This is a postcard from the collection
of Thomas JACKSON of Bangor, Co. Down. I suspect the year is
1911 - going from other photos of the time.I am guessing
that it is Alice (AKA "Brownie")- a niece of Sir Thomas JACKSON
- on the extreme left. It seems that many of the girls in the
family "connexion" attended school in Switzerland.
I have transcribed
and annotated the message that was written on the back of the
postcard - see beneath.
Sharon Oddie Brown, September 4, 2006
Photo taken in Zurich.
Very many happy returns of today
. I think you'll recognize Sophie
and myself here, the other girl is Edith
.I think they must have forgotten what
I was like at home, as we all think it very good at me.We had a lovely day yesterday climbing the Rigi Mountain
.It is steeper than the one we did on
Sunday week last.We
got up at 4:30: yesterday morning, and were not home till 11:30
is in bed today with a bad headache.When
you are coming bring your photo of Mother
(the last one she had taken) and one of Jack* as
Toby would like to see them.I
got the money this morning.Had
inclosed [sic] from Lizaba
about this morning, so I expect I won't get
one from Mother.Again wishing you very many happy returns
your loving sister
Mt Rigi, in the heart of Switzerland between
Lakes Lucerne and Zug, is one the most popular day trips for
the Swiss (5894 feet).The going isn't too tough, though it does get steeper at the end.
Your reward will be a magnificent panorama of Alpine peaks
crowding around the convoluted contours of Lake Lucerne.