Here’s the third, and final, recent acquisition from the collection’s newest donor. Her travels added some spectacular items to the collection, including this one:
Minnesota is one of the few U.S. states I haven’t been to (and judging by the scare postcards I have from there, neither have many other people I know). But now that I know there is a Spam Museum (and the Jolly Green Giant), I’m dying to go there. The Spam Museum, also known as Guggenham, Porkopolis or M.O.M.A. (Museum Of Meat-Themed Awesomeness), is in Austin.
Here’s the flip side:
“In 1942, a U.S. military base was nicknamed “Spamville.” It’s location was a secret.”
Amazing but true!
“You won’t believe it! Or maybe you will. Spam Museum. Austin, MN.”
You simply must have this one in your collection. We ate spam on pretzels and wore metal gloves.”
Although, I have been vegetarian for twenty years now, Spam is one of the few meats I have cravings for and it’s the only one I would cheat and eat (I’m not joking, I love it!). I almost bought the Spam-flavoured macadamia nuts when we were in Hawaii, and now regret that I didn’t. Part of my love for Spam derives from memories of my European backpacking days (before I was a vegetarian) when I would survive for days on end with just French bread and Spam (which I would alternate with Nutella).
So this postcard is definitely a treasured addition to the collection!