As I mentioned last week, I was thrilled to track down Tracy's daughter, Bernice, who is alive and well and didn't know anything about about this collection of postcards I have that were sent to and from her parents. I am sending them on to her, because that's where they belong. I know that they will reawaken childhood memories and be passed on to grandchildren and great grandchildren.
I admit it's difficult, because these are without a doubt some of my favorite postcards. At the same time, I have a real sense of satisfaction knowing that these cards are going to the family who wrote them. I'm thankful that I got to read them and share their stories. And these cards had real stories; they followed Lizzie and Tracy through their years of courtship, marriage, and family. I feel like I knew the family. I'm even more thankful that I was able to talk to Bernice in person and that our conversation connected the postcard world with the real world.
Nov. 23 - 1917
Hope to see you all soon. I am going home Sunday and hope you can come down for a visit next week. Mary will be here after Wednesday for the rest of the week. With Love. M.V.G.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and to the Graham family.
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