Today, I found another true treasure in my Moms keepsakes. This one comes to us from Ada Hunter of Swansea, Wales. According to a note written by my grandfather on the envelope protecting the postcard, he received the card from his first cousin, once removed circa 1897. That would make my grandfather just 5 years old, so I suspect that it may actually be closer to 1900.
This postcard is only one of several postcards that Ada wrote to Harry over the years. Ada is the daughter of Jane Lewis and William Henry Hunter. Jane Lewis is the brother of Henry Lewis who stowed away on a ship at age 13 and came to America on his own. The other postcards are safe and sound at my cousins home in Pennsylvania. I hope to get down there soon so I can pick them up and get them scanned. This way we will have a permanent digital record that can be shared by everybody.
The post card reads:
From Ada, To Harry.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. This street is a few minutes walk from us and is very steep. Much steeper than it looks.