1904 letter

1904 letters from Great-grandfather

These two letters were written in 1904 by my Great-grandfather, Clarence Preston Duck (1885-1957) to his future wife, Mary L. Kimmerly (1887-1975). They married in 1909. In 1904, Clarence was 19, and Mary was 17. It seems like these letters were written during some kind of break up between the couple. I wonder who Hazel…

Valentine 1920

Antique Valentine

Here is another cute stand-up Valentine that my great aunt Helene received in the 1920s. The little girl’s eyes move back and forth. I looked up “Thelma Sheeler,” the sender. It seems she married a Hobson (source: ancestry board).

antique photo of horse

Beautiful horses

I just love these old photos of horses. I can see how proud the family was of this one. After yesterday’s post where I mentioned the family registering their horses’ pedigree, I thought it would be fitting to share these photos. The lady in the photo must be Leta Duck. The barn in the photo…