This blog is a small snapshot of the life of Kathryn Junk, who lived in Ottawa, Ohio a hundred years ago. Her story is told through the post cards she received and collected.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Washington Street, Monroe, Mich

Dear Friend, What kind of a time did u have at the fair? I don't think I had a good time as four years ago. I wish I could of had a longer talk with u. But the first time I was with my folk whom I had not seen for 18 mo. Before I left them that lady came and stuck like glue. So you see I was in it. Now don't forget to ans. this and some day I will tell U what you said about me. f.f.B. his could be t.t.B, not sure, but he seems like a suitor. I like him - he seems sassy.

Monday, February 14, 2011

With New Year Greetings

Wish you all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. Cecelia. Potmarked december 22, 1908 from Lorain, Ohio.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Happy New Year

When are you coming home to spend your christmas. I hant done any shopping yet, its nearly time now, I may go to Toledo soon. from your sister Anna sent from Custar, Ohio Dec 22, 1908.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Memphis, Tenn., New Court House.

Papa's Baby is Papa's Love. It's not addressed to Katie - it looks like Mrs. Frederick Gattling in Ottawa, Ohio. Postmarked September 8, 1908 from Memphis,TN. Maybe this was flirtatious?

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Greetings from Dunkirk, NY

No signature or postmark.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

U.S. Fish Hatchery, Put-In-Bay, O.

Joe. Postmarked July 13, 1908.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Greetings from Custar, O.

Dear Friend, We are all quite well Jimmie is feeling fine Your loving friend Mary Bates Custar O. This is odd because there is no postmark, but we obviously know where it comes from. The stamp is unusual - all of them have been one cent Ben Franklin stamps. This stamp is a Commemorative Series 1907 United States of America Founding of Georgetown Capt. John Smith. I did a little web research. It's a rare stamp. Unused, it's worth $150.