Alan Mays

Alan Mays

Posted on 07/07/2014


Photo taken on July  7, 2014


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Keep This to Look at When I Am Dead and Gone

Keep This to Look at When I Am Dead and Gone
A proud of their blooming plant photo for the Vintage Photos Theme Park.

In 1910, sixty-year-old Sarah Hetyke posed for this photo next to the blooming mock orange tree in her yard and then wrote a poignant message to her three-year-old nephew on the back of it (see below).

Handwritten on the back of this real photo postcard:

Lewis Stifler

Aug. 9, 1910

Dear Lewis,

I am 60 and you are 3. You keep this to look at when I am dead and gone, and remember me. And I hope you will grow up to be a good and useful man.

Lovingly,

Your Aunt Sarah Hetyke

Taken in the yard beside the mock orange tree when [it was] in full bloom.

elinor04 (Nóra Mészöly), chris baker, Deborah Lundbech and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


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lisabee73
lisabee73
I'm glad she wrote 'Lovingly', she sounds quite a character!
3 years ago.
Deborah Lundbech
Deborah Lundbech
Amazing, Alan. Really fantastic find.
I find it so interesting that she wrote that note to her nephew! I hope he had it for many years, and looked at it often.
And I do hope he grew up to be a "good and useful man".
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.