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Why Postcards

From time to time, I like to use old postcards for a post and you may be wondering why.  Well, to me, postcards are fascinating.  I find the pictures on the cards, particularly if there are real photos, interesting. I want to visit the spot where the photo was taken, often over 100 years ago, and see what it looks like today. I have found that many of the buildings pictured on these cards still stand today, a tribute to the quality of construction in that era. I have also found that the many lakes featured on these cards are as beautiful today as they were so many years ago.

 I also enjoy the messages on the back of the cards. Some are amusing, some are informative, and some are just a quick note to get a message to someone.  The messages are a glimpse into the lives of those who built and established the cities and towns around Michigan. They are a glimpse into the lives of the hardworking farmers and their families. 

 It is amazing to me the high percentage of these cards that are sent by someone vacationing on a Michigan lake.  Many things have changed in the last 100 years, but one thing has not, people love our Michigan lakes!

Dear Cassie, I will send you a postal to let you know I have not forgotten you- although I am so busy, I can not hardly get time to write you. There are eleven in the family and that keeps me busy finding enough to eat. I am coming home one week from Friday evening, hope someone will come after me. Read mas card and see what I want. I am well but tired tonight. What are you doing new these days? Tell Ben hello- and the boys. Good bye. Allie  September 9, 1908″





Written by Dave.