Monday, August 30, 2010

So Good the War Is Over

Sailboats - Seaside Park NJ

Postmarked 30 August 1945
Seaside Park, NJ

August 28, 1945 / Spending two nice weeks here. Wonderful swimming, fishing, and crabbing. Meat is so scarce so the fish helps out fine. Often think of you and wonder how and what you are doing!! It's so good the war is over. I believe our job is safe for a few months at least. Write sometimes. Love to all. / Winnie V.
Most postcard messages are fairly predictable - a delineation of sights seen, comments on the weather, reports of health. This message to me is poignant because it's one of the few I've seen that directly talks about the war.

Seaside Park, NJ

1 comment:

Christine H. said...

And sailboats are the ultimate antithesis of war.

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