Old Letters and Other Artifacts

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Hello, dears!

I’m super excited toย finally show you guys this post! I must warn you, though, it’s quite lengthy. I recommend getting something tasty to eat or drink, finding a comfortable spot, and reading on. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ahem. Our new farm was founded in approximately 1777 (so it’s not exactly new, ha), and we’ve found some really neat old things while exploring it. These include but are not limited to a very old graveyard, a fairly old house + schoolhouse/cabin, and approximately 100-year-old postcards, books, and handwritten letters, one of which was written in Germany in 1922, and which I laboriously (and not so skillfully) translated. ARE YOU EXCITED? I AM.

First, the graveyard. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s not far from the big house, as you can see. And no, that doesn’t really creep me out, in case you wondered. XD I hope you guys don’t mind it… ๐Ÿ˜‰


This one is from 1777, approximately when this farm (and country) was founded! :O At the bottom it says “Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his.”


Wow, a soldier that fought in the Civil War… O.o (Those blurred out spots are place names. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )


This one is so sad. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


Is it weird that I like this picture?


And this one too…


Some gravestones aren’t even marked, which is also sad.


Let’s move on to a… nicer topic, perhaps. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I don’t know how old this tree is, but it’s huge and GORGEOUS.


I love this picture, maybe because it looks estate-ly to me. XD


Next we have an old broken down log cabin. So exciting. XD But this was most likely the original house! After that it may have been the kitchen, then it was a school, then a garage, and that’s where it fell down – the guy that made it into a garage a long time ago just chopped a large door in the side of the wall, which weakened it so that it finally fell down completely about the time we bought the farm. I can’t wait to clear it away because it’s kind of an eyesore. :[] We’re hoping to clean off and keep the chimney and make a patio with a pagoda there!


One day Mom and I went inside the rubble and found a dilapidated cardboard box full of old letters and pamphlets and envelopes and such! It was SO neat! Here are a few of the more interesting things we found.

A vintage postcard from 1922…


And one from 1940…


Look at that little typewritten note at the top… XD XD IT WOULD BE GOOD TO KNOW YOUR RETURN ADDRESS FOR SURE, AHEM. ๐Ÿ˜› Also oh my goodness, I just now noticed something – the stamp is a one cent stamp! And now it costs 50 times that… for a letter, at least.


And look, some neat old pictures! This was had “Dan, Walter, and Myself” written on the back.


BAHAHA I don’t think this guy liked to have his picture taken, do you? XD


The last sentence… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Still so true.


Sickness and suffering seems to be a common theme in these letters, actually.


Okay, this is tragic. It’s some school paper or other but I don’t know if the student wrote it or just copied it. Nevertheless…


What?! They used triple exclamation points back in 1897? I thought it was a modern thing…


We also found some later typewritten letters. Read the second line up from the horizontal crease in this picture. O.o


The typewritten letter was addressed to “My Dear Darling Sweetheart” or something like that. I thought it was a love letter at first too, but look how it’s addressed:


We even found some old checks! Too bad we can’t cash them in. XD


I believe this is a bank statement. The writing is so pretty, isn’t it? We’re hoping to frame some of the nicer-looking letters. ๐Ÿ™‚


And now… *drum roll* I’m proud to present the old German letter! It was SO much harder to translate than I thought, because some letters like the r’s and s’s looked practically the same, there were ink blots and faded parts, etc. I’m sure I made tons of mistakes, but at least you can get the gist of what it says.

Since this post is long already, I took out a few of the most boring/badly-translated/unnecessary parts, re-formatted it just a bit to make it easier to read, and added notes in brackets. Ahem.

