Christmas Wishes for Peace

1923 Sciota Centrals

1923 Sciota Centrals

A simple card from 1923, plainly decorated with silver metallic embossing. It shows a house in the snow and carries the sentiment Christmas Wishes / for / Peace, Contentment / and / Cheerfulness.

The card was trimmed at the upper edge, or has been damaged over time, I’m not quite sure.


It was addressed to Sciota Centrals, Sciota, IL. Sciota is a very small town and has always been that way. In the 1880 census, they had 349 residents but have dwindled to 61 over the years. In 1920 there were 195 residents, one of which received this card. The note reads:

Glad to hear from you. We are all well. Sorry you are not. Hope Henry feels better by this time. Have & are still having lovely weather. All of the children were home first time for 3 years. Have another grandson now have 9 grandchildren 3 girls 6 boys. With love Mr & Mrs WTG.

It is New Year’s Eve, and we will return with more holiday cards, as you know the mail tends to be slow around this time of year!


Christmas Eve dinner

Christmas Pix 1

Christmas Eve 1955

Christmas Pix 3

And it was delicious!

The top photo was dated as Christmas Eve 1955. The bottom photo was not dated, but the presence of a Christmas tree behind the diners suggests the time frame none the less. I can’t believe we are winding down the year already!


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