Back in 1910, Ms Sullivan must have been feeling low, because someone sent her this sentimental postal card.

Oh – do not complain at the way the flower grows; Forget the sharp thorns, just remember the rose(s).

Unfortunately, the sender did not sign the card.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Far Side of Fifty Photos
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 22:44:17

    Who sends postcards is a lost art:(


    • Mrs Marvel
      Sep 20, 2012 @ 18:21:38

      My folks send postcards to my daughter, but they are in their 70s/80s. You are right, it is a lost art. Letter writing in general is!


  2. IntenseGuy
    Sep 18, 2012 @ 06:03:35

    Last time I sent a postcard, I struggled to determine what the postage was for one.

    Maude I Sullivan nee Prier was born in December 1886 in Missouri to Amanda Prier (father not listed in the 1900 US Census). She married a Mr. Sullivan and moved to Denver before 1910. The 1920 US census shows us she was widowed at the age of 23 and living with her “married” mother (but there is still no sign of the father).

    There is an Edwin R. Sullivan in Find A Grave (Memorial# 91194006), who was born 1884 who died in 1909 – His gravestone shows him alone. I suspect this was Maude’s husband.

    By 1924 Maude remarried and is now Mrs. Harold D Bellrose. In the 1930 US census, Maude has a daughter named Ruth (b. abt. 1929) and still has her mother living with her (who is now at the age of 71) Harold was a salesman for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.

    Amanda’s Find A Grave Memorial is # 90857532 and she is buried in the same cemetery as Edwin Sullivan.


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