love from Katherine.

Merle Blauser of Fall Creek received this card from his Mother. It was postmarked January 14, 1909 at Quincy. The message says:
Dear Merle,
Don't you get awful muddy these days? The streets are awful sloppy. I hear there is scarlet fever down there. Don't catch cold or get sick. Will see you Saturday. Lovingly, Mama.

In 1914 Merle Blauser was living in Payson and he received a card from his Mother with the following message:

Dear Merle,
Haven't sold your popcorn yet. Will probably go out there tomorrow. Have been making a couple of waists Mama gave me while I can sew on her machine. Grandpa is better than he was Xmas I think. Braid your hair if it gets too long. Lovingly, Mama.

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Submitted: 06/01/10 (Edited 06/01/10)

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