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.
The numbering of these posts had been modified to signify that I am posting items from my archival book two, hence the 2-xx numbering. The posts from this book will contain more thumbnails, you will find that the pages with signatures, text and other important details will enlarge upon clicking.
With Love to [Grand] Mother
on her day
[To a loving sweet Mother and Grandmother.]
Here’s a happy greeting, [Grand-] Mother
And an extra word of cheer,
For the home
you’ve made so happy,
And toe home-ties
kept so dear!
Your loving grandchildren
Henry & Esther
There are quite a number of communications from Henry Z. Smith to his grandmother in the collection. This one was apparently written after Henry’s marriage to Esther. Esther Marquart Smith was a wonderful, loving lady and it does not surprise that if she was the writer, that she took the time to personalize this card and send a message.