I'm back! And I will tell you right now, six-thirty came awfully damn early this morning.
So! I was in an antique store in Ithaca the other weekend. I went picking through the three-for-a-buck postcard box, and chose three that had interesting graphics.
Imagine my surprise when I got home and discovered that all three were addressed to a "Miss Gladys Bailey". Only one had an address - R.R. No 3, Newark Valley, Tioga Co., NY.
Newark Valley is about thirty-ish miles from Ithaca, and approximately the same distance from my house.
Only one card has a postmark, which reads May 1916.
Dear Miss Gladys Bailey: I've got your postcards. I hope you had a good life. I wonder if you married and had kids. Did you like living in Newark Valley? Did you live there for a long time?
I wish I could get her postcards back to her.