Thanksgiving Greetings. 2277.
Post marked Redford, Mich. Nov 30, 1911. Addressed to Mr. Lemuel Weaver, 94 Tireman Ave., Detroit, Michigan.
“Uncle Lem! Hope this card find you much better. We are going to have our Thanksgiving dinner and will miss you and Aunt Effie [Effie Lee Weaver] very much. We are going to have roast pig. This isn’t a very nice day. Grandma [Esther Jenks Lee, Effie’s mother] and Estelle [Estelle Wright, Marietta Lee Wright’s daughter. Marietta was Effie’s sister]”
I guess the Lee / Wright families did not stand by tradition and have turkey for Thanksgiving. I am sure my mother would have approved — she much preferred ham to turkey and these were her relatives. Apparently, Estelle wasn’t going to miss Lem and Effie’s son, Lee, my grandfather. In 1911, Thanksgiving was celebrated on November 30 (the last Thursday of the month).