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The handmade card and the postcard that Kathy sent me today

The handmade card and the postcard that Kathy sent me today

Today Kathy sent me a gorgeous homemade card and a postcard she found at the Napier Antiques Center. It was while I was browsing through the postcards for sale there that I became fascinated by not just the postcards, but what people had written on the back. The stuff of ordinary life – news of births, deaths, mothers complaining to their sons they don’t keep in touch enough, messages sent to friends and lovers. I’m now buying postcards primarly for what is written on the back of them. I’m going to try out a blog to share some of my finds, as well as some of the things I find out about the social history that is represented in postcards. Its a project I have been thinking of for awhile, so thank you Kathy for getting me started!

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