HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!
Hope you all have a day filled with positive feelings and love and hope
What are some Valentine or LOVE related items that you have come across in your Family Research?
Here is one Valentine treasure among the Yancey Family
You may not recognize it for what it is. It is a LOVE LETTER between one William Yancey and his new wife Arvilla.
As you first look at it closely you will try to read it - but your brain will go blank - because it cant perceive what is written on the page. The writing has been "encoded" - but at the beginning you will not perceive how it has been written.
If you stare at it long enough - you may eventually perceive - how it was "encoded" so that only William and Arvilla could read it (easily).
Its a funny puzzle to solve.
See if you can solve it.
Dont ruin it for everyone else
message me privately if you think you have the answer.
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That was really a fun idea. Very creative.
the letter was written in English - its not a some foreign language.
feel free to message me privately if you are stumped and wnat to know how to read it.
If any of you think you have it figured out - send me ( privately ) the transcription of the first line.
cool letter once you can read it.0
Love it. That would have been tricky to write in long hand (cursive)!0
so now that this has been posted for a while
If you look carfully you will see that the words in the love letter
are written with each word's componenet letters written in reverse order
the first line: "Been thinking about you darling . . . "0