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Today's prompt for Sepia Saturday had to do with posters urging folks to sacrifice for the war effort. I found a link that had a bunch of them, and you can CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE VARIETY. As I was looking online for war poster samples, the one below caught my eye. A strong recommendation for carpooling that piled on a huge guilt trip if you didn't:
|Source: Tree Hugger.com|
Of course, that made me think of how evil Hitler was and what harm that he brought to the world. That, in turn, reminded me of Europe and swastikas and some old postcards that were mailed to my Great Grandma Litha in the early 1900's.
What is the matter with you? Haven't heard word from you for a long time. We are doing the cooking out here now alone except for Dottie's help. You know how much that is. We are all well. I wish you would answer very soon. Dora.
On the top, it reads: "This isn't a pretty card I know, but it is all I can get. There are not many nice post cards out there anymore."
Folks were always getting after Granny and Grandpa for not writing back in a timely manner.
Before Hitler turned the swastika into a Nazi symbol, it was a sign of love and life, good luck and light. At the bottom of this post there is a short video that shows many Victorian swastika postcards. In addition, here is a link to the history of the swastika and it's meaning over time: About.com.
June 18, 1910
Dear Aunt Litha,
I will send you a card today to let you know Hazel is still improving, she sat up awhile today.
At least Theo didn't lecture Grandma Litha about not writing back. Writing his name was about all that he could handle at the time.
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