“Tues a.m. got out of contagious Sun. Feel almost well now. Am off duty for a week so I am going down town and tomorrow go to Hyde Park to stay with my aunt a few days. Ma Haynes do not be afraid, I didn’t send any “dip bugs” in the letter. It was well fumigated. With love Lara(?)”
Ewww, what are dip bugs? Maybe like bed bugs? I tried Googling it, but didn’t find any relevant results. I wonder what this person had that was contagious! The patient was most likely in Cook County Hospital, since this is a postcard of that hospital. This card was sent in 1909 to Bernice Haynes in Michigan.