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Dear Aunt! ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย ย  Wednesday, March 16th, 1922 // Marburg/Lahn, Germany

We have received your letter from February. Brother Heinrich is now quite healthy; he has already gained 12 pounds and is very rosy in the face. [HA HA. XD] We have cared for him well, even in winter, and every evening we warm the bed because he gets very cold. His things are all in good condition – I have washed and mended everything. […]

It was a nice sight when Heinrich arrived here. Crooked, half-tied shoes, old blankets over his arm, frozen through and through, and then the dirty rags of a poor soldier. [Goodness gracious! Also I don’t know if I translated “soldier” right, but isn’t that intriguing? Maybe he fought in WWI!] […]

Before the brother came, I had a family of tailors do the work. But when they saw him, they said, “No, no, we don’t need that, we must take care that nothing happens to him, and we have no time for that.”ย [I think the writer means she used to have tailors make new clothes, but for some mysterious reason, they didn’t want to work for Brother Heinrich. Do you think maybe his being an American soldier had something to do with it?]ย […]

And now he [Heinrich] thinks that if he had enough money, he would buy a greenhouse in Charlottesville and sell flowers. The houses here are so high in price that we can’t buy even one for a few dollars, not to mention the high taxes. […]

We cannot keep the brother, I’m sorry to write to you. […] It is better that he goes back to Charlottesville again, where he is used to, and where they sing to him in his old age, and care for him. Here in Germany that is not possible because only locals are admitted [to nursing homes] and he is an American. He has now had his way and has been to Germany. […]

My people do not want me to take on such a burden again as I bore for 40 years –ย  I fed my father for 40 years, and the brothers lived freely and didn’t care about him. [she mentioned how hard it was to care for her father several times. It must have been quite a job.] […]

You meant very well, but now you’ll understand we cannot keep him [Heinrich] here. I am always bound to him and cannot go my own way, which I should and must. So, dearest aunt and cousins, I would like to politely and urgently ask you to send Brother H. a ship ticket very soon, […]

[Okay guys, the next part is where things get interesting:]

The cost of living is almost impossibly high here. The meat is reduced by 2 marks each week: it costs 50 marks per pound. [I researched how much this would be in U. S. dollars today, and it would be $240,806. *horrified look*.] Butter costs 42 marks [$202,193] all winter. A feather bed costs 5000 marks [GUYS. THAT’S $1,600,000. :O :O :O]. You can now imagine how trying it is to have the brother in my house, and once again I ask you to release me soon from this burden. I knew in advance how everything would come about and that was why I was against it. […]

The constantly rising inflation has an appalling effect on the minds. You wrote that you wanted to do something for the brother, so I would like to ask you once more to put him in a retirement home, where he has care and company – here he knows no one.

Dear Aunt, I hope you’ll soon help me sort out this matter and send the ship’s ticket to the brother, because our stock of potatoes will only last until August and there are no new ones to be found. […]

In the hope that this letter finds you in good health, […]

Auguste Hoof Schwaner


So I looked it up, and in the first half of 1922, when this letter was written, the German mark was worth 320 marks per U. S. dollar. O.o In the SECOND half of 1922, the mark went into hyperinflation and plummeted to $7,400 MARKS PER DOLLAR: you had to use 7,400 German dollars to buy something worth ONE American dollar! Oh my goodness.

Auguste, unfortunately you haven’t seen anything yet. I sure hope they got Brother Heinrich out of there before Auguste’s family ran out of money or potatoes, don’t you?

We’re actually planning to take down the log cabin at some indeterminate but hopefully soon date, and I’m sure we’ll find a bunch more fascinating things underneath the floorboards! Did you enjoy this post enough to be interested in another on what we find when we take down the log cabin or is this stuff kinda boring in your opinion? Do tell!

Also. What was your favorite “old thing” in this post? Have you ever found neat artifacts like these? Thanks for reading this long-winded post, my dears, and please have a lovely day!


P. S.ย GUYS, GUESS WHAT? WE HAVE FAST INTERNET NOW! (*Update* Okay so it’s supposedly unlimited, but after we use up our high-speed data it cuts us back to slower internet. Not as bad as before, but still…) That means I don’t have to drive 10-30 minutes to a library to use their Wi-Fi, and therefore I can make posts more often! *grins hugely*


145 thoughts on “Old Letters and Other Artifacts

  1. Oh my goodness, Allison! You guys practically live at a museum!!! That is INSANE! Wow…. You have found some AMAZING things!!! To think that those were all people who lived there and did stuff where you live is crazy.. and those gravestones… wow. That is really cool/crazy/weird…. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Ha ha, I KNOW, right? It’s so neat! And I totally agree – it’s so weird to think about. O.o It was my pleasure – thanks so much for reading and commenting!


