Christmas Cardinals in the Belfry – Andover, New Hampshire (1922)

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Marsh had been living in Bellows Falls, Vermont.

In December of 1922, a Christmas postcard sent to them there was forwarded by the post office to an address in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Bellows Falls is an unincorporated community on the Connecticut River in southeast Vermont.

Fitchburg is a city on the Nashua River in north central Massachusetts, about sixty miles southeast of Bellows Falls.

The postcard was mailed from Andover, New Hampshire by a friend, E. S. Corly (?).

On the face of the postcard is a drawing of a church tower around which bright red birds are darting.

The legend proclaims, “The best old words…Merry Christmas”.

On the reverse, the sender acknowledges, “It is a long time since I’ve heard from you…”

Clearly, the move from Bellows Falls was not shared.

Nevertheless, E. S. Corly continues, “you are not forgotten”.

It is always a delight to renew acquaintance with old friends at Christmas, and one hopes that Mr. and Mrs. Marsh were pleased to be remembered with this postcard.


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