Dec 07

Belle’s Box – 79

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.

May all Christmas
Joys be yours

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Postmark Manton, Mich
Dec 4 190?
12 p.m.
Addressed to:
Miss Edna Fellows
Manton
Mich
RFD

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From your
sister Eunice

Dec 06

Belle’s Box – 78

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.

Jesus has risen
and man
Shall not die

78f

78b

“Johnny”

This is another of he beautiful embossed cards in the collection. It is damaged, but I can still see how nice it was.

Johnny could be any neighbor or friend.

Dec 05

Belle’s Box – 77

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

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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.

Dec 04

Belle’s Box – 76

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.

“FIND
A PRETTY GIRL
TO LET YOU
WHISPER IN
HER EAR
AND
THE TROUBLES
THAT BESET YOU
WILL QUICKLY
DISAPPEAR”

76f

Postmarked, Boon, MICH; Aug 24, 1911, P.M.

Addressed to:

Mr George Lamunion
Manton
Mich
% Belle Fellows

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Mesick, Michigan

Dear Uncle
Jack is better|
so he is up
Nellie is sick
her throat is
all white
this morning she
is up some from
Olive

written starting after the word white and up the side of the correspondence section:

can you come over and stay a week

Olive

 

This card describes illness affecting the family of Merritt Winfield “Scott” Lamunion. It seems that the family could use some help, and they sent to Scott’s brother George to see if he could come.

Dec 04

Morning Glorious

I know your remember my arbor, I cut down and dug out the roses and planted Morning Glories this year. On July 8, they were started up. You can see the twine I added to give they somewhere to climb.

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On August 15, the thing was ready to take over the world. We couldn’t walk through any more.

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Just before Papa’s birthday, things were getting out of hand, and the arbor was threatening to fall, so Papa did what only Papa can do.

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Then came the remnaments of hurricane Ike. On he entire thing tipped onto the grass. We just flipped it over on to the sidewalk, and it remained there, blooming happily for another month.

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When the frost finally killed it, we dumped it on the compost, and put the poor arbor in the recycling bin, piece by piece. Papa is going to build a new arbor, and he’s insisting on more of Morning Glories next year.

I’m not sure….

Dec 03

Here’s to Summer

These are garden photos I haven’t had time to post.  They are from July 22.

Another view of the back yard from a ladder.

Rhubarb in the foreground, tomatoes behind.  On the right of the Rhubarb are some raspberries.

From a distance.  Left climbing the fence, cucumbers, then green beans, lettuce, carrots, beets, then the tomato forest.  Behind the lettuce, you can see the zuchini rearing it’s ugly head.

That’s enough for today.

Dec 03

Belle’s Box – 75

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.

“A Fallen Monarch”

75f

This card tells a lot about the time in which it was produced, I’ve chosen to include the test from the back:

A FALLEN MONARCH. The elephants of Africa have not been domesticated to the same extent as those of India. They inhabit the forests of Uganda and other districts in large numbers and immense herds have been seen in the region which will be traversed by the Roosevelt party. The elephants are being protected by the game regulations and there is not much danger of their becoming extinct. The height of the elephant in the picture is 11 feet two inches. The tusks are eight feet ten inches long with a circumference of 19 1/2 inches and a weight of 112 to 115 pounds.

“ROOSEVELT TOUR” PUBLISHED BY ARTHUR CAPPER, TOPEKA, KANSAS.
COPYRIGHTED, 1909, BY ARTHUR CAPEER, TOPEKA, KANSAS

____________

Postmark Mesick, Mich Nov 22, 1??0

Addressee:
Charles Tinker
Manton
Mich
RD No 1

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Charley how many
steel rat traps will
you let me take to
use this winter if I
come over after them
write me Jessie has a
nother boy hair 4 inches
long 9 lb 7 oz yours res
GW Jones

There is another word or two under the printed text at the bottom which I cannot read.

28 December 2008.  It turns out that GW Jones addressed Belle as “Niece” in a later postcard.  That places him as a brother of Miranda Jones, Belle’s mother.  That item, number 108, will be published today.).  You can ignore the text below as it relates to this card.  The information correct as far as I know, but it does not refer to the sender of this card.

