1939 letter

November 1, 1939 – Halloween party

Postmarked London, Ont. Nov 1, 1939. 10 PM Mrs. Clarence Duck, Morpeth Ontario 23 McKenzie Ave., Wed. Nov. 1, 1939. Dear Folks, – Seven o’clock and all’s well. I’m alone to-night Mr. & Mrs. Howard have gone to a turkey dinner at Calvary United Church to-night. There has been one at 3 churches, Monday, Tuesday…

October 25, 1939 letter home

Now this is definitely something that would be odd today: to receive a pheasant in the mail, and then proceed to eat it for dinner. I love these quirky snapshots of rural life 75 years ago! Postmarked London Ont. Oct. 25, 1939, 10 PM Mrs. Clarence Duck, Morpeth, Ontario 23 McKenzie Ave. Wed. Oct. 25,…

Thanksgiving postcard vintage

Thanksgiving Greetings

This postcard is also unsent and undated, so it may have been from 1916 also like the one I shared yesterday. It was sent to Leta Duck’s sister Hattie. Addressed to: Miss Harriet Cogdale 525 Newport St. East Detroit, Michigan cfo. H.Addeman Wish Hattie Thanksgiving Greeting – Well when are you coming down. Am getting…

Ilene King

October 12, 1939 – Letter home from London

Postmarked Oct. 12, 11:30 pm, 1939 London, Ont. Mrs. Clarence Duck, Morpeth, Ontario Dear Folks, – I have only about fifteen minutes before supper so this will not be very long. I didn’t get home until 4:45 to-night. There was a meeting about the Red Cross Society. There is a meeting after 4 several nights…

Slabtown school 1946

As the Story is Told: S. S. No. 3 Howard, Slabtown 1946

…previous section… Students of Slabtown School, 1946 Front Row: Bill Callingham, Donna Arnold, Marjorie Stinson, Charles Sheppy. Second Row: Alvin Stinson, Gordon Sheppy, Shirley Bell, Bruce Stinson, Joyce Arnold, Donald Stinson, Walter Stinson, Rob Callingham. Third Row: Pauline Van Bonn, Kenneth Drouillard, Ivy Van Bonn, Maxine Arnold. Fourth Row: Thelma Trenter, Billie Trudgen, Glenda Trenter,…