I was searching through a manila envelope that contained letters which my Grandmother had saved from the veteran's administration and from the company from which my Grandfather retired. As I was pulling out the papers I notice a tattered empty envelope. (shown below)
Another clue found
I believe this is the envelope in which the Christmas card that Flora sent to my Grandmother was mailed. I laid the card on the envelope and it is the perfect size for the card.
That combined with the Postmarked date & place and the partial name and address of the sender on the back are certainly making it look like that is the case The handwriting on the envelope also matches that in the card. Sure it could be from one sent at a different time but given the details mentioned in the letter inside of the card I have very little doubt.
So how close did I come using the directories to find the likely time that the letter could have been sent? I said "some time in the period from the publication of the 1954 and the 1956. Compare that to what the post mark says Dec 21st 1955 at 10:30am.
If I'd found this envelope when I found the card I probably would have never discovered the City Directories at the Akron- Summit Library"s website