In case you can't see the inscription on the front, it says,
A Happy Birthday
Dance and play the livelong day
And startle the air with a song.
And keep just as happy as you can
Till the next one comes along.
And on the back is a message written in pencil!! Here is what it says:
Right, I don't really expect you to be able to read this. So I'll transcribe it for you. It's addressed to Lucille Marker, Inavale, Nebr. c/o J. Marker (her dad John Marker). The message says,
My Dear Girlie--
I believe a little girl is three years old now. Do you miss Aunt Bernice, it is nice for me to have her in Lincoln. Hope Mama bakes "her little girl" a cake if she is a good girl.
What a delightful message from the past to discover on my mother's birthday!