Edward Willett

Things I Found in My Mother-in-Law’s House: The 1912 Postcard

It’s been a while since I did this, but I’d like to resume occasionally posting “Things I Found in My Mother-in-Law’s House,” which I STILL hope to turn into a book at some point.

Mostly I’ll post things I can scan. Like this 1912 postcard, which was sent to Sam Goodfellow a few days after the Regina Cyclone, the devastating tornado that killed 28 people, injured hundreds, left 2,500 homeless and destroyed or damaged 500 buildings. It remains Canada’s worst tornado disaster. The postcard writer simply says “sincerely hope you weren’t injured in Sunday’s tragedy,” and adds, “It was awful.”

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  1. Penny McKinlay Says:

    Very evocative. Thank you.

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