To My Sweet Valentine
Post marked Jan 27, 1909, Columbus, Ohio. Addressed to Mr. Lee Weaver, Cleary Business School, Ypsilanti, Mich.
“Dear Friend, I have been studying very hard on account of two test I will take Wed & Thur. Think of me then. Was pleased to hear of you going to B.S. [Business School] As ever your, F.K. [Florence Koontz]”
To put this into perspective, Florence was 14 years old at the time. Not sure she was really sending Lee a valentine of just liked the picture of the cats — and let’s face it she was way ahead of her time posting pictures of cats in 1909! Over a hundred years before the world thought it was a good idea to do it on FaceBook. Lee was 17 at the time. Maybe Florence was just hedging her bets and wanting to make sure Lee would be able to provide a nice living for when they married. (Actually, they married in 1918).