Ruth and the Boys Write Home -Keene, New Hampshire – circa 1930

Mr. Everett J. Daniels was at home in Danvers, Massachusetts.

Danvers is a town on the Danvers River near the northeastern coast of Massachusetts.

The place was known originally as “Salem Village” and was the site of the Salem Witch Trials in 1692.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danvers,_Massachusetts

In July of 1930(?),  Everett received a postcard from New Hampshire.

The face of the postcard is a beautiful illustration of “Arched bridge, Ashuelot River, Keene, N.H.”

The charming city of Keene lies in southwest New Hampshire, not far from the border with Vermont.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keene,_New_Hampshire

I believe the postcard was mailed from Chesterfield, a small city in Cheshire County, not far from Keene.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesterfield,_New_Hampshire

On the reverse, Ruth writes that “It is a lovely ride thro this pretty valley”.

The party rode through the area going to Keene for “shopping this morning”.

Ruth reports that “the boys keep busy, rowing (?), chasing cows, climbing hills, etc.”

Ruth concludes by sending Love to Everett.

We do not know any further details about this communication, but I imagine a scenario in which Mr. Daniels was unable to leave his work as Ruth and their young sons headed north for an excursion in nearby New Hampshire.

One hopes that the children were not injured (nor the cows distressed) by the boys attempts to be cowboys.

The Daniels seem to have treasured this memento of a summer adventure almost a century ago.

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