  2. Wow. Wow. This is a precious slice of history.
    Also, yaaay! Yโ€™all are on better internet! *cheers lustily* -Jo

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  3. Amazing post!!! I am so interested in more too. I found an old letter from 1882-I think, the penmanship of this person is amazing! I will do a post on it soon I think.๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Thanks, Kalea! And great, I’m glad to hear that! Wow, really? That’s amazing! Ha ha, yeah, they sure had better handwriting back then. XD And really? Yay!


  4. Wow!! This is a very interesting post and I would love to read more like it!! I am so envious of you! XD all those old letters and pictures… what are the names of the books? That letter from the father to the daughter is SO sweet! I wish I was able to read the whole thing! And the old cemetery! Wow!
    I wonder if any of that stuff is valuable…

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    1. Yay, I’m so glad you thought so! HA HA yeah. XD Well I don’t think I found any actual books, but I found one or two old hymn books and a tiny booklet on first aid from the mid 1900s. XD And I KNOW, right! I wished I could have had more pictures of more things, but it was already so long. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ And I know, right?!
      I wonder that too…

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        1. Good idea! I’m hoping to do a second post when we take down the log cabin since it sounds like a lot of my readers are interested, and maybe I can have more pictures then. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. This post is fascinating. XD It probably took me longer to decipher the old handwriting than it should have…hehe. ๐Ÿ˜› Wow, your new farm has been around since 1777?! That’s crazy! That letter is VERY interesting.

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    This was literally one of the COOLEST posts I have ever read. YOU HAVE THE GRAVE OF A CIVIL WAR SOLDIER ON YOUR FARM?? That’s so amazing that I don’t even know where to start. XD All of the gravestones are so fascinating and sad, and the whole graveyard is just beautiful. And WOW, the old postcards and photographs are SO neat, as are all of the letters/checks/other things. It must have been so exciting to find everything!
    AND NOW FOR THE GERMAN LETTER. Ohhhh my goodness Allison, it sounds like it was really hard to translate, but WOW, I think it was definitely worth it!! That was so amazingly fascinating to read, and it was so sad but so interesting at the same time. I wish there was a way to find out if Auguste got Brother Heinrich safely out of there, don’t you? EEP I JUST LOVED THIS WHOLE POST. The pictures were beautiful as well! I told my mom about the letter and the Civil War solider’s gravestone and we both agreed that we MUST come visit you soon because we both really love history. XD
    Again, this was so incredible to read! Your farm seems like such a beautiful and amazing place. ๐Ÿ˜€

    -Clara โค

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      Oh my goodness, really? I feel so honored. XD I KNOW IT IS SO NEAT! I know. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I know! And yes, it was SO exciting to find everything!
      Hee hee YESSSSS it WAS hard to translate, but I think it was worth it too. I know, right? AHHH I'M SO GLAD YOU LOVED IT. Also thanks! ALSO YES, YOU DEFINITELY MUST COME AND SEE… well, everything. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks again for such a wonderful comment, Clara! And I agree with you. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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  7. IF YOU FIND A RANDOM STRANGER ON YOUR PROPERTY IN THE MORNING IT IS ME BECAUSE YOUR HOUSE SOUNDS AMAZING AND I MUST GIVE UP MY CURRENT LIFE AND EXPLORE THE AWESOMENESS OF YOUR PROPERTY! I wish! Gosh wow I was oohing and awing the whole time sounds like an INCREDIBLE place to live, all that history, not to mention itโ€™s beautiful. Thank you for sharing it! That was amazing.

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  8. I remember reading about the hyperinflation of Germany… I think some peace treaty demanded money, so it made Germany go into a financial crisis. It’s so cool that you can see something like this first hand! This is what we do reports about and you get to see it… that’s pretty cool.

