Tuesday, June 25, 2013
I've read a lot of strange messages on the backs of old postcards, and this one's right up there on the weird scale. "Eddie Pease & Nellie Rice, one had fleas and one had lice. I have a checker board. L. B. Spaulding." Alright, I get the whole attempt at humor. A couple, plagued by insects, and a somewhat disparaging note. But the checker board reference? That I don't get. It just doesn't fit. Mailed to "D. Burbank, No. Pomfret, VT." It was mailed, but the postmark is so faded that I can't make it out. No publisher's mark.