Thursday, February 26, 2009

Birthday Wishes and Love Notes - Margaret's Envelope Post 3

If you've just happened upon this series, you may want to start at the beginning - go to the labels listed below on the right select Margaret's Envelope and start with Post 1 - you don't want to miss a thing!

We left off with John leaving England with his son to come to the U.S. in August 1923. Margaret wouldn't leave England until May of 1926. This family was apart for almost 3 full years so as you'd imagine, there were some communications back and forth.

This is a small group of post cards that were sent between John & Margaret. (Or Jack and Maggie or Peggie as they called each other apparently).

This first one is from Barrow-in-Furness, which I believe is a coastal town north of Liverpool. It doesn't appear to be a Christmas themed card, but that's the wish that's contained on the reverse. It must've been mailed in an envelope for it has no post mark nor is it dated.

This one contains sentiments of the distance between them and another mention of Christmas on the back. Unfortunately, none of these postcards are dated or postmarked.

There were a series of cards that appear to be made of some type of plastic on the outside, they are in very fragile condition so I photographed them rather than scanning. These contained again several Christmas wishes and love notes. One of them is addresses Margaret as "Dear Girl" and signed as "From Your Own Boy Jack" - how sweet! The smaller one with the embroidery was actually dated and signed as follows

From Your Loving Husband and Son Willie
To Wife And Children
25th Dec 1923

The next post will be what I know about John's time in the U.S. prior to Margaret's arrival and then we'll get on with more contents of Margaret's Envelope.


  1. Oh, my heart skipped a beat at those little fabric and embroidered cards !! What a wonderful love story.
    I remember that image from your first ATC !
    Lovely post . . . give us more !!

  2. fantastic cards and story. These are beautiful
    Hugs June xxx