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|