1917 Postcard from Lydia Scheele to sister Anna Jaus. Transcribe/translate German cursive to English

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This postcard from 1917 is the only communications I have found so far on my Mom's side of the family. This is a picture of Mom's 32 year old Tanta Lydia. Tanta Lydia was a special person in Mom's life because Mom was 5 when her mom died in 1935.

It is written Lydia's 28 year old sister Anna. Tanta Anna was also a very special person in Mom's life. Mom spent a lot of time in Tanta Anna's home. I don't know for certain it was written by Lydia, just seems to make sense.

Two years after this picture was taken Lydia's husband died in 1919 leaving his wife and young son. Edward had owned a pharmacy in the town of Hutchinson, MN.

This picture is taken the winter before Anna got married to Henry Gruenhagen on June 7th, 1917. They moved to a farm near Hallok, MN after getting married.

The boy in the picture is her son Roland (better known as Putz). After Edward died, these two moved back to the family farm in Gibbon where Anna was living at the time. 

Hope reading my narrative doesn't add to the effort of helping with this, but wanted to share background information concerning it. Please help transcribe/translate the German cursive to English.  I know this will mean something special to my Mom. Thanks!



WikiTree profile: Lydia Scheele
in The Tree House by Jim Baur G2G6 Mach 1 (17.7k points)

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Side note: it's probably Tante (aunt), not Tanta?


Ma, wir sind wieder
daheim, gingen gestern
abend bis Hamburg,
hatten amüsierliche
Zeiten, sind ganz müde,
     Herzliche Grüße und
alles [cut off, maybe "Liebe"?] [cut off, signature?]


Mom, we are again
at home, went yesterday
evening to Hamburg,
had amusing
times, are completely tired
from that.
     Affectionate Regards and
all [cut off, maybe "love"] [cut off, maybe signature]


I only know "Ma" as short hand for "Mama", "Mom", but it might also be an entirely unrelated nick name.
by Patrick Georgi G2G6 Mach 1 (14.1k points)
selected by Jim Baur

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