I Miss You Something Awful

Mailed from Boise, Idaho to Mrs. Frank Vermilya of Mount Holly, New Jersey on August 24, 1953: Dearest Darling Thelma, We arrived here at 8 to-night and have a small lay-over. I just finished shaving and changing socks. I am always thinks of you sweetheart. I miss you something awful. I’ll always love you Fran

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How Do You Like My New Beau?

Mailed from Bristol & Chattanooga Railroad to Miss Neva Arnold of Cholona, Mississippi on April 14, 1909: Dear Little Girl: Have you received the album I sent you from Corinth yesterday morning? I spent last night in Chattanooga, Tenn. When you grow up we will come here. Papa

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Beer To the Right of Them, Beer To The Left

Mailed from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Mrs. George R. Fitzgerald of Chicago, Illinois on December 30, 1911: Milw. Wis 12/30/11 Dear Geo, I’ll aim to write letter tomorrow to 2021. Am doing well. Planted a bet here at the University O.K. & got the cash in pocket after big debate. Excitement time. Good that I actually…

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Way Out, Man!

Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Lyle Kline of Huron, South Dakota on November 28, 1959: Palos Park, Ill Friday Night Hi! We’re having a good regional council meeting, but I’d much rather be downtown – so many “big name” stars are in Chicago this week! Went to a “real cool” jazz place last night –…

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It’s a Queer Life

Mailed from Florida to Mr. Hiram Billings of Webster, New York on February 2, 1935: This is a great pass time down here. We are going along as usual. It’s a queer life. A beautiful day and we have been out to an orange & grapefruit grove. R. is better. Good luck to you. Love,…

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There is Pep All The Time

Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Mr. & Mrs. Burt Cedars of Kokomo, Indiana on August 26, 1940: Greetings! We are way up high! Went to the Brookfield Zoo yesterday – ’twas fun to see all the many animals and a bear fight! I may be home Wed, but am not sure. It is so cool…

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Dam Planes Anyway

Mailed from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Mrs. Doris Butler of East Dedham, Massachusetts on August 31, 1965: The road was rough maybe go home by train or bus. Dam planes anyway. I walked five miles in this terminal to get to the next plane. Love, Sue.

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She Doesn’t Even Want to Be Buried in Detroit

Mailed from Los Angeles, California to Mr. George A. Neumann of Detroit, Michigan on March 3, 1922: Dear Bro Called on Effie Walch today and had a nice little visit with them. They just love it out here. Mrs. Walch said she doesn’t even want to be buried in Detroit, she a real good memory…

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I Didn’t Know Which Bank To Rob

Mailed from Sacramento, California to Mr. J.B. Hosmon of Oroville, California on September 7, 1934: Dear J.B. – Sorry you can’t come this week end to bet, I didn’t now whether you were serious about trusting me to place your bets and being very honest I didn’t know which bank to rob. Amorett & I…

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