Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Song of the American Road, pt. I

FLORIDA's BEAUTIFUL SINGING TOWER


Dear Ula and All, Haven't been to tower this year. Guess weather the reason. So glad your better & keep it up. Will be home next month & see you. We'll all be glad to have spring come. Love to all, Mabel & Nellie.



THE STOCKS AND PILLORY IN THE KING'S PARADE AT ST. GEORGES

We finally arrived. I know you would love it here; its beautiful. I'm very glad I came. Have a Happy New Year. Love, Myra


CRATER LAKE


Dear Grandma, We're spending our 2nd nite in Ontario, Oregon. Linda and I are a little tired from just sitting on our bottoms. Give my love to Helen and Mary. Will try and write all of you later. Love, Melissa

6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I don't think they're boring at all. It's a fascinating look back at when people were still exploring the USA, and you could go places that would be different from where you came from, instead of another megashoppingmall. And it's amazing that the addresses are so vague, sometimes.

mrs.5000 said...

Unless I'm mistaken, these have all been sorted into the "not boring" category. But we like them anyway.

I'm especially fond of the message "I know you'd love it here (in the stocks), it's beautiful."

sister jen said...

Oh my god, fab. These are so lovely I ache. Little fragments of people's lives, like rose petals pressed in a favorite book. Love it.

Dean M said...

I wonder what year the post mark is on the top card. People always seem to complain that nowadays nobody can spell or punctuate properly. I always like to see (sic) worthy material in older writings to prove not everybody was perfect back in the good old days.

Rebel said...

I think the crater lake picture is awesome!

Michael5000 said...

@Elizabeth: There's nothing boring about boring postcards.

@Dean M: Agreed. Anybody who thinks that standards of spelling and punctuation have catastrophically slipped since the good ol' days simply has not spent much time with everyday documents from times past.