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  9. I had so much fun reading this! Thanks for taking the time to put it all together. Reading old letters always brings me joy, or sadness in these cases.
    I swear you are my double. Our family farm isn’t as old as the one you bought, but still pretty old by today’s standards (1902). My grandfather gave an acre of his land to the community so they could build a stone church (fun fact: the churches where I live are all stone or brick because when the settlers came they would burn down each other’s churches). We used to have a lot of the first receipts and papers that my great-grandfather signed when he first settled here. Unfortunately they were burnt by mistake during a past spring cleaning. I am so happy that I still have a photo of him with his wife and first daughter. I did save and (partially) restore a huge cabinet that my great-great-grandfather built. My grandma remembers it from when she lived in the original homestead.
    I better stop now. Keep up the exploring! I love finding and looking around old homesteads. Did you find any sickles? I have found quite a few. My grandfather was of the generation that worked the fields with horse drawn equipment, and later used engine powered.

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    1. Hooray, I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Emma! Sure thing – it did take a while, but it was fun. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Ha ha, really? That’s so neat! Our old farmhouse was about 100 years old too. (Also dear me, that fact isn’t fun at all. O.o XD XD) Oh no, that must have been sad when the papers were burned. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I’m glad too that you still have the photo. Also that’s so neat about the cabinet!
      Ha ha, no problem – I love long comments. I will! Hmm, I don’t think we found any sickles, but we might find some when we take down the old log cabin. And wow, that’s pretty neat. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks again, Emma!

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      1. Oh yay! I was worried you didn’t like my comment. Glad you found it interesting. And yeah, I guess that wasn’t exactly a “fun” fact. xP
        Your place is beautiful! I’m sure the family that founded it is very happy that someone is saving it and taking an interest in it.


  10. You’re farm is SO interesting! I love all the pictures of your house, it so old and pretty. sort of reminds me of mine. You definitely have fascinating farm! My favorite had to be the old photos. There has to a lot of story behind them.

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  11. Wow!! That was so cool!!! These posts are definitely not boring at all! All of the letters (at least from what I could read) were really interesting! Handwriting was so pretty back then, wasn’t it? That German letter was so neat! Last year my family went to visit our family’s original homestead, the house had unfortunately burnt down, but there was still the graveyard. It is sad how young children often died back then, isn’t it?
    Anyway, sorry for the long comment. XD XD Have a wonderful day! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Oh YAY, I’m so glad to hear that! And I know, right? I think so too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Really? That sounds so neat! Yes, it really is. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Oh not at all, dear – I LOVE long comments! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for reading!

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  12. This is the most exciting post!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m such a sucker for old things, especially letters. (And German on top of that! Too bad I can’t read the actual German. :P) I would love to look in graveyards. Have you looked up any of the people on the Internet? Just because they’re not your ancestors doesn’t mean you can’t find them on sites like ancestry.com and familysearch.org. ๐Ÿ˜‰ (FamilySearch is free, unlike Ancestry, but you have to get an account. You could hire me to investigate them if you want. :D)

    I also love the photographs!! The one with the stoic-faced man was probably pretty common back then. (Was there a date?) They viewed photographs as a very serious affair–nothing like today!

    I wish I could read the cursive font more easily … sometimes I think letter-writers got a little messy with their letters. ๐Ÿ˜› Interesting that they used multiple exclamation points in 1897. I knew teenagers in the 1930’s did, but that comparison is a little weak. ๐Ÿ˜› It sounds like a lot of the letters were really sad, but that’s how real life is sometimes. It makes for a good plot, though. Have you thought about writing a book based on them?


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    1. Hee hee, I’m so glad you liked it, dear! Yes, it was so neat! And yes! I actually did look a few people up but I didn’t really find anything… Ha ha, that would work! XD
      Me too! Yeah, I’ve heard that before. It’s too bad they thought they had to look so serious, though. XD It’s kind of like driver’s license photos, right? Except they said I could smile for mine.
      Mmhmm, it’s pretty hard to read. Ha ha, really? Yeah, I know. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Ooh, a book is a good idea! But no, I hadn’t given it much thought. Good idea, though!
      Thanks for the great comment, CutePolarBear!


      1. Hey Allison, one of the reasons why people didn’t smile in portraits, at least in the 1800s is because the shutter speed was so low that they couldn’t hold a smile that long. But I’m not sure about later ones. Maybe it was just tradition by that time.

