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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Roadtrip...1940's style

We'll be stopping in...

Clearwater, Florida
Provincetown, Massachusettes
Cape Cod, Massachusettes
then making our way up to Bangor, Maine. It's the 40s, we're driving with the top down on our 1940 Lincoln Zephyr...

Wind blowing through our hair as we enjoy the sights and sounds around us. Perhaps you're wearing a scarf so your "do" stays in place?

The nation is at war and most of our men are off fighting, but for this brief moment, we're going to just enjoy our time on the road.
I've a fascination with vintage post cards and when I found these they just "hit" me and I had to have them. Perhaps it's knowing my father was in Germany during the dates that appear on these cards, perhaps it's just nostalgia. I just can't say, but as with anything, life continued and it seems all strived for normalcy (as we do now).

This is what is written on the back of the Cape Cod postcard...
Some of what it says:
Dear Neighbor,
Yesterday i got to thinking of the happy visits you and Chas used to make on me. I did enjoy them so much. I have only one roomer now. Expect more soon, but Labor Day is not far away. Hope you have had a lot of fresh vegetables.

Sent August 16, 1943. Notice the "1-cent" stamp
(zephyr photo from wikipedia)


Anonymous said...

Have fun and take lots of pictures to share!

Dawn said...

Being from Cape Cod I was taken by your post. I have a collection of OLD postcards but they are mostly a Christmas theme. I always enjoy what is written on the back and like to imagine who wrote it and what they were like.

take care,

carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...

Those postcards are so neat! My Grandpa was in the war too.
Thanks for the fun trip!

Krysten said...

Those post cards are pretty cool. I have some from my Grandma that she wrote to my folks back in the 50's. They are all from southern CA. Mainly the Santa Monica area.

By the way I used your baking soda trick on one of my old stainless steel frying pans. It came out as shiny as the day I bought it. I was amazed!