Friday, 14 January 2011

The Lovers Quarrel

My Postcard Friendship Friday last week was about first love, but as the saying goes, true love never runs smooth so here is "The Lover's Quarrel". Is that single apostrophe S significant.  He just looks fed up, she is sobbing.  Perhaps he took her to the wrong place, such as a hillside full of bracken. This postcard must have been sent in an envelope early in the 20th century, perhaps emotion was too raw for the Postie to read.
"Sorry this has happened but hope you will forgive and forget will try and get up as far before Sunday. If not there Gt. A".  The Gt A refers the the small village of Great Asby which is close by the even smaller village of Low Asby where this card's recipient lived. There are still quite a few Jacksons, possibly her descendants, still living in the village. Possibly not the card senders descendants though for there is a line drawn under the message and,  in another hand (or is it my imagination) , says "never again, busy at present".  Can't beat that for a put down.

Beth of The Best Hearts Are Crunchy is the hostess of Postcard Friendship Friday.

14 comments:

Christine H. said...

You're right - that last bit doesn't seem to fit with the rest of the message. I can't really discern a different handwriting, but it does seem likely. This is such a great card, because it preserves this rich little moment of history, which is likely otherwise forgotten.

Snap said...

Wow .. what a story. I wonder what happened. The card itself is interesting and then you add the post ... I want to know the whole story! Love old postcards and their stories. Happy PFF!

Postcardy said...

The message makes it much more interesting than an unused card would be. You could write a whole story based on that card.

Dorincard said...

Is their quarrel real or imaginary?
An argument that you're having among ferns is...in-fernal? A fig-ment?
They should get out of that...vegetative state, and move on with their lives.

Funoldhag said...

Such a sad picture. Postcardy is right - someone could write a great story based on the card. I hope they kissed and made up! Carol

MrCachet said...

Perhaps something that went unspoken because it was written down. I would doubt the card was returned 'under cover', but I think it's kinda neat to be a viewer to a quarrel that happened many years ago. One of the nice things about looking at both sides of a postcard, insn't it?

Sheila said...

I wonder if she returned it with the "Never again..." added? How intriguing!

Terry said...

Howdy Joy
Happy PFF to you :)
This is certainly a great card to follow up with the last one . Never again was such a firm statement to be used way back then .
Even now it is a very haunting card.
Thank you for sharing with us .
Now I am going to be wondering what ever became of this young woman .
Take care now and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Until next time
Happy Trails

viridian said...

Intersting, interesting.... I don't know how to interpret it. Thank you for sharing. Happy PFF.

Aimee said...

Well, this one is a mystery isn't it? I agree that the last part doesn't sound like it goes with the first part. Hope they eventually made up!

Aimee Dars said...

What a fabulous find!

Debs said...

a great card - love the image - made even better by such a mysterious message. strange - the handwriting of the final put down looks the same to me (check the b's) - but so out of keeping with the first part!
happy PFF!

Tete said...

Fun postcard and love the put down! I love RPPC!
Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog!
Hugs- Tete

Coffeedoff said...

I'm wondering how it worked out for them now!