Mrs. Lena Hackleman
Dear Aunt Lena,
I am as white headed as you and look older. I have three soldiers left of the war. My Verner is in the “Weleyan College” he has commence – his life work for a Physican. Our Robert S. is teacher. Write. T [-?-] is sick and alone in Akron O.
Eudora “Dora” R. (Scofield) Condon was Lena’s niece. She was the daughter of Lena’s older half brother Thaddeus. They were only 6 years apart in age. Lena was born in 1855, and Dora was born in 1861. Dora had six known children with her husband, Osmond J. Condon: Nellie, Rowland, Osmond, Arthur, Robert and Verner. The postcard was likely written after the close of World War I.
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Post originally found: https://genealogylady.net/2015/03/16/lenas-postcards-9/
What I thought was embossing on the back of an earlier card is actually an impression made by the printing on the front.
Sad message really, “three soldiers left of the war.”