As Spring began to bring new life back to the earth and people prepared to celebrate Easter, festive greetings were sent through postcards to friends and family who were away. These cards from Vedia Eggleston’s Postcard Book contain Easter Greetings.
Easter Cards from Sister Lettie
This card was sent to Vedia in Afton from her sister Lettie with wishes for a good time on Easter. The postmark is smeared, but appears to be 1914 from Deweyville.
This card dated April 2, 1915 and addressed to Dear Sister and signed with an L. It was probably also from Letter. She talks of plans for summer visits. Vedia was in Malad, attending school.
Postcards sent to Vedia in Deweyville from Friends
This card was sent to Vedia in Deweyville, Utah from her friend Kathryn who was still in Afton. Vedia would have been with her sister Connie and husband Jesse Dewey, whose name is also by the address.
Kathryn gives Vedia a bad time for not writing “Why don’t you write have you for-gotten me. Part of this message sounds like it could be a poem:
The hills are getting bare “really don’t you know”
Papa and Mama have gone to the show
This card was sent March 31, 1912 from a friend in Afton. It s addressed to Miss Vedia Eggleston, Dwey, Utah. I assume this was also when she was in Deweyville with her sister Connie and husband Jesse Dewey. How this card managed to find her is remarkable to me, and for 1 cent, even.
So I share these cards with you for no cost at all, with my added greetings for a Happy Easter!