Post Cards….

Did you know that in 1922 you could send a postcard to a loved one in another state with a One Cent stamp?  See the postcard above.  My Grandpa John Volkema lived in Doon, Iowa at the time.  You didn’t even have to have a street address either.  In case you can’t read it:  It’s a postcard to my Grandfather, John Volkema, from his brother Henry in Denver Colorado, postmarked July 11, 2:30 p.m., 1922.  It reads, “Dear bro. John- Congratulations on your birthday.  May the Lord grant you many more.  Give Nancy my best regards.  With love from your brother Henry.”  (Nancy was his first wife)  Just amazing what you find when you start searching.

About Myrna Folkert

Myrna is an author who desires to use her gifts to glorify God. She's created this blog to tell stories of her childhood, musings about life, motherless daughters, grief and loss, faith in God, her family history, and facts about the Long QT syndrome. She also has a hearing condition called Tinnitus. Doing interviews with motherless daughters like herself are of great interest. Join in discussions by following this blog and commenting. She would love to hear your stories about life. Myrna is a Christ follower, wife, mother, sister, friend, aunt, and cousin. She was an elementary school teacher for 27 years; now works in her church, and a few other volunteer activities such as Hospice doing "Life Reviews" and Vigils. Myrna loves to read, write, listen to music, go to concerts, and take pictures. Her favorite pastime is boating with her husband near the beautiful shores of West Michigan.
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