Archive for Monday, March 25, 2013

100 years ago: Mail carriers find Easter eggs on routes

March 25, 2013


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 25, 1913:

  • "Roy Sewiss, rural carrier on Route Number One out of Linwood, found that the 'Easter Rabbit' had preceded him on his trip around his route last Saturday. In the boxes of nearly all of his patrons he found eggs that had been left for him. When he reached the end of his route and counted up he found that he had a total of six dozen eggs, and also 2 dozen apples. D. C. Sewiss, Carrier Number Two, collected two eggs and a cake on his route the Saturday before Easter."
  • "Still another variety of weather was introduced in Lawrence today. All day today a sort of snow-rain prevailed which made the day rather disagreeable. In the air the downfall resembled snow, but the instant it touched the pavement it was water."
  • "The graduating class from the high school this year is larger than it ever has been. There are 86 boys and girls that will receive their diplomas this year, 24 of these are boys and the remaining 62 are girls. Every year the graduating list at the high school has increased, this year being no exception to the rule. The graduating exercises will be held at the Bowersock theater this year on May 29."
  • "Added to last night's list of 152 persons killed in Omaha by the tornado were sixteen more bodies taken today from the wreckage of the Idlewild pool hall.... Funerals and burials are being held from all churches and many homes. Cemeteries are thronged with grieving friends and relatives.... There is intense interest in Lawrence in the Omaha storm. Lawrence people who have relatives and friends in the storm-swept city are eagerly awaiting news form them although very few have been heard from. Wire connections are practically impossible and no work can be received from them.... Several Kansas University students whose homes are in Nebraska were very much worried."


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