The greatest thing about antique shops: entering absolutely sacred space. But they always seem to have creaky-crisp floorboards and I always seem to be wearing heels. Bull in china shop!But it's so sweet: things that used to be common, used to be cheap, but now - provenance!
Frequent visits to Northampton Antiques lately. They have several shoe boxes of old/used postcards. I love the ones which have been sent - the best sort of voyeurism.
Got here alright and am having a fine time. I am not homesick because Raymond makes me laugh. I like it here. Louise was surprised to see me.
- NYC to Belchertown, MA, March 20, 1912
St. Patrick's Cathedral
This card came from Venice in Italy, don't you think it pretty? Received Mama's letter yesterday and will write at once.
Kiss Norman for me.
Love IS (?) all,
- Medford, MA to West Medford, MA, November 18, 1906
Chiesa della Salute
Ah this handwriting is so lovely! And where did she get that incredibly fine-tipped pen?!
I looked up the distance between Medford and West Medford: 2 miles/4 minutes. Could seem laughable, but it's so endearing! Aunt May knows what's up - always snail mail your friends/family and thank you letters.