Wednesday, August 23, 2017

PARCEL PAST Fun Bundle Subscriptions Available Now!



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Friday, January 13, 2017

Postcard Diaspora: Philadelphia, PA 1974




Postcard mailed from Riviera Beach, Florida, to Philadelphia on February 14, 1974. Message: Dear Trude, Received your letter just a few days before we began our winter vacation - 3 weeks in a very lovely spot. Wish we could bottle the sunshine & send it to you. Love, Lindy & Floss. I'll mail this to the Philadelphia address today.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Postcard Diaspora: New York City, 1968




Postcard mailed from Los Angeles to New York City on August 12, 1968. Message: Dear Ma -- This is "Perry Mason" country - all the names of the towns where the stories take place - Kent invited me to his boss's family's house here - we are 7 & one bathroom - no outhouse. On to Palm Springs & then Tues to [illegible] - Love me. Best regards, Kent. I'll mail this to the NYC address tomorrow.