I don't know if this happens to you, but sometimes, when I start to research someone, bits of their story seem to "magically appear." It's strange and wonderful. If only it was every time! With the Witter's, I've been quite fortunate. I thought I only had 10 letters from the Witters, but today, back on the hunt, I found 3 postcards I'd passed over before. My plan was to post the Witter letters in chronological order, but I need to jump back in time to 1907 & 1908 Ipswich for these three.
Sent to Mrs. Pinborough 252 9th East Street Salt Lake City, UT
14 Chenery St. Ipswich Dec 31st 1907
Glad to hear you are all well and doing alright were delighted to hear from you. We get along about the same. (Mrs. Meadows) died about a month ago. Suppose you will run over for a weekend excursion soon. Give our love to the children. We wish you a bright Happy New Year. Yours. J&M W
Sent to Miss. Winifred Pinborough
14 Chenery Street Ipswich Dec 30, 1908
We send our love & best wishes for the New Year and give our love to Mother and Dad, perhaps we shall meet again. J & M Witter
Thanks for Post Card. Our love to the boy brother.
Sent to Miss Hilda Pinborough
Our love to you and your dear parents. Mr & Mrs & the Miss Harveys join in love to you all. Ours are all well - when there is a 3-day excursion we will come & see you. Fond love J&M Witter.
I wonder, what was the purpose of the Forester's Church Parade? Did Winifred & Hilda attend that grammar school? What memories did the families share at Round Pond? Who are the Harveys? Was the reference to a 3-day excursion a running joke between them all? As always, more questions than answers.
More to come! Happy Genealogy Hunting!
p.s. As a refresher: Alice Vince Pinborough is my great grandmother, Hilda Pinborough is my grandmother & Winifred Pinborough is my Great Aunt.