In the of summer of 2015, I took a photograph in front of 126 North Geddes Street holding a postcard addressed to that very home, from 1910.
The postcard was addressed to ‘Mister Fay Bailey’ and it read:
My Dear Brother,
I got your card this morning. When any of you write again tell me whether to go to Richfield or not. How is Hattie, Floyd, Lee, Will, Jane and yourself. Are you Lee, Floyd and Fay yourself still heedling? It is raining. How is baby Earl? Where did Mrs. Salisbury move to? I wrote to Ma and to Z. Batlee today. With love to all.
Your loving sister Dolly.
Soon after taking the picture I posted it on Instagram and it began to spread. To my pleasant surprise I was contacted by a relative of the Bailey family. I’m happy to say that the postcard now resides in North Carolina in the hands of Sherry Bailey, niece of Fay and Dolly. You can see Sherry with the postcard in the picture above!