Friday, December 13, 2013

Postcard Diaspora: Washington, DC, 1946

Postcard mailed from Boston to Washington, DC, on August 13, 1946. Message: One more French librarian may turn up (did [?] Guinard ever appear?) This one is a young girl - very nice Miss Penard (Paula Nancie Penard). She is from the library at Le Havre. She will be in Washington soon. P.M. I'll mail this to the Washington address today.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Postcard Diaspora: Watertown, New York, 1973

Postcard mailed from Hawaii to Watertown, New York, on April 7, 1973. Message: Dear Mom and Dad – We are watching the "Brady Bunch" when they were in Hawaii. Yesterday received a packet which contained a felt calendar with a variety of ways to make a design. It looks like a good project but do not want to put all that time into a calendar so shall do a felt picture. Thanks very much...if you were the ones to send it to me. Received a letter from Judy today. So this is the weekend and must work on my income tax. Take care – Love, Jo. I'll mail this to the Watertown address today.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Postcard Diaspora: Sheffield Lake, Ohio 1964

Postcard mailed from Emporium, Pennsylvania, to Sheffield Lake, Ohio, on July 11, 1964. Message: Hi Boobs. This is sort of the vicinity we are in. Nothing except nothing here in Poverty Pa. Really looks poor. Be good. Patricia. I'll mail this to the Sheffield Lake address today.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Postcard Diaspora: Warren, RI 1957

Postcard mailed from Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire, to Warren, Rhode Island, on June 27, 1957. Message: Hi- Nice Weather Nice Trip Nice Time No Drips Steve. I'll mail this to the Warren address today.

Postcard Diaspora: Memphis, TN 1965

Postcard mailed from Bay Shore, New York, to Memphis, Tennessee, on July 6, 1965. Message: Dear Richard, Just a note to say “hi.” N.Y. is the most wonderful place and theWorld’s Fair is too beautiful to be true! Yesterday we stayed from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 AM! Friday night we had dinner in Wash. D.C. near the Capitol Building. I wish you could see it all and enjoy it like we are. See ya soon! Sincerely, Bonnie. I'll mail this to the Memphis address today.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Response to the 1959 Hanover, PA, Postcard

Received a response to this Postcard Diaspora entry.

Dear Mr. Goodwin:
Thank you for forwarding the postcard which you forwarded on October 8, 2013.
Harold Rudisill was the founder of this law firm and a close friend of the family. He died in 1969. I will forward the postcard to the “authors” who are my cousins.

Matthew L. Guthrie, Esquire

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Postcard Diaspora: Los Angeles, CA 1920

Postcard mailed from Los Angeles, California, to Philadelphia, PA, on January 19, 1920. Message: Hello James. How are you fine I guess. How is all the family fine to I guess. Hee haw. Boyton B. In this case, I am mailing the postcard to the sender's address in LA. 

Postcard Diaspora: Hanover, PA 1959

Postcard mailed from Plymouth, New Hampshire, to Hanover, Pennsylvania, on August 7, 1959. Message: We are climbing the rokes and finding seashell and pretty stones. Hope to see you soon. Ande and JOEY. I'll mail this to the Hanover address today.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Postcard Diaspora: Salisbury, MD, 1907

Postcard mailed from Omaha, Nebraska, to Salisbury, Maryland, on April 23, 1907. Message: Midway Hotel, Kearney, Neb. April 23, 1907. This town is 2146 feet above sea level. Will leave for North Platt tonight. Walter. I'll mail this to the Salisbury address today.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Postcard Diaspora: Belmont, MA 1918

Postcard mailed from Atlantic City, NJ, to Belmont, MA, on March 10, 1918. Message: I arrived here Sat. Afternoon with my father. It is great here and I love it here. I expect to ride on horseback Tuesday. Do you see the horses on the shore? I am staying in Hotel Traymore. Love, Dorothy. I'll mail this to the Belmont address tomorrow.

Postcard Diaspora: Slatington, PA 1961

Postcard mailed from Washington, PA, to Slatington, PA, on July 11, 1961. Message: Hi Fellows: Had a nice trip so far. The convention is right across the st. from here. Visited one of Laffy's buddys (in the war) at Charleroi this evening. Iona & Laffy. I'll mail this to the Slatington address tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Postcard Diaspora: Lynn, MA, 1932

Happy Easter postcard mailed from Armento, Potenza, Italy, to Lynn, Massachusetts, on March 9, 1932. Message: Tuo amico, Rocco Zerundi [?]. I'll mail this to the Lynn address today.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Postcard Diaspora: Rochester, NY, 1966

Postcard mailed from Washington, DC, to Rochester, New York, sometime in 1966. Message: Hi Kath. This is where I’m staying while in Wash. That’s why I haven’t written. I’ll explain later. I’m having a ball. Got a new minie dress too! I’ll write soon. Hope all is well & everyone’s fine. Stay as sweet as you are & and all will be good. See ya soon. Love ya, JoAnn. I'll mail this to the Rochester address today.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Postcard Diaspora: Eagle Nest, NY, 1950

Postcard mailed from Eagle Nest [Blue Mountain Lake], New York, to Princeton, New Jersey, on August 8, 1950. Message: Bernedette & Jane up at E. Nest but don’t like it like Keene Valley. We will stay 3 weeks more. All are well. Hope you got a nice place. I don’t hear any news. I hope Rose your two children are well. Has the baby come yet. Come to see me in the city. Love, Kathleen & Bernadette Galligan. I'll mail this to the Princeton address today.

