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Dec 05

Belle’s Box – 77

This entry is part 79 of 342 in the series Belle's Box

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here. The cast of characters is located here. And, there is an accounting of people about whom I have little information here.

Daffy down Sillies
first flower of spring,
Love, happiness
and good fortune bring

77f

Postmark:
Manton, Mich
May 2, 1912
2??

Addressee:
Mr Frank Fellows
Manton
Mich

77b

Dear Frank
If you can come
Saturday night
because Ross will
proble go to the store
Sunday and you
can go with him.
Edna

Edna and Frank were siblings, children of Belle. In 1912, when this card was sent, Frank was single, and may have been living with Belle, explaining the presence of the card in her collection. Ross Fenton, Edna’s husband was the one going to the store. Perhaps he needed help, or perhaps consolidated trips were more economical for all. In May, 1912 Edna and Ross had one daughter, Laura, at home. Edna was expecting a second child in late October; George was born on October 31, 1912.

It’s interesting how many of the stamps are pulled off of these cards. Perhaps the postmarks were faint, and they were reused. Or, perhaps someone was collecting them.

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