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Gathering dust: A postcard

Vintage postcard, sent by Anna Foppen (1857-1928)

Vintage postcard, sent by Anna Foppen (1857-1928)

Vintage postcard, sent by Anna Foppen (1857-1928)

Vintage postcard, sent by Anna Foppen (1857-1928)

On Saturdays I rummage through my old cabinet, pull out and dust off an item, and present it here on Roots. Today: A postcard from Anna Foppen.

Anna Foppen (1857-1928) was a sister of my second great-grandmother Catharina Johanna Maria Foppen, and an aunt of my great-grandmother, Catharina Johanna Maria Koopman. Anna was not married, and lived in a catholic institution in Nijkerk – I have yet to find out what kind of institution.

The postcard is addressed to my great-grandfather, Theodorus Johannes Adrianus Pardoen. Anna announces her plan to visit her niece (and family): Next Saturday around 5 pm. Unfortunately there is no date on the card, but it must have been sent before 1923, when the Pardoen family moved away from the address on the card.

Beste Neef en Nicht, in antwoord op Uwe briefkaartje, denk ik as. zaterdagmiddag om ongeveer 5 uur s’middags leidschenweg kroezelaan; de weg weet ik, dat begrijpt ge wel; dien weg vind ik makkerlijker, zonder tram, tot ziens: dan kunnen wij weer even babbelen, nogmaals gegroet van Uwe lh tante AF Dear Nephew and Niece, in answer to your postcard, I think this coming Saturday afternoon at around 5 pm [at] Leidscheweg – Croezelaan [these are streets in Utrecht, HvK], I know the way, as you will understand, I can find it easily, without [using a] tram, see you then: we can chat again for a while then, regards again from your loving aunt AF
afz A Foppen, r.k. gest Nijkerk Sender A Foppen, r.c. institution in Nijkerk

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