Saturday, January 14, 2023

Postcard Diaspora: Escondido, California 1978

Postmarked May 16, 1978, in Lansing, Michigan; addressed to Heather in Escondido, California.
Message: “Hi Heather, Hope the sun is shining when we get up to Holland. Will be going by Tolido [sic] then will have lunch at 1 o’clock. I am in the bus writing this will call when I get home Sat. I LOVE YOU [signed] Grandma”

Will mail this back to the Escondido address.

Friday, February 05, 2021

Response to Bridgeport, Connecticut Postcard Diaspora Mailing

 I received a (swift) reply to this entry, as follows:

Hope she tracks down some interesting information. At least she might get to know a neighbor better.

[Ten minutes after posting the above, I heard back again from my new correspondent, who is clearly a good detective and doing fast work.]
She writes:
So I found some information about Miss. Weed , 
She was a Elementary school teacher , born around 1894, she was single , lived by her self. I found one of her neighbor name , I emailed her maybe she’ll get back to me.

Postcard Diaspora: Framingham Center, Massachusetts 1957


Postcard mailed from Long Beach, California, to Framingham Center, Massachusetts, on Wednesday, March 27, 1957. Message: All the 'stars' have homes here at Palm Springs and some of them are fabulous. We are in a darling motel, San Lorenzo, built all around a pool. Each 'studio room' has a bath and kitchenette and we got our own breakfast. The foliage and flowers are everywhere in abundance. We sure hate to leave this spot. 82° today. We should have come out here when you were West. Much love to all, Peg and Dad. I'll mail this to the Framingham address today.

Monday, February 01, 2021

Postcard Diaspora: Bridgeport, Connecticut 1941


Postcard mailed from St. Petersburg, Florida, to Bridgeport, Connecticut, on Monday, February 24, 1941. Message, addressed to a Miss Weed: Here I am. Had a very pleasant trip and riding companion. Isabelle and two friends met me with a car. Sat in the yard and ate a tangerine, surrounded by nasturtiums, crotons, ferns, etc. Walked along the bay and ate at a busy place. Now to the shuffle boards. Love, Maude. I'll mail this to the Bridgeport address tomorrow.
Got a response already! See this update.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Postcard Diaspora: Tampa, Florida, 1983


Postcard mailed from Tampa, Florida, to Dunkirk, New York, on Tuesday, February, 22, 1983. Message: Hi! Hammer-head sharks are ugly but one will be on our wall in a few weeks. I got sea sick while Dave reeled it in. 6' 11" [2.1 meters long]. We won over $400 profit at Gulfstream. Doing lots of eating and drinking. It has been rather rainy but warm. Leaving for Tarpon Springs soon. Have a good time in Mexico. Call us when you get back & we'll compare notes. Dave & Mary Lou. I'll mail this to the Dunkirk address tomorrow.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Postcard Diaspora: Salt Lake City, 1952


Postcard mailed from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Johnson City, New York, on Friday, May 23, 1952. Message: What a beautiful place. I couldn't find a card with the snow capped Rockies on it except this one, looking through the arch. To me, it was the most beautiful of all. You ride along under them & feel like a tiny ant they are so tall and cold looking. More later. Mary & Bob. I'll mail this to the Johnson City address today.

Postcard Diaspora: Muskegon, Michigan 1956

Postcard mailed from and to Muskegon, Michigan, on Thursday, October 18, 1956. Message: Dear Cora: Did I send you one of these from Chicago? I remember I got it purposely to send to you, I put it with my letters I received and run across it the other day, evidently hadn't sent it. So here it is. If I sent you one before, now you've got two. Thought they were so cute and know you would like it. Edwardine. I'll mail this to the Muskegon address today. 

Postcard Diaspora: Tijuana, Mexico, 1949


Postcard mailed from Tijuana to Brooklyn, New York, on Tuesday, July 19, 1949. Message: Saludos Mama! Ahora soy en Tijuana. Just crossed the boarder [sic] and on my way to taste some tequila. Amor and Love, Rose. I'll mail this to the Brooklyn address today.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Postcard Diaspora: Superior, Wisconsin, 1908


Postcard mailed from Superior to Watertown, Wisconsin, on September 20, 1908. Message: Dear Helen and Casper, this is Sunday morning. Emil is gone to the office so you can think how lone some it is for me. Come and keep company for me while I'm alone. This morning we had our first meal at the new home. I like it so much better. Not settled yet. Helen the table is fine thank you and Casper and more for it. Helen open your heart and write to us once. Regards to all from Emil & Tina. I'll mail this to the Superior address today.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Postcard Diaspora: Brooklyn, NY, 1962

Postcard mailed from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Brooklyn, New York, on March 21, 1962. Message: Dear Melvin, I certainly was glad to hear from you. Your writing has improved very nicely. Please keep up your scholl [sic] work. It is very important at your age. Thanks for your letter. With love, your Grandpa. I'll mail this to the Brooklyn address today.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Postcard Diaspora: Cedar Falls, IA 1919

Postcard mailed from Manchester, Iowa, to Cedar Falls, Iowa, on November 17, 1919. Message: Dear Amber, How do you like this fine weather? Papa is feeling a good deal better. He got some medicine when he came home from C.F. You had a good surprise didn't you? With love, Mamma. I'll mail this to the Cedar Falls address today.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Postcard Diaspora: Saugus, MA, 1943

Postcard mailed from Ontario, Canada, to Saugus, Massachusetts, in 1943. Message: This is where Arthur was fishing on Sunday. Took some pictures of Arthur casting, and I do hope that they are good. Our vacation has been so fine. We are feeling worlds better. Arthur is getting more and more wind and sun tanned. He's feeling perfectly fine now. Love, Alice. I'll mail this to the Saugus address today.

