Postcard – “you know we like to butcher together” 1916

Postmarked: 1 Feb 1916 Craig MO
Addressed to: Mr Alex Gray, 11 Street and Euclid, St. Luke Hospital Kansas City

Well Mr Gray hop this will find
you fat and sassy I talk to Erma
this morning all OK Doky Edgar
went to Frank Browning sale to
day Abe is cleaning up Mary orchard
and getting up wood hurry up and
get well and come home and help
us butcher you know we like
to butcher together Naomi wanted
you to have this card so be a
good boy and mind the Dr. from
A. H. Showalter

Abraham H. Showalter (1872-1944) and his wife Lydia (1874-1920) lived next to Alexander Gray (1856-1940) and Rose Althea Browning Gray (1854-1938) on farms in Craig, Missouri according to the 1910 US Census.

Erma is Bernice Erma Gray (1888-1981), daughter of Alex and Rose. Edgar is Franklin Edgar Gray (1878-1971), son of Alex and Rose.

Frank Browning is Rose’s brother, John Francis Browning (1852-1934.)

Abe is the writer’s son Ralph Abraham Showalter (1898-1985.)

Naomi is the writer’s daughter, Edee Naomi Showalter Miller (1909-1986).