My postcard collection began 36 years ago with the postcard below. I remember getting my first postcard in the mail and being incredibly excited!
This postcard was just for me (and didn’t include my pesky brothers) and depicted scenery so different from my nondescript hometown!
It’s of the Colorado mountains. Note the squiggly edge – you just don’t see that anymore on postcards.
I was pretty young when I got this, so I doubt that I could read the message as it is written in cursive and by a French Canadian.
How are you? I am sorry not to write early, but been busy climbing mountains and sight seeing. But today we are too poop out to do any. Here the weather has been beautiful, sunny and warm. Yesterday we were at a rodeo. Boy what a time we had. We’ll be leaving this Thursday and will see you when I come back. See you later.”
An illustrious beginning to an awesome collection! And, to date, it remains the only postcard I have from Colorado.