The penultimate Weekly Postcard features dreams of home and parting, which, as we all know, is such sweet sorrow.
And one for our very own Epsom Girl to finish.
Awww, thank you! I love these!
Well aren’t they a soppy lot! hahaha
I’m sure a good many fellas sent them off hoping it was enough to keep the candle burning for their return.
I’m sure there were lots of candles burning! 😉
Now that sounds like a euphemism if ever there was one! Lol
Lol I daresay there are a lot of candles still burning 😉
Great selection on this one! I’m going to post a link to it as an entry on my blog.
Trouble with your blog is that it takes up far too much of my time!!! Honestly, today I was looking at a newspaper you put up on 13th February 2019, and a small piece about a Wyoming miner whose house was blown up by other miners led me on to the tale of Frank Little and lynchings and all sorts of strife!! Most interesting. Thanks for linking, btw. And you have a fantastic section on Army Camps – not only do I have a small collection of postcards of Great War Army Camps, but did you see this recent post of mine: http://thebignote.com/2020/06/10/a-tale-of-kansas-city/
I get pretty diverted here too.
I hadn’t seen that post, but now that I have, I’m going to read it, and post a link on my blog to that one as well. Thanks!
You are most welcome!
Great set of cards, underneath all that lies a great sadness though, how many young men who sent these kind of cards never did return, makes them all the more poignant, sorry for sounding a bit maudling.
Bearing in mind the general content of this site, I reckon being maudlin on occasions comes wth the territory. You are forgiven.
Well said Margaret, I really shouldn’t have been so flippant. You are quite correct. We should be thinking of those who sent these cards, never again to see the face of the one they loved. There will have been many, of that we can be quite sure. Not forgetting the recipients, for whom the waiting must have been unbearable
Your right M. Wasn’t meaning to chastise Nick, don’t know why just that this set of cards made me think more of the sender behind them and your right of course the agony of waiting for the recipient.
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