Friday, March 6, 2009

An insignificant, but unique occurence

I'm not sure that you can get the full effect from this photograph, but try to imagine that you received a VERY ancient, about to fall apart, dilapidated envelope in the mail. If you're like me, you would be a bit baffled. What is this? Uniquely enough, the card inside was the original that is the mate to this envelope. It too, looks extremely old.
Our family belongs to the medical sharing group called Samaritan Ministries. We have recently been receiving checks from individuals all over the country to pay for our medical bills for the birth of our daughter. Most people send a card when they send their "share" of money. So...this was a baby card. The person who sent it didn't write on the card, but they included a little note that congratulated us on the birth and said that they thought we might enjoy this old card. We have.Ta-dah! Here's the card.

This is the text on the first page of the inside of the card. If you can't read it and would like to, just click on the picture to enlarge it. I thought the text was quite funny. Obviously, the card was from some kind of business. I guess this was the way mothers were advertised to in the past (pre-formula propaganda?). I just wish there was a date on it.
The next page contained a poem by George McDonald. It's in two line segments with a question about babies and then an answer from the baby in each segment.
"How did they all just come to be you?
God thought about me, and so I grew.
But how did you come to us, you dear?
God thought about you, and so I am here."

1 comment:

Jennie and Julie said...

That's very sweet Julie, thanks for posting the pictures of it. It's amazing once again how things have changed. George MacDonald was evidently widely read then...but when I mentioned him at my writers group no one knew of him except Kyle. I recommended his books for the ladies to read to their school age children.
I think your card is from the
1930's or so. What a fun thing to get in the mail!