Friday, February 12, 2016

Response to the 1939 Milton, MA, Postcard Diaspora Mailing

Just received an email from the current occupant of the home in Milton, Massachusetts (see this entry).

Hi Chris:
     I received the postcard you sent that was addressed to what now is our home. The little history of the home that I know is that it was built in 1925. My wife moved to this house when she was six months old in 1956. Her parents purchased it from J___ and P____ L______. I do not know how long they had owned the home. My wife and I moved in after her parents had passed and have lived here since 1989. I have attached a picture of the home. Thaks for sending this along I am now going to do a little more research on the previous owners.
Jim & Sue 

PS: the original postmark is Feb. 4, 1939 just a little more than 76 years ago last week. Wow!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Postcard Diaspora: Saugus, MA, 1949

Postcard mailed from Saint John, New Brunswick, to Saugus, Massachusetts, on August 19, 1949. Message: Went china hunting to-day. It is very high this year so probably won't bring much home. It rained last night and is rainy again to-night.Went to Helen's cousins for lunch and have been invited out to a friends to-morrow P.M. Maude. I'll mail this to the Saugus address today.

Postcard Diaspora: Brookline, MA, 1940

Postcard mailed from San Antonio, Texas, to Brookline, Massachusetts, on March 22, 1940. Message: Hello Ginny. Give my love to Mittens. Sugar doesn't like me very much. He is afraid of me. Love Henry. I'll mail this to the Brookline address today.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Postcard Diaspora: Waltham, MA 1913

Postcard mailed from New Haven, Connecticut, to Waltham, Massachusetts, on December 24, 1913. Message: Dear Mildred, I received your little bird and many thanks for the same. Don't think there is any truth in story about M. Thanking you again. I wish you a merry Xmas. Your friend, H.A.R. I'll mail this to the Waltham address today.

Postcard Diaspora: Milton, MA, 1939

Postcard mailed from West Palm Beach, Florida, to Milton, Massachusetts, on Feb. 4, 1939. Message: Can you picture me riding a bicycle along this trail each day. Well I do. Ha Ha Will wonders ever cease. Elmer joins in best regards to you and Elmer. [signed illegibly]. I'll mail this to the Milton address today.