This Christmas greeting was sent to Laura Martin of Ringgold, Bienville Parish, Louisiana from Kate Stewart of Arcadia in Bienville Parish on December 21, 1916. Laura and Kate were first cousins.
the daughter of Joseph Brown Bryan and Kate was the daughter of Catharine Amanda Bryan Watts.
Joseph and Catharine were children of Reddick and Elizabeth Regan Bryan.
Kate's Christmas message is transcribed below.
My Dear Cousin,
As it is all most xmas will send you a card to show you that I still think of you all just the same. Wish I could be with you all once more but looks like that will never be. Days leaves us all well & hope you are the same so wishing you a happy Christmas. Will close. Write some time.
Your same cousin Kate Stewart
Love to all is written in the lower left corner.
Enjoy this special time with your families. Thank you for reading my blog. I appreciate your encouragement and comments!
Family photographs and documents from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. Accessed April 28, 2014 and September 14, 2014. Used with permission.