Postcards from the Past: Special Leap New Year Edition

This series begins here.

Note that 1912 was a Leap Year, too.

This is the first of notes from a “secret sweetheart” who used to send notes to my maternal grandfather one hundred years ago. The front of the card is referencing the custom where, during leap years and on February 29, gals could propose to guys.

So much for the idea that only us modern gals are brazen, eh?

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Postcards from the Past: Special Leap New Year Edition

3 thoughts on “Postcards from the Past: Special Leap New Year Edition

  1. bailbrae says:

    This is incredible! What a fabulous thing to be able to share! I just found your blog, and this postcard is the first one I saw. I am going to check out the ones in the series you have posted previously, and I can’t wait to see the ones you post throughout this year! Thanks so much for sharing something so special. 🙂

    As a side note, and doesn’t relate AT ALL to this post, I have to say…I was looking at the handwriting and realized it looked just like my grandmother’s. And my grandfather’s. And everyone else in my family over a certain age, lol. Like they were all taught to write in the exact same way when they were growing up…things are so different now. My oldest is 12 and the only cursive he can muster is to sign his name. :/

    Katie
    A computer junkie, workbook hating, TV watching, iGadget addicted, secular homeschooling, soccer mom of 2 boys.

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