Mrs. Sarah Pope Goes to St. Joseph

We seldom see announcements like these in our local paper these days.  Imagine announcing to the world at large that you’ll be gone from your home for a month.  (Perhaps Facebook has taken the place of the newspaper in this regard.)  From the June 15, 1911 Skidmore New Era, page 5:

Mrs. Sarah E. Pope and grand daughter, Miss Hazel Teson, went to St. Joseph Tuesday.  Mrs. Pope is having her eyes treated and Miss Hazel went along to help look after her grandmother.  Mrs. Pope will leave St. joseph in a week or so for a month’s stay in Excelsior Springs, Mo.