Nellie was in Satsuma, Texas but she planned to visit Houston on Friday or Saturday.Â Nellie hoped thatÂ Flossie Bundy, her friend from Houston, would be "well" enough toÂ go out with her.
Flossie was a sharpÂ dresser and knew the "big city" styles.Â Nellie needed help in buying a hat.
Satsuma is an interesting place, an incorporated area on the edge of the city of Houston.Â In 1910, it was being platted as a new town, but the area never grew beyond one store and a post office.Â Despite hopes that a railroad junction might spur growth, the post office was discontinued in 1914.
Nellie mailed the postcard from Fairbanks, Texas, another town in northern Harris County.Â In 1914, Fairbanks had a population of 75 citizens.Â Fairbanks was annexed by the City of Houston in 1956.
Nellie selected a yellow-striped postcard featuring large leaves of ivy and a verse comparing true friends toÂ vines of ivy.Â
Nellie wrote to Flossie:Â
Will be in Friday or Saturday and if you are well would like to get you to help me get a hat.
If it will be alright with you folks would rather you would come out next Friday and you go to our school picnic if you can.
School will be out then and you could stay for a couple weeks like you did last summer.
With love to all