To My Dear Cousin – complete with daisy and swastika
Post Marked Redford, Mich. Mar 16, 1910. Addressed to Mr. Lee Weaver, Cleary Business College, Ypsilanti, Michigan
“Redford, Mich. Mar. 16, ’10 Dear Cousin, Was very glad to hear from you. I believe you like working on the water. Was surprised to hear that Florence [Koontz] was out there. Estelle [Wright]”
In 1910, Grandpa Lee was 17 years old. Grandma Florence was 14. So, it would be a surprise if Great-grandma Phebie [Phebie Gardner Koontz] was not also present. The Weaver and Koontz families did visit each other over the years. Grandma and Grandpa knew each other from early childhood. The reference to working on the water was that Lee worked on the passenger steamers on the Great Lakes during the summers.
I found the use of the swastika interesting on this card since in modern context it would not appear. From Wikipedia, “It means any lucky or auspicious object, and in particular a mark made on persons and things to denote auspiciousness, or any piece of luck or well-being.”