I found this handmade postcard while in Wisconsin. The recipient, Miss Rose Blondin, was thirteen years old in 1909 when she received this creative letter from her cousin, Josephine Peck.
“Jan. 26, ’09. Dear Rose. We have another cat, the biggest I ever saw weighs about 20 lbs. is gray & white his name is Caruso. Please write soon, with love to all. From your cousin Josephine Peck.”
Rose worked as a stenographer and bookkeeper and lived in Marinette, Wisconsin her entire life. At the age of 44, she married Simon Lassus, an immigrant from Finland who worked in a sawmill. Rose lived to be 81 years old.
It’s awful, but it’s true,
I’ve tried my best,
but I can’t identify you.
I was unsuccessful in my attempts to uncover the family of Rose’s parents and therefore my hope of finding Josephine was crushed.
Find A Grave
Marinette city directories