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.

Sunday, January 31, 2010


Dear Katherine:- Heart collapse tomorrow this is Leap Year and really another chance gone, you know who! Gertrude joins me in sending regrets and sympathy I'll double twice over. Thought it best to inform you before hand. Sad but true, Catherine. This is dated September 19, 1908, from Custar. I believe this is from Catherine Oster, my grandfather's paternal aunt. It is somewhat cryptic. What does leap year have to do with anything and whose heart is collapsing? Why is she sending sympathy?

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