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      2. Yeah, having your photo taken wasn’t an everyday thing in the 20th century. I think the mindset is extraordinarily different nowadays. Oh, I guess they’re being lenient with the driver’s license photos? XD I never realized you weren’t supposed to smile. I haven’t gotten mine yet. ๐Ÿ˜›

        Yeah, my great-grandmother used multiple exclamation points in her 1930’s diaries. She didn’t usually write them when she was excited; it was more when something was really funny or shocking. I’m sure the uses vary with the person, though. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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        1. That’s true. I quite agree! Ha ha, I guess so. XD Although I never quite understood why you couldn’t smile, because I hardly EVER look so serious in real life, which would make it harder to identify me… anyway.
          Oh right, I wondered if you were referring to that. It’s so neat that you have those diaries! Ah, that makes sense. True. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  13. Amazing! I loved it all! The unmarked gravestones are probably slave graves, since we have them where I live in graveyards like your own. I enjoy going to graveyards that used to be privately owned. That one gravestone for the baby is so sad! I should do a post about a graveyard on my blog. At the graveyard near here, there’s an even sadder gravestone for a baby. ๐Ÿ˜ข

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    1. Yayyy, I’m so glad you liked it! Yeah, we thought maybe they were too. That’s neat! Although they aren’t my favorite places or anything, I do think they’re fascinating. I know. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Oh dear, that sounds terribly sad. *sniff*

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  14. Graveyards creep me out *shivers*… that’s amazing what you found in that building, though! You could almost set up a museum! Haha ๐Ÿ˜€
    This post reminds me, I volunteer at a historical park during the summer which has lots of artifacts and the like as well!
    Great post, Allison โค

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  15. That is all so amazing, Allison! Now I really want to visit your house. XD We have a box of old letters and books and things from relatives that I love to look at. My favorite is a really old magazine (I can’t remember the date) that is full of tragic love stories, and talks about a special article they’re going to publish written by Charles Dickens daughter. :O ๐Ÿ™‚
    I can’t wait to see y’all this evening!

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    1. I know, right? Ha ha, YES, I can’t wait for you to visit. Really? That’s so neat! Wow. And oh yes, I can’t wait to see you guys either! ๐Ÿ˜€
      Thanks for commenting. ๐Ÿ™‚


  16. It’s so cool that you found all those old letters and pictures! I love it!! And the old graveyard; amazing!!
    Thank you for translating that one letter, I really enjoyed reading it!

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  17. I feel ya on the Wi-Fi troubles… We get approximately 1MB/s! It’s really sad.
    Those letters are so cool! If you find any more please post about them! I’m currently reading a historical fiction book, and the main character writes a lot of letters, so it’s neat to see actual real life ones!

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    1. *sigh* Yessss, I think that’s what we had before – or maybe less than that. It was basically non-existent once we ran out of data.
      Okay, wonderful! I’m so glad you liked them, and I would love to post about more old things if we find some. ๐Ÿ™‚ Ooh that WOULD be neat! What is the book called?

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      1. “Hattie Big Sky” by Kirby Larson. It’s set in WWI, about this sixteen year old girl proving up on her uncle’s claim in Montana. It’s so good! I love it so much and I believe the author is a Christian, because the main character is. I think you’d enjoy it โ˜บ


  18. Wow!! This is so interesting!! The graveyard is really neat (though the 2-day-old’s grave is so sad), and that’s amazing how you found all those letters and things, and translated the German letter!

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    1) Do you think some of the unmarked gravestones might be footstones? I always get them mixed up when I visit graveyards. When we were in TN there were some really fascinating gravestones and dates in the graveyard on the old farm. There was one couple who was married at like 16 and 18 and one of them lived to be like, 100 or something.
    2) I LOVE THOSE VINTAGE POSTCARDS. Allison, you should draw them and make new postcards out of them. And send them to me, of course. That would be EPIC. Also ha ha, postcards DO cost a lot less than regular letters, but that was still pretty cheap. I have some 1 cent stamps. *nods*
    3) GREAT JOB TRANSLATING THE LETTER. I’m so glad you did because it was very interesting! And I still can’t believe how much stuff cost, seriously? Wow. *shakes head*
    4) You’re going to show me all of this in June, right? *grins*

