Monday, August 27, 2012

A Mother's Birthday, With Love to Mrs. Spurling, Boothbay Harbor, ME, 1916

[Postmarked] Westbrook, Maine, May 15, 1916

[To] Mrs. B. H. Spurling
Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Many happy returns of the day.  I hope it will be a very pleasant day for you and you may get good news from dad.  Wish I could bring you greetings in person but as I can't hope this card will help out.  Lots of love from all.  Lovingly, Frances
May 14, 1916.

1 comment:

  1. Benjamin H. Spurling married Frances A. Preble on 17 Nov 1875.

    The 1910 US census (complete with lousy spelling) shows they had at least two children, Harold and daughter Frances.

    This postcard appears to be send from daughter Frances to mother Frances.

    Benjamin H. (Harold?) Spurling is mentioned in several newspapers and in a couple censuses as a "Mackarel Fisherman" -