Here is another vintage postcard from my small collection of Chattanooga, Ohio, postcards.
This postcard has a Dutch flair with a little girl in wooden shoes and Dutch hat, holding a lady bug. I think of Chatt as a German community. A Dutch community, not so much. It is postmarked from Geneva, 5 November 1913.
It is a cute postcard, written with a Dutch accent if you read it out loud:
Chust pack you grip undt come to Chattanooga, Ohio, vere ve vill make tings pleasant.
I was not familiar with the word grip used as a noun, but I learned that the old-fashioned definition of grip is a small bag used for traveling. That makes sense.
I like to try to figure out who either the sender or receiver of these old cards was but I am not going to be able to do that with this postcard.
It is addressed to Mrs. C Howell, 832 N. Washington St., Marion, Indiana. It looks like it was from Ana, who wrote, Thurs. is Mildres (Mildred’s?] birthday. Please tell Mary. Ana
Short and to the point. A woman of few words.
It looks like she also wrote, but erased: Send card. Write.
It is a cute Chattanooga postcard and I am glad to have it in my collection.