Here is the last of the postcards I found hidden away in the recesses of my cachet of stuff long-hidden in my Dad’s basement.
This one was from one of my German pen-pals and is of a German marsh, Lentfohrdener Moor:
I’m sorry that I didn’t write to you for such a long time. A lot of different things happened in the last time and I was thinking a lot of my future plans. My final exams will take place now at the end of June – after 15 years of school! I’m really happy to be able to start [unknown] else now. After all this school-stuff I will go on a big bicycle tour with 2 friends of mine, having a lot of fun. Then I’m going to Northern Ireland with another friend of mine. For the period of 3 weeks we will help lead a peace-camp near Belfast – in this camp there are children of the age 5-15, Protestant and Catholic ones who pass their holidays together. After these interesting but surely not very relaxing weeks we would like to pass a fourth week there to discover the green Island. But how are your plans for the summer? How are you studies?
Ciao, mach’s gut und viele liebe Grusse au deine [unknown]”
Well, I remember that summer and aside from getting postcards of other people’s exciting travel plans, I was working in a garment factory plastic wrapping clothes. Such great memories this brings back.