“Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread” – 1908

Over the past few years, I have found at various antique stands several cards illustrating phrases of the “Lord’s Prayer”.

Convinced that I could assemble illustrations of the entire prayer, I began collecting the postcards.

(I do not yet have a complete set).

This postcard was mailed from Lancaster, PA on March 2, 1908.

Addressed to Miss Nettie Kreider of Strasburg RFD #2, the postcard lacks a clear indication of the sender.

The initials “M.I.E. “(?) appear on the reverse.

Nettie is asked to send a handkerchief to Sis for her birthday on March 22.

The custom of sending handkerchiefs, the “handkerchief surprise”, must be more common than I assumed – this is the third postcard message related to these events that I have found.

The face of the postcard bears an appropriate message for periods of uncertainty or fear; a plea for the sustenance we need one day at a time.


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