Postcard Diaspora: Portland, ME, circa 1920

Postcard mailed from Hankow, China, to Portland, Maine, circa 1920. Message: Going but not gone yet. We are at Hankow for over the fourth and then will finish a 1200 mile trip up river to Ichang. Hope to be back in Shanghai by last of August and home by fall. Phil. I'll mail this to the Portland address today.

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.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Postcard Diaspora: Longview, Washington, late 1950s

Postcard mailed from Antwerp, Belgium, to Longview, WA, probably late 1950s. Message: The last nite of the trip - London tomorrow night. Weather is still on the cool side so spring is slow here. Kathleen. I'll mail this to the Longview address tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Postcard Diaspora: Wichita, Kansas 1976

Postcard mailed from Yellow Springs, Ohio, to Wichita, Kansas, on February 7, 1976. Message: Lee.... Please remember to send Gary W's address AND any extra slides you can part with of your work. THANKS. Allan Jones, Antioch College Art Dept., Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387. I'll mail this to the Wichita address tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Monday, December 05, 2016

Postcard Diaspora: North Quincy, Massachusetts 1965

Postcard mailed from Boston to North Quincy, MA, on August 20, 1965. Message: We were so sorry about your accident. I saw it on TV but mama was not in the room and was sure he was wrong! Hope it was not too bad. Many thanks for anniversary card. Love to all, Arline A. I'll mail this to the N. Quincy address tomorrow.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Postcard Diaspora: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 1963

Postcard mailed fromManchester Depot, VT, to Bethlehem, PA, on August 8, 1963. Message: Dear Mom & Pop, Today we stopped at Weston & visited the country store & that sort of thing. We stopped at a pottery shop to see a whole bunch of wheel thrown pieces. Shades of Chautauqua. We might be home on Fri. Ruth. I'll mail this to the Bethlehem address tomorrow.

Postcard Diaspora: Shamokin, Pennsylvania 1967

Postcard mailed from Wolfeboro, NH, to Shamokin, PA, on September 4, 1967. Message: Hi Folks - this is where we stayed for 3 days Sure is nice & peacefull You would love it to. leaving Mon. Don't know where. Love, Ann & Mervyn. I'll mail this to the Shamokin address tomorrow.

Postcard Diaspora: Brooklyn, NY 1910

Postcard mailed from and to Brooklyn, NY, on December 22, 1910. Message: Merry Christmas to all from Edith E Papen. I'll mail this to the Brooklyn address tomorrow.

Postcard Diaspora: Dover, Pennsylvania 1981

Postcard mailed from Pocasett, MA, to Dover, PA, on August 22, 1981. Message: Hi Steven, Got here at 5:45. Mary was worried about us being so late. This was a long way around. 479 miles. Should not have been more than 450. Mary's neice coming tomorrow with guy from Scotland - staying till Sat. That would have been nice for you to meet him. Will be a full house. Miss you. Love Mom & Dad. I'll mail this to the Dover address tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Postcard Diaspora: Hanover, Pennsylvania, 1936

Postcard mailed from Yellow Springs, Ohio, to Hanover, Pennsylvania, on September 23, 1936. Message: Just down here for a weekend vacation. Would you send me Mary's address in Washington? You do owe me a letter, you bum. I am positive, this time. Your friend, Johnson. Virginia is working in Dayton this division. I'll mail this to the Hanover address tomorrow.

Postcard Diaspora: Miami, Florida, 1988

Postcard mailed from Bronx, New York, to Miami, Florida, on March 21, 1988. Message: Hi Sylvia, It was a nice sunny day so went to Race Track I enjoyed the day but lost a few dollars. That's O.K. I'll be back to win again soon. I was happy to hear you are doing well & getting around. God bless you & all. Truly Phil. I'll mail this to the Miami address tomorrow.

Postcard Diaspora: Fremont, Ohio, 1968

Postcard mailed from Valdosta, Georgia, to Fremont, Ohio, on November 9, 1968. Message: Dear Christine, The weather is fine. Will see you next week. don't start mail delivery till the 4th please. What is the latest news? Anything exciting happen? Will have to hurry now and do my Christmas shopping & baking. Kathryn & Albert. I'll mail this to the Fremont address tomorrow.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Postcard Diaspora: Albuquerque, NM, 1975

Postcard mailed from Olancha, California, to Albuquerque, New Mexico, on April 14, 1975. Message: Charles - this postcard is so old the ladies have seams on their stockings. VW holding up good - some transmission trouble but engine is fine. Take care - see you sometime (when we break down?) Didi + Kevin. I'll mail this to the Albuquerque address tomorrow.