My brother-in-law went out East awhile ago to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Naturally, I asked that he send me some postcards. Upon his return he proudly exclaimed that he found some awesomely amazing postcards that I’d love. He didn’t have stamps so he asked a friend there to mail them.
I waited with great anticipation for days, until days turned into weeks. It’s a mystery what happened to the postcards. It fills me with great sadness to never know the amazingness that was so close and yet never to be.
In lieu of them, here’s a fine specimen from his much earlier maritime travels:
The postcard refers to the moratorium on fishing for cod in Atlantic Canada. It the staple fish of Canada’s fishing industry.
Here’s the back:
[Top] “In Cod We Trust(ed). A tribute to the North Altantic fisher, photo circa 1903”
[Bottom] “Proceeds from this postcard support the Cnaadian Marine Heritage Project…”
“Greetings from the coast EH….. when the weather is nice – this place is beautiful. But do not swim in the Harbour. 25,000 gallons of sewage a day and growing.”
I will continue to wait and hope for those amazing postcards yet to come…