A birthday greeting. I send this little bird of blue across the miles to say: I wish you wealth, I wish you health and happiness alway. 7262. Gibson Lines. Published by the Gibson Art Company – Cincinnati.
Post marked Columbus, Ohio. May 15, 1918, 11:39 PM. Addressed to Mrs. L. G. [Lee G. / Florence Koontz] Weaver, 92 Tireman Av, Detroit Av [stamped INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS, then in a different handwritting, Mich.]
“Dear Florence, Just came home from up town and was else about – good things. I do hope you have got them by this time they tuck noting and wold get tracers after them. From Mother [Phebie Ann Gardner Koontz] [written up the side] Billy [William Peter Koontz] did not pass get still in Cin. [Then, upside down, across the top] I was talking wth J.W., he ses he will take ford back rest a way.”
Great Grandmother Koontz must have sent something to Grandma Florence for her birthday, May 18th. Uncle Bill, Grandma’s brother, seems to have been stuck in Cincinnati.