Wednesday, January 6, 2016
The Wednesday Post
Exploring the Evergreen State, Part I
Sorry I was such a poor traveling companion
On Christmas Eve, sisterjen -- who is, in fact, my sister -- tried to hand me something she had brought at a thrift store: 40 or 50 postcards, all from the state of Washington, that had been perforated and decoratively hung on two lengths of yarn. "NO NO NO," I said, perhaps a little ungraciously. "PUT THEM IN MY STOCKING. IT WILL BE MY BEST PRESENT."
And so it is that we begin our tour of the Evergreen State. Like most visitors to the northwest corner, we shall begin in the famous "Gateway to the Orient," Seattle. I'm sure we will have a wonderful time.
SUNSET ON MOUNT RAINIER as viewed from Queen Anne Hill, Seattle, Washington. Lights from the city center and waterfront enhance the beauty of this evening scene.
Dear Esther and Harvey,
We are heading for Lake Louise & Banff this morning. Will spend three or four days in Canada & then start back home Chick has been playing golf most every day & we're living right on the golf course so you know he is happy.
See you soon,
Love, Madeline & Chick
LOOKING EAST FROM THE SPACE NEEDLE
I expect to be home next week have had a real nice time. Hope you re all well and I will see you soon. The weather is so nice up here, not too hot, not too cold.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON -- This view shows the Seattle waterfront from the Ferry Terminal north toward Magnolia Bluff. Known as "The Gateway to the Orient," Seattle's docks and piers accommodate world shipping.
Your letter reached me O.K. I am moveing, and will write you when I get settled.
If I am still alive
C262 -- SEATTLE SKYLINE,
Produced from an original Kodachrome
Just to let you know that I am in Santa Cruz & having a wonderful time. Sorry I was such a poor traveling companion. I was really sick but afraid to say much for fear they would put me off the train. Spent 5 days in a hospital in Seattle. Had to have a abscess opened.
314 - SCENIC GRANDEUR ALONG THE LAKE WASHINGTON BOULEVALD SHOWING MOUNT RAINIER, SEATTLE WASHINGTON
Hello Snukie Dear [?] and all,
Nice today and all is well. Did you [unintelligible] lose your pencils? [unintelligible] wonder. [unintelligible]
Grpa & Grma