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      1) Hmm, I hadn’t thought of that. It could be! Although they seem to be scattered pretty randomly, so they could be slave gravestones. Whoa, that’s amazing. O.o
      2) AHA I THOUGHT YOU WOULD! Ooh, now that’s an idea… True, true. Mmhmm, I thought so. ๐Ÿ˜‰
      3) THANK YOU THANK YOU! Yeah, I’m glad I did too. I. KNOW. It is just… *shakes head also*
      4) But of COURSE, if you want to see! ๐Ÿ˜€


  20. Thank you so much for this post, Allison!! I’ve been really looking forward to the translation of that German letter. Most of my family is of German descent Dad’s side, and mostly British on my mom’s side (with some Irish and Scottish on both sides), which is REALLY cool to me. I love history, especially family history and family trees. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  21. This post was so neat! I love old houses, and the box of letters/pictures was so fun! My dad was just in Charlottesville (If it’s talking about VA)! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Your farm is beautiful! (I love your blog by the way!) Am I weird to think it’s neat that you have a graveyard on your property? I’ve always thought there is something so romantic/serene/sobering about graveyards. My husband just started working for a tombstone company so now I know a lot more about granite monuments (aka tombstones!). Graveyards really make you think… about eternity, about a life that once-was, and how short and precious a life really is โ™ฅ In some ways it’s a good thing to visit a graveyard to be reminded of these things – because most of us don’t like to think about them.
    Thank you for all the other photos you shared as well. I love vintage photos and letters – it’s funny how people really didn’t smile for photos way back when!
    Rebekah Joy

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    1. Aw, thank you so much! Ha ha, I think it’s kind of neat too. XD Wow, I’ll bet! And I totally agree with you there. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes!
      Also you’re very welcome! I know, right? XD

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  23. SOOOO COOOOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜› Haha, I loved this post and would absolutely LOVE another one when you can like this! ๐Ÿ™‚ All of it was so interesting, especially the german letter! ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t believe your farm is from 1777! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ That’s incredible! ๐Ÿ™‚ I loved seeing the postcards and everything, it was SO cool, I love History. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  24. Okay, this is SO AMAZING, Allison! I loved everything about this post, from the graveyard (sad, but so interesting to see all the history and people who lived at your farm!) to the postcards (that’s just so cool) and of course the German letter! I hope you do more posts like this if you find more stuff, it’s so interesting to see. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  25. My favorite thing was the German letter. It was soo cool! Do you live closer to the Atlantic? ‘Cause if you don’t, that letter must have taken forever to get there! I wonder if you will find the answer from the aunt! It would probably be in Germany, though; Unless…. What if she never sent it?? ๐Ÿ™‚


          1. Wouldn’t it be cool if you found out you’re related to the person writing the letter? That would be funny!


    1. Thank you! Those actually weren’t supposed to be in there, but the WordPress Reader puts random photos of mine in the post sometime. *shakes head* OH well, I’m glad you liked them anyway!


  26. I love going to old and abandoned places and taking pictures and looking for history. This post made me so happy! and maybe a bit sad. Also I love cemeteries so I don’t think it’s weird at all!


  27. Wow, your farm was founded a long time ago, impressive! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Awww, that little guy only lived for two days??? *cries* That’s so sad. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    Those letters and checks and postcards and things are incredibly cool! The handwriting is beautiful! Some of those are so sad though…
    Oh my word, how are things so so so so so so so so so so so expensive??????????? That’s crazy!!!!
    That letter was very interesting! Thank you for taking the effort and time to translate it. โค
    Yay! I love your posts! Hope the internet becomes even faster. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Also, I would love to see what you and your family finds under the cabin! I found this post very interesting! Thank you for posting it! ๐Ÿ˜€


    1. Hee hee, INDEED. XD
      I know, isn’t that tragic? ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
      I knoooow, I quite agree!
      ISN’T IT MIND-BOGGLING? Now THAT’S some inflation. O.o Oh, sure thing! I’m glad you enjoyed it. ๐Ÿ™‚
      And aww, thank you so much! It’s doing pretty good now, and I’m actually just about to work on a post, so! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Oh great, thank you! I would love to post about it. Hopefully I can. ๐Ÿ™‚ And sure thing – I’m so glad you liked the post!

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