Postcard Diaspora: Springfield, OH, 1973

Postcard mailed from Stratford-upon-Avon, England, to Springfield, Ohio, on July 13, 1973. Message: Dear Marsha, I hope you got to go on your trip. We have had some varied & exciting experiences – some good, some wonderful, some “pretty bad.” On the whole wonderful, but not enough time! Tonite we saw As You Like It. [illegible] wonderful! Love, Ruth. P.S. If you don’t collect cards, please save this for my collection. R. I'll mail this to the Springfield address today. The review I link to of the production that the writer saw is worth reading.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Postcard Diaspora: S. Portland, ME, 1960

Postcard mailed from Cleveland, Ohio, to S. Portland, Maine, on April 4, 1960. Message: Dear Sis! Did a big slate grey handbag get into that big box of stuff I sent you? I bought one because mine was getting seedy. Yesterday I turned the apt upside down & couldn’t find it. My only theory is that it got into your box by mistake. Please let me know. I'll mail this to the S. Portland address today.

Postcard Diaspora: Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1971

Postcard mailed from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on February 25, 1971. Message: Russ appointment for tooth extraction not until March 10. Will call you that weekend sometime when I know what’s what. Polly. I'll mail this to the Ft. Lauderdale address today.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Postcard Diaspora: Miami, FL, 1986

Postcard mailed from Pembine, Wisconsin, to Miami, Florida, on August 11, 1986. Message: Sylvia: Gramma loves her balls! She’s teaching me to cut a turkey out of a plastic milk jug to show you. Such excitement! Don’t know how much longer I can take it. Love, Kirk. Do I sense an edge of sarcasm? I'll mail this to the Miami address today.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Postcard Diaspora: Rockford, IL, 1953

Postcard mailed from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to Rockford, IL, on July 23, 1951. Message: Dear Grandma & Grandpa – I’m having a good time up here so far this week & I know I will the whole time. I have 11 girls who are all real swell. Right now they are having a pillow fight. The weather is O.K. but it looks like rain again today. See you soon. Love, Marolyn. I'll mail this to the Rockford address today.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Postcard Diaspora: New Britain, CT, 1960

Postcard mailed from Eglin AFB, FL, to New Britain, Connecticut, on November 3, 1960. Message: Dear Mar, Hi. You having snow up there? Its hot & sunny down here. I’m really getting bored down here away from Lois & the girls. How’s the job. Haven’t been any where down here but to Fort Walton Beach & City. The South really stinks. Northern Florida here is just like Geo. S.C. Ala. etc. rotten shacks and scrubs. It’s warm but that’s all. Bye for now. Love, Den. I'll mail this to the New Britain address today.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Postcard Diaspora: Rockford, IL, 1969

Postcard mailed from Oak Park, Illinois, to Rockford, Illinois, on January 15, 1969. Message: 8:00 AM Wednesday morning. Dear Mom: Get well soon! I think about you all the time. Sure hope you start feeling better real soon. This is the restaurant where Sylvia took me Saturday. I had a real good steak dinner at Marilyn's last nite. Love, Mar. [In margin]Den called last night to see how you were. [Sender circled "Aged Prime Rib of Beef" in the postcard text and wrote, "Delicious!" I'll mail this to the Rockford address today.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Trashball 091013: Lead Head Fred

Tiny lead head I dug up with a metal detector in Bethesda.

Trashball 091013: An Appointment Claustrophobes Would Want to Miss

Mysterious note found on Sentinel Drive in Bethesda.

Postcard Diaspora: Marietta, OH, 1973

Postcard mailed from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to Marietta, Ohio, on October 1, 1973. Message: Made it to Gettysburg early. Staying at “Heritage Motor Lodge.” Real nice. Rain all the way. Dalsie just dried her pant suit. Took her picture. [signed] The bad kid. I'll mail this to the Marietta address today.

Monday, September 09, 2013

A Craig Shergold Postcard

I had no idea who Craig Shergold was until I came across this postcard in a bulk lot I bought. The sender mailed the postcard on July 11, 1990, and writes, Hi Craig, I hope you'll get your wish today. Love, Larissa Robins.

Postcard Diaspora: St. Petersburg, FL, 1964

Postcard mailed from Ouray, Colorado, to St. Petersburg, Florida, on April 15, 1964. Message: No I did not know that [illegible] was in hospital, I knew she was not well. Might it be good for both of you to come to the mountains? We still have lots of snow, but I walked on green grass on south side of house to-day in beautiful sunshine. We followed TV through McArthur services and Anchorage reports. Wilbur Morris (Walter’s cousin) lives in Anchorage. He visited us last summer. Ruth had written us, is to marry a friend of hers June 6, and she asked him to plan to spend a few days with her before the wedding. He was not hurt but would be very busy. Love, Walter and Ada. I'll mail this to the St. Petersburg address today.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Pizza Nostalgia

I'm no fan of Pizza Hut pizza, but I certainly was when I was a kid, and this postcard I came across shows a PH restaurant just as it was when I used to go to the branch on N Main St in Dayton, OH, in the 1970s. You have the long-lost "Pizza Hut Pete" (they really ought to bring him back), the checkered tablecloths, the wooden seats and even the "beer barrels" that stuck out of the wall, housing the beer taps. This image really took me back!