My paternal grandmother lived in Michigan until she was twenty-one years old. Her family had moved to Minnesota and she followed them after a short time. ( I will speculate that she was lonely and missed her parents and siblings.) She had a very good job in Michigan, she was a housekeeper for a very wealthy couple.
Well do you suppose that a beautiful young lady of twenty one would have had just a few suitors?
I found this Real Photo Postcard amongst the photographs that came from my Grandpa.. It is addressed to my Grandmother using her maiden name...it was probably sent by hand or with a package as there is no stamp. I believe it to be from right around 1910. My Grandmother married my Grandfather in 1911.
Hello Kido, Hows the world using you now these pretty summer days hope fine. I am well and hope you the same. Don't get scared when you look at this sour face.
It is unsigned..so he doesn't even have a name. I wonder if her heart had been broken in Michigan and that is why she came to Minnesota. I guess we will never know. Another thing we will never know is how she met my Grandfather..they were neighbors..they lived less than a mile from each other. They did not go to the same church. Since her dad was the local "Bone Doctor" perhaps that is how they met. I guess I could speculate all day long. Perhaps they met at a dance. I was told once that the Finnish boys liked to go to dances so that they could dance with the German girls..the Finn girls wouldn't dance..and my Grandmother was a Finn girl:)