Friends of Historic Woolsey

Preserving Our Yesterdays for Tomorrow 

From the Past: A Thanksgiving Wish

As we gather around our tables this year to express gratitude and enjoy the company of our loved ones, we are delighted to take you on a trip down memory lane. This journey is not just about remembering the past but also about appreciating the rich history and tradition that we are a part of. This Thanksgiving we'd like to share a postcard from November 27, 1928 with you.

This card, sent from Hattie Clair Woolsey Wilcox (Dr. Woolsey's great granddaughter) to her mother Alice Harriet Jones Woolsey, signifies not just the bond between a mother and daughter but also the tradition of giving thanks. This card, sent 95 years ago, is a beautiful reminder of the tradition of giving thanks that continues to this day.

Looking at this card, one can't help but wonder about the Thanksgiving of 1928. How did Hattie Clair, Alice Harriet, and their family celebrate it? What were they grateful for? The card might not provide direct answers to these questions, but it does offer a peek into the past. It gives us a chance to imagine the Woolsey family gathering around their table, sharing laughter, stories, and a meal. 

This Thanksgiving card is not just a piece of paper; it is a symbol of love, gratitude, and family ties. It reminds us of the importance of giving thanks and cherishing our loved ones. This Thanksgiving, as we gather around our tables, let's take a moment to remember and appreciate the people and traditions that have shaped us and our community.

On behalf of Friends of Historic Woolsey, we wish you a joyful Thanksgiving with your friends and family. May we continue to cherish our past, celebrate our present, and look forward to a future filled with love, gratitude, and community spirit.

Visit our website to share your Woolsey stories. Together, we can ensure that the rich history and vibrant tales of the people of the town of Woolsey and nearby live on for generations to come.