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Thanksgiving Postcards

These Thanksgiving postcards are from a large collection of postcards donated to the society by Harry & Betty Turner several years ago. The handwriting was difficult to read at times so these are the typistís interpretations. Cora Parks was born in Washington Township, Highland County, in 1877 and lived in Greenfield from before 1819 until her death in 1972. At one time she was listed in the U.S. Census as a teacher. About 1920 she married Joseph Steinmetz who was a salesman. Joseph died in 1968 and Cora died in 1972. Both are buried in Prospect Cemetery, Washington Township, Highland County.


To Miss Cora Parks, Greenfield; Lancaster, Ohio, November 23, 1915; Dear Friend, Received you card. Will write later. Hope you have a well filled basket for Thanksgiving Day. Your Friend, C. M. P.

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To Miss Cora Parks, Greenfield; Venice, Ohio, November 26, 1912; Dear Cora: We are having some winter not. Hope you are well. Do not eat too much duck for Thursday. D. W;

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To Miss Cora Parks, 422 Lafayette Street, Greenfield; Hillsboro, December 16, 1911; Dear Sister & Mother, how are you both. We are tolerable well. You donít know how much that I enjoyed your visit that you paid me a while back. What in the world was the matter that you did not come down. I lost my eyesight a looking for you and not seen you yet. I want you to be coming this way pretty soon. Hopefully to hear soon from you.

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To Miss Cora Parks, 422 Lafayette Street, Greenfield; Hillsboro, November 25, 1910; This is not the one we will eat tomorrow. Heís too pretty. Was glad to get your card. Thought you had forgotten me. Will look after your _________ right away. Hope you will be over soon. Will write you a letter soon. Rebecca P. H.

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To Miss Cora Parks, 422 Lafayette Street, Greenfield; Venice, Ohio, November 18, 1913; Dear Cora, How are you? Think I will be home Xmas time if we have holidays. Do not feel good! Blanche wrote me for your address.

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