New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Archival Anecdotes: A Happy Year Ahead


December 27, 2021

This New Years card dates back to 1898, when John Neutzel recieved it from F.V. Many.

Life is complicated, I think most of us can agree on that. So when I came across this unique card for a Happy New Year, I knew I wanted to share.

It features several geese in the barnyard, unsuspecting of the menacing fox nearby. On the back, it includes a poem by Fredrick Langridge that reads,

"The peaceful geese enjoy a drink

Without the slightest thought of fear

And yet there's ample cause...

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