Wish you were here!
(Postcards from Lovington:
State Street )
Jun 6, 1912, 4 PM
Miss Alma Reinheimer
Dear Alma - Am having a good time - Am talking a heap, but then you know how I talk - It rained a little last eve - but didn't spoil commencement Suppose you all had a game last eve - Be good to Colonel and Al - Love to all
% of Shoo W. Stivers
Alma, born c. 1885, was the daughter of Benjamin and Caroline Reinheimer.
The Colonel and Al cannot be identified, and the sender's name is not provided.
I have not been able to identify the proprietor of Miller's Lunch Room, on the right.
Aug 25, 1912, 4 PM
Miss Glenora Slagle
Lovington, Ill, Aug. 22.Hello kid: - How are you? I am fine and dandy only a little lonesome. Wish you were here I know I would not be lonesome then. Have you got that suit made yet? Ha Ha. Excuse writing as I am so cold I can hardly write. Space is limited. Write.
Add. % W. S. Adkins
Glenora, born c. 1894, was the daughter of Thomas and Augusta Slagle.
W.S. Adkins was William S., married to Laura A. Myers Adkins. William was born in Ohio about 1848.
Though not proven, Agnes may have been Agnes C Driscol, daughter of John W, & Catharine, of Madison, Vinton, OH, born about 1897
The left-most business sells ice cream and cigars and, while the sign in the previous card is not shown here, it is probably also Miller's Lunch Room. The furniture store is probably that of William McMullin, who, like many furniture dealers of the era, also served as an undertaker. His business survives today as the McMullin-Young funeral home, operated by the seventh generation of this family.
|State Street, looking east||Unmailed
Pub. for Munch's Pharmacy
Made by C. U. Williams
|State Street, looking west, about 1950||Unmailed
Photo by Bence
C. L. Bence, Mattoon, Illinois
The date is an approximation based on the vehicles in the photo.