These cards are from Margaret McCready Hespen (1894-1971) and her mother Ellen (Ella) Butler McCready (1863-1950).
(from your Margaret, aged 16 or so, to her cousin Leo, who was sick, age 13)
To Mr. Leo Newell, Virginia, Ill
Dear Little Cousin
How are you getting along? I am fine
So are the rest of the folks. Had a nice little rain Sunday
but a terrible wind storm broke off a great deal of the corn.
Papa is going to cut wheat tomorrow. I guess you have your
wheat cut now? How is Marjorie & Bernard & Ralph?
Ma’s incubator will hatch Saturday. Mama will write to your mother
to tell her how it turns out. So good bye write soon. Margaret McCready xxxxxxxxx
To Mr. Leo Newell, Virginia, ILL
Schuyler Neb July 14th 1911
Are you well and strong again? I hope
you are. We are all well . It is still dry
here. had only one good rain since
May. Wheat is a good crop here this year but
oats are short and light, late corn
looks good, early corn was hurt by the drought. Love to all
(will write to Mamma soon)
To Mrs. James Newell , Virginia, Ill
Dear Sister, How is Leo by this time? Hope
he will be well and strong again soon. We are all
well at present. Had a bad freeze up last
night and quite a snow with it. I guess
the fruit is gone again. We are done plowing
and ready to start planting as soon as the weather
is nice again. Take good care of Leo. Don’t let
him take cold. Love to all Sister Ella
And these cards are from another daughter of Ella, Alice McCready Whitt (1896-1989).