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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To Far Ahead of Time

Mailed from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Miss Alvina Tisch of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin on December 28, 1907: I received your letter but can’;t promise for sure I might be down there that is to far ahead of time. AB

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Everything is Crowded

Mailed from Florida to Mr. & Mrs. William Sullivan of Mt. Holly, New Jersey on November 29, 1972: Ate here after seeing the Cardinals and a Jap team play baseball. Sure picked good weather – cold, cloudy & rained for 12 days. Got 2 free newspapers. Everything is crowded. Have gone to retired people’s dances, card…

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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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Hope I See You Seen

Mailed from Houston, Texas to Melanie Reed of Springfield, Missouri on June 26, 1976: Hi Monica Hi Ann Thursday June 24 1976 Dear Melanie, I am in Houston Texas. Tomorrow we are going to the Galveston Beach. We’re going to San Antonio. Hope I see you seen. Lori Baker

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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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