When the card was posted, it was permitted to write both a
message and an address on the same side of a postcard, but
many of the old stocks of postcards with undivided backs were
still in use, prompting the senders to write their messages
Sometimes, the message was fairly lengthy. On this card,
the message reads:
"Feb 19th 03:
Many thanks for your kind letter of Feb 14th. I am still in bed but
am mending as well as can b e expected. I had a very
narrow escape, or rather a Devine deliverance from a tragic
I got well kicked by the horse on the left leg: the
lorry wheel took out a piece of the calf on the right
leg and laid bare the bone. I dare not use the right leg
and am kept in bed. Love to you and the girls.
Yours ever. Isobel A Robertson.
God stopped the wheel suddenly. I A R "