An earlier summary:

George Jones married Mable G. Burdick in 1896 in Baldwin, Lake County, Michigan. Mable Burdick was the sister of Susie M. Burdick Fenton Longstreet. Although Belle wasn’t related to the Burdicks, her daughter, Edna, married Ross P. Fenton, Susie Burdick’s son from her first marriage to John P. Fenton. So, Mable was Belle’s daughters aunt by marriage.

Interestingly, a cousin who did much research has this George Jones as “George W. Jones”; and this postcard is most certainly signed, “GW”. I just checked the early Michigan records at Family Search Labs, and Jones is listed on the Michigan state birth returns as George Perry Jones.

It may be that record is an error, or perhaps no one remembered what was on it. George Washington Burdick was the father of Susie, Mable and their siblings. Perhaps George wanted the association with his grandfather recognized and remembered; therefore used the middle initial “W”. Or, perhpas this card came from a GW Jones who had no association with Belle and her family.

I sure don’t know who “Jessie” with the new baby is, but there was a Jessie Jones among the Lake County, Michigan records, perhaps George was referring to one of his relatives.

One more thing, I’m glad I don’t have to borrow rat traps for this winter!

Dec 02

Not Much – But a Summer Photo

You probably won’t hear much from me for the rest of the week. S-Dad has an eye appointment tomorrow. I need to do some shopping, some cooking, some baking and get ready for a fun weekend with our family.

Right now, I sewing some dresses for my granddaughters. I need to finish them and clean up my mess quick. We have an obligation tonight, in fact, I have two. I’ll be missing one of them, I can’t clone myself yet.

Since there’s a bunch of snow out there, I thought you might like to see my backyard on one of it’s best days last summer. I asked Papa to put a ladder up and take a photo, so we would get the whole thing. It was a nice summer in the backyard.

Dec 02

Belle’s Box – 74

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.

A HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Some thoughts always find us young,
And keep us so.
Such a thought is the love of the universal
and eternal beauty.
EMERSON

74f

A card postmarked the 4th, 1913.

74b

Dear Ma,
We got hear alright
will go to Bessie’s
Monday we will
be home Thursday
FF

Frank Fellows, 1895-1969, was the only son of Belle and Henry Fellows who survived to adulthood. He was also Belle’s youngest child.

I searched my database for “Bessie” and found one possibility, Bessie Ann Lamunion. Bessie, 1885-1965, was the daughter of Merritt Winfield “Scott” Lamunion and his wife Emma Adelia Widger. She was Belle’s niece.

Bessie Lamunion married 3 times, in 1903 to Claude Hammond in Sherman, Wexford County, Michigan; in 1910 in Antioch, Wexford County, Michigan to Elgie Stewart; and later to Lyman Morrison. According to the 1910 US Federal Census, Bessie, Eligie and her daughter from the Hammond marriage, Neva, were living on a farm in Antioch Township. By 1920, they were located in Colfax, an adjacent township.  I don’t know If they lived at some distance from the neighborhood between these census.

I sure wish I could read the city on this one, I’d like to know where Frank went. It would also be nice to know who “we” was.

Frank Fellows married the first time in 1914, and again in 1920, both times to Lila Mable Longstreet. Lila was the daughter of Harmon H. Longstreet and Susie Melissa Burdick. Susie Burdick and her first husband, John P. Fenton were the parents of Ross P. Fenton, who married Edna Fellows. So, siblings Frank and Edna Fellows married half siblings, Lila Longstreet and Ross Fenton.

None of the above solves the mystery of what “Bessie” Frank Fellows visited in 1913 and who accompanied him.

Dec 01

More on the Deer

Thanks to all of you who sent good wishes, and commented on my hunting trip.

I do have a couple more comments (of course).

S-dad came to help us, and we had quite a morning yesterday, while Papa cut, S-Dad cut or washed, and I wrapped. We cubed on a lot of the steak, and ground up a bunch of burger. I cooked the bones, and we’ll take the tallow off it tonight and Papa is going to use the meat for soup for his lunches.

Here’s the kitchen crew:

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Look at that spiffy apron S-Dad has. You can bet that Papa and I would rather wash our shirts, or are too lazy to get an apron out, or whatever. I had a hard time getting anyone to look at the camera, but finally S-Dad did.

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Papa did not.

We fried up some of the steak for lunch, and it was pretty darn good.

So, that’s all on the deer and my car.

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