The Weekly Postcard No. 56

Oh, I do like a romantic poem.  And these two look suitably well-matched, wouldn’t you say?

Of course she is!  Honestly, have more faith.

Oh my goodness!  What a hussy (sorry, ladies).  She’s not thinking about him at all.  She’s been beguiled by a sailor with rosy cheeks.  Yet another minor tragedy of war.  And still the writer of the poem struggles with his closing verse.  What to rhyme with ‘tell her where I am’?  Got it!  How about ‘Marconi telegram’?  The cheque’s in the post.

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22 Responses to The Weekly Postcard No. 56

  1. Nick Kilner says:

    That last line was definitely a bit of a stretch! lol. Great cards though

  2. Margaret Draycott says:

    You’d have rosy cheeks if you were bobbing about on some ocean. Sorry lads, but does it matter how many dream of her if it gets them through the nights and days. What a soppy lot they are.

    But lovely postcards.

    • Magicfingers says:

      The reality is I have probably cheated here – I presume there are two sets of cards, one with a soldier, and one with a sailor, and both with the same rhyme, and I have sneakily mixed them together. But they are fun, aren’t they?

  3. Epsom Girl says:

    Awww, bless. At least the first one has a photo of her!! Hope she has one of him! 🙂

  4. Nick Kilner says:

    Is it just me, or is there a sniper in a ghillie suit in number 2? I was so distracted by the young mans pensive expression that I’ve only just noticed it

    • Epsom Girl says:

      Yes, I see him. On the right? There’s something on the left too.

      • Magicfingers says:

        And there’s Nessie in the background of the last one…….actually, I’m kidding about that one.

        • Magicfingers says:

          And the bottom line is that it looks like a sniper in a ghillie suit, but it cannot possibly be so, the background, as we know, being a painted set somewhere in Yorkshire. But it’s a fiendishly good spot nonetheless.

          • Nick Kilner says:

            I wonder if they might have painted it in for a little ‘added authenticity’? Is the card dated? Tbh it wouldn’t be the first time I’ve been caught out by an odd shaped bush. Ive even been attacked by them returning from the pub on occasion!

          • Nick Kilner says:

            Interestingly, if you zoom right in on the image there are a pair of eyes, or more precisely what appears to be a pair of eyes. The only thing a sniper can’t hide. But it’s funny the tricks the mind can play. Now I’ve got you wondering hehehe

      • Nick Kilner says:

        I see what you mean. I’m not sure if thats something or not tbh. It may just be meant to be background rock formations or something similar, but its definitely slightly unusual. And yes, the sniper is to the right, though I’d need confirmation of the date of the postcard before I could say thats a definite. The Ghillie suit didn’t come into use during WW1 until 1916 when Lovat Scouts were formed into the first sniper units, so if the card predates that then its probably just an oddly shaped bush..

        • Magicfingers says:

          He said ‘oddly shaped bush’. Twice (cue Frankie Howerd titter).

          • Epsom Girl says:

            Definitely looks like a sniper on the right! And to me it looks like a group in the background on the left, maybe sitting down?

  5. Magicfingers says:

    Now, I am looking at the original under a bloody microscope. You remember Swamp Thing…….??

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