Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Insect Love

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.

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